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SA, Zim discussing state-guaranteed bank loan

SA, Zim discussing state-guaranteed bank loan

13/03/2019 - 11:49
South Africa is considering more loans to Zimbabwe, including state-guaranteed funding from banks to support its northern neighbour’s cash-strapped private sector. read more
Illegal imports are damaging the South African economy

Illegal imports are damaging the South African economy

28/11/2018 - 08:08
While we have all seen the extent of public sector fraud and corruption, private sector corruption is just as damaging to the state and our economy.  read more
Credit growth slows, but is better than expected

Credit growth slows, but is better than expected

29/10/2018 - 14:22
Money supply growth accelerated very slightly, while credit extended to consumers and business grew significantly faster than forecasts. read more
Private sector credit growth hits a soft patch in July

Private sector credit growth hits a soft patch in July

30/08/2018 - 09:24
Growth in credit granted to the private sector slowed in July, undershooting market expectations. read more
Credit growth springs a positive surprise

Credit growth springs a positive surprise

31/07/2018 - 09:50
Growth in credit granted to the private sector accelerated more than expected in June, an encouraging sign from a market that has been relatively subdued since the start of 2018. read more
Upbeat PMI signals further improvement in the health of SA’s economy

Upbeat PMI signals further improvement in the health of SA’s economy

06/04/2018 - 08:28
Purchasing managers index (PMI) data from Standard Bank, which gauges activity in the entire economy, signalled a further improvement in the health of the South African private sector in March. read more
Private sector credit growth picks up in February

Private sector credit growth picks up in February

04/04/2018 - 08:58
Private sector credit growth rose an annualised 5.74% in February, beating the market consensus of 5.5%, Reserve Bank data showed. read more
Private sector’s appetite for credit picks up

Private sector’s appetite for credit picks up

04/01/2018 - 09:15
The private sector’s appetite for credit grew faster than expected in November, the Reserve Bank reported on Friday morning. read more
Credit extension growth slows in September

Credit extension growth slows in September

30/10/2017 - 10:57
Private sector credit growth moderated in September, reflecting sluggish economic growth. read more
Private sector credit moderates in June

Private sector credit moderates in June

01/08/2017 - 08:24
SA’s private sector credit growth moderated more than expected in June, suggesting low levels of business and consumer confidence. read more
Private sector credit grows more than expected in May

Private sector credit grows more than expected in May

30/06/2017 - 15:05
SA’s private sector credit growth increased more than expected in May, suggesting an improvement in consumer spending and confidence. read more
Private sector contracts, consumer confidence dips

Private sector contracts, consumer confidence dips

05/07/2016 - 13:13
Johannesburg - South Africa's private sector slipped back into contraction in June after expanding for the first time in a year in May, as output fell and companies cut jobs, a survey showed on Tuesday. read more
How SA business plans to save the economy

How SA business plans to save the economy

10/02/2016 - 10:11
Business leaders have offered an 8-point plan on how South Africa can avoid a rating cut to junk and further economic turmoil – and it involves taking on many taxes. read more
Credit growth slows to 7.79%

Credit growth slows to 7.79%

02/05/2013 - 08:44
Johannesburg - Growth in credit demand by South Africa's private sector slowed to 7.79% year-on-year in March from 7.88% in February, data from the South African Reserve Bank showed on Tuesday. read more
Private sector credit growth tops 10%

Private sector credit growth tops 10%

31/01/2013 - 09:43
Growth in credit to the private sector topped 10 percent year on year last month, for the first time since February 2009, the Reserve Bank said. read more
More credit on demand by SA consumers

More credit on demand by SA consumers

02/05/2012 - 08:24
The latest credit figures are a positive sign that domestic demand is improving and that the economy should manage better growth levels in 2012, Gina Schoeman, Absa Capital economist says. read more
SA factories enjoy jump in orders

SA factories enjoy jump in orders

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
Companies, consumers still shunning new debt

Companies, consumers still shunning new debt

01/11/2011 - 08:33
Borrowing by households and private companies slowed in September adding to evidence that demand in the economy remains weak read more