Consumer confidence unchanged at 2-year low as last traces of Ramaphoria vanish - FNB

2020-01-14 10:53

Confidence gains in the wake of President Cyril Ramaphosa's election in early 2018 have now been "completely reversed," says FNB.

SA consumer confidence dips to weakest level since 2017

2019-04-24 09:21

South African consumer confidence declined to its lowest level in more than a year in the first quarter as expectations of an economic recovery dimmed.

Huge disconnect between SA consumer confidence and economic reality, index shows

2018-07-17 14:00

Should economic growth fail to improve in line with consumers’ lofty expectations, frustrations will likely grow and dissatisfaction may set in, the latest FNB/BER consumer confidence index shows.

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.


Consumer confidence recovers on the back of elections

2019-05-29 18:29

Consumer confidence levels recovered slightly during the second quarter of 2019 as a result of improving sentiments ahead of the national elections.

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.

Consumer confidence boost set to lift spend on durables - economists

2018-05-03 18:31

Muted inflation and easier financial conditions make the present a more appropriate time for consumers to buy items like cars, furniture and recreational equipment.

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.

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