Tentative signs of recovery in SA manufacturing - index

2019-01-09 12:09

For the first time since July 2018, respondents in the Absa Purchasing Managers' Index expect business conditions to improve in six months' time.

Economists upbeat data will show SA has exited recession

2018-12-03 06:45

Analysts say there is a good chance that SA will officially exit its recession when Stats SA releases third quarter GDP figures this week.

August PMI slumps to lowest since 2016, bodes ill for SA economy - Std Bank

2018-09-05 21:27

Economic policy uncertainty and increased cost pressures on consumers saw the August PMI slip to its lowest level since April 2016, says Standard Bank.

SA private sector contracts due to weaker rand, strikes - index

2018-08-03 11:19

The latest Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index has signalled a contraction in SA's private sector during the last month.

PMI drops on the back of listeria outbreak and VAT hike

2018-05-04 13:06

The impact of the recent listeria outbreak, labour strikes and a VAT hike contributed to a dip in the purchasing managers' index, the latest PMI data from Standard Bank showed

Growth in SA private sector continues - index

2018-04-05 14:28

There has been a continued modest improvement in the health of the South African private sector in March as indicated by the latest Standard Bank PMI.

PMI rises as private sector conditions improve

2018-03-05 21:00

Private sector health saw an improvement in February as business conditions caused an uptick in the purchasing managers' index.

PMI contracts as private sector health continues to wane

2018-02-05 13:28

Conditions in the private sector have continued to deteriorate amid a fragile economic climate, according to the Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index.

More upbeat view of economic activity going forward - survey

2018-01-12 17:23

Respondents to the latest Absa Purchasing Managers' Index were significantly more upbeat about business conditions in SA going forward.

Black Friday sales fail to stem private sector decline

2017-12-05 13:11

The latest purchasing managers' index from Standard Bank has signalled a further deterioration in business conditions in the private sector in November.


SA private sector business conditions again down, but rate of decline eases

2019-01-04 13:46

Business conditions in the private sector deteriorated for the sixth consecutive month, but there are signs of a turnaround in the economy, according to the IHS Markit Purchasing Manager's Index for December.

SA factory activity at 15-month low in October - Absa PMI

2018-11-01 11:32

South Africa’s manufacturing sector got off to a poor start in the fourth quarter as an index tracking factory activity fell to a 15-month low in October.

South Africa's PMI sees factory activity at 13-month low in August

2018-09-03 12:32

An index tracking South African manufacturing activity posted its worst reading in 13 months in August as new sales orders dropped.

Outlook bleak for manufacturing sector as June PMI slumps

2018-07-02 12:17

The BER/Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index came in weaker than expected in June, losing 1.9 points to reach 47.9, down from 49.8 points in May.

PMI jumps on new sales orders

2018-05-02 16:34

ABSA's Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 50.9 points in April on the back of new sales orders, after dipping below the 50-point mark in March.

PMI dips back below 50 after encouraging start to year

2018-04-03 16:41

The ABSA Purchasing Managers’ Index has dropped back below the neutral 50-point mark in March, despite improvements during the first two months of the year.

Optimism in manufacturing sector as PMI rises

2018-03-01 12:28

The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index has edged above the neutral 50-point mark for the first time since May 2017.

Business expectations best since 2010 - ABSA PMI index

2018-02-01 12:30

Expectations of business conditions in six months' time are the best since early 2010, according to a sub-index of the latest ABSA Purchasing Managers' Index.

Private sector health continues to deteriorate - PMI

2018-01-04 12:58

Business conditions in the private sector deteriorated further in December, according to the Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index.

Improved optimism for future business conditions - index

2017-10-02 14:16

The Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index for September showed that respondents are more optimistic about future business conditions.

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