ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRENT ACCOUNT DEFICIT

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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