This edition of the IPPR’s Quarterly Economic Review includes an overview of statistics relating to land reform and concludes that there is little official interest in measuring the success or otherwise of the land reform programme. In addition, this QER features the usual data on economic trends and a summary of recent news highlights affecting […]
The IJG Business Climate Monitor (BCM) rose to 54.17 in May as a number of indicators showed upticks despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The way the BCM is compiled – it is the average of monthly indices over the previous twelve-month period – tends to obscure month-to-month drops in the BCM. On a […]
The IJG Business Climate Monitor (BCM) improved further to 53.5 points in March 2020 from 52.0 points a month earlier. The Leading Indicator, on the other hand, weakened to 56.8 points after gaining some ground in February – a sign of the COVID-19-related troubles to come. In another indication that COVID-19 was starting to have […]
The IJG Business Climate Monitor continued its upward movement in February 2020 and remained above the 50-point mark for the third consecutive month. The Leading Indicator showed a similarly strong performance by reversing the drop experienced in January and rose to 57.8 points. The improvement in both indicators was the result of increasing values for […]
The IJG Business Climate Monitor (BCM) climbed further into positive territory in January 2020 to 51.08 points after moving above the 50-point mark in December 2019 for the first time since October 2018.
In December 2019 the IJG Business Climate Monitor (BCM) climbed to 51.61 points – its highest level since September 2018. The BCM remained above the 50% mark for a second month in a row – a sign of much-needed positivity. However, the Leading Indicator, which predicts future trends, lost momentum and slipped back below 60 […]
The return of the Business Climate Monitor into positive territory was indicative of a slight improvement in the business climate in November 2019.
In October the IJG BCM remained in positive territory – suggesting there might be some form of silver lining for the business climate on the horizon. However, it has to be remembered that the economy is recovering from a low base.
The IJG Business Climate Monitor remained in negative territory in September 2019 although it came close to the 50-point mark that separates economic contraction from economic expansion. This is the longest period the IJG BCM has stayed in the contraction area since the Business Climate Monitor started in 2001.
The IJG Business Climate Monitor for August 2019 continued to suggest that the economy has not yet gained sufficient momentum for a robust turnaround. The question remains: what can be a driver for economic growth in the short term?