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Wholesale trade sales shrank in real terms in June compared to 2017

Wholesale trade sales shrank in real terms in June compared to 2017

17/08/2018 - 09:56
Wholesale trade sales shrank in real, inflation-adjusted terms in June compared with a year earlier and eked out a 0.1% gain for the quarter. read more
Manufacturing sector concerned about its future

Manufacturing sector concerned about its future

03/08/2018 - 14:20
For the first time in 11 months, the subindex tracking expected business conditions in six months’ time dropped to below 50. read more
Soft drinks and craft beer fuel canned drinks growth in the UK

Soft drinks and craft beer fuel canned drinks growth in the UK

24/07/2018 - 10:22
Canned drinks are seeing “significant growth” in the UK market, according to the latest Nielsen research revealed today by the Can Makers, the industry trade body for drinks can manufacturers. read more
US duties to knock SA’s Agoa exports

US duties to knock SA’s Agoa exports

17/07/2018 - 08:58
SA has raised its concern with the US government about possible duties on vehicle and vehicle component imports, pointing out that their imposition on South African exports would significantly erode the benefit the country is meant to enjoy under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). read more
SA factories do better than expected in May

SA factories do better than expected in May

12/07/2018 - 13:47
SA’s manufacturing output grew 2.3% in May from the same month in 2017, contradicting a drop predicted by the Absa purchasing managers index (PMI). read more
Factory inflation rises in May from April’s figure

Factory inflation rises in May from April’s figure

28/06/2018 - 14:53
Producer inflation accelerated slightly to 4.6% in May from 4.4% in April, Statistics SA reported. By contrast, consumer inflation slowed to 4.4% in May from 4.5% in April. read more
Why the weaker SA economy may be good for local investors

Why the weaker SA economy may be good for local investors

13/06/2018 - 10:55
With confirmation that local GDP declined by 2.2% in the first quarter on the year, followed by a major dip in the rand, doubts have been cast over South Africa’s so-called ‘Ramaphoria’. read more
SA economy shrinks in Q1 of 2018

SA economy shrinks in Q1 of 2018

07/06/2018 - 14:27
South Africa's economy shrunk by 2.2% in the first quarter of 2018 after expanding by 3.1% in the final quarter of last year, Statistics South Africa said, knocking more than half a percent off the rand.  read more
Three important technologies to slash manufacturing input costs

Three important technologies to slash manufacturing input costs

21/05/2018 - 14:34
Local manufacturing firms continue to face blustering headwinds – from heightened global competition from the likes of China and India, to sluggish demand and macroeconomic conditions, to critical skills shortages and labour issues. But technology can help to relieve one of the most common pain points that we’re seeing: the stubbornly high costs of production.  read more
Shock fall in factory output delivers second blow to growth outlook

Shock fall in factory output delivers second blow to growth outlook

17/05/2018 - 09:14
The unexpected contraction follows a much steeper than expected decline in mining production. read more
Mondelēz opens $90m biscuit production plant in Bahrain

Mondelēz opens $90m biscuit production plant in Bahrain

18/04/2018 - 09:03
Confectionery company Mondelēz International has opened a new $90 million manufacturing facility in Bahrain to meet growing consumer demand for its products. read more
AB InBev develops new energy-efficient brewing method

AB InBev develops new energy-efficient brewing method

16/04/2018 - 14:14
AB InBev has developed a new brewing method which will reduce its CO2 emissions by approximately 5% once the technique is utilised in its entire brewery network. read more
Manufacturing output drops in February

Manufacturing output drops in February

13/04/2018 - 08:25
SA’s manufacturing output growth decelerated sharply to 0.6% in February from 2.3% in January, dashing expectations of an uptick.  read more
South African manufacturers turn gloomy again

South African manufacturers turn gloomy again

03/04/2018 - 18:34
After briefly turning optimistic in February, South African factory managers were back on the pessimistic side of the monthly manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI), Absa reported on Tuesday. read more
Mondelēz set to close two production facilities in Brazil

