SA will get an indication as to whether the economy rebounded in the second quarter based on the latest business confidence figures as well as the first set of GDP production-side data for the period — manufacturing and mining output, as well as retail sales.

Economists are not optimistic. Though a technical relief bounce is likely, the -3.2% year-on-year first-quarter growth shock has driven home just how pervasive the weakening in economic activity has become...

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