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.

SA could be clawing its way to better growth

2016-10-10 20:08

The general economy could be at a stage where South Africa is slowly clawing its way back to better growth, says an Old Mutual multi-manager.

Jobs growth in manufacturing hits17-month high

2016-10-05 13:13

The latest purchasing managers' index rose from 49.8 in August to 50.7 in September, with employment growth at the highest level in 17 months.

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.


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.

UK set to avoid contraction as services defy Brexit gloom

2016-10-05 13:16

Britain’s powerhouse services industry has grown more than forecast as the economy continued to display resilience following the vote to leave the European Union.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-10-03 06:51

Aside from the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) figures that are going to be released this week, let’s see what else the markets have in store.

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.

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