Mondelēz set to close two production facilities in Brazil

27/03/2018 - 11:46
Mondelēz has announced that it will close two of its Brazilian production facilities by the end of 2018. read more
Factory output surges on higher consumption of food and drinks

Factory output surges on higher consumption of food and drinks

13/03/2018 - 15:32
Annual South African manufacturing output growth accelerated to 2.5% in January from December’s figure, which was revised down to 1.8% from the 2% Statistics SA originally published. read more
New economic zones are no cure-all for manufacturing

New economic zones are no cure-all for manufacturing

12/03/2018 - 09:15
The approval of six special economic zones (SEZs) in the 2018 budget has been welcomed, but some industry players warn they are not a panacea to restore manufacturing to its rightful place in the economy.  read more
Nestle Nigeria invests $11.4m to open new beverage plant

Nestle Nigeria invests $11.4m to open new beverage plant

21/02/2018 - 16:22
Nestlé Nigeria has opened a new beverage production plant in Ogun state, Nigeria, following an NGN 4.1 billion ($11.4 million) investment.  read more
December manufacturing output up 2%

December manufacturing output up 2%

08/02/2018 - 15:54
Manufacturing production grew 2% in December, matching economists’ consensus. This marked an acceleration from November’s 1.7%, Statistics SA reported. read more
Lindt & Sprüngli invests $32m in Olten cocoa mass facility

Lindt & Sprüngli invests $32m in Olten cocoa mass facility

02/02/2018 - 13:28
Lindt & Sprüngli has announced it will invest CHF 30 million ($32 million) to expand the production capacity of its cocoa mass factory in Olten, Switzerland.  read more
Manufacturing output growth beats expectations

Manufacturing output growth beats expectations

11/01/2018 - 14:06
SA’s manufacturing output grew 1.7% in November from the same month in 2016, beating the economists’ consensus of 0.45%, Statistics SA reported on Thursday. read more
Manufacturing production off to a good start in final quarter

Manufacturing production off to a good start in final quarter

12/12/2017 - 14:44
Manufacturing production got the final quarter of a tough 2017 off to a good start, as expected, posting growth of 2.2% for October from a year earlier, after a revised 1.7% year-on-year contraction in September. read more
Manufacturing Circle optimistic about prospects of factories

Manufacturing Circle optimistic about prospects of factories

05/12/2017 - 10:27
Despite the Absa purchasing managers’ index (PMI) spending six months in contractionary territory, the Manufacturing Circle is adamant that manufacturing is SA’s greatest opportunity for job-rich growth. read more
Unpaid Zara workers leave pleas for help in clothes

Unpaid Zara workers leave pleas for help in clothes

07/11/2017 - 09:13
Handwritten cries for help have been found in the pockets of Zara’s garments, dragging the fashion giant into fresh controversy over labour standards. read more
Manufacturing output gloomier than expected

Manufacturing output gloomier than expected

07/09/2017 - 15:12
The manufacturing sector took a knock in July, with production declining more than expected. read more
Manufacturing index signals softer third quarter

Manufacturing index signals softer third quarter

04/09/2017 - 09:41
Economic growth is expected to rebound in the second quarter after the recession, but the Absa purchasing managers index (PMI) suggests the third quarter may be softer. read more
Manufacturing figures point to an end to recession

Manufacturing figures point to an end to recession

11/08/2017 - 11:35
Manufacturing production increased in the second quarter of the year — indicating SA may be heading out of recession. read more
Clouds over South African manufacturing sector darken

Clouds over South African manufacturing sector darken

02/08/2017 - 13:53
The Absa purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has dipped further, spelling bad news for the manufacturing sector. read more
Manufacturing production falls marginally in May

Manufacturing production falls marginally in May

11/07/2017 - 13:42
Manufacturing production fared better than expected, falling only marginally in May 2017. It fell by 0.8% year on year compared with May 2016. read more
Manufacturing suffers sharp decline in June

