| ||04/12/2013 - 08:15|
Johannesburg - South African yellow-corn futures rose to the highest level in more than 15 months in Johannesburg trading. read more
| ||02/12/2013 - 09:30|
The Meat Board and unions representing the interest of farmers in the country have backed the country’s biggest meat producer, Meatco, to request that it should get the biggest shares of the 1 600 tonnes export quota to Norway.
| ||22/11/2013 - 10:01|
Millers are grappling with stockpiles of maize bran after Government halted the export of the commodity in September this year. read more
| ||21/11/2013 - 12:04|
Johannesburg - South African soybean futures declined the most in almost seven weeks. The oilseed for delivery in December, the most active contract, fell 1.8 percent, the biggest decline since October 1, to 6,250 rand ($619) a metric ton by the noon close on the South African Futures Exchange in Johannesburg.
| ||20/11/2013 - 10:50|
Agriculture and Livestock Minister Bob Sichinga has disclosed that Zambia was on a strong position in terms of food security in the African region. read more
| ||22/10/2013 - 08:31|
Meat processing companies, Meatco and Witvlei Meat, have once again bid for the lucrative beef export quota to Norway, which is set at 1600 tonnes per year and pays 72% more than exports to other parts of Europe. Earlier this month, the Meat Board of Namibia requested for bids for the Norway quota from local meat companies. read more
| ||16/10/2013 - 11:06|
Shoprite chief executive Whitey Basson has moved beyond blaming the usual suspects of unions and labour legislation for South Africa’s economic woes and has lashed out at the “declining” manufacturing sector for its lack of innovation and competitiveness. read more
| ||11/10/2013 - 09:02|
Ghana has been ranked as the fourth country in Africa with the highest public debt in relation the total value of the economy. read more
| ||09/10/2013 - 10:23|
Johannesburg - South African liquor company Distell Group Limited [JSE:DST] has acquired a 60% share in fast-growing liquor distribution company CJ Wines & Spirits‚ expanding its presence in the East. read more
| ||07/10/2013 - 08:31|
Rome - Global food prices are not expected to fall much further after their fifth consecutive monthly decline in September, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, trimming its estimate for 2013/14 world cereals production. read more
| ||15/08/2013 - 10:08|
Ten fishing companies have been fined $3.1 million for illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU) in the country’s waters and in breach of Ghana’s fishing regulations.
| ||13/08/2013 - 09:27|
A total of 25 Chinese enterprises worth US$1.2 million have been set up in the Chambishi Multi Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) in the past year, the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) has said.
| ||22/07/2013 - 10:07|
The Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Co-operatives, Eng Christopher Chiza, told ‘Daily News’ that the government would assist coffee farmers by providing them with coffee seedlings at subsidised prices. “In principle we have agreed that we should provide them with input subsidies.
| ||22/07/2013 - 09:44|
Ghana’s non-traditional exports earnings fell 2.43 per cent to $2.364 billion in 2012 compared with $2.423 billion in 2011. read more
| ||19/07/2013 - 07:29|
Cape Town - The Western Cape department of agriculture, together with Wines of South Africa, recently hosted the second Beijing Wine Tasting in China.
| ||12/07/2013 - 08:37|
Beijing - China's exports fell 3.1% year-on-year (y/y) in June with imports also declining, the government said on Wednesday, in the latest signs of slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy.
| ||05/07/2013 - 08:49|
Walvis Bay - Namibia should not allow itself to be held hostage by any single market, says the Minister of Trade and Industry Calle Schlettwein. read more
| ||28/06/2013 - 12:11|
Zambia’s inflation rate has increased by 0.3 percentage points from seven per cent recorded in May 2013, to 7.3 per cent this month, while the country has recorded a trade surplus valued at KR267.8 million. read more
| ||30/05/2013 - 09:11|
Cape Town - A total of 54 000 new jobs were created in the agriculture sector in the first three months of the year, Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said on Wednesday. read more
| ||16/05/2013 - 10:04|
Frankfurt -The German economy, Europe's biggest, got off to an unexpectedly weak start to the year, as it battled freezing winter weather, sagging exports and weak investment, official data showed on Wednesday.
| ||29/04/2013 - 10:02|
Port Louis - Mauritius' economy will expand by 3.7 percent this year, slightly below potential due to subdued demand from its main markets and modest private investment, and will accelerate to 4.4 percent in 2014, the International Monetary Fund said.
| ||26/04/2013 - 10:06|
Beijing - Manufacturing activity slowed in China in April as exports were hit by sluggish overseas demand, HSBC said on Tuesday, fuelling concerns about the strength of the world's second-largest economy. read more
| ||11/04/2013 - 10:18|Nsoko Msele sugar mill project to rejuvenate Swaziland’s vital export crop
A fourth sugar mill announced for Swaziland, the Nsoko Msele integrated sugar milling project, would significantly increase production of refined sugar, the country’s main source of export revenue, the project’s shareholders said this week. read more
| ||04/04/2013 - 07:40|
Johannesburg - South African corn futures weakened for a second day to the lowest level in more than a month, tracking US prices that fell following reports of bigger-than-expected stockpiles. read more
| ||26/03/2013 - 08:13|
South Africa, the eighth-biggest wine producer, is seeking to regain a foothold in the US market lost to imports from Australia to Argentina by promoting brands at Walmart Stores and Whole Foods Market, a diplomat said last week.
