12 December 2013 – SA retailers aim for under-serviced communities

SA RETAILERS have been in spatial expansion mode for more than 10 years, with no sign of their race for space slowing. It is a trend Evan Walker of 36One  Asset Management believes has negative implications for retail share investors and consumers. SA retailers aim for under-serviced communities

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12 December 2013 – Poor sales offer little festive cheer for SA retailers

If October’s poor retail trade sales are anything to go by, a bleak Christmas trading period lies ahead as household budgets remain under strain and South African consumers continue to tighten their belts. Poor October sales offer little festive cheer for SA retailers

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09 December 2013 – Deloitte Year-end Holiday Survey

South African consumers want to avoid thinking about the ‘bad’ economic situation, and plan to enjoy this festive season.  This is one of the findings of the Deloitte Year-end Holiday Survey, currently in its 16th edition. Deloitte Year-end Holiday Survey

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08 December 2013 – Mandela: Backbone of business

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela turned South Africa from a pariah state to the world’s darling, and in doing so, he brought the country into the global economy, City Press reported on Sunday. Mandela: Backbone of business

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02 December 2013 – Global ATM Market 2012-2016

The analysts forecast the Global ATM market to grow at a CAGR of 6.36 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growth in the APAC region and Africa in ATM installations. Global ATM Market 2012-2016: Both APAC and Africa are Considered as High Growth Regions

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28 November 2013 – Holiday season spending tips

When festival spree is in the air, people get  busy shopping and spending. This is the time when monthly budgets are at risk of holiday overspending. It is natural to get carried away with all the deals and offers during this time, especially when one has worked so hard for it during the rest of [...]

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10 November 2013 – Consumers cautioned about reckless spending

In credit-hungry South Africa, where household debt is at 75.4% of disposable income while the household savings level remains at a mere 1.7% of GDP, the South African Savings Institute (SASI) faces the momentous task of reminding consumers about the need to spend wisely and set aside a portion of their end of year earnings, [...]

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01 April 2013 – Growth in ATM Withdrawal Volumes

The global ATM market is set to continue to grow, largely as a result of huge projected growth in demand for cash withdrawal services in the coming years, particularly from emerging markets, according to “Global ATM Market and Forecasts to 2017″, a study from London-based strategic research and consulting firm, RBR. Growth in ATM Withdrawal [...]

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13 November 2013 – October ATM activity sluggish

Latest statistics released by the Spark Cash Index (SCI)*, which measures the average value of cash withdrawals across more than 2 200 Spark Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) throughout South Africa, showed a slight increase in ATM withdrawal levels for October 2013…. October ATM activity sluggish as consumers prepare for the holiday rush

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04 December 2013 – Cards fail; cash prevails

On one of the busiest days shopping days of the year, Cyber Monday, 24 million RBS Group customers across the U.K. got schooled in the pitfalls of plastic. At 6:45 p.m., RBS computer systems crashed — for three hours. Cards fail; cash prevails

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