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Economist Mike Schussler says low inflation is starting to affect the economy, as businesses such as retailers can't afford to increase prices even if their inputs go up.
Data reflected in the latest BankservAfrica Private Pension Index could be indicating that South Africans getting private pensions are using up the funds faster than they should.
A better performing second quarter can be expected when SA's GDP figures are released in a few weeks' time, says Mike Schüssler, chief economist at Economist.co.za.
Schüssler says that on a seasonally adjusted and annualised basis he expects first quarter data could show a 'massive decline' in SA's GDP growth rate.
Take home pay would have increased a lot more in real terms if it was not for so-called "bracket creep" due to taxation, economist Mike Schüssler tells Fin24.
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.
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.
Disposable salaries have beaten inflation since March, a sign that SA consumers are slowly recovering, shows the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index.
Two experts look at the economic impact the strike could have and weigh it up against the reason the strike has been called for in the first place.
Even with Moody's saying it will review SA only in the next month or so, the country will likely to be downgraded by all rating agencies, warns an economist.
The storage decline in SA indicates that consumers and factories are under a lot of pressure and the business sector is reflecting that, economist Mike Schüssler tells Fin24.
The slow pace of salary increases in South Africa looks set to continue, economist Mike Schüssler tells Fin24.
'April’s BETI figure is a major change in direction and indicates that after the dismal first quarter of 2019, the economy is making great strides into positive territory," says economist Mike Schüssler.
There has been a decline in the number of salary payments going through the SA banking system for eight consecutive months - which could point to a trend of job losses, economist Mike Schüssler tells Fin24.
South Africans are under financial pressure and have adjusted their spending behaviour to weather headwinds, says the head of stakeholder relations at BankservAfrica.
South Africa's take-home pay levels declined dramatically in May – and are expected to remain under pressure until July when adjustments to public sector wages are taken into account, an index shows.
Members of the matric class of 2017 who will not be studying further will struggle to find a job quickly, says an economist.
Economic volatility continues to hamper investor confidence as reflected in the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index, says economist Mike Schüssler.
The credit downgrade may create business opportunities for artisans, says an economist.
The flow of money through South Africa’s financial system is showing signs of improvement, which suggests the economy could change for the better in 2017.
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