Economic imbalances uncomfortable, says Sarb

2014-12-02 10:13

Economic imbalances have grown "more uncomfortable" and growth is unlikely to ease budget deficits without separate policy adjustments, says the Reserve Bank.

Moody's: Strikes affected deficit

2014-09-16 07:31

Strikes, sluggish global demand and declining commodity prices have affected South Africa's worsening current account deficit, says rating agency Moody's.

Rate hike won't help current account deficit

2014-09-10 06:00

Raising interest rates will not bring about a reduction in the size of South Africa's deficit, according to Investec.

Rand slumps on widening current account gap

2014-09-09 12:12

The rand has fallen to a six-month low of R10.89/$ on the news that the current account widened more than expected as strikes hit exports.

Current account gap a threat to stability

2014-04-24 10:52

South Africa's current account deficit, while shrinking, presents a marked risk to the stability of the country's financial system, says the Reserve Bank.

Weak rand boosts export demand

2013-06-20 07:35

Higher global demand for exports has unexpectedly shrunk the current account deficit in the first quarter, a trend that could continue if the rand remains weak.

Rand languishing at four-year lows

2013-03-13 15:25

The rand has fallen to a new low against the dollar as fears over the current account deficit and ongoing labour unrest spook investors.

Rand vulnerable to deficit, strike fears

2013-03-12 09:36

The size of SA's current account deficit is likely to be the main driver of the rand, with data from the Reserve Bank forecast to show a gap of more than 6% Of GDP.

Bonds firm after Sarb data

2012-12-06 15:53

The SA bond market has firmed after Sarb's Quarterly Bulletin showed that the current account deficit remained at 6.4% of GDP.

Bonds firm on stronger rand

2012-12-05 14:27

The South African bond market has been firm in midday trade on a stronger rand.

Current account deficit seen widening

2012-06-18 13:01

South Africa's current account deficit is likely to have swollen to 4.5% of GDP in the first quarter of this year from 3.6% the previous quarter, a poll shows.

SA's current account deficit swells

2011-09-13 10:41

South Africa's current account deficit has widened less than expected to 3.3% of GDP in the second quarter of 2011, the Reserve Bank says.

SA's current account deficit widens

2010-12-09 10:35

The Reserve Bank's quarterly bulletin shows that the current account deficit widened in the third quarter as SA's imports exceeded exports.

SA's current account deficit widens

2010-06-24 11:48

South Africa's current account deficit has widened more than expected to -4.6% of GDP in the first quarter partly due to weak exports, the Reserve Bank says.


Current account deficit 'not sustainable'

2014-10-15 11:33

The current account deficit is not sustainable and South Africans are not investing enough, says Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt.

Economy set to pick up - Nedbank

2014-09-10 07:00

The economy is expected to improve in the second half of the year off a low base and also supported by some improvement in global demand, says Nedbank.

Rand tumbles on wider current account gap

2014-09-09 18:10

The rand has fallen more than 1% against the dollar to its weakest in nearly six months, as confidence in the economy wanes.

Current account deficit shock

2014-09-09 10:33

The current account shortfall has widened more than expected to 6.2% in the second quarter, as SA's economy was hit by prolonged strikes and lower global demand.

Tanzania's current account deficit widens

2013-11-12 17:41

Tanzania's current account deficit has widened to 26.1% following a decline in receipts of aid and loans, its central bank says.

SA's current account deficit narrows

2013-06-19 11:50

South Africa's current account deficit has narrowed in the first quarter, helped by increased external demand while a weaker rand boosted local exports.

Gaping current account hits rand

2013-03-12 17:53

The weakening rand is a sign of investors' concern about the level of the current account deficit and more importantly how it will be plugged, an analyst says.

Tanzania's Deficit hits $3.84bn

2012-12-21 17:23

The country's current account deficit increased by 13.1% following a rise in imports mainly relating to oil exploration activities.

Current account gap steadies

2012-12-06 11:05

SA's current account deficit held steady in the third quarter, as lower dividend payments to offshore investors countered an expanding shortfall on the trade account.

Current account deficit shock for SA

2012-09-11 16:59

South Africa's current account recorded its largest deficit in nearly four years as exports fell because of subdued external demand.

Current account deficit swells

2012-06-21 10:56

The deficit on SA's current account expanded to 4.9% of GDP in the first quarter, mainly because of higher net dividend payments to offshore investors.

Current account deficit widens

2011-12-08 10:40

The deficit on SA's current account widened to 3.8% of gross domestic product in the third quarter, partly due to large dividend payments to foreign investors.

SA's current account deficit widens

2011-06-21 10:49

A levelling off in exports in the first three months of the year has caused SA's current account deficit to increase, says the Reserve Bank.

Current account gap surprises

2010-09-22 09:38

The deficit on the current account has narrowed more than expected to 2.5% of GDP, partly due to inflows related to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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