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Retail prices at 16.7% mark-up, Ghana

Retail prices at 16.7% mark-up, Ghana

01/10/2013 - 11:18
Commodity prices at retail level are, on the average, trading at more than 16 per cent of wholesale prices, the Esoko-GNA Commodity Index (EGCI) has revealed. read more
Global factors weakening the rand

Global factors weakening the rand

13/06/2013 - 08:27
Johannesburg - Global factors are the main contributors to the current volatility of the rand, analysts said on Wednesday. read more
South Africa, least favoured emerging market - poll

South Africa, least favoured emerging market - poll

16/05/2013 - 09:50
Johannesburg – For the third consecutive month in May‚ South Africa continued to be the least-favoured major emerging market according to fund managers polled by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  read more
JSE has biggest one-day fall for 2013

JSE has biggest one-day fall for 2013

22/02/2013 - 07:38
Johannesburg - The JSE experienced its biggest one-day fall since January 2 on Thursday‚ shedding almost 2% on the day‚ after a wide selloff in commodities across the world was extended from Wednesday‚ putting the JSE and other global markets firmly in risk-off mode. read more
Sarb leading indicator recovers

Sarb leading indicator recovers

24/10/2012 - 07:26
Johannesburg - SA's composite leading business economic indicator rose for the first time after eight declines on a year on year basis by 0.1 % year on year (y/y) in August‚ after a revised 1.8% (2.3%) y/y decline in July‚ data released on Tuesday by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) showed. read more
FNB: Signs of food price rise

FNB: Signs of food price rise

31/08/2012 - 09:13
Johannesburg - Producer price inflation for July showed a good overall number, but there were signs of a food inflation rise, FNB warned on Thursday.  read more
Emerging markets help Unilever avoid rivals' pain

Emerging markets help Unilever avoid rivals' pain

27/07/2012 - 08:17
London - Strong emerging markets helped consumer goods giant Unilever avoid issuing similar profit warnings as two of its main rivals, although it did warn of tougher times ahead due to difficult economies and volatile input costs.  read more
Coca-Cola Profit Tops Estimates After Higher Pricing

Coca-Cola Profit Tops Estimates After Higher Pricing

18/07/2012 - 09:36
Coca-Cola Co. (KO), the world’s largest soft-drink maker, reported second-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates, helped by pricing increases in North America late last year.  read more
Transnet goes to international debt market

Transnet goes to international debt market

04/07/2012 - 08:37
Transnet will go to the international debt market before the end of March to raise capital for its R300bn capital expenditure programme, Transnet CEO Brian Molefe said on Thursday.  read more
Weaker demand leads to decline in exports

Weaker demand leads to decline in exports

22/06/2012 - 08:16
The volume of merchandise exports contracted by 0,4% in the first quarter of 2012, largely due to relatively weaker global demand and domestic supply constraints, the SA Reserve Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin (QB) showed on Thursday. read more
Sub-Sahara growth may firm to 5% in 2012

Sub-Sahara growth may firm to 5% in 2012

14/06/2012 - 08:12
Johannesburg – As global demand firms and domestic demand remains robust‚ economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to strengthen to 5% in 2012‚ the World Bank says in its newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP).  read more
Seven percent rise seen in April producer price index

Seven percent rise seen in April producer price index

29/05/2012 - 08:29
South Africa’s producer price index (PPI) is expected to clock in at 7,0% year on year (y/y) in April from 7,2% in March, a survey by I-Net Bridge has found.  read more
Lower commodities help ease SA prices

Lower commodities help ease SA prices

30/04/2012 - 08:13
Johannesburg - South Africa’s producer inflation, which represents domestic output, slowed to 7.2% year-on-year (y/y) in March from 8.3% in February, Statistics South Africa said on Thursday. read more
March Producer Pride Index seen at 7.9%

March Producer Pride Index seen at 7.9%

23/04/2012 - 14:29
SA's producer price index is expected to clock in at 7.9% year on year in March from 8.3% in February read more
Biotech crops in SA up by 100,000ha in 2011

Biotech crops in SA up by 100,000ha in 2011

09/03/2012 - 08:48
Biotech crops in SA have for the second consecutive year increased by 100,000 hectares in 2011, according to an expert. read more
‘Panic’ forces global commodity prices slump

‘Panic’ forces global commodity prices slump

08/03/2012 - 10:10
As “panic” hit world markets, the Standard & Poor’s latest GSCI Spot Index of 24 commodities indicates a 1.5% fall to close at 692.61 in New York, marking the biggest slump since last December. read more
Commodity trading giant warns of tough year ahead

Commodity trading giant warns of tough year ahead

14/02/2012 - 09:56
Bunge, a leading supplier of agricultural commodities including grains and soyabeans, has said that it expects market conditions to remain challenging over the year ahead.  read more
Unilever Volume Rises at Slowest Pace in Almost Three Years

Unilever Volume Rises at Slowest Pace in Almost Three Years

03/02/2012 - 08:10
Unilever (UNA), the world’s second-largest consumer-goods maker, reported the weakest volume growth in almost three years as higher prices deterred consumers, and said it expects “gloomy” economic conditions to persist this year.  read more
Food price index ends year with sharp drop

Food price index ends year with sharp drop

13/01/2012 - 09:40
Food prices fell in December 2011 with the food price index dropping 2.4%, according to the UN Food Agricultural Organisation's monthly report. read more
Sugar steadies

Sugar steadies

09/01/2012 - 07:49
ICE sugar steadied but a stronger dollar helped push arabicas lower on Friday, after slides in both commodities the previous day, while cocoa was little changed with prices capped by ample African supplies. read more