New-vehicle sales crumple under economic pressure

November sales down almost 10% from a year ago and activity has not yet returned to pre-Covid levels

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: SA third-quarter GDP to take the spotlight

Also due is the consumer confidence survey which will show the state of household finances

Deflated November car sales put a dent in sector recovery

SA’s economic woes, the cash-strapped consumer, stage six load-shedding and supply chain disruptions at Transnet all contributed to falling sales

SA’s high and rising debt ‘poses risk to financial stability’

Investors are demanding a higher premium to hold SA long-term government bonds given concerns about the country’s public finances,

Building sentiment touches eight-year high in fourth quarter

FNB/BER Building Confidence Index climbs 9 index points quarter to 43, though well below the neutral 50-point mark

DUMA GQUBULE: Rate hikes are not the way to tame supply-side inflation

‘Team transitory’ won and now central bankers should admit they were spectacularly wrong

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Producer inflation and Absa manufacturing data in focus

October’s headline producer price index reading is projected at 5.4% year on year

WATCH: What repo rate decision means for SA

Business Day TV speaks to Koketso Mano, senior economist at FNB, and James Turp, portfolio manager for fixed income at Sanlam Investments

MPC keeps repo rate steady at 8.25% but warns of risks ahead

While load-shedding has eased it still remains a threat to economic growth

Crime costs SA’s economy R700bn a year, says World Bank report

Crime reduces competitiveness as businesses are forced to divert spending towards security

WATCH: Inflation hotter than expected at 5.9% in October

Business Day TV spoke to Stanlib’s chief economist, Kevin Lings

WATCH: S&P holds its rating on SA but warns of risks

Business Day TV talks to Editor-At-Large for Business Day, Hilary Joffe

Consumer inflation accelerates again in October

Food and fuel prices mainly responsible for the acceleration in prices.

RICARDO HAUSMANN: Growth through inclusion: the key to unlocking SA’s economic potential

It is crucial to leverage human capabilities, knowledge, assets and natural endowment fully

WATCH: Business confidence slips in Q4

Business Day TV speaks to RMB economist Siobhan Redford

Business confidence sags in the fourth quarter

Confidence levels among new car dealerships slipped to their lowest point since the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic

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