Annabel Bishop

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Name: Annabel Bishop
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Rand firms slightly on index data and expected dovish ECB stance

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/LOANNA HOFFMANTHE rand was slightly firmer on Wednesday afternoon as rand bears consolidated positions ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) rate decision on Thursday.Analysts said there was still scope for rand bears to ... [Published BDlive - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Producer prices surprise on the downside

PRODUCER inflation slowed more than expected last month compared with a year ago as lower food and intermediate manufactured goods prices eased cost pressures on local producers, Statistics SA (Stats SA) data showed on Thursday.But economists warned that ... [Published BDlive - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

One term only for Governor Marcus

I have really enjoyed Gill Marcus as our Reserve Bank Governor – I think she has not only done a superb job, she has said what needed to be said about the SA economy – without getting emotional, and her credibility as a professional, cool, inclusive leader ... [Published Money Marketing - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Economists expect rates to remain unchanged despite higher CPI

INFLATION rose slightly more than expected in August compared with a year ago, although economists still expect interest rates to remain unchanged on Thursday.The Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee started its meeting on Tuesday.Inflation as measured ... [Published BDlive - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Rand shrugs off higher than expected CPI ahead of rate decisions

THE rand had little reaction on Wednesday afternoon to the higher than expected consumer price inflation data released earlier in the day.At 3.32pm the rand was at R10.9179 against the dollar from a previous close of R10.8969 on Tuesday.Against the euro‚ ... [Published BDlive - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Business confidence up again as strikes recede

BUSINESS confidence recovered in the third quarter as production returned to normal after a rough start to the year amid strikes and low economic growth, a quarterly confidence index showed on Tuesday.The end of a five-month strike at platinum mines and ... [Published BDlive - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 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 - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 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 - Sep 01 2014]
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]

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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

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Rand firms slightly on index data and expected ... [Published BDlive - 22 hours ago]
Producer prices surprise on the downside [Published BDlive - Sep 26 2014]
One term only for Governor Marcus [Published Money Marketing - Sep 19 2014]
Rand shrugs off higher than expected CPI ahead ... [Published BDlive - Sep 17 2014]
Economists expect rates to remain unchanged des... [Published BDlive - Sep 17 2014]
Bank expected to keep rate steady as CPI inflat... [Published IOL - Sep 16 2014]
Business confidence up again as strikes recede [Published BDlive - Sep 10 2014]
Trade deficit signals rand not helping exporters [Published BDlive - Sep 01 2014]
Lower food, fuel prices likely to hold off rate... [Published IOL - Sep 01 2014]
SAfrica's rand weak as trade data, Ukraine pile... [Published Financial Daily - Sep 01 2014]
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]
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