Massive petrol price hike for motorists

2015-03-27 15:23

Petrol will go up by up to R1.62 a litre next Wednesday, the Department of Energy has announced.

Public sector pay talks head towards deadlock

2015-03-27 09:07

With five days to go before the current wage agreement expires, talks between the government and the public sector unions seem to be heading for stalemate.

US inflation inches up after months of decline

2015-03-24 16:00

US inflation has inched up in February by 0.2%, ending three straight months of decline due to plummeting petrol costs, according to a report.

Sharp drop in consumer inflation

2015-03-18 10:23

South Africa's headline consumer inflation slowed sharply to 3.9% y/o/y in February from 4.4% in January, data from Statistics South Africa shows.

Nazmeera Moola: Budgeting 7.7% more for public sector wage bill “sends wrong message”

2015-02-26 16:12

Nazmeera Moola, is sanguine about most aspects of Budget 2015 – including the opportunistic timing of the R17bn extra fuel tax.

UK earnings stretch lead over inflation

2015-02-18 16:30

British pay growth has outstripped a dwindling inflation rate by the widest margin since before the financial crisis in December.

Sharp drop in inflation

2015-02-18 11:33

The headline consumer price index (CPI) annual inflation rate has dropped 0.9% to reach 4.4% in January, Statistics SA says.

UK CPI drops to lowest level

2015-02-17 16:30

Britain's consumer price inflation has dropped year-on-year in January, its lowest recorded level, says the government.

Namibia's CPI slows in January

2015-02-12 11:35

Namibia's consumer inflation has slowed slightly year-on-year in January, says the statistics office.

Cees Bruggemans on SA interest rate prospects

2015-02-10 10:27

Sarb has been severe and hawkish enough to make it sink in that the bar is set very high for any interest rate cuts this year.


BoE rates likely to rise: Carney

2015-03-27 13:30

The Bank of England expects its next move in interest rates to be an increase not a cut despite record low inflation, says Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

Japan's inflation slows for seventh month

2015-03-27 09:00

Consumer prices in Japan have risen at a slower rate of 2% in February from a year earlier due to plunging oil prices.

Fed opens door wider for rate hike, cautions on economy

2015-03-19 05:11

The Federal Reserve has moved a step closer to hiking rates for the first time since 2006, but downgraded its economic growth and inflation projections.

China Feb consumer inflation rebounds

2015-03-10 20:30

Chinese inflation has picked up in February, but producer prices continued to slide, underscoring the intense pressure on profit margins at Chinese companies.

Reserve Bank 'not populated by inflation nutters'

2015-02-18 17:09

SA monetary policy is still accommodative, although it is constrained by inflation remaining close to or above the target band, says Sarb governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Zim living conditions worsen - survey

2015-02-18 12:12

Living conditions for most Zimbabweans have taken a turn for the worst, according to a survey which shows 44% of Zimbabweans skip a meal.

CPI to drop to 4.4% due to petrol price decrease

2015-02-18 06:21

The CPI has slowed significantly to 4.4% y-o-y in January 2015 largely as a result of the petrol price decreases, says Fin24’s inflation expert ahead of the Stats SA report.

Zim inflation in the negative

2015-02-17 11:38

Zimbabwe’s inflation is in the negative again after shedding 0.48% to end the month of January 2015 at -1.28%, against the December rate of -0.80%.

China's inflation dips to five-year low

2015-02-10 11:41

China's consumer inflation has sunk below 1% in January, the lowest in more than five years, says the National Bureau of Statistics.

Consumers have never had it so good - expert

2015-01-29 10:21

Lower inflation and a further expected petrol price drop do not mean consumers should stack up even more debt, warns an expert.

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