SA business in historic downward cycle for more than 5 years - index

2019-08-15 16:09

The downward phase of the SA business cycle has likely already lasted for 68 months, according to data in the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index.

SA's bank transactions a good sign for growth - maybe

2019-06-13 07:00

If there is no load shedding in the next few quarters, the economy will likely continue to grow, says the BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index Report, released on Wednesday.

Black Friday 'saved' SA economy in November - but load shedding could reverse the gains

2018-12-12 21:53

Retail sales over Black Friday and Cyber Monday most likely "saved" the SA economy in November, according to the BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index.

Signs of hope for ailing economy as bank transactions hit new record

2018-09-14 06:15

The South African economy may still be in decline, but the latest BankservAfrica economic transaction index has shown some growth in August.

SA has heightened chance of going into recession - Mike Schüssler

2018-06-15 06:15

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.

Pre-VAT frenzy likely push behind 100 million transactions record

2018-04-11 22:01

The improvement in the number of transactions in March to a new record could be due to consumers making purchases ahead of the VAT increase, says an economist.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday distort SA picture - economist

2017-12-13 20:18

Sales prompted by Black Friday and Cyber Monday have likely disguised indications of remaining weakness in the SA economy, says economist Mike Schüssler.

Volatile SA economy still hampering investor confidence - economist

2017-10-12 09:25

Economic volatility continues to hamper investor confidence as reflected in the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index, says economist Mike Schüssler.

Weaker inflation ups real SA economic transaction activity

2017-08-10 14:19

For the first time in 10 months, economic transactional activity in SA picked up in real terms on a year-on-year basis in July, according to the latest BETI.

Volatile SA economy actually running on one spot - report

2017-07-13 12:58

Current economic activity in South Africa is down on last year's numbers in real terms, according to the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transactions Index.


'Massive bounce back' expected for SA - economist

2019-07-10 16:38

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

January 'dismal' as SA's lengthy slump continues - report

2019-02-15 10:03

There are indications that the downswing phase in the SA business cycle is now nine months longer than its previous slump.

SA economy 'like stuck record' in record 5-year slump - report

2018-11-15 18:49

SA's economy has been stuck repeating the same limited movements for a record 59 months, says the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index report.

SA may go into technical recession - Mike Schüssler

2018-07-11 19:04

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.

Momentum in economy continues despite VAT and other tax hikes - index

2018-05-09 18:01

The SA economy continues to grow despite tax increases that came into effect at the beginning of April, shows BankservAfrica’s Economic Transaction Index.

Signs of return to confidence for business and consumers - index

2018-03-14 14:44

Despite a slight drop in transactional growth in February, the non-decline of BankservAfrica's Economic Transaction Index in the last four months is grounds for optimism.

Consumer, business confidence in SA economy still falling - index

2017-11-09 22:30

Declining transactional activities reflected in BankservAfrica's Economic Transaction Index are concerning, says economist Mike Schüssler.

Real disposable salaries still lower than 2 years ago

2017-09-28 20:45

Average real disposable salaries in SA remain below their previous high in October 2015, according to the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Salaries Index.

SA's average real take-home pay increase highest in 15 months

2017-07-26 18:56

Seasonally adjusted average real take home pay in SA were slightly higher in June compared to May, shows the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index.

Negative impact of downgrades starting to show - index

2017-06-14 17:27

The negative impact of the sovereign credit rating downgrades has started to take effect on the economy, according to an economic transaction index.

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