Manufacturing suffers sharp decline in June

03/07/2017 - 11:23
South African factory output suffered a sharp decline in June, judging by the Absa purchasing managers index (PMI) which showed a shock 4.8 point drop to 46.7 points. read more
Hisense celebrates local milestone in TV and Fridge production

Hisense celebrates local milestone in TV and Fridge production

20/06/2017 - 12:59
Hisense South Africa, the global electronics forerunner, is celebrating an impressive milestone at its local manufacturing facility today as both the one millionth television set and the one millionth fridge unit will be rolling off the production line. Coincidentally, this happens as the factory marks its fourth year of operation in Atlantis outside Cape Town.  read more
Manufacturing Circle upbeat despite output decline

Manufacturing Circle upbeat despite output decline

30/05/2017 - 18:01
Manufacturers remain somewhat upbeat about their prospects despite a contraction in the first quarter. read more
Manufacturing to drive inclusive growth

Manufacturing to drive inclusive growth

02/05/2017 - 09:01
Johannesburg – South Africa’s answer to achieving inclusive growth may lie in developing its manufacturing sector said an analyst. read more
Factory output falters in February

Factory output falters in February

12/04/2017 - 12:06
Six of the 10 manufacturing divisions reported negative growth rates over the three months to the end of February read more
Economists fear setback for stabilising manufacturing sector

Economists fear setback for stabilising manufacturing sector

04/04/2017 - 12:33
While the March figures are positive upheavals in the political environment may hurt. read more
Mining data shows economy may be perking up

Mining data shows economy may be perking up

14/03/2017 - 16:10
SA’s economy appears to be perking up as the slowdown in mining eases. The rise in commodity prices due to an improvement in global demand led to a 1.3% year-on-year increase in mining production in January. read more
Manufacturing index takes surprise leap to positive territory

Manufacturing index takes surprise leap to positive territory

02/02/2017 - 12:20
The Absa purchasing managers’ index (PMI) staged a surprise recovery and rose to 50.9 in January, suggesting that manufacturers got off to a better start in 2017 than predicted. read more
Manufacturing sector produces a positive surprise

Manufacturing sector produces a positive surprise

13/01/2017 - 11:13
Manufacturing production rose 1.9% in November from a year earlier, offering a glimmer of good news for the economy’s growth prospects for the fourth quarter. read more
Blow for GDP as manufacturing joins mining in October fall

Blow for GDP as manufacturing joins mining in October fall

09/12/2016 - 14:30
The volume of goods produced by South African factories fell 2.7% in October from the same month in 2015, Statistics SA reported on Thursday. read more
Experts remain pessimistic about manufacturing

Experts remain pessimistic about manufacturing

05/12/2016 - 10:01
Manufacturing production is unlikely to contribute meaningfully to economic growth this quarter read more
ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Manufacturing data set to show recovery

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Manufacturing data set to show recovery

08/08/2016 - 09:15
MANUFACTURING production is expected to have continued to increase, but at a slower pace in June year-on-year compared to May. read more
Manufacturing sector optimism lifts as PMI jumps almost two points

Manufacturing sector optimism lifts as PMI jumps almost two points

01/07/2016 - 13:29
MANUFACTURING optimism increased to 53.7 index points in June from 51.9 in May, surprising economists who had expected it to fall to 50.46, a Barclays sponsored poll of purchasing managers, released on Friday, showed. read more
The role of cyber security in the manufacturing environment

The role of cyber security in the manufacturing environment

30/06/2016 - 14:40
Johannesburg 30 June 2016 – Cyber security has become an integral component of any organisational strategy. With intellectual property becoming even more essential in a highly competitive world, no company can afford not to ensure that this critical asset is protected. For manufacturers, with complex supply chains, the need to prioritise security is even more important, says Tiaan van Schalkwyk at Deloitte South Africa.  read more
Manufacturing: Attracting the digital native generation

