South African business confidence sinks to 21-year low

2020-03-11 16:49

South African business sentiment plunged to the lowest level in more than two decades in the first quarter and could weaken even further as the coronavirus hits the domestic and global economy.

Business confidence in 2019 was the worst since sanctions hit South Africa in 1985

2020-01-09 13:23

Business confidence has been on a steady decline over the past decade.

SA business confidence rises from two-decade low

2019-11-27 14:36

Business confidence improved in the fourth quarter for the first time in almost two years, yet the economy remains stuck in a downward phase.

Surprise improvement in SA business mood before mini budget

2019-10-09 12:26

Confidence increased from its lowest level in more than three decades in September.

What SA can learn about business confidence from the global tech giants

2019-07-15 18:08

SA can learn something about building business confidence from the tech giants like Google and Amazon, says Grant Sieff.

Business confidence still lagging behind last year - Sacci

2019-06-06 22:13

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.

Ramaphosa encourages business delegations to join him on state visits

2019-04-10 06:30

The president, speaking to farmers on a wine estate in Stellenbosch, says he is a 'huge supporter' of business delegations accompanying him on official international trips.

Small businesses expected to bear the brunt of load shedding

2019-03-21 19:00

Experts told Fin24 that while larger companies have become more responsive to South Africa's grid challenges in the past decade, small businesses remain vulnerable.

SA business confidence declines to five-month low

2019-03-06 14:12

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.

Tentative signs of recovery in SA manufacturing - index

2019-01-09 12:09

For the first time since July 2018, respondents in the Absa Purchasing Managers' Index expect business conditions to improve in six months' time.


South African business climate still gloomy, but 'battling on' - SACCI index

2020-03-05 11:42

SA's business climate is not giving up on "battling the odds" of a tight financial environment and economy", says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Agribusiness confidence slumps for 6 consecutive quarters

2019-12-07 12:00

This is the longest period the index has trended below 50 points in nearly a decade. Meanwhile the perception of general economic conditions in the country fell to the lowest level since 2016.

SA business confidence remains weak for October as uncertainty continues

2019-11-07 12:58

Investors are reluctant to make decisions in an uncertain environment, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

SA business confidence dips again after marginal improvement - index

2019-08-07 11:30

Business confidence declined in July after improving marginally in June, according to the latest South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Confidence Index.

SA business confidence edges higher, but still down on year ago

2019-07-03 14:23

Business confidence ticked higher in June, but remains below levels from a year ago after weak economic data and power blackouts in the first half of 2019.

Business confidence improves in April as all eyes turn to polls - index

2019-05-07 11:38

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.

Eskom to class action firm: We can’t be sued for load shedding and here’s why

2019-04-09 05:00

De Beer Attorneys announced last month that it would initiate a class action against Eskom on behalf of businesses that have suffered losses due to load shedding.

Ferial Haffajee: Unreadable Ramaphosa tanks business confidence – with a little help from Eskom

2019-03-14 15:34

President Cyril Ramaphosa has his work cut out if he doesn't want business confidence to go into a deep funk, says Ferial Haffajee.

SACCI business confidence dips in December

2019-01-10 11:40

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.

SA private sector business conditions again down, but rate of decline eases

2019-01-04 13:46

Business conditions in the private sector deteriorated for the sixth consecutive month, but there are signs of a turnaround in the economy, according to the IHS Markit Purchasing Manager's Index for December.

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