Private sector expands at slower rate

2014-12-03 10:23

Private sector growth has expanded at a much slower rate in November, largely due to weaker growth in output and new orders.

Zim's first PMI shows economy in free fall

2014-10-09 20:19

Zimbabwe’s first-ever purchasing managers’ index shows the economy is in decline, reflecting an industry sector struggling for funding and with slowing demand.

Business activity picks up pace

2014-10-03 10:04

Business activity has expanded at the fastest rate in 21 months in September as new orders rose, a survey shows.

PMI up, shows post-strike recovery

2014-09-03 10:20

The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index has risen to 51.1 in August from 46.4 in July, snapping a four-month contraction after the resolution of a protracted strike.

Rand falls after weak July PMI

2014-08-05 17:54

The rand has fallen by almost 1% against the greenback, threatening to break out of a recent range after the release of weak Purchasing Managers Index numbers.

Eurozone business growth slows in June

2014-07-03 10:28

Eurozone business expanded at the slowest rate in six months in June, but new orders poured in at the fastest pace in over three years, a survey shows.

Eurozone manufacturing PMI falls to 51.8

2014-07-01 12:45

Eurozone manufacturing growth has eased slightly more than previously thought last month, a survey shows.

UK manufacturing keeps up strong growth

2014-06-02 13:38

British manufacturing activity has continued expanding at a rapid pace in May, suggesting the economic recovery has lost little of its shine.

PMI slips as strike hits output

2014-04-03 10:11

The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index dipped to 50.2 in March from 51.5 in February as the platinum sector strike caused contraction in private sector output.

Asian factory activity stutters, led by China

2014-03-03 13:44

Manufacturing activity among Asia's major export economies stumbled in February, led by China where data suggested growth in the factory sector is stalling.

PMI reflects sluggish business environment

2014-02-03 12:14

The purchasing managers' index was unchanged in January, remaining at its weakest level since April 2013 as business activity and new sales orders weakened.

PMI dip not too serious - expert

2014-01-06 11:23

The latest HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index shows a possible improvement in operating conditions in SA's private sector.

PMI up on recovery from car strikes

2013-12-02 11:55

The purchasing managers' index has risen to 52.4 in November from 50.7 in October, with a positive outlook for SA's manufacturing sector.

PMI dips to eight-month low

2013-10-01 14:20

The purchasing managers' index fell to an eight-month low in September as the auto sector strike hurt new sales orders, suggesting a slowdown in manufacturing.

Kagiso PMI improves

2013-08-01 13:00

The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers' Index increased by 0.6 points to 52.2 in July, the asset management firm says.

PMI up on signs of US recovery

2013-07-01 11:32

The purchasing managers' index increased in June, staying above the 50 point mark for the third straight month, partly on signs of a recovery in the US economy.

PMI rises, manufacturing under pressure

2013-05-02 11:09

SA's seasonally adjusted purchasing managers' index edged back into expansion territory at 50.5 in April, although the manufacturing sector is still struggling.

PMI falls to 49.3 in March

2013-04-02 11:26

SA's seasonally adjusted purchasing managers' index fell back into contraction territory at 49.3 in March from 53.6 in February, Kagiso Tiso Holdings says.

Kagiso PMI jumps in January

2013-02-01 11:44

The Kagiso Purchasing Managers' Index increased by 1.7 points to 49.1 in January, according to the latest figures.

PMI below boom-or-bust line

2012-12-03 11:49

SA's seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers' Index is in contraction for the third straight month, following a weak global economy, a survey shows.

Kagiso PMI falls, manufacturing weak

2012-10-01 11:21

SA's seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers' Index fell into contractionary territory in September, a survey shows, hitting its lowest level in 14 months.

Kagiso PMI stable; factories still weak

2012-08-01 11:30

The purchasing managers' index has stabilised after a dip below 50 points last month, but manufacturing is still "under strain", says Kagiso Tiso Holdings.

Euro shares buoyed by debt support

2012-07-02 13:36

European shares opened on an upbeat note as the momentum from the breakthrough in the euro debt crisis at last week's EU summit continued to underpin investor confidence.