Manufacturing: Attracting the digital native generation

30/06/2016 - 11:05
Johannesburg, 28 June 2016: The manufacturing sector is not usually front of mind when young adults – today’s ‘digital natives’ – consider possible career choices. But with the advent of digital manufacturing, the sector is facing a serious skills shortage, and executives need to take concerted steps if manufacturing is to retain its rightful place in a healthy economy, says Modise Makhene, principal of Odgers Berndtson Sub-Saharan Africa. read more
The Consumer Goods Forum: Who they are and what they are about

The Consumer Goods Forum: Who they are and what they are about

29/06/2016 - 10:46
The Consumer Goods Forum is the greatest convener of the consumer goods industry across the globe. Their mission is to improve industry efficiency, build consumer trust, and advocate for practices that improve the world at large. They not only address issues facing retailers, but the entire value chain, from manufacturing to advertising. The recently celebrated their 60th anniversary of the Global Consumer Goods Summit held in Cape Town on 13 – 16 June 2016. read more
South Africa to cut time to register new businesses, Rob Davies

South Africa to cut time to register new businesses, Rob Davies

22/06/2016 - 13:56
Issues impacting retailers, manufacturers under the spotlight at The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Cape Town, 15 to 17 June  read more
 Manufacturing CEOs fighting for market share

Manufacturing CEOs fighting for market share

21/06/2016 - 09:35
Cape Town - Competition for market share in the manufacturing sector is fierce, with many CEOs planning aggressive growth strategies, showed a KPMG report. read more
SA’s manufacturing output drops 2% in March

SA’s manufacturing output drops 2% in March

12/05/2016 - 14:50
Manufacturing production slipped in March, suggesting sluggish demand in this vital sector of SA’s economy. read more
Business confidence at factories tumbles

Business confidence at factories tumbles

04/04/2016 - 12:11
Manufacturing business confidence has tumbled to a six-year low, suggesting that output and job creation in the sector will struggle to improve significantly this year and economic growth will suffer. read more
Spotlight on mining and manufacturing

Spotlight on mining and manufacturing

09/03/2015 - 10:19
The production side of the economy will come into focus this week with Statistics SA’s release of mining and manufacturing data for January on Thursday. read more
Manufacturers pessimistic about future business conditions

Manufacturers pessimistic about future business conditions

17/02/2015 - 13:16
A higher number of producers were more pessimistic about business conditions over the next year to two years in the fourth quarter of last year compared to a year earlier. read more
SA industry turnover rises more than 4% in third quarter

SA industry turnover rises more than 4% in third quarter

17/12/2014 - 10:54
South African industries generated an estimated total turnover of R1.96-trillion in the third quarter, an increase of 4.2% compared with R1.88-trillion in the second quarter. This is according to Statistics SA’s quarterly financial statistics. read more
SA July manufacturing production falls more than expected

SA July manufacturing production falls more than expected

15/09/2014 - 09:26
Manufacturing production fell much more than expected in July — mainly reflecting the damaging effect a strike by steel and engineering workers during the month had on output. read more
Zim Meat Manufacturer, Colcom, eyes Angola

Zim Meat Manufacturer, Colcom, eyes Angola

25/04/2014 - 10:20
HARARE - Innscor Africa’s meat processor Colcom Foods Holdings (Colcom) plans to set up a unit in Angola. read more
China shoe strike spreads

China shoe strike spreads

23/04/2014 - 11:14
Shanghai - One of China's biggest strikes in years stretched into a second week on Monday and spread from a huge shoe production complex in southern Guangdong province to a facility owned by the same company in the neighbouring Jiangxi province.  read more
Exporting companies buckle under pressure, Zimbabwe

Exporting companies buckle under pressure, Zimbabwe

08/04/2014 - 08:38
HARARE - More than half of Zimbabwe’s exporting companies are facing stiff competition from Chinese and South African firms. read more
KRA to push for stiff fines in war on fake products

