consumer spending

 
Red flags raised over Black Friday
Red flags raised over Black Friday
Warnings to watch your spending and not take on unwanted debt on Black Friday are becoming as numerous as the deals being advertised.
Transparency in the age of oversharing
Transparency in the age of oversharing
Depending on your point of view, it may be exciting or alarming to note that the public persona of a company’s chief executive now accounts for a...
Consumer fears hurt the economy
Consumer fears hurt the economy
Last year I began cutting back on my daily office pick-me-up – a takeaway latte. Instead, I bought refill packs of instant coffee, which cost the...
​No money? No problem! SA's municipalities splurge on entertainment they can’t afford
​No money? No problem! SA's municipalities splurge on entertainment they can’t afford
Several local municipalities have racked up millions of rands in entertainment bills that far exceed their income.
Expect low private consumer spending in 2014
Expect low private consumer spending in 2014
Private consumer spending is expected to be dismally low in South Africa this year, in an economy where 60% of its gross domestic product (GDP)...
Consumers uninspired by good news
Consumers uninspired by good news
The heat of last week's debate that South Africa is experiencing an "economic bubble" about to burst could be slightly tempered by...
China reforms poise to reshape landscape
China reforms poise to reshape landscape
China's planned economic reforms are poised to reshape the competitive landscape, allowing private companies such as Alibaba Group Holding to...
Massmart chief: Consumer spending slowing down
Massmart chief: Consumer spending slowing down
Consumer spending has slowed down and worsened in the past few months, Massmart chief executive Grant Pattison said on Tuesday.
Economic week ahead: Consumers take centre stage
Economic week ahead: Consumers take centre stage
Growth figures scheduled for release this week may show that the eurozone exited the longest recession in its history during the April to June...
Consumer confidence hits nine-year low
Consumer confidence hits nine-year low
An index compiled by the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) and sponsored by First National Bank (FNB) fell to -7 points from -3 points in the...
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...
Spending on food and health drops
Spending on food and health drops
South Africans are spending less on food and health care compared to the last two years, said debit and credit card distributor Sureswipe on...

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