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PMI up from 45.9 in July to 49 in August
PMI up from 45.9 in July to 49 in August

Activity in the manufacturing sector improved last month as workers that had gone on a month-long strike returned to work‚ boosting the purchasing managers' index (PMI)

2 Sep 2014 10:53

Blue Ribbon Bread extends in Eastern Cape
Blue Ribbon Bread extends in Eastern Cape

Following its successful launch in Port Elizabeth in August this year, Blue Ribbon Bread has launched in East London and King Williams Town as part of Premier's investment into the Eastern Cape that exceeds R10 million.

2 Sep 2014 09:50

Morvest revenue up to R1.1bn
Morvest revenue up to R1.1bn

Morvest, a JSE-listed support services provider reported revenue growth of 15% to R1.1bn for the year to May.

2 Sep 2014 09:49

Government says it will protect textile sector
Government says it will protect textile sector

Government is determined to protect South Africa's clothing and textile sector, which has shown growth in recent years, says the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

2 Sep 2014 08:06

Workshop to help SADC countries improve food production
Workshop to help SADC countries improve food production

The governments of South Africa and New Zealand will join forces to share their expertise on food safety systems for export with their counterparts in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

1 Sep 2014 07:31

RCL Foods reports loss of 47.7c a share
RCL Foods reports loss of 47.7c a share

RCL Foods has fallen to a headline loss of 47.7c a share from profits of 4.8c a share last year mainly because of a surge in finance costs.

29 Aug 2014 10:09

July PPI drops marginally to 8%
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.

29 Aug 2014 09:43

Government seeks to transform economy
Government seeks to transform economy

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is working hard to build an economy that is able to generate jobs, while improving export competitiveness.

29 Aug 2014 07:11

Adcock Ingram bleeding money
Adcock Ingram bleeding money

Drug maker Adcock Ingram reported a headline loss per share of 179.5c for the nine months to June from headline earnings of 271.7c in the prior period.

29 Aug 2014 06:27

GDP creeps up narrowly avoiding recession
GDP creeps up narrowly avoiding recession

South Africa's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 0.6% in the second quarter of this year according to figures released by Statistics South Africa.

27 Aug 2014 07:29

Distell sets R500m aside for Africa expansion
Distell sets R500m aside for Africa expansion

Distell Group has set aside more than R500m for investments in various African countries and it will fund the investment through a cost saving and supply chain efficiency programmes‚ the liquor group claims.

By Nick Hedley 26 Aug 2014 12:50

SA companies in Maputo for FACIM fair
SA companies in Maputo for FACIM fair

A delegation of South African companies is in Maputo, Mozambique, showcasing their products and services at the 50th Jubilee of the Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) trade fair.

26 Aug 2014 08:22

'Talk shops' achieve little for transformation
'Talk shops' achieve little for transformation

Social dialogue is of little value in transforming SA's economy as it only reinforces the positions adopted by the government, business and labour, a manufacturing forum in Sandton has heard.

25 Aug 2014 10:22

Italtile's profits rise to R751m for the year
Italtile's profits rise to R751m for the year

Italtile has reported a 13% rise in full-year profit, bucking the broader retail malaise, as the group's higher-income customers and integrated supply chain supported growth.

By Zeenat Moorad 25 Aug 2014 09:44

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