Purchasing Managers Index

SA’s PMI drops to 50.5 for December

The purchasing managers' index has dropped to 50.5 for December, the weakest it has been in three months.

Rand fluctuates ahead of current-account deficit data

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HSBC’s new PMI index shows growth in SA

HSBC has launched South Africa's first purchasing managers index that looks at the whole economy, and it revealed the country is growing.

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Economic week ahead: Buyers and bankers slow things down

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SA’s PMI drops to 53.7 in April

South Africa's purchasing managers' index in April has fallen to 53.7 from 55.1 in March, declining for the second straight month.

Purchasing managers index rises to two-year high

The seasonally adjusted Kagiso PMI posted strong gains in February, rising by 4.7 index points to 57.9 -- the highest level since February 2010.

Purchasing managers’ index drops

South Africa's purchasing manager's index has dropped from 51.6 in November to 49.4 in December -- a first move below the 50 level since August 2011.

Weak PMI figures signal economic stagnancy

The latest manufacturing figures point to a weak manufacturing sector, which doesn't bode well with Christmas around the corner.

August purchasing index rises slightly

The purchasing managers' index rose to a seasonally adjusted 46.7 in August from a two-year low of 44.2 in July, sponsor Kagiso said on Thursday.

PMI falls for third straight month in June

South Africa's Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 53.9 in June from 55.1 in May, sponsor Kagiso Securities has said.

SA’s December manufacturing output disappoints

Growth in South Africa's manufacturing output slowed to just 0,2% on the year in December and was far below analysts forecasts.

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