Dartmouth 2K9 1 Biz Con Down Business Confidence remains low Sapa 09 http://www.dispatch.co.za/article.aspx?id=335247 Site Last Updated: Aug 11 2009 2:28AM Login | Register Business confidence remains low BUSINESS confidence remained weak in July as strikes and service delivery protests took their toll . “In addition to economic conditions, business disruptions caused by strike actions and service delivery protests contribute to a tense, volatile business environment,” the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said yesterday. “Such activity will further dampen business and investor confidence and will undermine growth prospects and job opportunities at a vulnerable stage in the business cycle.” Sacci was releasing its Business Confidence Index (BCI) for July, which remained virtually unchanged . The index rose by 0.1 point to 83.2 in July, from 83.1 in June . Confidence is at a new low US Consumer Confidence Index falls again in July on worries about the jobs market By Finfacts
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