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SA retail sales growth slows in February
Source: Reuters

South Africa's retail sales grew by a lower-than-expected 2.2% year-on-year in February compared with a revised 6.4% in January, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday.
17 April 2014

China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first quarter
Source: Reuters

China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months in the first quarter of 2014, official data showed on Wednesday, with signs of waning momentum already prompting limited government action to steady the world's second-largest economy.
16 April 2014

WTO raises outlook for global trade in good sign for economy
Source: AFP

Global commerce is set to grow 4.7% this year, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said on Monday, with recovery in rich economies expected to mitigate risks in developing nations.
15 April 2014

Anglo seeks buyer for Rustenburg operations
Source: Business Day

ANGLO American is seeking a buyer for its Rustenburg platinum mines as the group looks elsewhere to extract the metal, CEO Mark Cutifani said on Friday.
14 April 2014

Growth risk as mining, factory output show contraction
Source: Business Day

AN OUTRIGHT contraction in manufacturing and mining output in February suggests South Africa’s first-quarter economic performance will be weak, and raises the risk that whole-year growth could come in lower than expected.
11 April 2014

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After registering a value of 66 index points in 2013Q4, the FNB/BER construction confidence index fell to 55 in 2014Q1. The fall in confidence was likely due to a lower than expected increase in construction activity and a mild deterioration in profitability during the quarter. However, even though confidence decreased, the current level of the index still means that the majority of respondents were satisfied with prevailing business conditions during 2014Q1.
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