It is likely to cost you more than R6,500 a square metre to build a house

Stats SA data show that the highest building cost inflation is for houses smaller than 80m², which rose 13.6% between January to November

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Low consumer confidence set to hurt retailers

The ’significant’ drop in consumers’ durable goods consumption will continue to hurt retailers, say economists

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BUSINESS DAY TV: SA is barely on the Davos agenda — it’s all Europe and the US

JSE chairperson Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita speaks about SA’s reception at the World Economic Forum taking place in Davos

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SA economy poised for growth, and a stable repo rate in 2017

SA’s economy is expected to expand, albeit not by much, this year, with ‘benign’ inflation and perkier commodities that will boost the economy

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WATCH: ‘African interests have fallen off the Davos radar’

JSE Chairwoman Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita spoke to Business Day TV’s News Leader about South Africa’s reception at the World Economic Forum in Davos

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Consumer confidence plummets in fourth quarter as household income stalls

FNB senior analyst Jason Muscat says the 7-index point decline is likely to have been a correction following an overshoot in the third quarter

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Use tax incentives to woo investors, SA told

The World Bank urges action to fend off a downgrade using tax incentives in key sectors

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Black Friday windfall for retail sales

Marketing gimmick sees surprise rise from October to November

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Private sector urged to share data that would benefit Africa

Moral and ethical issues of sharing African data come under the spotlight

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No interest rate hike expected, say analysts

The Bank’s monetary policy committee has breathing space as the inflation average of 6.6% meets expectations

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SA may be downgraded to junk status due to political risk and low growth

Factional battles in the ANC and policy inconsistencies could see SA given junk status, but there are four steps the government can, and should, still take

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Trade conditions improve despite headwinds, Sacci says

The chamber’s trade activity index moved into positive territory in December, although sales volumes fell

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Retail sales surprise with much stronger rise than expected

November’s increase offers some good news for a sector that has been under pressure

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A third more maize planted this season after more rain

The Crop Estimates Committee will issue its preliminary forecast for the area planted for the 2016-17 maize growing season on January 26

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Consumer inflation picks up pace

December inflation moved further outside the Reserve Bank’s target band, as food inflation ticked up

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Decline in mining output to hit GDP

The sombre mining statistics follow the World Bank’s forecast of a modest recovery for SA

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