Top story | Business confidence hits lowest since 1980s 🔒
RMB and BER surveys show that more and more business people are simply giving up hope
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Business confidence hits lowest in at least 20 yearsThe BCI has not been this low since the 1998-1999 emerging-market debt crisis
BUSINESS MAVERICK: Business confidence is in (extremely) short supplyMisery, it is often said, is a communicable disease. And so it is turning out for business confidence. Depression is feeding on itself, and that showed up on Wednesday 11 September in not one but two business confidence indices, which show pessimism is now at levels not seen in decades.
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OPINIONISTA: Confidence key to spreading green shoots emerging in fixed investmentIt’s getting difficult to find any positive news flow in South Africa at this point. The frustration around the stasis in policymaking is apparent in many conversations that happen every day. With sentiment this bleak, it is important for us to take note of the positive developments.