ARTICLES RELATING TO BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

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.

Mozambique banking outage wreaks revenue havoc for business

2018-11-20 10:34

Mozambican companies are facing a collapse in revenue because of an interbank-payments system outage that began last week, according to the country’s biggest business association.

Bruce Whitfield on why SA's crisis is in the right direction

2018-10-11 06:15

Although South Africa is in a period of chaos, it is chaos in the right direction says financial journalist Bruce Whitfield.

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.

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.

Meaningful progress on land reform unlikely before 2019 election - Moody's

2018-06-26 20:09

It is unlikely that there will be meaningful progress on land reform - especially expropriation without compensation - before the 2019 election, says ratings agency Moody's.

 

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.

SA consumer confidence index dips substantially in third quarter

2018-11-28 15:19

Consumer confidence levels have deteriorated substantially during the third quarter of 2018, according to the latest FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Index.

'There is beauty in SA's economic crisis' - Ralph Mathekga

2018-10-11 21:48

SA's economic crisis has brought renewed thinking by the business sector in terms of issues it would like government to tackle, says political analyst Ralph Mathekga.

Business confidence at its worst this year, marred by uncertainty

2018-09-12 12:03

Business confidence in South Africa has declined by 4.2 index points to 90.5 in August from 94.7 in July, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced.

Business confidence on the rise for first time in six months

2018-08-08 12:41

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that its monthly Business Confidence Index rose in July, the first positive movement in six months.

SA business confidence for June dips below level of a year ago

2018-07-10 11:42

For the first time this year, the Business Confidence Index of the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry was below the level of a year ago.

SA trade conditions remain subdued - survey

2018-06-14 21:05

Trade conditions among SA businesses have remained weak in May 2018, according to the Trade Activity Index of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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