RMB report looks at big hurdle to business in Africa

2019-01-30 22:45

The lack of efficient infrastructure is one of the highest hurdles to business in Africa, according to RMB's Where to Invest in Africa.

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.

Rand braces for punch as SA downgrade no longer 'if' but 'when'

2017-11-20 11:42

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.

70% of SA execs unhappy with business conditions - index

2017-09-13 12:00

Business confidence has made a marginal recovery - having dropped 11 points in the second quarter, it is up six points for the third quarter.

Pick n Pay’s pyramid structure is collapsed while replicating the previous control structure

2016-11-16 02:02

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.

Only 4 in 10 happy with SA business conditions - report

2016-09-07 13:41

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.

Business confidence: No reason for optimism

2016-03-09 18:47

About two thirds of respondents surveyed in the RMB/BER Business Confidence Index have remained unsatisfied with business conditions early in the year.

RMB to halt dollar supplies to Angola

2015-11-26 18:36

Rand Merchant Bank says it will stop supplying Angolan banks with US dollars from November 30.

Business confidence dip fuels recession fears

2015-09-09 13:00

South Africa’s business confidence has declined further in the third quarter of 2015, raising fears of a looming recession.

Load shedding dents business confidence

2015-03-10 14:25

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.


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.

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.

Why the rand is weakening

2017-10-09 14:00

As the rand continues its decline against the dollar, financial experts give their views on what could be behind its current weaker performance.

SA banks slated for dirty energy investments

2017-06-15 09:41

South Africa’s banks continue to bankroll coal investments to the tune of billions every year, risking leaving investors with stranded assets.

ANC never runs for cover during challenges - Mantashe

2016-09-27 20:19

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 buys 25% of Mall of Africa developers Atterbury

2016-05-03 11:33

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.

Markets have all eyes on Zuma's critical SONA

2016-02-11 09:55

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.

Business confidence at lowest level in 5 years

2015-11-26 15:34

Underlying activity in sectors such as retail, new vehicle trade and manufacturing has weakened by more than it had done in the third quarter.

SA banks in line for top African honours

2015-05-06 18:04

A few South African banks are among the finalists in the African Bank Awards taking place later this month.

Business confidence booming

2014-11-25 12:53

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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