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SA at critical junction to deal with corruption - Pick n Pay chair

2017-10-06 06:00

SA needs to resolutely deal with corruption and economic imbalances, says Pick n Pay chair Gareth Ackerman.

Struggling SA consumers feel financial vulnerability- report

2017-09-24 14:04

There is a sense among consumers that SA's so-called perfect storm has started, according to the latest Momentum Consumer Financial Vulnerability Index.

What different generations want from shopping

2017-09-19 06:30

A retail expert takes a closer look at the shopping approach of Generation I, Generation D, the Millennials, Generation X, Generation Jones and the Flat-agers.

Eskom can now pursue R60bn in tariff hikes

2017-08-22 17:51

Eskom has been given the green light to pursue up to R60bn in clawback tariffs, after a Constitutional Court ruling.

Policy clarity vital for further investment - consumer body

2017-08-10 19:48

The over 12 000 members of the Consumer Goods Council of SA are willing to invest further, but require policy clarity and certainty.

Consumer confidence among SA's high-income earners takes a knock

2017-07-13 06:01

Consumer confidence among high-income earners in SA has taken a large unfavourable swing, says an economist at Momentum Investments.

Economic headwinds stressing out consumers - index

2017-06-26 10:42

Uncertainties in the economy are adding pressure to consumers, who are feeling more financially stressed, an index shows.

Eskom’s 20% uses ‘impossible’ assumptions

2017-06-11 06:00

Eskom’s plans to ask for a 20% tariff increase for next year assumes higher economic growth than just about anyone expects – and assumes a physically impossible doubling of sales by renewable energy independent power producers (IPPs)

Zuma's disregard for business voice worrisome - consumer body

2017-04-06 17:39

The Consumer Goods Council of SA finds an apparent disregard by President Jacob Zuma and his government for advice from the business community very worrisome.

More consumers pawn cars to get loans

2017-03-12 12:25

The National Credit Regulator is concerned about the rising number of consumers who pawn their motor vehicles in order to obtain loans.

 

Pressure piles on SA household finances - index

2017-10-02 22:16

A growing number of SA households will not be able to cope with emergency expenses and will not have sufficient income at retirement, according to a wealth index.

Unchanged rates won't lift consumer confidence - experts

2017-09-21 21:13

SARB's decision to keep the repo rate unchanged will likely keep consumer confidence in the doldrums, says a household and property sector strategist at FNB.

SA consumers' credit health improves despite uncertainties - index

2017-08-24 14:35

The credit health of South African consumers continues to improve despite major political uncertainty in SA, according to a TransUnion index.

Slowdown in credit extension - NCR

2017-08-11 07:00

There has been a seasonal slowdown in credit extension, according to the latest Consumer Credit Market Report and Credit Bureau Monitor.

Car instalments up 43.8% over five years

2017-07-21 18:26

WesBank data shows the overall cost of motoring is still on the rise, despite cuts to interest rates, fuel prices and a slowdown in vehicle price inflation.

Breathing room for consumers?

2017-06-27 05:00

For consumers there is reason for cautious optimism due to lower inflation and the potential for modest interest rate cuts, claim two investment strategists.

How the recession stole your spare change

2017-06-13 15:49

The recession ate away at jobs, pay increases and spoils at the spa or a special restaurant, as growth slowed and cash dried up

Consumer boycott: What would be the impact?

2017-04-07 16:44

A call for consumers to avoid paying any VAT for a day in order to flex their muscles in protest against President Jacob Zuma has been doing the rounds on social media.

Junk downgrade will hit debt-ridden consumers hard

2017-04-05 05:02

The S&P downgrade of SA's sovereign debt rating to junk status is going to have a massive impact on deeply indebted South Africans, says a debt expert.

Worst of SA growth cycle now over - economists

2017-03-07 16:31

GDP contracted 0.3% in the last quarter of 2016, however economists believe that this may be the end of the low growth cycle.

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