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.

Eurozone manufacturing downturn deepens

2012-05-02 10:24

The eurozone manufacturing sector has slipped further into decline as a downturn in the periphery appears to be spreading to France and Germany, a survey shows.

Safety plays lift yen, stocks down

2012-05-01 10:31

World shares eased and the yen hit fresh highs after a rebound in China's factory sector and a big rate cut in Australia failed to offset concerns about the US and eurozone.

China manufacturing slowdown eases

2012-04-23 07:33

Chinese manufacturing improved in April but remained in contraction, HSBC says, releasing data that could temper fears of a slowdown in the world's No 2 economy.

JSE boosted by global PMIs

2012-04-03 10:00

The JSE has opened a touch firmer, taking direction from global stocks which were higher on better than expected purchasing managers' indexes from the US and China.

SA factory orders decline

2012-04-02 11:09

Factory activity and new sales orders have dropped, dragging SA's purchasing managers' index in March down from a two-year high.

Rand steady ahead of PMI

2012-04-02 09:07

The rand firmed slightly along with other commodity currencies against the dollar, as positive Chinese factory data put fears at ease.

Manufacturing remains erratic

2012-03-09 07:00

Factory activity has shown a revival, but the sector remains volatile.

Manufacturing sector under pressure

2012-02-29 14:07

Business conditions in manufacturing improved slightly in the fourth quarter of 2011 but the industry is still taking strain, says the Manufacturing Circle.


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.

Spain manufacturing decline speeds up

2012-05-02 09:53

Spain's manufacturing sector shrank in April at the fastest pace in nearly three years, a survey shows, suggesting its recession may drag on for some time.

Fewer orders suggest eurozone in recession

2012-04-04 11:13

The eurozone has probably entered a mild recession as factory orders sank again in March, the Eurozone purchasing managers' index shows.

Rand stronger on China PMI

2012-04-03 09:12

The rand has firmed slightly against the dollar, lifted by positive Chinese manufacturing data that boosted the outlook for commodities exporters.

Growth worries hit shares, Aussie dollar

2012-03-23 08:42

Asian shares fell and growth-linked currencies such as the Australian dollar were shunned after shrinking factory activity data heightened global slowdown concerns.

SA factories enjoy jump in orders

2012-03-01 11:25

SA's purchasing managers' index rose to a two-year high in February, indicating a healthy pick-up in factory activity.

SA factory orders rebound

2012-02-01 11:07

SA's Purchasing Managers' Index rose in January, showed robust growth in January, indicating a pick up in manufacturing.

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