The year is off to a cracking start for many South Africans with an expected drop in the petrol price from R7.18 to R6.01 (about US$ 0.60) per litre due this week. Not to mention the fantastic cricket result against Australia last week and the recent cut in interest rates. The Christmas season did not appear as bad as expected for retailers so it looks like the general sentiment is quite positive for the New Year – well ignoring the minor matter of the impending global recession and financial crisis that is.
Economists at Wonkie are hoping that if we all pretend the crisis does not exist it will just go away without bothering us.
Are you optimistic about 2009?
- Yes (82%, 55 Votes)
- No (18%, 12 Votes)
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