Absa Insights 2019

The global and continental economy continues to experience significant structural and competitive changes which are providing both opportunities and challenges for our clients. To navigate through these challenges, clients want a bank which not only has the relevant expertise but can also be a strategic financial partner to provide thought leadership insights to help unlock the potential of their businesses.

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Manufacturing PMI improved slightly in April - 02 May 2019 Download content
Two latest polls have quite divergent results - 30 April 2019 Download content
Main budget deficit wider than expected in 2019 budget - 30 April Download content
March CPI: Headline inflation lower than expected on housing costs - 17 April 2019 Download content
February retail sales: Stronger than expected but still weak - 17 April 2019 Download content
Consumer credit: Signs of tightening credit market conditions - 11 April 2019 Download content
Mining and manufacturing data point to weak Q1 19 growth - 11 April 2019 Download content
Sovereign credit rating: Moody’s still holding on to Baa3 Stable outlook rating - 2 April 2019 Download content
February CPI: Both headline and core inflation prints as expected - 20 March 2019 Download content
Consumer supports growth in Q4 but investment remains weak - 5 March 2019 Download content
Manufacturing PMI: Business activity weakens but expectations remain firm - 1 March 2019 Download content
2019 Budget: Broadly convincing budget, despite wider budget deficits - 20 February 2019 Download content
Manufacturing output had another solid quarter in Q4 18 - 12 February 2019 Download content
SONA 2019: Strong in tone and goals, short on detail - 8 February 2019 Download content
Manufacturing PMI: Activity remains hesitant but expectations improve - 1 February 2019 Download content
Merchandise trade: Big December surplus due to import compression - 31 January 2019 Download content
December CPI: Another downside surprise in core inflation - 23 January 2019 Download content
November retail sales get a Black Friday cheer - 16 January 2019 Download content
Manufacturing PMI: Moderately stronger activity at year-end - 9 January 2019 Download content
A November surplus and a smaller October deficit - 28 December 2018 Download content
Consumer credit arrears picked up in Q3 18 - 21 December 2018 Download content
Good start to Q4 with strong mining and manufacturing output - 11 December 2018 Download content
More moderation in wage gains as job losses continued in Q3 - 11 December 2018 Download content
Q3 18 Current Account: Deficit widened marginally to 3.5% of GDP - 6 December 2018 Download content
Manufacturing PMI: Strong bounce in November but activity levels remain weak - 3 December 2018 Download content
October CPI: Another downside surprise in core CPI - 21 November 2018 Download content
Recession could be revised away - 8 November 2018 Download content
South African Quarterly Perspectives Q2 19 Download content
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South African Quarterly Perspectives Q4 18 Download content
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South African politics: Key questions once elections are done - 29 April 2019 Download content
South Africa monetary policy: SARB MPC adopts dovish tone - 28 March 2019 Download content
South Africa monetary policy: SARB likely to leave rates on hold - 26 March 2019 Download content
South Africa Q1 19 manufacturing sector survey: Continued downbeat sentiment - 19 March Download content
South Africa 2019 Budget: Deficits wider but broadly convincing - 21 February 2019 Download content
South Africa 2019 Budget: Little room to tighten much further - 08 February 2019 Download content
SA monetary policy: Unanimous hold as oil prices slashed - 17 January 2019 Download content
South Africa Q4 Manufacturing Sector Survey: Sentiment better, but still gloomy - 06 December 2018 Download content
South Africa: Manufacturing PMI shows a weak start to Q4 - 01 November 2018 Download content
South Africa inflation: MTBPS likely to leave fiscal policy on hold - 14 October 2018 Download content
South Africa inflation: Consumer at an inflection point - 26 September 2018 Download content
South Africa inflation: Why the SARB will not hike anytime soon - 17 September 2018 Download content
South Africa inflation: Some sticky and tricky CPI components - 6 September 2018 Download content
South Africa manufacturing sector survey: Sentiment falls as demand slumps - 20 June 2018 Download content
South African trade flows: Opportunities and obstacles - 04 June 2018 Download content
South African consumer: Constrained but not in a crisis - 01 June 2018 Download content
South Africa: More upside risk equals firmer resolve to hold - 24 May 2018 Download content
South Africa sovereign credit ratings: Moody’s leaves rating at Baa3, as expected - 26 March 2018 Download content
South Africa: Spotlight on the MPC. Finely balanced; we think on hold - 23 March 2018 Download content
South Africa’s manufacturing sector: Sentiment up, especially about the future - 23 March 2018 Download content
South African fiscal sustainability: The problem of public sector pay - 13 March 2018 Download content
South Africa 2018 Budget: Tepid consolidation despite VAT hike - 22 February 2018 Download content
South Africa 2018 Budget: Fixing the fiscus - 9 February 2018 Download content
South Africa sovereign credit ratings: Moody’s downgrade still likely - 30 January 2018 Download content
South African Monetary Policy A 5:1 vote for hold; upside risks remain - 18 January 2018 Download content
South Africa: ANC election still too close to call - 8 December 2017 Download content
South African monetary policy: MPC votes unanimously for "hold" - 23 November 2017 Download content
South Africa’s manufacturing sector: A glimmer of hope in export prospects - 12 November 2017 Download content
South Africa’s mid-year budget update: No plan but rather a call to action - 25 October 2017 Download content
South Africa’s mid-year budget update: Fiscal policy at the rubicon - 17 October 2017 Download content
South Africa: SARB October Monetary Policy Review: SARB explains (almost) everything - 6 October 2017 Download content
South African Outlook: Ramaphoria fades to hard realism as recession bites - Oct 2018 Download content