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The lack of efficient infrastructure is one of the highest hurdles to business in Africa, according to RMB's Where to Invest in Africa.
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.
A local currency downgrade on Friday would push the dollar/rand exchange rate up by between 30c and 50c in a rapid spike, according to a currency economist.
Business confidence has made a marginal recovery - having dropped 11 points in the second quarter, it is up six points for the third quarter.
Earlier this year, shareholders of Pick n Pay Stores and PnP Holdings approved the removal of one of the last remaining listed pyramid structures on the JSE.
The latest RMB/BER Business Confidence Index and that of the SA Chamber of Commerce & Industry have been released simultaneously, giving an indication of business sentiment in SA.
About two thirds of respondents surveyed in the RMB/BER Business Confidence Index have remained unsatisfied with business conditions early in the year.
Rand Merchant Bank says it will stop supplying Angolan banks with US dollars from November 30.
South Africa’s business confidence has declined further in the third quarter of 2015, raising fears of a looming recession.
Business confidence has stumbled in the first quarter of 2015 due to the impact of power cuts, which was slightly offset by lower fuel prices, a survey shows.
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.
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.
As the rand continues its decline against the dollar, financial experts give their views on what could be behind its current weaker performance.
South Africa’s banks continue to bankroll coal investments to the tune of billions every year, risking leaving investors with stranded assets.
South Africa is stable and the ANC will not take populist decisions on the basis of election outcomes, the ruling party’s secretary general Gwede Mantashe has said.
RMB Holdings has agreed to buy 25% of Atterbury Property as part of a plan to expand into real estate and diversify earnings, it has announced.
The rand weakened to R15.92 ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation speech, which will be watched closely by local investors hoping for positive signs.
Underlying activity in sectors such as retail, new vehicle trade and manufacturing has weakened by more than it had done in the third quarter.
A few South African banks are among the finalists in the African Bank Awards taking place later this month.
South Africa's quarterly business confidence index has moved back into positive territory for the first time since early last year.
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