Eurozone economies weaken further

2012-06-05 10:19

All the major eurozone economies are now in decline, according to data suggesting that even Germany is no longer immune to fallout from Greece and Spain.

Rand touch softer in range-bound trade

2012-05-02 12:43

The rand was a touch softer in range-bound midday trade as the SA and eurozone manufacturing data failed to move the market.


Business grows at fastest rate in 22 months

2014-11-05 10:09

SA business activity expanded as output and new orders grew substantially in October, according to the HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index.

UK services PMI slips as economy loses pace

2014-10-03 11:47

Rapid growth in Britain's services sector has eased slightly and a broader measure of private-sector expansion fell to a six-month low.

Eurozone economic activity slumps

2014-09-23 11:35

The eurozone economy has slowed in September, with a key business indicator released slumping to a nine-month low.

UK construction growth surges

2014-09-02 12:00

Construction output in Britain has grown at its fastest pace in seven months in August, boosting job creation but also putting strain on suppliers.

UK services PMI rises to 8-month high

2014-08-05 11:15

Activity in Britain's services industry last month rose at the fastest rate since November, helping overall private-sector growth.

PMI dips in June as strikes weigh

2014-07-03 10:22

South Africa's private sector has contracted slightly in June, reflecting the impact of a protracted strike in the mining sector.

China PMIs fuel hope economy is stabilising

2014-06-03 10:30

China's factory and services sectors has had their best showings in months as demand has rebounded, fuelling optimism that its economy may be steadying.

Strike fallout drags down PMI

2014-05-06 10:26

The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index fell further in April, dipping into contraction territory as companies felt the pinch of mining strikes-related disruptions.

PMI shows slight uptick

2014-03-05 10:09

The seasonally-adjusted HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51.5, as private sector companies reported a rise in activity in the month.

SA economy faces 'uncomfortable combination'

2014-02-05 10:28

South Africa's seasonally-adjusted HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index slipped further in January.

PMI signals sluggish factory growth

2014-01-15 13:01

The purchasing managers' index ended 2013 in contraction territory, falling 2.5 points in December and signalling lacklustre manufacturing output growth.

PMI nudges up to 51.6

2013-12-04 10:56

South Africa's seasonally adjusted HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index edged up to 51.6 in November from 51.5 in October, partly as new orders increased.

PMI rises in October

2013-11-01 11:29

The Purchasing Managers' Index has climbed and peeped above the 50 level in October after a sharp fall a month ago.

PMI hits six-year highs

2013-09-02 11:25

The purchasing managers' index has climbed to its highest level in six years on improving demand in the manufacturing sector, a survey shows.

Uptick in manufacturing

2013-08-01 10:28

The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers' Index for July increased by 0.6 points to 52.2, in line with eurozone and US trends.

No change to PMI

2013-06-03 12:44

The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers' Index remained unchanged at 50.4 in May, Kagiso Tiso Holdings says.

China's factories crawl, Germany's shrink

2013-04-23 13:50

China and Germany, the world's two biggest exporters, showed new signs of weakness in major business surveys, increasing doubt about the strength of global demand.

Manufacturing activity up in February

2013-03-01 11:18

The seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers' Index was at 53.6 in February, rising above the key 50 mark for the first time since August, a survey shows.

Clear dip in demand for factory goods

2012-09-03 12:06

The Kagiso Purchasing Managers' Index lost a marginal 0.8 index points in August and is now at a level of 50.2, which will be a drag on growth.

PMI drops, dampening GDP outlook

2012-07-02 11:23

SA's seasonally adjusted purchasing managers' index fell to 48.2 in June from 53.6 in May, dropping into contraction territory for the first time since December.

SA factory orders ease, employment up

2012-06-01 12:00

SA's seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers' Index nudged lower in May, in line with a weaker global trend, although employment turned positive for the month.

SA factory orders still sliding

2012-05-02 11:50

The seasonally adjusted purchasing managers' index declined for the second straight month in March, as lack of demand from Europe weighed on new sales orders.

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