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IS IT RISKIER THAN EVER TO START A BUSINESS?

As 2016 nears an end many begin to re-evaluate the year that was, both personally and professionally.As a result this is typically the...

ELECTION EUPHORIA BOOSTED CONSUMER SENTIMENT

Although the FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) recovered to -3 in 3Q2016, consumer sentiment remained well below the long-term average reading of +4 for...

EXPAND INTO AFRICA

According to the 2016 African Economic Outlook report, Africa’s annual GDP growth increased from around 2% in the 1980s and 1990s to above 5%...

IBA reacts to South Africa’s intended ICC withdrawal

Reacting to South Africa's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), international law expert Dr Mark Ellis, Executive Director of the International Bar Association...

SME RESILIENCE DESPITE ECONOMIC STRAIN

Despite a tough economic environment, 92% of small businesses in South Africa actively plan to increase their customer base and generate more sales over...

DOMESTIC ECONOMY KEPT ALIVE BY PENSION INCREASES

Pensions continue to drive the South African economy while the downward trend for salaries persists, this according to BankservAfrica’s latest Disposable Salary (BDSI) and...

Raising profit margins in a stagnant economy

South Africa’s current economic environment poses a real risk for small and medium enterprise (SME) owners given its stagnant growth, and it is increasingly more difficult for local businesses to sustain themselves, let alone increase profit margins.

MINING INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO FACE TOUGH TIMES

2016 marked another challenging year for South Africa’s mining industry in the wake of subdued commodity prices, an increase in short-term volatility, increased pressure...

IS AFRICA THE LAND OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY OR PAIN?

With growth stagnating around much of the world, businesses often look to new markets to find opportunities.BRIC countries were previously thought of as...

CREDIT UNLOCKS ASPIRATIONS STUDY FINDS!

Unsecured credit has emerged as an unlikely hero in the story of how ordinary South Africans are trying to rise above the current economic...
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