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2014

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FNB/BER consumer confidence continues to mend in 2
The FNB/BER consumer confidence index (CCI) edged up from -1 index point to a level of zero during 2014Q4. Although the latest index number is still...

2014 - December 641KB 26 Download
BER Survey highlights 14Q4
Business confidence increased further from 46 in the third quarter to 51 in the fourth quarter of 2014. Activity continued to recover. Closing the...

2014 - November 407KB 43 Download
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 123 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 57 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