ARTICLES RELATING TO INFLATION

Eurozone inflation rate remains negative

2016-05-31 12:01

Eurozone consumer prices have failed to increase for a fourth consecutive month, highlighting policy makers’ struggle to stoke inflation despite rounds of stimulus.

Wikus Furstenberg: ‘Junk’ already priced into markets – But what next?

2016-05-31 07:17

Portfolio manager Wikus Furstenberg believes a downgrade to junk status is inevitable and presents some interesting views on what happens next.

Tiger heads for calmer waters

2016-05-27 06:30

Tiger Brands is recovering from past “missteps” and a strategic review by its new CEO aims to identify growth opportunities as well as possible headwinds coming its way.

Kantor calls for Central Bank modesty. Why forecasting more than statistics.

2016-05-24 06:25

An economist says central bankers are perhaps promising more than they can hope to to deliver, and calls for modesty and realism on their part.

Sarb keeps repo rate on hold – Kganyago

2016-05-19 15:25

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced no change in the interest rate, providing much-needed relief for cash-strapped consumers.

Slight drop in CPI despite sharp rise in food prices

2016-05-18 10:05

South Africa's annual consumer price inflation in April 2016 was 6.2%, Statistics South Africa has announced.

Rates hike breather on the cards?

2016-05-15 20:00

Economists see the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee taking the tiniest gap to take a breather in its interest rate hike cycle.

Shop with extreme caution, advises consumer price expert

2016-05-12 07:31

Consumers should always shop with extreme caution, warns a consumer price watchdog in reaction to claims of food prices beating inflation.

Zim's new 'zombie' money draws scorn from critics

2016-05-06 06:34

A new currency printed by Zimbabwe’s central bank to ease a cash shortage has drawn scorn from critics attacking it as signalling a return to the hated local dollar.

Producer inflation slows to 7.1%

2016-04-28 15:07

South Africa's producer inflation slowed more than expected to 7.1% year-on-year in March from 8.1% in February, data shows.

 

Invest in the right asset classes for the right reasons

2016-05-31 09:57

With current market volatility, it can be tempting to throw in the towel. However, for now, investors should remain calm.

Maynard: SA bucking Phillips Curve – unemployment fuelling inflation

2016-05-27 19:24

Whereas traditionally there’s an inverse relationship between inflation and unemployment, in SA there seems to be a more direct relationship, an analysis shows.

Massmart to open 13 new stores in 2016 despite tough conditions

2016-05-26 10:41

Massmart says it will open 13 stores in 2016, despite tough economic trading conditions caused by high inflation and low economic growth in South Africa.

FULL TEXT: No hike in interest rates

2016-05-19 15:32

Read the full speech by SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago on the decision to keep the interest rates unchanged.

Economists see close call for rates

2016-05-19 10:02

Financial experts seem to agree that the Sarb will not raise rates on Thursday, but sounded a warning that the bank would be forced to do so at some point.

Households now have least amount of cash since 2010

2016-05-16 07:54

Research indicates households currently have the least amount of cash available since 2010.

How to get out of debt

2016-05-13 07:00

Worsening macroeconomic conditions may contribute to poor credit behaviour by consumers. How do you get rid of debt?

Brian Kantor: Not so Moody after all – simply don’t fall into recession

2016-05-11 18:36

Economist Brain Kantor discusses South Africa's economy and its prospects in the light of Moody's unchanged investment rating.

More petrol price pain for motorists

2016-05-02 12:12

Motorists will have to fork out more for a litre for all grades of petrol come Wednesday, says the Department of Energy.

Sarb could pause hiking cycle over inflation slowdown

2016-04-21 06:42

The slowdown in inflation in March could give the SA Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee a chance to pause its hiking cycle, say analysts.

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