Annabel Bishop

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Name: Annabel Bishop
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Trade deficit signals rand not helping exporters

THE deficit on South Africa’s trade balance widened more than expected to R6.9bn in July from R469.8m in June, suggesting a weak rand is not benefiting local exporters.Hopes for higher economic growth this year were pinned on exports growing strongly, ... [Published BDlive - 22 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Lower food, fuel prices likely to hold off rate hikes

TWO PIECES of good news will be on the table when the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) meets later this month. Food and fuel prices, often powerful drivers of overall inflation, have started to slide. Bumper crops in many parts of the world ... [Published IOL - 22 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

SAfrica's rand weak as trade data, Ukraine pile pressure

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's rand weakened against the dollar on Friday, pressured by a bigger-than-expected domestic trade gap and a low appetite for risky assets as investors worry about Ukraine-Russia tensions.The revenue service issued trade figures ... [Published Financial Daily - 23 hours ago]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

SA’s trade deficit widens from June to July

THE deficit on South Africa’s trade balance widened more than expected in July to R6.9bn after a revised R469.8m (R192.2m) deficit in June, South African Revenue Service data showed on Friday.The data includes trade with Botswana‚ Lesotho‚ Namibia and ... [Published BDlive - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 3 reports

July PPI drops marginally to 8%

Producer inflation as measured by the producer price index (PPI) for final manufactured goods fell marginally to 8% year-on-year in July, down from 8.1% in June‚ Statistics South Africa figures show.Investec's Chief Economist Annabel Bishop believes producer ... [Published Biz Community - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Bonds firmer after second-quarter GDP data

Bonds were firmer at midday on Tuesday‚ despite gross domestic product (GDP) data for the second quarter coming in worse than expected.The firmer uptake was in response to the Treasury issuing R600m of R2044s and R750m of R2048s in the weekly government ... [Published JSE Securities Exchange - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Economy can grow with business ease

Generic imageNATIONAL NEWS - South Africa's economy can grow if the ease of doing business in the country improves, Investec said on Tuesday."The ease of doing business in South Africa has deteriorated... [with] heightened strike action and proliferating ... [Published Knysna-Plett Herald - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Rate hike unlikely due to lack of retail growth

THE absence of any growth in last month’s retail sales has put to rest fears of a quick follow-up to last month’s interest rate hike of 0.25 percentage points.The retail numbers join a set of bleak statistics from other sectors of the economy which all ... [Published Herald Live - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Inflation moderates for first time this year

Inflation moderated slightly more than expected last month — the first moderation this year — causing the rand to depreciate as investors took the better-than-expected news as a sign that interest rates would remain unchanged next month.Higher interest ... [Published Fast Moving - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Inflation drops – here’s what it means for you

Inflation dropped to 6.3% in July from 6.6% in June.Inflation, which is measured officially as the consumer price index by Statistics South Africa, measures price increases across a basket of products, from electricity to transport to education and f ... [Published City Press - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Retail sales stasis bodes ill for economy

No growth in retail sales for June further confirmed scepticism about economic growth, which was expected to come in below 2 percent this year, economists agreed yesterday.Measured in real terms, retail trade sales were unchanged between June last year ... [Published IOL - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

EDITORIAL: Flat retail sales a concern

WEDNESDAY’s weak retail sales figures were of interest for a number of reasons, not least of which relates to the crash and curatorship of African Bank.Under curatorship, African Bank may continue to lend, but there would be no point allowing it to lend ... [Published BDlive - Aug 14 2014]

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...a key feed component, lower rand maize prices will feed through into lower dairy, meat, egg and other animal product price inflation," Bishop said. "the price inflation of live animals and animal products has already dropped to 7.3 percent from 9.8 percent in april, but lags cereal price inflation by about two months."
"there is still no evidence in the trade figures that rand weakness has assisted in boosting export demand overall. rand weakness as a stimulant for economic growth is misleading advice" said Investec economist Annabel Bishop
"the ease of doing business in south africa has deteriorated... [with] heightened strike action and proliferating regulations, resulting in the falling growth trend since 2012" group economist Annabel Bishop said in a statement

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Trade deficit signals rand not helping exporters [Published BDlive - 22 hours ago]
Lower food, fuel prices likely to hold off rate... [Published IOL - 22 hours ago]
SAfrica's rand weak as trade data, Ukraine pile... [Published Financial Daily - 23 hours ago]
SA’s trade deficit widens from June to July [Published BDlive - Aug 29 2014]
July PPI drops marginally to 8% [Published Biz Community - Aug 29 2014]
Slower food inflation feeds through to producer... [Published BDlive - Aug 29 2014]
Producer inflation moderates slightly year on y... [Published BDlive - Aug 28 2014]
Rate hike unlikely due to lack of retail growth [Published Herald Live - Aug 26 2014]
Economy can grow with business ease [Published Knysna-Plett Herald - Aug 26 2014]
SA narrowly avoids recession [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Aug 26 2014]
Bonds firmer after second-quarter GDP data [Published JSE Securities Exchange - Aug 26 2014]
Inflation moderates for first time this year [Published Fast Moving - Aug 25 2014]
Inflation moderates for first time this year [Published BDlive - Aug 21 2014]
Inflation drops – here’s what it means for you [Published City Press - Aug 20 2014]
Retail sales stasis bodes ill for economy [Published IOL - Aug 14 2014]
EDITORIAL: Flat retail sales a concern [Published BDlive - Aug 14 2014]
Inflation set to remain stable [Published The New Age Online - Aug 13 2014]
Producer inflation rosy for consumer [Published BDlive - Aug 01 2014]
Rand shrugs off emerging market concerns [Published BDlive - Jul 31 2014]
Economic review with Annabel Bishop [Published CNBC Africa - Jul 25 2014]
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