Annabel Bishop

Type: Person
Name: Annabel Bishop
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

IMF likely to cut SA’s growth forecast

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) is likely to cut South Africa’s economic growth forecast for the third time in under a year as it becomes clear that Eskom’s limited electricity supply and repeated strikes are weighing on economic growth.The IMF ... [Published BDlive - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

S. Africa Metals Union to Resume Pay Talks to End Strike

The South African union leading awalkout by 220,000 metalworkers will resume wage talks withemployers on July 9 as the strike heads for a second week.The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa lastweek rejected an improved offer from the Steel ... [Published Bloomberg - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Calling all bosses to follow in Bristow’s wheel tracks

RandGold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow is nursing sore ribs as a small price to pay for the 26-day motorcycle ride across the continent which raised $1.6 million (R17m) for abused women and children in the most poverty-stricken parts of Afri ... [Published IOL - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 2 reports

Stable rates, polls buoy consumer confidence

CONSUMER confidence surprisingly rose to a more than two year high in the second quarter, supported by stable interest rates, peaceful national general elections and a fuel price decrease.The FNB/Bureau for Economic Research consumer confidence index ... [Published BDlive - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Data due out will affect speed of rate hikes

MONEY supply and private sector credit extension (PSCE) data are expected to give further guidance on whether the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee will hike rates at its next meeting on July 15 to 17.The Bank has made it clear the economy is in ... [Published BDlive - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

Amcu’s new terms add R1bn to employer wage bill

By late yesterday it was not clear whether the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will sign the final settlement offer of the employers and bring an end to the five-month strike that has brought the economy to its knees.Employers ... [Published IOL - Jun 20 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Rand strengthens on mixed data as possible rate hike is priced in

THE rand was nearly 10c stronger against the dollar on Wednesday afternoon as market players took positions on a possible rate hike next month.Some analysts, however, believe further potential strength in the local currency is limited.The higher than ... [Published BDlive - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 2 reports

Retail sales show consumers under pressure

ANNUAL retail trade sales held up slightly better than expected in April but the sector is continuing to lose momentum on a quarterly basis as consumers tighten their belts amid the tough economic climate.Retail sales increased by 1.8% year on year in ... [Published Herald Live - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Let’s hope the experts know something we don’t

There is a surplus of economic news that appears to lead to one conclusion: the economy is at serious risk of recession. The latest FNB/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) building confidence index released on Tuesday adds further weight to this concl ... [Published IOL - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Consumer inflation breaches bank’s 6% target

Johannesburg - Consumer inflation hit the market expectation of an annualised 6.6 percent rate last month from 6.1 percent in April, the highest in almost five years, according to Statistics SA data released yesterday.This breached the Reserve Bank’s ... [Published IOL - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

May CPI numbers ‘no big surprise’, says economist

SOUTH Africa’s consumer price index (CPI)‚ used to measure inflation‚ increased by 6.6% year on year in May after a 6.1% year-on-year increase in April‚ Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday.Nedbank economist Isaac Matshego said: "There were no big ... [Published BDlive - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 09 2014 - Updated Jun 09 2014 - 2 reports

SA slides towards recession

Johannesburg - Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings are preparing to rate South Africa’s credit profile this week after recent developments that saw the economy contract by 0.6 percent, sparking fears that the country may be heading towards recession.Consumer ... [Published IOL - Jun 09 2014]

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"this does not bode well for the second-quarter gdp (gross domestic product) outcome" said Ms Bishop who expects economic growth to come in below 1% year on year for the first half of 2014

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CLOTHING RETAILERS: Bottom line therapy [Published Financial Mail - Jul 10 2014]
IMF likely to cut SA’s growth forecast [Published BDlive - Jul 10 2014]
S. Africa Metals Union to Resume Pay Talks to E... [Published Bloomberg - Jul 07 2014]
Stable rates, polls buoy consumer confidence [Published BDlive - Jul 03 2014]
Calling all bosses to follow in Bristow’s wheel... [Published IOL - Jul 03 2014]
Consumers display signs of optimism [Published Daily News South Africa - Jul 03 2014]
ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Data due out will affect s... [Published BDlive - Jun 30 2014]
Amcu’s new terms add R1bn to employer wage bill [Published IOL - Jun 20 2014]
Retail sales show consumers under pressure [Published Herald Live - Jun 19 2014]
Let’s hope the experts know something we don’t [Published IOL - Jun 19 2014]
Consumer inflation breaches bank’s 6% target [Published IOL - Jun 19 2014]
Retail trade sales show consumers still under p... [Published BDlive - Jun 18 2014]
Rand strengthens on mixed data as possible rate... [Published BDlive - Jun 18 2014]
May CPI numbers ‘no big surprise’, says economist [Published BDlive - Jun 18 2014]
RMB index shows low business confidence [Published City Press - Jun 10 2014]
SA slides towards recession [Published IOL - Jun 09 2014]
Who benefits from strike as mineworkers and SA ... [Published IOL - Jun 09 2014]
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