KRA to push for stiff fines in war on fake products

20/03/2014 - 13:16
Kenya Revenue Authority has backed rallying calls by manufacturers to classify counterfeiting of goods as an economic crime through an amendment to Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act 2013.  read more
Turkish Business delegation explores opportunities in Ghana

Turkish Business delegation explores opportunities in Ghana

11/03/2014 - 08:03
The Turkish Kitchenware sector is working to increase its trade investment inflow in Ghana through partnerships with Ghanaian industrialists within the next five years. read more
SA's factory output up 2.5%

SA's factory output up 2.5%

12/02/2014 - 08:40
Johannesburg - South Africa's manufacturing output rose 2.5 percent year-on-year in volume terms in December after a 0.3 percent increase in November, Statistics South Africa has said. read more
International footware franchise, Bata, opens in Namibia

International footware franchise, Bata, opens in Namibia

31/01/2014 - 10:15
A world renowned brand with footwear as its core business has made its way into the Namibian market after a successful partnership between Namibian and Zimbabwean business figures who acquired the franchise rights and managed to open BATA Namibia on 2 December last year. read more
Two senior appointments at Pick n Pay

Two senior appointments at Pick n Pay

27/01/2014 - 12:03
[Cape Town, 27 January 2014] Paulo Peereboom has joined Pick n Pay as a member of its Group Executive, responsible for the company’s Food Buying and Supply Chain Divisions. Paulo, who replaces Peter Arnold in this position, has 18 years of retail and manufacturing experience having worked for both Mars and Royal Ahold in six different countries on ten international assignments.  read more
Zambia's Foreign Direct Investment increases

Zambia's Foreign Direct Investment increases

22/01/2014 - 10:24
Zambia's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) hit slightly below US$2 billion in 2013, up from the US$1.6 billion recorded the previous year, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda has said. read more
Imports standards Act on cards, Zimbabwe

Imports standards Act on cards, Zimbabwe

14/01/2014 - 09:47
HARARE - Government plans to establish a regulatory body and laws to control the standards of imports, Industry minister Mike Bimha says.  read more
Ghana's Accra Brewery to inject $100m into expansion works

Ghana's Accra Brewery to inject $100m into expansion works

08/01/2014 - 11:43
Accra Breweries Limited, one of the major beverage manufacturing firms in Ghana, is to invest 100 million dollars to expand its operations in the country. read more
Liquor plant shut down in Kenya

Liquor plant shut down in Kenya

19/12/2013 - 10:51
A liquor factory that produces second generation brews has been closed down at Kabati estate in Naivasha.  read more
South Africa's GDP up 0.7% in Q3

South Africa's GDP up 0.7% in Q3

17/12/2013 - 08:28
South Africa's real gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.7 percent during the third quarter of 2013, Statistics SA (Stats SA) said on Tuesday. read more
PPI slows down

PPI slows down

17/12/2013 - 07:51
Johannesburg - The year-on-year producer price index (PPI) slowed to 5.8% last month, compared to 6.3% in October, Statistics SA (Stats SA) has said.  read more
Production data lifts rand to week high

Production data lifts rand to week high

11/12/2013 - 09:25
Johannesburg - The rand gained to its strongest in nearly a week on Tuesday after upbeat mining and manufacturing data improved economic growth prospects. read more
South African economic growth “held back”

South African economic growth “held back”

04/12/2013 - 08:46
The growth of the South African economy was held back and activity slowed in the third quarter of 2013, the SA Reserve Bank said on Tuesday.  read more
Eskom declares electricity emergency

Eskom declares electricity emergency

20/11/2013 - 09:30
Eskom has declared an electricity supply emergency, and is urging customers to severely curtail usage from Tuesday (19 November) onwards. read more
No rate hike expected - poll

No rate hike expected - poll

19/11/2013 - 08:22
Johannesburg - The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) will probably keep interest rates steady when it ends its final policy meeting of the year this week and is likely to stay on hold until at least late 2014, a Reuters poll showed on Monday. read more
Manufacturing confidence low

