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Brexit implications for local car market a waiting game

Britain's move to leave the European Union sent reverberations around the world, and analysts and economists are still scrambling to determine the impact...

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Maersk report: struggling trade market curbed by economic restraints

Container trade in South Africa has been negatively impacted by the declining demand for mining commodities, the economic slowdown in China, dwindling consumer spending and...

22 Jun 2016

Clothing sector pulls up its socks with exports

The government's efforts to boost the clothing industry are beginning to bear fruit, with the sector increasing its exports...

By Bekezela Phakathi 8 Jun 2016

When's the right time for SMEs to start exporting?

With the South African Reserve Bank having revised its economic growth outlook to 0.6% from 0.8% for the year, it is evident that the economy will continue to contract. For SMEs, this means that doing business will be even harder as profit margins are squeezed and consumers start cutting back on spending...

1 Jun 2016

Weak Rand stops SA benefiting from low global agricultural commodity prices

SA is till reeling from the effects of the drought despite a drop in global agriculture commodity prices in 2015 and early 2016 and has failed to capitalise on the slowdown...

27 May 2016

Pioneer Foods has sufficient scope to enhance efficiencies

In an interview with Business Day TV conducted on Monday, Phil Roux, CEO of Pioneer Foods, speaks about the company's half-year results, which showed...

25 May 2016

Intra-regional trade is the key to boosting economic growth in Africa, says Maersk executive

Despite the untapped opportunities that exist on the continent, trade between various African countries is still largely restricted as a result of various regulation barriers and a lack of supporting infrastructure and scale...

25 May 2016

Feathers fly in chicken war

Consumers could be paying more for meat as local farmers push for higher taxes on imported frozen chicken. Chicken importers started a consumer campaign...

24 May 2016

Major Mauritian delegation to Source Africa

More than 1,500 professional decision makers are expected to arrive at Cape Town's CTICC on 8 and 9 June, 2016, for Source Africa, which will feature more than 180 exhibitors interested in expanding their exports...

24 May 2016

Astral Foods' HI profits slide as drought bites

Astral Foods reported a slide in its first-half profit as the effect of the recent drought in the country took hold. Grain prices, notably maize, shot up...

By Andries Mahlangu 17 May 2016

Hello Kiwi programme to strengthen EU/SA bilateral trade relations

The EU established Hello Kiwi programme for the provision and promotion of kiwi fruit grown in Europe, is set to change the current situation where South Africa is exporting...

11 May 2016

ArcelorMittal SA's production falls but sales increase due to exports

The South African unit of global steel giant ArcelorMittal produced 9% less steel in the March quarter than the same period last year, but increased sales by 3%, mainly due to exports...

9 May 2016

Vehicle industry on the road to growth

The motor industry improved its annual trade balance considerably last year through a combination of record exports and slower import growth. But is this the first surplus...

By David Furlonger 26 Apr 2016

New brining regulations to make chicken unaffordable

New brining regulations will make chicken unaffordable and shrink the local poultry sector...

25 Apr 2016

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