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‘Stronger-than-expected’ manufacturing growth, faltering business confidence
‘Stronger-than-expected’ manufacturing growth, faltering business confidence
Business confidence fell in the third quarter this year, following South Africa’s slide into a technical recession.
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...
SA manufacturing rebounds to a five-month high
SA manufacturing rebounds to a five-month high
South Africa’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to a five-month high in July, extending a rebound in manufacturing, Kagiso Tiso...
Marcus says inflation and growth risks limit options
Marcus says inflation and growth risks limit options
“We have limited room for maneuver,” Marcus said in a speech in Johannesburg on Thursdau at a conference hosted by the Bureau for...
Purchasing managers index rises to two-year high
Purchasing managers index rises to two-year high
The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) posted strong gains in February, rising by 4.7 index points to 57.9 -- the highest...
Consumer confidence up slightly
Consumer confidence up slightly
The consumer confidence index (CCI) rose marginally by one index point for the fourth quarter of 2011, according to statistics analysed by the...
Business positive for first time in three years
Business positive for first time in three years
Business confidence in the first quarter of 2011 was positive for the first time in three years, according to an index by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)...
How retailers and consumers view the festive season
How retailers and consumers view the festive season
Comparing some retail sales numbers released by Statistics SA with the results of the Bureau for Economic Research (BER)/Ernst & Young Festive...
Consumer confidence remains positive
Consumer confidence remains positive
Consumer confidence is positive for the fourth quarter of the year, according to the First National Bank/Bureau for Economic Research consumer...
SA's manufacturing confidence up
SA's manufacturing confidence up
Confidence among South Africa's manufacturers improved in the third quarter, indicating that the worst of the slump in the sector may be over, a...
No more rate cuts, says research bureau
No more rate cuts, says research bureau
There will not be any further interest rate reductions in the forseeable future, the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) said on Tuesday.
Consumer confidence rises in first quarter
Consumer confidence rises in first quarter
Confidence among South Africa's consumers increased in the first quarter of this year, on optimism about personal finances partly due to lower...

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