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2014

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MTBPS stresses short-term pain for long-term...
Newly appointed Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene faced a really tough test in his first Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) yesterday. For...

2014 - October 421KB 121 Download
FNB/BER consumer confidence retreats in 2014Q3
Following a surprisingly strong rebound from -6 to +4 index points during 2014Q2, the FNB/BER consumer confidence index (CCI) slipped back to a level...

2014 - October 634KB 32 Download
Activity picks up in some areas in 14Q3
Although the end to the strikes will in itself lead to a big improvement in activity, the third quarter BER survey shows improvements in various...

2014 - September 647KB 46 Download
FNB/BER consumer confidence surprises...
The FNB/BER consumer confidence index (CCI) rebounded from -6 to +4 index points during 2014Q2. Consumers’ rating of their own financial prospects...

2014 - July 490KB 56 Download
Rebalancing nipped in the bud as survey results...
The hope of a possible start of the rebalancing of the economy in favour of the construction and manufacturing sectors, which was fuelled by trends...

2014 - June 643KB 69 Download
FNB/BER consumer confidence remains low in 2014Q1
The FNB/BER consumer confidence index (CCI) improved from -7 to -6 index points during 2014Q1. The latest reading is only marginally higher compared...

2014 - April 484KB 52 Download
Survey results hint at the possible start of...
Business confidence declined slightly during 2014Q1 but saw a rebalancing in favour of the building and manufacturing as opposed to the trade...

2014 - March 586KB 68 Download
A ratings-positive 2014 Budget
Against the backdrop of a challenging macroeconomic environment, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan presented a 2014 budget that should be relatively...

2014 - February 930KB 105 Download