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Hisense is relatively unknown in SA, but that’s about to change, says Arthur Goldstuck.
Limpopo's agricultural index rose by 8.6% in August and other sectors were also positive, with mining boosted by a platinum prce rise.
The Sake24 Barometer for the major provinces in South Africa inched ahead by just 0.5% in the three months to end-August.
The Western Cape is suffering from economic slowdown and stagnation, with agriculture the only sector to show a three-month improvement.
Although the province's growth lags that of other regions, the slowdown in economic activity is not uniform and there are pockets of surprising buoyancy.
There is cause for concern over stagnation in the KwaZulu-Natal economy, with small businesses bearing the brunt of the slowdown.
Eastern Cape growth is a mixed bag this month, with lower stress levels and better vehicle sales offset by negative growth in transport and construction.
The Gauteng economy is still plodding along, with no fireworks expected soon as its growth index slipped by 0.6% for August.
Prospects for the remainder of the year are looking brighter as the Free State barometer’s needle moved out of the red.
The Western Cape reflected the general stagnation in the national economy, with tourism figures down for the first time since November 2010.
Bad debt has a negative effect on relationships, according to a survey.
It's so easy to fund your addiction with money you have no hope of repaying.
Think twice before taking money out of your business, says a Fin24 user.
Face your debt situation, says a user who did it without debt counselling.
Experts warn a petrol price increase will have a huge impact on households.
How does an antenuptial contract affect your debt review, asks a user.
A Fin24 user wants to know how to sell some of his Satrix investments.
A user is unsure which vehicle finance option would work best for for him.
Retail sales, especially vehicle sales, are set to continue driving the Eastern Cape economy for a considerable time.
Limpopo's commodities sector is up, with the mining sector showing strong recovery after strikes in the first quarter.
The Gauteng economy is stagnating but subsectors are still doing well, with construction and especially car purchases showing growth.
Although KwaZulu-Natal's overall economic index is up on a year ago, many sectors are experiencing headwinds
Very true. Bad debt can definitely put a strain on and ruin relationships.
Untrue. People in your life should accept your debt situation.
Hard to say as I have never been affected by major debt.
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