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.

Eurozone business growth accelerates

2015-04-07 10:39

Eurozone business activity has accelerated in March at its fastest pace for nearly a year as customers took advantage of ongoing price discounting.

Weak demand hits China factories, services

2015-04-01 14:30

Surveys of China's factory and services sectors have shown stubborn weakness in March, while Beijing is expected to give policy support.


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.

UK services rebound, ease fears of slowdown ahead of poll

2015-05-06 19:51

UK's huge service sector unexpectedly picked up speed in April, countering other signs that the economy was slowing just before a national election on Thursday.

PMI reaches five-month high on new orders boost

2015-04-07 09:58

Business activity in SA expanded at its fastest rate in five months in March as new orders led to a rise in output for the first time since November, a survey shows.

PMI falls as output declines

2015-02-04 10:12

The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index has dipped below the key 50 mark as production and new orders dropped, ending a four-month period of continuous growth.

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