ARTICLES RELATING TO INFLATION

SA's June headline CPI steady

2014-07-23 10:36

SA's headline consumer inflation has been steady year-on-year in June compared with May, says Statistics SA.

UK inflation takes a surprise jump in June

2014-07-15 11:49

British inflation has unexpectedly surged to a five-month high last month and house prices continues to accelerate.

Will petrol ever go down?

2014-07-08 14:17

Expect the price to hit R20/litre in the not too distant future, says Edward West.

Zambia inflation quickens in June

2014-06-26 11:34

Zambia's consumer inflation has quickened year-on-year in June, compared with May, largely due to a rise in the prices of non-food items.

Inflation on the rise

2014-06-18 10:46

Headline consumer inflation accelerated more than expected to 6.6% year-on-year in May from 6.1% in April, says Statistics South Africa.

Producer inflation skyrockets

2014-05-29 12:12

Prices at the factory gate have accelerated more than expected to 8.8% year-on-year in April, from 8.2% in March, says Statistics South Africa.

Minimal growth in food, beverage sales

2014-05-19 19:35

FNB says the monetary value of food and beverage sales for the first three months of the year has grown by 4.6%.

Namibia inflation quickens

2014-05-15 12:53

Namibian inflation has quickened year-on-year in April, says the statistics office.

The claws of poverty

2014-05-07 07:00

The shadow of poverty is lurking over me, despite efforts to avoid debt, says a Fin24 user.

Eurozone inflation edges up

2014-04-30 13:30

Eurozone inflation rose in April, reducing chances the European Central Bank will act soon to ward off potential deflation.

ECB holds course in face of deflation

2014-04-03 15:01

The European Central Bank has kept interest rates steady despite a fall in inflation to its lowest in over four years.

Economists predict moderate petrol hike

2014-03-28 11:24

Fin24 checked with a few economists on what they expect from today's petrol price announcement.

Zambia's consumer inflation quickens

2014-03-27 11:00

Zambia's consumer inflation quickened year-on-year in March, says the statistics office.

Can SA afford another interest rate hike?

2014-03-25 13:59

Economists are concerned that fragile economic growth is in danger of being killed by high interest rates before a global economic recovery can stimulate exports.

Mugabe appoints new central bank governor

2014-03-23 16:48

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has appointed economist John Mangudya as governor of the country's central bank, state media reported Sunday.

Inflation quickens to 5.9%

2014-03-19 10:41

South Africa's headline consumer inflation rose in February to 5.9% year-on-year as expected, from 5.8% in January, according to Statistics SA.

Zimbabwe enters deflation

2014-03-18 19:46

Zimbabwe has posted year-on-year inflation for February of -0.49%, a dip analysts deem as a further danger sign for the struggling economy.

Sarb rethinks interest rate hikes

2014-03-14 08:26

Heightened uncertainty and volatility in global markets makes the SA Reserve Bank's forecasts more uncertain, says Sarb governor Gill Marcus.

Tax relief does not meet inflation - PwC

2014-02-26 18:43

PricewaterhouseCoopers says the personal income tax relief outlined in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech is not enough to cover rising inflation.

Petrol, food behind inflation surge

2014-02-19 18:40

Economists give their take on the latest inflation surprise and forecast what the future might hold regarding petrol prices and interest rate hikes.

India inflation drops to two-year low

2014-02-12 19:15

India's annual retail inflation has dropped to 8.79% year-on-year in January largely due to a drop in the prices of vegetables, according to government data.

Behind the rate hike

2014-02-12 09:34

Jac Laubscher puts the shift in monetary policy in perspective.

More petrol, rate hikes on cards

2014-02-04 12:26

With the petrol price set to increase to the highest level ever in SA, economists are predicting what the rest of the year may hold for consumers.

Rand rout may continue, economists warn

2014-01-26 21:30

Given current fundamentals it seems that the rand can easily depreciate further from its current five-year lows against the dollar, economists have warned.

