Improved optimism for future business conditions - index

2017-10-02 14:16

The Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index for September showed that respondents are more optimistic about future business conditions.

PMI drops as private sector stagnates in weak economy

2017-09-05 11:28

South Africa's private sector is languishing in current weak economic conditions, according to the Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index.

PMI shows slight uptick in private sector prospects

2017-08-03 10:22

The Standard Bank South Africa purchasing managers' index rose from 49.0 in June to 50.1 in July, signalling broadly no change in overall private sector operating conditions.

5 business stories you need to read

2017-06-05 18:02

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe is still dominating business news, while the rand is showing some muscle. Here is a round-up of the top stories on Fin24.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2017-05-29 14:34

The Business Confidence Index for the second quarter of 2017 and Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) figures are to be released over the coming days.

PMI declines sharply in April - report

2017-05-02 18:01

The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index has slumped in April 2017, after a solid performance during the first quarter of 2017.

Business conditions in SA remain buoyant

2017-03-03 11:45

South Africa's purchasing manager's Index – an indication of business conditions in the country – remains buoyant, but improved only slightly in February.

Uptick in money flow augurs well for SA's economy

2017-02-13 11:41

The flow of money through South Africa’s financial system is showing signs of improvement, which suggests the economy could change for the better in 2017.

SA manufacturing starts 2017 off on solid footing

2017-02-01 13:52

The Absa Purchasing Managers' Index has edged above 50 for the first time since July 2016, suggesting the manufacturing sector started the year on a relatively solid footing.

Business conditions continue to improve - PMI

2016-12-05 12:27

South Africa's purchasing manager's index showed a slight uptick in November which could signal a continuation of better economic conditions.


German economy strengthens in boost to eurozone outlook

2017-09-22 11:00

Germany’s economy has showed continued strength at the end of the third quarter, with a gauge of private-sector activity hitting the highest in more than six years.

UK manufacturing unexpectedly accelerates to four-month high

2017-09-01 12:03

UK manufacturing has expanded at the strongest pace in four months in August, lifted by both export orders and domestic demand.

'Downturns in business to dent manufacturing sector'

2017-07-03 17:10

There may possibly be a contraction in manufacturing production, following downturns in business and new sales, says an analyst.

PMI still positive but shows weak economic growth

2017-06-05 11:10

SA's purchasing managers' index has remained in positive territory, but signals only fractional growth and weak underlying business conditions in the private sector.

PMI above neutral mark for eighth month

2017-05-04 13:18

The latest purchasing managers' index has remained above the neutral mark, signalling the longest sequence of overall improvement in operating conditions in over four years.

Business conditions show slight but ongoing uptick

2017-04-05 11:47

Business conditions in March have signalled an ongoing improvement in private sector operating conditions, according to the Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index.

Positive signs for SA manufacturing - index

2017-03-01 13:57

There are promising indications that the manufacturing sector has started the year on a solid footing, according to the latest Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index.

SA economic outlook set to improve

2017-02-07 17:46

Encouraging data from the South African Reserve Bank indicate an expected upturn in the economy in 2017, says Overberg Asset Management.

Manufacturing in SA: Do you want the good news or the bad news?

2017-01-12 13:43

Data from Stats SA and the BER provide some good and bad news in South Africa's manufacturing sector.

Eurozone economic growth gathers pace as orders and prices rise

2016-11-23 12:00

Eurozone economic growth has accelerated to its fastest pace this year as growing order books prompted companies to add more workers and raise prices.

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