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Mar 2014
Leading business indicator falls in February
Source: Business Day

SOUTH Africa’s composite leading business economic indicator fell by 2.8% year on year in February after a 2% year-on-year decline in January, supporting views for a weak economic growth rate in 2014.
24 April 2014

Amcu lukewarm over new offer by platinum miners
Source: Business Day

NEGOTIATIONS between strike-hit platinum producers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) over the former’s revised wage offer concluded on Tuesday with no sign that the union was in a hurry to take it to its members.
23 April 2014

Economic week ahead: Focus on consumer inflation
Source: Mail&Guardian

South Africa's latest inflation figures are the big item on the domestic data docket this week. Elsewhere on the continent, policymakers in Egypt and Botswana will announce their latest interest rate decisions.
22 April 2014

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

FNB Civil

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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