| ||22/03/2013 - 07:58|
Cape Town - Major fishing company bosses on Wednesday described a meeting with Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson as a watershed moment.
| ||15/03/2013 - 08:35|
Johannesburg - The South African economy needs a larger manufacturing sector in order to improve employment, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Thursday.
| ||27/02/2013 - 09:21|
Pretoria - South Africa's economic growth quickened to 2.1% quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter of 2012 on a seasonally adjusted and annualised basis from 1.2% in Q3, Statistics South Africa said on Tuesday.
| ||18/01/2013 - 09:52|
The Lusaka High Court has reserved judgment in a matter in which 15 liquor companies have challenged the Government’s decision to ban them from manufacturing and supplying alcoholic drinks, popularly known as ‘Tujilijili’. read more
| ||09/01/2013 - 08:42|
Berlin - More evidence of sliding German exports and industry orders on Tuesday compounded concerns that the eurozone crisis may have battered the region's largest economy into contraction at the end of last year. read more
| ||11/12/2012 - 09:16|
Japan - on Monday confirmed that the world's third-largest economy shrank in the three months to September, stoking fears the country is slipping into a recession. read more
| ||04/12/2012 - 08:44|
Johannesburg‚ Dec 3 (I-Net) - South African maize futures ended little changed on Monday‚ with traders attributing the sideways movement to good weekend rainfall in the North West and Free State‚ which offset the firmer international grain prices. read more
| ||04/12/2012 - 08:37|
Chinese manufacturing returned to growth in November for the first time in over a year and the deep downturn in euro zone factories eased slightly, according to business surveys released yesterday. read more
| ||03/12/2012 - 08:01|
Johannesburg - South Africa's trade deficit widened more than expected to R21.2bn in October from R13.8bn in September as imports of machinery, vehicles and aircraft rose, the South African Revenue Service said on Friday.
| ||29/11/2012 - 08:36|
Johannesburg - The South African manufacturing sector is in a crisis which requires changes in the country's policies, the Manufacturing Circle said on Wednesday. read more
| ||23/11/2012 - 14:55|
Beijing - China's manufacturing activity grew in November for the first time in 13 months, HSBC said on Thursday, in a further sign of strength in the world's second-largest economy after a marked slowdown. read more
| ||19/10/2012 - 08:00|
Johannesburg - Shares of luxury goods retailer Richemont [JSE:CFR] fell as data showed Swiss watch exports dropped for the first time in two-and-a-half years in September, hit by slowing Chinese demand. read more
| ||31/07/2012 - 09:33|
A South African flour mill has made a rare purchase of about 35,000 tonnes of Russian-origin milling wheat, European traders said on Monday. read more
| ||31/07/2012 - 08:16|
New Delhi - Indian ministers will meet on Tuesday to discuss measures to deal with a feared drought, including curbs on commodity derivatives, extra subsidies to farmers and the distribution of seeds, but are not expected to ban farm exports. read more
| ||13/07/2012 - 08:10|
Cape Town - A R1.2m international grant fund on rooibos export competitiveness secured by the South African Rooibos Council is aimed to drive exports of the indigenous herbal tea. read more
| ||25/06/2012 - 08:02|
South Africa’s foreign trade balance with its non-Southern African Customs Union trading partners is expected to have recorded a R5,7bn deficit in May from a staggering R9,9bn deficit in April, according to an I-Net Bridge survey of leading economists. read more
| ||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
| ||07/06/2012 - 08:59|
Brussels - The eurozone narrowly escaped technical recession in the first quarter as exports offset a plunge in investment and inventories to produce a flat reading, data showed on Wednesday, but it was unlikely to escape contraction again in the second quarter.
| ||04/06/2012 - 08:05|
Beijing - China's manufacturing sector weakened in May, two closely watched indices showed on Friday, providing further confirmation that the world's second largest economy is slowing more than previously thought.
| ||01/06/2012 - 11:05|
Month records a 14,9% decrease in exports to R52,2bn, with exports of mineral products down 16%, and a 7,2% drop in imports to R62bn read more
| ||22/05/2012 - 08:39|
New York - Greek winemakers are not pricing their wares in drachmas - yet. read more
| ||22/05/2012 - 08:31|
Johannesburg - South African consumer goods firm Tiger Brands [JSE:TBS] posted a modest rise in first-half earnings on Tuesday, helped by growth in its exports and international businesses as the domestic market remains subdued. read more
| ||21/05/2012 - 08:58|
Demand by SA’s traditional trading partners in the north was likely to remain constrained in the near future and the country’s prospects for economic growth would increasingly depend on diversifying and strengthening ties with economies in the south and in Africa, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said last week. read more
| ||11/05/2012 - 08:20|
Manufacturing output contracted unexpectedly in March, suggesting that the recession in Europe is already taking a toll on exports and signalling growth in the economy may be slowing more sharply than expected.
