UK wage growth beats forecasts but still lags inflation

2017-08-16 13:45

The squeeze on UK consumers has continued in the second quarter, when the fastest inflation in four years ate into workers’ income.

Eurozone inflation holds at 1.3% as ECB braces for exit debate

2017-07-31 12:00

Inflation in the eurozone has remained well below the European Central Bank’s goal as policy makers prepare to discuss unwinding stimulus.

Next leg of emerging-bond rally about to start on rate cuts

2017-07-28 08:43

The bond rally across emerging markets may get fresh legs, as pressure is growing on central banks in developing nations to cut interest rates more aggressively as inflation eases.

Ghana cuts key rate to lowest since 2015

2017-07-24 14:11

Ghana’s central bank reduced its key interest rate for a third straight meeting as consumer prices rose at the slowest rate in four years and the currency strengthened.

4 reasons why SARB should cut rates

2017-07-20 09:43

An analyst shares four reasons why the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee should consider a rate cut.

Inflation falls for third month in a row

2017-07-19 10:17

Inflation decreased for the third month in a row in June, with the consumer price index falling to 5.1% after a drop to 5.4% in May, says Statistics SA.

UK inflation rate's unexpected drop takes pressure off BoE

2017-07-18 11:15

UK inflation has unexpectedly slowed in June, giving respite to Bank of England policy makers concerned that price growth was getting out of hand.

Inflation seen taking longer to reach Fed goal on unchanged CPI

2017-07-14 15:14

Little change in the US cost of living in June signals inflation may take even longer to reach the Federal Reserve’s goal, according to a report.

Yellen sees inflation key uncertainty amid moderate growth

2017-07-12 20:17

Federal Reserve Chair has said the US economy should continue to expand over the next few years, allowing the central bank to hike rates, while also monitoring too-low inflation.

South Africa's 1920s central bank quirk targeted in push by ANC

2017-07-06 09:52

Membership of the quirkiest club in global central banking just lost some of its cachet, as the ANC threatens to mire the Reserve Bank in the political fray.


Unexpected drop in US wholesale prices shows tame inflation

2017-08-10 18:02

An unexpected decrease in US wholesale prices in July, the first in nearly a year, signals inflation will remain tame, according to the US Labor Department.

Good news: food inflation could remain relatively low

2017-07-29 09:00

SA could reap the benefits of higher agricultural output this year following good summer rainfall across the country, says the Agricultural Business Chamber,

PPI declines marginally in June

2017-07-27 12:25

The headline producer price index, which measures changes in the prices of locally produced goods, fell slightly to 4.0% in June 2017, Statistics South Africa says.

Recessionary conditions create a good environment for fixed income assets

2017-07-24 13:47

The current environment is positive for is positive for fixed income investors. Cash and government bonds are rewarding in investors, writes PSG Asset Management’s Ian Scott.

South Africans are paying 13% more for meat - analyst

2017-07-19 17:32

South Africans are paying 13% more for meat than they were a year ago, said an economist.

Zim inflation makes surprise U-turn

2017-07-18 15:44

Zimbabwe’s inflation made a surprise U-turn in June, giving respite to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe whose currency initiatives have been blamed for the upward trend in inflation.

Inflation targeting: Poisoning the well?

2017-07-16 06:00

Critics of the inflation targeting mandate set by the SA Reserve Bank have never argued that inflation is harmful or positive.

Why SA has scope to cut interest rates

2017-07-12 20:18

Certain factors could have lowered the bar for interest rate cuts by the SA Rerserve Bank, explains Sanisha Packirisamy, economist at Momentum Investments.

Last hurrah for China factory prices impairs world reflation

2017-07-10 07:54

China’s inflation rebound is turning into a false dawn. For the world economy, that’s sobering news.

Kganyago: Let’s base discussion of monetary policy on facts

2017-07-05 13:04

One of the reasons why low inflation supports economic growth is because it helps to reduce interest rates over time, explains South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

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