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Tag: PMI

Another weak data point shows China’s economy is ‘now facing relatively obvious downward pressure’

A private manufacturing survey hit a 14-month low in August as the Caixin/Markit Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) came in at 50.6 — the weakest since June 2017. Although output continued...

Worst over for manufacturing?

South Africa's purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose for a second month in a row last month, indicating the worst of the dip in the manufacturing sector might be over, a Kagiso...

Alarming acceleration in business decline

The Standard Bank Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) on Wednesday showed private sector business activity in South Africa declined for the third successive month in June, with the rate of contraction accelerating...

Manufacturing data confirms expectations of gradual narrowing current account deficit

As had been broadly anticipated based on May’s R18.7bn trade surplus as well as recent upbeat PMI numbers, May manufacturing data registered a 4% y/y increase, the best growth level since...

Bleak January PMI print signals tough conditions in SA manufacturing

The outlook for the SA manufacturing sector remains poor. The Barclays/BER Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) printed below the all-important 50 mark for the sixth consecutive month, indicating that production in SA’s...

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The energy morass

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