Consumer confidence still in the doldrums – index

2018-02-01 07:09

Consumer confidence for the fourth quarter of 2017 remained negative, registering below the zero mark for the third consecutive year.

Loss-making Taste Holdings to continue rolling out Starbucks stores

2017-10-12 11:21

Taste Holdings, which owns Starbucks and Domino’s Pizza, reported a loss of R65m in its interim financial results, mainly driven by a sales drop across almost all categories.

Upbeat retail sales surprise market

2017-07-19 19:30

The latest retail sales data was above market expectations.

Slow SA growth increases vulnerabilities, warns economist

2017-07-12 14:53

Policy direction and certainty are key to restoring confidence in the SA economy, says an analyst.

SA economy its own worst enemy - analysts

2017-06-07 05:00

Domestic developments are offsetting the benefits of an improving global economy and with continued uncertainty, South Africa is creating a self-perpetuating cycle of low growth, say analysts.

UK consumer slowdown starts to squeeze govt finances

2017-04-25 18:00

UK shoppers are reining in their spending in response to faster inflation and it’s starting to take a toll on the public purse.

Consumers opt for bare necessities as SA heads for recession

2017-04-12 20:17

Given the challenging economic environment, consumers are opting to buy essentials over luxuries and other durable goods, says an analyst.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2017-04-10 07:18

Data released this will week will include quarterly consumer confidence data, expected to indicate the realities of poor household income.

Consumer confidence dives as bleak outlook hits households

2017-01-19 12:12

Weak household income growth, poor credit extension and soaring food prices during the festive season have led to a dive in consumer levels, an index shows.

Construction confidence at 4-year low

2016-12-14 12:14

The FNB/BER Civil Construction Index dropped 17 index points to its lowest level since 2012.


US consumer confidence falls from 17-year high

2017-12-28 11:15

US consumer confidence has declined in December from a 17-year high as Americans became less upbeat about the outlook for the economy and job prospects.

State of economy hinges on ANC succession outcome - economist

2017-10-11 19:53

South Africa is missing out on the benefits of a global economic recovery because of political and policy uncertainty, says economist Johann Els of Old Mutual.

Consumer confidence among SA's high-income earners takes a knock

2017-07-13 06:01

Consumer confidence among high-income earners in SA has taken a large unfavourable swing, says an economist at Momentum Investments.

Consumer confidence below zero 12 quarters in a row

2017-07-12 10:19

The latest FNB/BER consumer confidence index shows little improvement and is expected to remain low for the remainder of the year, says an analyst.

Exports down more than 9% in April - data

2017-05-31 19:26

The trade surplus of R5.08bn for April is down from R11.28bn reported in March due to a contraction in exports by more than 9%.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2017-04-18 08:04

Consumer spending forms the largest part of SA’s GDP. This week we take a close look at consumer confidence and how this important indicator will be affected by the current state of affairs.

Junk status: Hard times ahead for consumers

2017-04-10 13:14

Consumer confidence, which had been showing signs of improvement, will take a knock after Fitch and Standard & Poor’s downgraded SA to junk status, say analysts.

UK economic momentum at risk as consumer confidence wanes

2017-02-28 10:17

UK consumer confidence has weakened this month as the pound’s slide, rising prices and weak pay growth began to weigh on the powerhouse of Britain’s economy.

Black Friday provides boost for SA retail sales

2017-01-18 19:03

Retail sales in November increased by 3.8%, mostly because of Black Friday. However this boost may be short-lived in the coming months.

SA consumers 'holding back' on big purchases

2016-12-08 13:53

The consumer confidence index may have improved for the third quarter of the year, but consumers are still holding back on purchasing big ticket items.

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