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South African CEOs’ optimism waning – index

By: Nadine James     6th July 2018 The Merchantec CEO Confidence Index (MCCI), compiled by corporate finance and research and business advisory company Merchantec Capital, recorded a 20.9% decrease in CEOs’ confidence between the first and second quarters of this year –  a downward spike following the increase in optimism between... 

CEO confidence improves on better economic conditions, industry growth

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th April 2018 Investment and business services provider Merchantec Capital’s CEO Confidence Index improved to 60 in the first quarter of this year, moving above the neutral 50-point mark for the first time since the first quarter of 2017.  

Power crisis dents confidence among SA CEOs

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     10th June 2015 With the ongoing power crisis, South African CEOs are losing confidence in their ability to secure debt or equity capital, noting that investors are becoming increasingly cautious when considering South Africa as an investment opportunity. Advisory firm Merchantec Capital’s CEO Confidence Index,... 

Labour unrest dampens CEO confidence

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2014 Business confidence among South African CEOs remained subdued in the second quarter of this year, with labour unrest in the platinum mining sector having “placed a major drain” on the economy, the latest Merchantec CEO Confidence Index has found. Although the index, which is released quarterly by... 

CEO confidence remains subdued

By: Leandi Kolver     5th September 2013 The level of confidence among South African CEOs remained subdued in the third quarter of the year amid challenging domestic and international conditions, Merchantec Capital reported on Thursday. The Merchantec CEO Confidence Index increased by 1.5% to an overall score of 53.2 points during the... 

CEOs confidence improves marginally

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2012 The overall confidence levels of South Africa’s top business executives rebounded in third quarter, after recording its biggest drop, to date, in the second quarter of the year, when the crisis-ridden eurozone dented confidence. The latest Merchantec CEO confidence index improved by 4.5% to... 


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