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Retail sales over Black Friday and Cyber Monday most likely "saved" the SA economy in November, according to the BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index.
The number of take-home payments into bank accounts decreased in October, possibly as a result of the weak economy and lower employment figures.
Economic data shows a worrying picture could be emerging, the business cycle is in a long downturn and new cost burdens are putting consumers under pressure, says economist Mike Schüssler.
While the number of private pensioners in SA grows, the total pensionable population is growing faster, according to economist Mike Schüssler.
Take-home pay and private pensions started off 2018 on a stronger footing than in 2017, according to data measured by BankservAfrica.
Sales prompted by Black Friday and Cyber Monday have likely disguised indications of remaining weakness in the SA economy, says economist Mike Schüssler.
Declining transactional activities reflected in BankservAfrica's Economic Transaction Index are concerning, says economist Mike Schüssler.
Economic volatility continues to hamper investor confidence as reflected in the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index, says economist Mike Schüssler.
The average disposable salary is still below the average take-home pay levels of the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016, according to a BankservAfrica index.
Seasonally adjusted average real take home pay in SA were slightly higher in June compared to May, shows the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index.
South Africans are set to spend over R200bn this festive season, with an average of nearly R6 000 each, a recent survey has found.
Analysts may not have understood the depth of the loss of confidence in SA and how hard it would be to turn the economy around, says economist Mike Schüssler.
More money being circulated strongly suggests that the health of the economy is strengthening, according to automated payments clearing house BankservAfrica.
The improvement in the number of transactions in March to a new record could be due to consumers making purchases ahead of the VAT increase, says an economist.
South Africans have spent more and bought more over the December 2017 holiday period than over December 2016, says BankservAfrica.
Disposable salaries have beaten inflation since March, a sign that SA consumers are slowly recovering, shows the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index.
Real disposable take-home pay has shrunk for the first time in seven months on a year-on-year basis, shows the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Index.
Average real disposable salaries in SA remain below their previous high in October 2015, according to the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Salaries Index.
For the first time in 10 months, economic transactional activity in SA picked up in real terms on a year-on-year basis in July, according to the latest BETI.
Current economic activity in South Africa is down on last year's numbers in real terms, according to the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transactions Index.
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