business confidence

 
SA, as an emerging market currency, has reason to fear a Brexit
SA, as an emerging market currency, has reason to fear a Brexit
South Africa’s rand is among the emerging-market currencies most vulnerable to upheaval if Britain votes to leave the European Union, whereas...
Business confidence in building sector on five-year high
Business confidence in building sector on five-year high
The First National Bank/Bureau for Economic Research (FNB/BER) building confidence index showed a rise from 41 in the second...
Harare makes way for Little Shanghai
Harare makes way for Little Shanghai
At the packed Wing Wah restaurant, the foodies stuff themselves with chow mein while others singing karaoke loudly are drunk on the white spirit,...
Citizens upbeat but taxes bother
Citizens upbeat but taxes bother
The Grant Thornton Inter­nation­al optimism-pessimism index puts South Africans’ optimism balance at +53%, compared with a global...
Business continues to cut costs
Business continues to cut costs
Released on Monday, KPMG's Business Leaders Survey polled almost 3 000 senior executives in 31 countries.
Debate rages over scope of ratings agencies Bill
Debate rages over scope of ratings agencies Bill
Speaking at a briefing session during a meeting of the African Development Bank, he recalled how, at an investor meeting in 2008, the company was...
Growth spurt for online economy
Growth spurt for online economy
According to a maiden study, "Internet Matters: The Quiet Engine of the South African Economy", the sector's contribution to the country's...
Back the rand with gold
Back the rand with gold
(“Who’s in charge?”, Business, May 11). There is one important difference: the snake oil apparently did no harm; Stiglitz’s...
All savings plans are not created equal
All savings plans are not created equal
If reform of the retirement and savings industry is to be successful, it needs to tackle the existence of complex and expensive savings products....
Companies cautious about risks
Companies cautious about risks
The slowdown in the global economy and the effect of cheaply manufactured goods on the local manufacturing sector are expected to continue to...
Business confidence at three-year low
Business confidence at three-year low
Business confidence dropped to its lowest point last month since March 2009, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on...
Caution tarnishes the silver lining
Caution tarnishes the silver lining
Global and local economies are looking better but it is not yet time to pop the champagne corks. Local business sentiment is ticking up, as is...

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