| ||08/05/2012 - 08:49|
The arrival of regular rains across most of Ivory Coast's cocoa growing regions last week will strengthen the development of flowers and small pods, brightening the prospects of a delayed mid-crop, farmers and analysts said on Monday. read more
| ||02/05/2012 - 08:01|
The South African manufacturing industry faces significant headwinds, probably more severe than a number of other manufacturing countries, Stewart Jennings, chairman of the Manufacturing Circle says. read more
| ||24/04/2012 - 08:28|
Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,070,000 tonnes by April 22 since the start of the season in October, exporters estimated on Monday, compared with 1,038,928 tonnes in the same period of the previous season. read more
| ||16/04/2012 - 10:35|
SA’s biggest drug manufacturer, Aspen Pharmacare, on Friday welcomed the announcement by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies that the pharmaceuticals sector had been designated as one in which the government would purchase selected products exclusively from domestic manufacturers. read more
| ||19/03/2012 - 09:25|
Fundamental changes are in play in the world's wheat market and their consequences for South Africa's farmers could be startling. read more
| ||15/03/2012 - 10:54|
Rain across parched cocoa plantations in West Africa, which supplies 69 percent of the world’s beans, is leading analysts to pare forecasts for shortages, threatening the biggest rally in a year. read more
| ||14/03/2012 - 09:54|
Ghana's cocoa production this season will rival last year's record 1 million-tonne crop due to improved weather and farming techniques, the West African country's cocoa regulator has told Reuters. read more
| ||02/03/2012 - 07:45|
Johannesburg - South Africa’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) jumped to a two-year high of 57.9 in February from 53.2 in January, sponsors Kagiso Asset Management said on Thursday. read more
| ||01/03/2012 - 08:54|
Johannesburg - Business conditions in manufacturing improved slightly in the fourth quarter of 2011 but the sector remains under pressure, the Manufacturing Circle said on Wednesday. read more
| ||29/02/2012 - 08:18|
Kenya, the world's largest exporter of black tea, will resume its weekly tea auction this week after resolving a tax dispute, a senior government official and traders have said. read more
| ||20/02/2012 - 08:14|
The Chinese consumer may not qualify for the description “big spender”. But the traditionally thrifty Chinese may spend more than was previously thought on the things that keep households ticking over every day. read more
| ||16/02/2012 - 08:32|
Johannesburg - The Ports Regulator of SA on Tuesday rejected the National Ports Authority's (NPA's) application for an average 18.06% increase in tariffs for the 2012/2013 tariff year. read more
| ||13/02/2012 - 07:51|
Johannesburg/Lusaka - A tight grain supply outlook after several bumper harvests is set to fan food price pressures in southern Africa, fuelling salary demands and threatening to knock the region's fragile economies out of kilter. read more
| ||06/02/2012 - 08:12|
Johannesburg - South Africa is selling 30% more agricultural goods abroad than it imported in 2010, a study revealed on Wednesday.
| ||03/02/2012 - 07:58|
Cocoa farmgate prices ticked up in Ivory Coast's main growing regions last week as the price of beans at ports rose and farmers said they were starting to see a shortage of beans up-country. read more
| ||23/01/2012 - 08:50|
A government-backed plan to export a record corn surplus may leave South African silos drained of the country’s staple food by the end of April.
| ||20/01/2012 - 12:02|
China's manufacturing activity contracted for a third straight month in January as the world's second largest economy slows, boosting the case for further monetary easing, HSBC said Friday. read more
| ||16/01/2012 - 08:36|
Bloomberg Beijing - China would take drastic measures to stabilise its exports and imports as slowing global growth created a “grim situation” for trade, Zhang Xiaoqiang, the vice-chairman at the nation’s top economic planning agency, said on Friday. read more
| ||13/01/2012 - 08:21|
Cocoa futures on ICE hovered below an 8-week high on Thursday, as the market consolidated after this week's steep rally fuelled by a slowdown in port arrivals in top producer Ivory Coast. read more
| ||13/01/2012 - 08:13|
South African maize futures lifted on Thursday, buoyed largely by strong exports and world prices. read more
| ||09/01/2012 - 07:57|
South Africa's bulk export volumes rose by 6.6% in 2011 to a record 141.493 million tons, Transnet National Ports Authority data shows. read more
| ||08/12/2011 - 08:44|
As European leaders head into the last summit of the year today, the future of the euro as a currency will come under the scrutiny of both global policy makers and investors, as politicians try to restore confidence in the currency used by 17 nations within the European Union (EU). read more
| ||01/12/2011 - 08:49|
Johannesburg - South Africa’s trade account recorded a wider-than-expected trade shortfall of R9.6bn in October compared with a R2.5bn surplus in September, the South African Revenue Service said on Wednesday. read more
| ||28/11/2011 - 08:22|
Exports to the European Union (EU) are set to become more expensive when proposals to introduce a shipping tax next year are adopted by the bloc, trade policy analyst Peter Draper said yesterday. read more