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Trade conditions in SA remained strained but stable in July, according to the latest Trade Activity Index released by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Trade conditions in South Africa remained under pressure in June 2019, according to the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Trade conditions, although weak, improved in May and the market expects economic conditions and business climate to lift in the short to medium term.
The business climate in South Africa still lags behind conditions that prevailed in 2018, according to the latest Business Confidence Index released by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Business Confidence Index of the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry has improved compared to March, but is still below that of April 2018.
The leaders of industry bodies have told Fin24 that load shedding is not just a minor pain for companies, but poses a risk of closures, lost clients and even litigation.
SA motorists will be paying 74 cents more per litre of petrol and between 91 and 93 cents more per litre of diesel in March.
SA's business confidence index was stable for January, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced.
The business chamber says the Business Confidence Index's upward momentum from early 2018 slowed and started to stagnate towards the end of the year.
The business climate in SA improved in September compared to August, as well as September 2017, the Sacci Business Confidence Index has shown.
Business confidence declined in July after improving marginally in June, according to the latest South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Confidence Index.
While President Cyril Ramaphosa said in SONA now is the time for implementation, no real implementation plans followed in the rest of the speech, caution business bodies.
The ANC and government must address its uncoordinated communications on the debate around SARB policy, urges the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Political activity and anxiety ahead of the national election on May 8, coupled with the effects of public holidays, slightly depressed trade conditions in April, according to a survey.
The level of trade in SA is still in negative territory and much lower than in March 2018, according to Sacci's latest Trade Activity Index.
The index dropped to 93.4 in February to from 95.1 in the previous month, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said.
The January 2019 trade conditions survey by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry found 70% of respondents to be negative about trade conditions in SA.
Trade improved slightly if adjusted for seasonal factors, yet six-month prospects remain muted, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Trade activity in SA remains subdued and the prospects for six-months from now are seen as lower than present conditions, according to Sacci.
The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants more detail on how many jobs would be created, where the funding would be reprioritised from, and how new legislation will work more effectively.
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