Safe alternatives

2013-12-24 12:35

Edward Ingram looks at other ways to offer safer mortgages.

 

Impact of tax on savings

2014-07-17 17:11

An expert responds to a Fin24 user, who finds that interest on savings is taxed at a potentially high rate and interest rates available to savers are negative in real terms.

SA's rate hike clock at midnight - economist

2014-07-12 05:00

The Reserve Bank will raise the interest rate by 50 basis points at next week's monetary policy committee meeting, predicts an emerging markets economist.

Wage deals and inflation

2014-07-07 14:05

A Fin24 user enquires about how wage deals are determined in the face of rising inflation, over time.

Sarb warns on inflation

2014-06-25 09:15

The Reserve Bank says inflation is "uncomfortably high" and could rise further amid a marked deteriotation in the domestic economic growth outlook.

Zim's deflation accelerates

2014-06-16 21:11

Zimbabwe's deflation has accelerated year-on-year in May, says the national statistics agency Zimstats.

Inflation quickens year-on-year

2014-05-21 10:49

Headline consumer inflation quickened year-on-year in April, slightly above market expectations, says Statistics SA.

Interest rate hike looms

2014-05-15 17:51

Economists give their take on what is likely to happen to the interest rate at the next meeting of the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee.

The wisdom of hindsight

2014-05-08 15:20

A retired user tells how he fell into poverty despite all efforts to avoid debt.

Poverty despite all effort to avoid debt

2014-05-06 18:37

A retired Fin24 user realises in hindsight what he should have done to prepare for a comfortable future.

Mozambique's inflation quickens

2014-04-04 14:43

Mozambique's consumer inflation has quickened year-on-year in March, data from the statistics agency shows.

Russian bank warns of high inflation

2014-04-02 13:45

Russia's central bank says economic growth would "most probably" fall below 1% in 2014 and is also concerned about inflation.

SA's headline PPI quickens

2014-03-27 12:38

Headline producer inflation quickened year-on-year in February, says Statistics South Africa.

Inflation to peak by June

2014-03-26 16:59

Inflation in SA is expected to break through the target ceiling of the SA Reserve Bank and reach a year-on-year peak in June, says a global credit insurer.

Mugabe appoints new central bank governor

2014-03-23 16:53

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has appointed economist John Mangudya as governor of the country's central bank, state media reported Sunday.

Food, petrol fuel inflation

2014-03-19 12:08

The consumer price index for all urban areas have jumped to 5.9% in February, with transport contribution 1.5% mainly on the 39c/l increase in the petrol price.

US inflation steady as Yellen takes lead

2014-03-18 21:17

US consumer inflation has remained stable in February, setting the stage for the next round of interest rate decisions under new Fed leadership.

Zimbabwe enters deflation

2014-03-18 17:27

Zimbabwe has posted year-on-year inflation for February of -0.49%, a dip analysts deem as a further danger sign for the struggling economy.

Salaries to dip below inflation - index

2014-03-07 10:34

Disposable income would again be slower than inflation this year despite some relief over December, an index indicates.

Expected petrol hike spells disaster

2014-02-20 13:13
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Another major petrol price hike expected in March will be disastrous for deeply indebted consumers, warns experts.

Inflation shocker

2014-02-19 10:16

Headline consumer inflation has accelerated to 5.8% year-on-year in January from 5.4% in December, Statistics South Africa says.

Behind the rate hike

2014-02-12 09:35

Jac Laubscher puts the shift in monetary policy in perspective.

The shrinkflation myth

2014-02-11 07:23

Is this a ploy to fool consumers and tamper with inflation, asks Adriaan Kruger.

Rates announcement as it happened

2014-01-29 14:55

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus has announced a surprise increase in interest rates.

Rand steadies as market braces for CPI, strikes

2014-01-21 09:43

Weak economic fundamentals and worries around mining sector strikes are expected to keep the rand under pressure for some months to come.

Safe alternatives

2013-12-24 12:04

Edward Ingram looks at new ways to offer less risky mortgages.

 
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