ARTICLES RELATING TO PMI

Output stabilises, ends 15-month period of decline

2016-09-05 10:50

The Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index has dipped slightly in August, showing that output is stabilising and new orders are rising amid an increase in new order intakes.

Oil price drop helps rand get over early week blues

2016-08-23 08:45

While the rand’s early week blues are over, it is still a matter of wait-and-see until Friday, when the US Federal Reserve will announce an interest rate decision.

PMI above crucial 50 mark for first time in a year

2016-06-03 10:03

Operating conditions at private sector businesses have lifted for the first time in a year, mainly driven by a return to new order growth and renewed job creation.

China’s PMI reports show slowdown deepening

2016-03-01 10:00

China’s factory gauge has extended its stretch of deteriorating conditions to a record seven months while a measure of services fell to the weakest in seven years.

SA's private sector activity still negative - PMI

2016-02-03 12:03

Activity in SA’s private sector has remained in decline at the start of 2016, a survey shows.

SA private sector remains in doldrums, PMI shows

2016-01-06 11:33

Poor market conditions and a lack of demand were the main drivers behind a fall in the Standard Bank purchasing managers' index from 49.6 to 49.1.

Eurozone growth on four-year high - PMI

2015-11-23 16:33

Eurozone business activity and employment figures are showing the biggest growth since May 2011, according to a UK purchasing managers’ index.

PMI falls as shaky economy takes toll on private sector

2015-10-05 09:56

The Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index slipped to a 14-month low of 47.9 in September from 49.3 in August, as the weak economy took its toll on companies.

Greek factory output collapses as banks close

2015-08-03 11:15

Greek manufacturing activity in July plunged to the lowest level on records going back 16 years, due to a dive in new orders and a three-week bank shutdown.

UK services PMI jumps in June

2015-07-03 13:45

Britain's private-sector services have grown more than expected last month, suggesting the economic recovery picked up going into the second half of the year.

 

Eurozone shrugs off Brexit as key index edges up

2016-08-23 12:30

The eurozone economy has maintained its momentum in August, with growth showing little sign of being curtailed by fallout from the UK’s Brexit vote.

Private sector activity was subdued in July: PMI

2016-08-02 10:16

Activity in the private sector improved slightly last month but overall business conditions remained subdued despite an uptick in employment and inventories, the PMI has shown.

PMI drops further amid job cuts and drought fallout

2016-04-05 12:21

A new Standard Bank survey signals the most marked deterioration in operating conditions in over 18 months and the steepest rate of job losses recorded since 2011.

German economy takes a blow

2016-02-22 10:56

The German economy has taken a hit this month from weak global demand, with a manufacturing gauge dropping to a 15-month low.

Manufacturing business activity lowest in 8 years

2016-02-01 16:42

Business activity in South Africa's manufacturing industry is likely at its worst level since the third quarter of 2009, says an economist.

Weak PMI signals poor manufacturing outlook

2015-12-01 18:14

The Barclays/BER Purchasing Managers’ Index has declined further below 50 for the fourth consecutive month, dipping to its worst level since August 2009.

PMI at 15-month low as firms continue to cut jobs

2015-11-04 10:49

Operating conditions at private sector firms have deteriorated at the strongest rate in 15 months as new orders declined at a sharper rate, a survey shows.

Private-sector output, new orders fall

2015-08-05 10:31

Activity in the private sector has declined in July, with output and new orders contracting the most in more than a year, according to a survey.

China July factory activity shrinks most in 2 years

2015-08-03 11:00

China's factory activity has shrunk more than estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell, dashing hopes of a steadying economy.

Private sector growth slows to a crawl

2015-06-03 10:57

Private sector expansion slackened to a crawl in May as power supply shortages and weak export demand weighed on output, according to the HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index.

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