ARTICLES RELATING TO CURRENT ACCOUNT DEFICIT

South African current account deficit at 9-year low

2020-03-05 12:05

South Africa's current account deficit narrowed to a nine-year low in the fourth quarter as outflows decreased.

Current account deficit narrows to 3.3%

2018-09-06 20:05

The current account deficit had narrowed by R55.6bn to R163.8bn in the second quarter.

Rand shrugs off current account deficit to firm in early trade

2018-06-22 11:12

The rand firmed slightly in early trade on Friday, shrugging off a widening current account deficit to reach its best level this week.

Current account deficit widens to 2.4%

2017-09-14 10:06

The current account deficit has widened from 2% to 2.4% of GDP in the second quarter of the year.

Current account deficit widens to 2.1%

2017-06-20 10:00

South Africa’s current account deficit widened to 2.1% of GDP for the first quarter of 2017, says the South African Reserve Bank.

Earnings from gold exports contract 25% in 2016

2017-03-23 13:41

Gold exports were up 175% in the fourth quarter of 2016, however exports and earnings for the year had declined.

Rand cheers narrow deficit, easing CPI

2017-03-22 16:49

The rand hit 20-month lows following a boost from a narrow current account deficit and lower consumer price inflation.

UK current-account deficit widens

2016-12-23 14:37

The UK current-account deficit has widened in the third quarter as Britain posted its worst trade performance in almost three years.

SA current-account gap widens as exports fall

2016-12-09 13:16

The current-account deficit has widened as exports in mining and factory produce fell due to weaker international demand and a stronger rand.

Treasury expects lower current account deficit

2016-10-26 15:15

South Africa’s current account deficit is expected to average 3.9% over the next three years, down from an average of 5.2% between 2013 and 2015, said National Treasury.

 

UK current-account deficit widens, business investment falls

2018-09-28 13:15

The UK current-account deficit has widened more than economists forecast in the second quarter, raising fresh questions about the sustainability of the shortfall as Britain prepares for Brexit.

Record sell-off sparks warning over bond flight from SA

2018-06-25 11:19

Foreign investors’ holdings of South African bonds have dropped to the lowest level in more than a year following a record sell-off since the beginning of May.

Rand falls as SA current account deficit swells to 4.8%

2018-06-21 11:36

The rand lost almost 1% against the US dollar after South Africa's current account deficit came in worse than expected and a lot worse that the previous quarter's print.

Economists optimistic about current account deficit figures

2017-06-20 18:43

Although the latest data shows the current account deficit widened, the balance is still an improvement from previous figures.

Inflation and current account numbers keep rand resilient - economist

2017-04-21 19:39

An improved inflationary outlook and the narrowing of the current account deficit helped the rand and markets to remain resilient despite turbulent events, says an economist.

Lower inflation signals possible rate cut

2017-03-23 05:02

As inflation eased to 6.3% in February 2017, analysts expect that it may signal a rate cut before year-end.

SA current account deficit narrows to 1.7% of GDP

2017-03-22 11:08

Improved dividend receipts, higher commodity prices and improved demand for domestic goods helped reduce the current account deficit, says the Reserve Bank.

Rand hovers 9% below 15-year average - Sarb

2016-12-09 13:41

The rand’s recovery in the third quarter is still below the 15-year average, according to the research by the Reserve Bank.

Exports down more than 25% for third quarter - StatsSA

2016-12-06 18:58

Exports dropped by more than 25%, resulting in an international trade deficit of R44bn for the third quarter of the year.

UK current-account deficit widens

2016-09-30 15:45

The UK current-account deficit has widened as the trade gap hit a two-and-a-half-year high and Britain continued to record heavy outflows of investment income.

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