ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRENT ACCOUNT DEFICIT

SA moving closer to higher interest rates

2016-06-14 16:08

The SA Reserve Bank will likely begin raising interest rates again, owing to a growing current account deficit, declining growth and a weak currency, analysts predict.

Pressure grows as SA's current account gap widens

2016-06-14 10:46

The South Africa economy has taken another knock with the current account shortfall expanding in the first quarter of 2016.

SA current account gap eases to 4-yr low

2015-09-15 11:48

South Africa has posted its smallest current account deficit in four years as the weaker rand boosted exports and curbed consumers’ appetite for imports.

Current account deficit narrows, spending rises

2015-06-23 11:02

The current account deficit has narrowed in the first quarter of the year, a Reserve bank report shows, although weak exports kept the trade balance under pressure.

Cees Bruggemans on the state of SA’s economy

2015-03-19 10:49

Independent economist Cees Bruggemans assesses the state of South Africa’s economy in light of the most recent figures coming from quarter four in 2014.

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.

 

Rand dives as current account stays stubbornly wide

2016-06-14 12:21

The rand has weakened sharply against the dollar, after the first-quarter current account deficit widened to 5% from a revised 4.6% in the fourth quarter of last year.

Widening current account deficit threatens rand

2015-12-08 11:10

The current account deficit has widened sharply in the third quarter of this year, signalling further pressure on the rand as markets brace for a US rate hike.

Cees Bruggemans: Short-term economic relief but tough times ahead for households

2015-06-24 12:28

Households can expect real incomes to be hit hard, translating into new real spending subsidence as growth wanes, says Cees Bruggemans.

Rand double-edged sword for current account gap

2015-06-22 11:41

While the rand’s slump against the dollar should be benefiting exports, that’s being offset by rising import costs as Eskom buys more diesel to run emergency gas turbines.

Current account deficit narrows as exports pick up

2015-03-17 10:30

The shortfall on SA's current account deficit narrowed in the final quarter of 2014 as exports rose on reduced strike activity and improved conditions.

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.

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.