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Roets also urged consumers to rather save their Christmas bonus and use it to pay school fees and other accounts. The drop in fuel price that comes into effect at midnight on Tuesday and recent decisions by the three main sovereign rating agencies not to downgrade South Africa to junk status is all Christmas cheer,… Continued

The drop in fuel price that comes into effect at midnight tonight and recent decisions by the three main sovereign rating agencies not to downgrade South Africa to junk status is all Christmas cheer, but an economist warns consum­ers against opening their purses too wide this festive season. The price of petrol will drop by… Continued

DONALD Trump is the new president of the United States of America – the 45th one. Who would have thought? Well, apparently the Americans did and voted accordingly for the Republican candidate, resulting in a surprise defeat for the Democrats’ Hillary Clinton. It is difficult to imagine America evolving from the figure of Barack Obama,… Continued

Downgrade can reduce consumers’ disposable income A RATINGS downgrade to “junk status” by agencies could spell bad news for South African consumers, say experts. . Clif Johnston, vice-chairman of the South African National Con­sumer Union (Sancu) said while South Africa was still waiting for the Standard and Poor’s (S&P) rating, the outcomes so far from… Continued

Durban – Retailers are ratcheting up their marketing campaigns while shoppers prepare to shop like there’s no tomorrow – on Black Friday. But consumers have been warned not to fall casualty to the discount war and, in the hysteria, get stuck with goods they neither need nor can afford. Like many of the world’s most… Continued

The surprise victory by Donald Trump in the US presidential race could have negative consequences for indebted South African consumers. Trump’s uncertain policy stance will upset the establishment in Washington to the point that nobody knows exactly which direction he will follow, said Debt Rescue CEO Neil Roets in a statement on Wednesday. Roets said… Continued

Businessman and Republican candidate Donald Trump shocked the world when he won the race to the White House. It was a shock because just yesterday pollsters predicted a Clinton win, but looking back now we shouldn’t have trusted them as their Brexit forecasts also went horribly wrong. But clearly forecasters underestimated the ire among those… Continued

DONALD Trump was die absurdste “grap-naam” waaraan ons kon dink. Só het Matt Groening, skepper van die Amerikaanse TV-animasiereeks The Simpsons, vroeër vanjaar in ’n onderhoud met die Britse koerant The Guardian gesê. Dit was in reaksie op ’n vraag oor ’n episode waarin 16 jaar gelede voorspel is Trump sal eendag die president van… Continued

Whether currencies will stabilise remains to be seen but SA’s motor vehicle exports may be in the firing line DONALD Trump’s presidential victory surprised markets around the world, which saw huge sell-offs and weakening currencies. Emerging markets were not spared, with the rand tumbling 4% to R13.83 at one point yesterday and the JSE’s financial… Continued

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