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Current account deficit widens to 2.4%

2017-09-14 10:06

The current account deficit has widened from 2% to 2.4% of GDP in the second quarter of the year.

Current account deficit widens to 2.1%

2017-06-20 10:00

South Africa’s current account deficit widened to 2.1% of GDP for the first quarter of 2017, says the South African Reserve Bank.

Earnings from gold exports contract 25% in 2016

2017-03-23 13:41

Gold exports were up 175% in the fourth quarter of 2016, however exports and earnings for the year had declined.

Rand cheers narrow deficit, easing CPI

2017-03-22 16:49

The rand hit 20-month lows following a boost from a narrow current account deficit and lower consumer price inflation.

UK current-account deficit widens

2016-12-23 14:37

The UK current-account deficit has widened in the third quarter as Britain posted its worst trade performance in almost three years.

SA current-account gap widens as exports fall

2016-12-09 13:16

The current-account deficit has widened as exports in mining and factory produce fell due to weaker international demand and a stronger rand.

Treasury expects lower current account deficit

2016-10-26 15:15

South Africa’s current account deficit is expected to average 3.9% over the next three years, down from an average of 5.2% between 2013 and 2015, said National Treasury.

SA current account deficit narrows significantly - Sarb

2016-09-13 11:55

South Africa's current account deficit has narrowed significantly in the second quarter of 2016, says the SA Reserve Bank.

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.

 

Economists optimistic about current account deficit figures

2017-06-20 18:43

Although the latest data shows the current account deficit widened, the balance is still an improvement from previous figures.

Inflation and current account numbers keep rand resilient - economist

2017-04-21 19:39

An improved inflationary outlook and the narrowing of the current account deficit helped the rand and markets to remain resilient despite turbulent events, says an economist.

Lower inflation signals possible rate cut

2017-03-23 05:02

As inflation eased to 6.3% in February 2017, analysts expect that it may signal a rate cut before year-end.

SA current account deficit narrows to 1.7% of GDP

2017-03-22 11:08

Improved dividend receipts, higher commodity prices and improved demand for domestic goods helped reduce the current account deficit, says the Reserve Bank.

Rand hovers 9% below 15-year average - Sarb

2016-12-09 13:41

The rand’s recovery in the third quarter is still below the 15-year average, according to the research by the Reserve Bank.

Exports down more than 25% for third quarter - StatsSA

2016-12-06 18:58

Exports dropped by more than 25%, resulting in an international trade deficit of R44bn for the third quarter of the year.

UK current-account deficit widens

2016-09-30 15:45

The UK current-account deficit has widened as the trade gap hit a two-and-a-half-year high and Britain continued to record heavy outflows of investment income.

Brexit poses risks to UK current-account deficit

2016-09-06 16:00

Brexit without access to European Union markets could exacerbate the UK’s near-record current-account deficit, according to Fitch Ratings.

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.

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