Coronavirus | Manufacturing outlook at all-time low

2020-04-01 11:33

An index tracking expected business conditions in 6 months’ time has fallen to below its lowest reading recorded during the 2008/09 global recession.

More than 70% SA businesses unsatisfied with current conditions - survey

2019-06-14 13:39

More than seven out of 10 businesses indicated that they are unsatisfied with prevailing operating conditions, a survey shows.

Civil construction goes from bad to worse as confidence hits record low

2019-03-26 13:02

The performance of the civil construction sector in South Africa has gone from bad to worse, with the latest FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index reflecting the lowest confidence levels ever recorded.

Kganyago: SARB seeks consistently lower inflation

2019-03-06 19:50

The SA Reserve Bank wants to see sustainably lower inflation to ensure cheaper borrowing costs in the economy, says Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

SA business confidence at lowest since 2017 junk rating

2018-11-27 12:40

South African business confidence fell to the lowest level since the country lost its investment-grade credit rating, as political and policy uncertainty continue to weigh on sentiment.

Huge disconnect between SA consumer confidence and economic reality, index shows

2018-07-17 14:00

Should economic growth fail to improve in line with consumers’ lofty expectations, frustrations will likely grow and dissatisfaction may set in, the latest FNB/BER consumer confidence index shows.

Outlook bleak for manufacturing sector as June PMI slumps

2018-07-02 12:17

The BER/Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index came in weaker than expected in June, losing 1.9 points to reach 47.9, down from 49.8 points in May.

More upbeat view of economic activity going forward - survey

2018-01-12 17:23

Respondents to the latest Absa Purchasing Managers' Index were significantly more upbeat about business conditions in SA going forward.

Another interest rate drop could be on cards - economist

2017-09-11 19:46

SARB's monetary policy committee could lower the interest rate by a further 25 basis points next week, according to Craig Lemboe of the Bureau for Economic Research.

SA business confidence tanks

2017-06-14 12:17

A sharp deterioration in business sentiment reflects more than just the impact of increased political uncertainty, according to a business confidence Index.


Virus a blow for government's civil construction projects - economist

2020-03-31 19:57

With the Covid-19 outbreak, it's uncertain whether certain civil construction projects planned by government will be able to go ahead as planned, says an economist.

Optimism about future SA business conditions declines again - index

2019-04-01 12:24

For the second month in a row, respondents to the Absa Purchasing Managers' Index have scaled back their optimism about future business conditions.

Kganyago: SARB cannot be held accountable if 'other actors' can sway its actions

2019-03-06 20:36

A central bank cannot be held accountable if "other actors" can sway its actions, says SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Tentative signs of recovery in SA manufacturing - index

2019-01-09 12:09

For the first time since July 2018, respondents in the Absa Purchasing Managers' Index expect business conditions to improve in six months' time.

SA business confidence drops to lowest this year

2018-09-11 12:37

South African business confidence dipped to the lowest level this year as industries raised concern about policy uncertainty, including the ANC's plan to change the Constitution to make it easier to expropriate land.

BER cuts SA's growth outlook as Ramaphoria fades

2018-07-06 11:32

The economic research institute said that the second quarter of 2018 brought a 'stark reality check after the euphoria that characterised the early part of 2018'.

Business confidence down on Ramaphoria reality check

2018-06-13 12:37

Business confidence in SA has deteriorated in the second quarter of 2018 after a first-quarter surge, according to the latest RMB/BER Business Confidence Index.

Building prospects in doldrums despite slight confidence uptick

2017-09-19 12:36

Despite a slight increase in confidence, the building sector is likely to continue to perform poorly in the fourth quarter, according to the Building Confidence Index.

Business confidence drop a blow to investment - Moody's

2017-06-19 11:37

Reduced business confidence in SA implies reduced investment, which at best is likely to stagnate this year, says a senior analyst at Moody's Investors Service.

Positive signs for SA manufacturing - index

2017-03-01 13:57

There are promising indications that the manufacturing sector has started the year on a solid footing, according to the latest Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index.

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