Matt Quigley writes the weekly economic preview for the Mail & Guardian. His blog on the South African economy can be found at www.thoughtleader.co.za/mattquigley
The big item on this week’s domestic data docket is South Africa’s latest growth figures. Here is your guide.
The Reserve Bank’s final rates decision of the year and October’s inflation report are the big items on South Africa’s economic calendar this week.
South African retail figures show an increase, business optimism in the US may spike, and Europe's Sentix gauge could slip further this week.
This week SA will be dealing with power outages and Americans will head to the polls for the country’s mid-term elections. Here's your guide.
This week is expected to see the end of the Federal Reserve’s daring asset purchase programme.
Nhlanhla Nene's medium-term budget statement and last month's inflation report are the big items on South Africa's economic calendar.
An index measuring economic activity in SA shows the biggest decline in several years - but one bright spot is an expected increase in retail sales.
The IMF and World Bank will hold their annual meetings this week, with key global economic reports being released in the run up to these events.
South Africa and the US are expected to announce their latest employment statistics while China's manufacturing update will be closely watched.
Investor interest is likely to centre on PMI reports in China and Europe. Both sets of reports may be disappointing. Here is your guide.