Mining contracts in October for third consecutive month

Mining production was worse than expected in the first month of the fourth quarter, with copper and diamond production falling by more than a third

WATCH: How some quick wins could jump-start the economy

RMB CEO James Formby talks to Business Day TV about what can be done to save SA’s ailing economy

WATCH: Why inflation has moderated to an almost nine-year low

Reezwana Sumad from Nedbank CIB talks to Business Day TV about the latest consumer price index data

Lowest inflation in nine years deepens Reserve Bank’s rate quandary

Analyst warns Reserve Bank is wrong to focus on SA's dismal fiscal scenario while all other factors point towards lower interest rates

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Small business owners hard hit by SA’s load-shedding

Small business owners count the cost of crippling power cuts across SA this week

Retail sales slip slightly in October

The industry has faced a tough year as consumers have been confronted with poor domestic economic growth, rising unemployment and slower wage growth

Black Friday sales up more than a third in 2019, BankservAfrica says

BankservAfrica says Black Friday is changing the seasonality of SA’s economic cycle

Consumer inflation slows to lowest levels since December 2010

Since the end of 2016, inflation has been on a downward trend, Statistics SA says

Manufacturing production falls for the fifth month in October

Manufacturing declines in October make for the longest series of consecutive contraction since the global recession, according to Stats SA

Black Friday boost unlikely to be enough to shore up growth

Data shows increase in the size and volume of transactions as consumers hunted for bargains

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Steep fall in TV advert sales as web streaming takes its toll

So-called linear TV viewership has been dropping 10% in the US, Australia and China for a few years

Eskom ups load-shedding to stage four on Monday

The company will cut up to 4,000MW of power, saying it has lost additional generating capacity

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Consumer inflation likely to remain unchanged

For the fifth consecutive month the headline figure falls below the midpoint of the 3%-6% target band

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Drought worries push agribusiness confidence down in fourth quarter

The index is below 50 for the sixth-consecutive quarter, the longest period of subdued confidence in almost a decade

Current-account deficit narrows less than expected in third quarter

The current account is indicative of SA’s trade with the rest of the world

Business sentiment lifts a bit in November, but could be a once-off event

Sacci's measure of business sentiment improved to 92.7 points in November, but is down year on year

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