The deadly virus sweeping across China could slash its economic growth, S&P warns

2020-01-24 18:07

"We simply don't know what the impact or even the potential impact could be. We only have SARS in 2003 to base assumptions on."

Europe's manufacturing sector is spiraling downward. And there's 'worse to come.'

2019-10-01 13:22

IHS Markit said it was "the steepest downturn for nearly seven years" and the data was "sending increasingly grim signals for the fourth quarter".

SA factory confidence has worst start to year since 2009

2019-05-02 14:45

A gauge measuring sentiment in South Africa’s manufacturing industry rose to a three-month high in April but has had the worst start to the year since the financial crisis.

Optimism about future SA business conditions declines again - index

2019-04-01 12:24

For the second month in a row, respondents to the Absa Purchasing Managers' Index have scaled back their optimism about future business conditions.

SA Manufacturing PMI edges lower in January

2019-02-01 11:49

While the Absa Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index declined in January, a subindex tracking expected business conditions in six months’ time to rise.

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.


Loadshedding hit manufacturing in December - but SA could still avoid recession

2020-01-08 12:41

Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index only managed to rise above 50 points for two months in 2019.

SA business activity improves slightly in April - index

2019-05-06 12:19

The index rose from 48.8 in March to 50.3 in April, only the second improvement in business conditions in 10 months.

Lack of load shedding signals positive outlook for business - index

2019-05-02 11:09

The Absa Purchasing Manager's Index for April 2019 rose 2.2 points to 47.2, the first increase following three months of decline.

Global stocks bounce as China manufacturing data smashes expectations

2019-04-01 12:23

Global markets are rallying after Chinese industrial data smashed predictions to paint a rosier-than-expected picture of the world economy.

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.

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