Manufacturing confidence low

15/11/2013 - 08:12
Business confidence in the manufacturing sector was weak in the third quarter of this year, according to a Manufacturing Circle survey. read more
Local liquor giant, Kasapreko Company, is 6th on Ghana Club 100 list

Local liquor giant, Kasapreko Company, is 6th on Ghana Club 100 list

31/10/2013 - 08:26
Indigenous liquor giant, Kasapreko Company Limited (KCL) placed sixth in the 2013 Ghana Club 100 ranking. read more
Manufacturers’ sentiment index jumps to 36,61 in third quarter, Namibia

Manufacturers’ sentiment index jumps to 36,61 in third quarter, Namibia

23/10/2013 - 10:12
The manufacturers’ sentiment index jumped to 36,61 in the third quarter of this year from the -14,89 recorded at the end of the previous quarter, Simonis Storm Securities (SSS) said in a report released earlier this month. read more
Glassmaker expands in Africa to boost revenue, Kenya

Glassmaker expands in Africa to boost revenue, Kenya

16/10/2013 - 11:38
East Africa Glassware Mart plans to double its revenue to $34 million (Sh2.9 billion) by opening in 10 new markets within Africa over the next three years. read more
Shoprite boss puts blame on manufacturing

Shoprite boss puts blame on manufacturing

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
Manufacturing output climbs

Manufacturing output climbs

12/09/2013 - 14:50
Johannesburg - Manufacturing output increased by 5.4% year-on-year in volume terms in July from a revised 0.5% in June, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday. read more
Alert Steel and Build launches Megastores

Alert Steel and Build launches Megastores

29/08/2013 - 14:22
Alert Steel and Build announces the launch of its megastores in Gauteng, Limpopo and North West, where timber, plumbing, hardware and building materials have been introduced. read more
Panasonic pulls out of smartphone business

Panasonic pulls out of smartphone business

29/08/2013 - 10:56
Panasonic Corp is finalizing plans to pull out of the consumer smartphone business in Japan and has approached potential buyers for its cellular base station business, the Nikkei reported. read more
Zambia's economic outlook will remain favourable, Bank Governor

Zambia's economic outlook will remain favourable, Bank Governor

13/08/2013 - 09:00
Zambia’s economic outlook will remain favourable in the second half of 2013 due to continued strong domestic investments in key productive sectors. read more
Consumer crunch hits SA manufacturing

Consumer crunch hits SA manufacturing

12/08/2013 - 09:27
Cape Town - There are indications of a degree of consolitation in the South African manufacturing sector, according to Coenraad Bezuidenhout, executive director of the Manufacturing Circle. read more
Egyptian exports start to boom

Egyptian exports start to boom

31/07/2013 - 11:55
Cairo - Egypt is in the early stages of an export boom, suggesting its economy could begin to recover in the next few months if a minimum level of political stability is restored. read more
NBL’s largest roof-mounted solar power plant in Africa

NBL’s largest roof-mounted solar power plant in Africa

19/07/2013 - 08:56
Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) in conjunction with O&L Energy has announced the official approval of a 1 MW on-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) facility that will be the largest roof-mounted PV plant in Africa to date.  read more
Botswana government calls for promotion of local products

Botswana government calls for promotion of local products

11/07/2013 - 11:33
The Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry, Keletso Rakhudu has said Botswana must have a twin pronged strategy in promoting itself.  read more
Kenyan retail sector seen as a key economic driver

Kenyan retail sector seen as a key economic driver

03/07/2013 - 13:55
The wholesale and retail sector is showing great promise as a key economic driver after recording good performance last year, the 2013 Economic Survey shows. - See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-121948/retail-sector-seen-key-economic-driver#sthash.nKR7ThJZ.dpuf read more
Petrol: Brace for horrid July

Petrol: Brace for horrid July

28/06/2013 - 11:02
Cape Town – Consumers can expect a petrol price hike of close to 90c per litre, according to a quick survey done by Fin24.  read more
Economic activity loses traction - Sarb

