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.

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.


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.

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.

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