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Business confidence declines to 94.3 points in April

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Business Confidence Index (BCI) in April declined to 94.3 points, the lowest in three years. ... Full story

South Africa projects trade increase with Saudi Arabia

South Africa and Saudi Arabia have agreed to increase total trade between the two countries to a targeted R60 billion within the next five years. ... Full story

SA records Trade deficit of R5.5bn in March

South Africa recorded a trade deficit of R5.5 billion in March, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) said on Monday. ... Full story

Increasing global trade critical to stimulate recovery

South Africa believes that improving conditions to increase global trade is still critical to stimulating the recovery of the global economy, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says. ... Full story

CPI eases to 6% in March according to Stats SA

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) eased to 6% in March, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Wednesday. ... Full story

South Africa’s economy getting better

South Africa’s economy is improving but is vulnerable to problems in the Eurozone, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. ... Full story

Targeted budget deficit is achievable

South Africa’s targeted budget deficit is achievable, says Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. ... Full story

Confidence bounces back as businesses think of efficient growth initiatives

South African business confidence has bounced back 2 Index points to 117 since September, inverting the decline recorded between March and September 2011, according to the global Regus Business Confidence Index. ... Full story

Business confidence recedes

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Business Confidence Index (BCI) for March declined by 3.8 index points to 95.7 after rising by 2.4 points in February 2012, the body said. ... Full story

Repo rate unchanged at 5.5%

The Reserve Bank has left the repo rate unchanged at 5.5% following its second Monetary Policy Committee meeting this year. ... Full story

Comment on interest rate announcement

As expected the interest rate remains on its current path a while longer, says Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. ... Full story

Steady repo rate good news

The Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to keep the repo rate steady, rather than increase it, is positive news as South Africa’s economy is still experiencing a slow recovery. ... Full story

Consumer Price Index (CPI) eases in February

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) slowed to 6.1% in February, down from 6.3% in January, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said. ... Full story

SA economy better than three months ago

The SA economy was better now than three months ago, the South African Reserve Bank's chief economist Monde Mnyande said in the media conference at the launch of the latest Quarterly Bulletin on Monday. ... Full story

Regional industrial development to enhance Africa's economy

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, has told parliamentarians that manufacturing in South Africa remains seriously affected by the economic crises. ... Full story

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