Economic activity loses traction - Sarb

20/06/2013 - 15:11
Johannesburg - Economic growth in the first quarter of 2013 remained subdued due to contraction in the manufacturing sector, the SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) said on Wednesday.  read more
India: P&G to set up its biggest India plant in Andhra Pradesh

India: P&G to set up its biggest India plant in Andhra Pradesh

11/06/2013 - 10:10
FMCG major Procter & Gamble (P&G) India is enhancing its manufacturing capabilities and expanding its footprint by setting up its largest plant at Kothur Mandal in Mahaboobnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. The company will be investing R370 crore in the plant through Procter & Gamble Home Products.  read more
Eurozone slump eases in May

Eurozone slump eases in May

24/05/2013 - 11:18
London - The downturn across eurozone businesses eased slightly this month, although a dearth of new orders means the bloc's economy is likely to contract again in the second quarter, business surveys showed on Thursday. read more
Zambia’s textile sector output rises 3.5% in 2012

Zambia’s textile sector output rises 3.5% in 2012

09/05/2013 - 11:57
The output of textile, clothing and leather sub-sector of the Zambian industry increased marginally by 3.5 percent year-on-year in 2012, according to the Central Statistical Office (CSO). read more
Namibian clothing manufacturer expands to Lesotho and Botswana

Namibian clothing manufacturer expands to Lesotho and Botswana

09/05/2013 - 11:32
Arandis – Dantago Clothing, which manufactures children’s clothing for Woolworths South Africa, will be expanding its services to stores in Botswana and Lesotho this year. read more
UK manufacturing contracts slightly

UK manufacturing contracts slightly

06/05/2013 - 08:00
London - British manufacturing contracted by the narrowest of margins in April, and much less than expected, the first major set of data for the second quarter of the year showed on Wednesday. read more
Chinese manufacturing slows in April

Chinese manufacturing slows in April

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
PPI at 5.7% in March

PPI at 5.7% in March

26/04/2013 - 09:45
Johannesburg - South Africa's headline producer inflation was at 5.7% year-on-year in March compared with 5.4% in February, Statistics South Africa said on Thursday. read more
Manufacturing output falls 2.9%

Manufacturing output falls 2.9%

12/04/2013 - 09:43
Johannesburg - South Africa's manufacturing output fell 2.9% year-on-year in volume terms in February, the first contraction in five months, compared with revised 3.7% growth in January, Statistics South Africa said on Thursday.  read more
TM Supermarkets refurbishes stores in Zimbabwe

TM Supermarkets refurbishes stores in Zimbabwe

10/04/2013 - 08:43
Zimbabwe's TM Supermarkets, in which Pick n Pay is a partner, has invested a further $25m into the retail chain, with the money aimed at transforming its retail outlets through refurbishment of the group’s 50 stores across the country. read more
Davies launches plan to boost economy

Davies launches plan to boost economy

08/04/2013 - 07:49
Johannesburg - The Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) 2013/2014, aimed at creating economic growth, was unveiled in Pretoria on Thursday. read more
Dow Jones hits record high

Dow Jones hits record high

03/04/2013 - 07:46
London - The Dow Jones industrial average touched another record high Tuesday after reports on auto sales and factory orders provided the latest evidence that the US economy is strengthening. read more
Manufacturing will grow jobs - India

Manufacturing will grow jobs - India

28/03/2013 - 09:22
Johannesburg - Growth in the manufacturing base will enable the Brics countries to achieve their desired economic growth and job creation, Indian Minister of Commerce Anand Sharma said on Wednesday.  read more
Local P&G plant seen as vote of certainty

Local P&G plant seen as vote of certainty

18/03/2013 - 10:11
International consumer goods manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G), which plans to build a state-of-the-art R1.6 billion manufacturing plant in Gauteng, is positioning itself to capture growth in Africa as the slowdown in developed markets continues. read more