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February trade deficit narrows to R8.48bn
Source: fin24

South Africa's trade deficit was R8.5bn in February, the SA Revenue Service (Sars) said on Tuesday. The February deficit was due to exports of R76.8bn and imports of R85.3bn, Sars said in a statement.
1 April 2015

Asia up on Wall St. rally and China hopes, euro sags on Greece
Source: Reuters

Asian stocks rose across the board on Tuesday after a rally on Wall Street and steps by China to shore up its economy boosted risk appetite, while Greek debt worries again haunted the sagging euro.
31 March 2015

SA’s visa requirements ‘hurting tourism’
Source: Business Day

The Department of Home Affairs’ "draconian" regulations for foreign tourists have led to a drop in numbers from key markets such as China and India, the Southern African Tourism Services Association (Satsa) says.
30 March 2015

Repo rate on hold, but inflation deterioration narrows the scope to pause
Source: BER

As expected, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) unanimously decided to keep the repo policy interest rate unchanged at 5.75% (prime lending rate at 9.25%). While the rate decision was similar to the January MPC meeting, the tone of the accompanying statement was vastly different.
26 March 2015

Oil jumps as fears over Yemen grow
Source: AFP

Oil prices jumped in Asia on Thursday after Saudi Arabian jets struck rebel targets in Yemen, with fears growing that a spiralling crisis in the country could threaten key crude producers in the Middle East.
26 March 2015

FNB Civil

After rising to 59 last quarter, the FNB/BER civil confidence index shed 20 points to register a level of 39 in 1Q2015. Confidence was lower largely due to a sharp slowdown in construction activity. In addition, the outlook for construction activity in the short term, particularly for new work, deteriorated.
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BER press release Mar 19 2015
The FNB/BER building confidence index fell from 60 to 55 points in 2015Q1. The decline in overall ...more
BER Weekly Feb 16 2015
Last week was quite a rollercoaster ride for emerging market currencies, partly due to developments ...more
Economic Snapshot Feb 3 2015
A concise monthly document that provides a graphical overview of recent SA economic developments. ...more
BER press release Mar 10 2015
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Update Apr 1 2015
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Kagiso PMI Apr 1 2015
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BER Weekly Mar 30 2015
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