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.

Sarb won’t bank on oil price just yet - governor

2015-01-22 13:16

South Africa's Reserve Bank will wait to see the second-round effects of the sharp drop in oil prices before making a policy response, says governor Lesetja Kyanyago.

Consumer price inflation set to drop

2015-01-21 07:00

The CPI was set to slow to 5.3% year-on-year in December from 5.8% in November, according to Fin24 inflation expert Riyadh Bhyat.

UK inflation drops to lowest level in 14 years

2015-01-13 19:15

British consumer price inflation has plunged to its lowest level since May 2000 last month and looks set to fall further, easing a squeeze on consumers.

Europe not doing so badly - bank chief

2014-12-28 13:32

With cheap oil prices, Europe has been handed a stimulus package for free, says Germany's central bank chief Jens Weidmann.


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.

Petrol and food prices drive CPI down to 5.3%

2015-01-21 10:27

Stats SA has confirmed that the consumer price inflation has dropped to 5.3% in December 2014 from 5.8% in November 2014.

US inflation drops as petrol prices plummet

2015-01-18 18:30

US inflation has fallen to its lowest level in six years in December as the cost of petrol declined sharply, says the US Bureau of Labour Statistics.

Petrol drop has no effect on food prices

2015-01-09 13:44

The drastic drop in the petrol price over the past four months has not had any effect on the price of food, according to an inflation expert.

Argentina cuts fuel prices to ease inflation

2014-12-24 11:04

Argentina will cut the price for crude oil produced and sold in the country to allow a 5% reduction in gasoline prices, the government says.

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