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Economists dial down Chinese growth forecasts after weak August data
Source: Reuters

Data showing that the Chinese economy quickly lost steam in August caused some economists on Monday to trim their 2014 growth forecasts for the country.
16 September 2014

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Bank aims to get balance right on monetary policy
Source: Business Day

IN DETERMINING the best interest rate levels for the economy, the challenge as explained by members of the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee has been to strike a balance between too much and too little monetary policy tightening.
15 September 2014

Manufacturing and mining output plunges
Source: Business Day

MANUFACTURING and mining output plummeted in July mainly due to strikes, supporting the case for weak economic growth this year and for unchanged interest rates next week.
12 September 2014

AngloGold says asset split will add value
Source: Business Day

ANGLOGOLD Ashanti is the latest mining company in SA to split its assets, creating a debt-free local company that will become a multi-commodity player, and a large London-listed gold-focused company holding a suite of international mines and growth assets.
11 September 2014

Current account gap cause for concern
Source: Business Day

THE current account deficit widened more than expected in the second quarter, raising the chance of an interest rate hike next week despite slowing inflation, some economists say.
10 September 2014

FNB Civil

After falling by 11 index points to 55 in 1Q2014, the FNB/BER civil confidence index shed a further 11 points to 44 in 2Q2014. However, construction work and profitability improved nicely. This suggests that other factors, besides only company performance, weighed on confidence during the quarter.
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BER Press Release: FNB Building Confiden... Sep 16 2014
After falling to 41 index points in 2014Q2, the FNB/BER composite building confidence index ...more
Building and Construction Sep 16 2014
After falling to 41 index points in 2014Q2, the FNB/BER composite building confidence index ...more
BER Comment: Activity picks up in some a... Sep 15 2014
Although the end to the strikes will in itself lead to a big improvement in activity, the third ...more
BER Weekly Sep 15 2014
Last week saw the release of the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) Quarterly Bulletin for 2014Q2. ...more
BER press release Sep 9 2014
The RMB/BER Business Confidence Index (BCI) increased by five points to 46 in the third quarter. ...more
 
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