ARTICLES RELATING TO INFLATION

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.

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.

Behind the rate hike

2014-02-13 07:19

Is there a turning point in the state of monetary policy?

Behind the rate hike

2014-02-12 09:35

Jac Laubscher puts the shift in monetary policy in perspective.

Shrinkflation?

2014-02-12 07:25

Products are getting smaller but prices are staying the same. Read.

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.

Statistics SA says the CPI has dropped slightly

2013-12-11 17:30

The Consumer Price Index annual inflation rate for all urban areas has dropped marginally, says Statistics SA.

Zambia consumer inflation ticks up to 7%

2013-11-28 11:13

Zambia's consumer inflation has quickened to 7% in November, driven mainly by increases in the price of food and alcoholic beverages.

Inflation worry signals possible rate hike

2013-11-27 09:44

The Reserve Bank says it may need to take "appropriate action" if there is significant risk to the medium-term inflation outlook, a sign it may consider a rate hike.

Inflation to stay high

2013-10-23 20:00

Recent high wage settlements in both the government and private sector are sure to chase up consumer prices, says Adriaan Kruger.

Kenya inflation jumps

2013-09-30 16:19

Kenya's inflation has climbed for the fourth straight month to 8.29% in September, the statistics office says.

Onion prices sting India's central bank

2013-09-19 13:18

The price of onions has added to central bank governor Raghuram Rajan's already full plate as he wrestles over how to stabilise the currency and tackle inflation.

Ghana inflation falls

2013-09-11 14:03

Ghana's consumer price inflation has dropped to 11.5% in August from a three-year high of 11.8% in July, the West African country's statistics office says.

 

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.

Inflation surge

2014-02-20 07:22

Petrol, food prices are behind the surprise inflation surge.

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.

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.

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.

Consumer inflation slows to 5.3%

2013-12-11 10:47

South Africa's headline consumer inflation has slowed to 5.3% in November from 5.5% in October, according to data from Statistics South Africa.

Nigeria puts time to 5% inflation target

2013-11-27 10:28

Nigeria's central bank has set a time frame to meet its long-term inflation target of 5%, but worries about a possible surge in fiscal spending ahead of elections.

CPI falls to 6%

2013-10-23 12:12

The Consumer Price Index annual inflation rate for all urban areas decreased to 6% in September, Statistics SA says

Sarb's tough juggling act

2013-10-10 09:18

The SA Reserve Bank has had a difficult task in balancing the needs of a slowing economy with rising inflation, says its deputy governor Daniel Mminele.

Leave R100 under the mattress at your peril

2013-09-19 13:50

Consumers must wake up and look at the impact of inflation on their investments, warns an expert.

Nigeria inflation hits new five-year low

2013-09-18 10:09

Nigeria's year-on-year consumer inflation fell to 8.2% in August, touching a new 5-year low, the statistics bureau says.

Zambia's consumer inflation slows

2013-08-29 12:08

Zambia's headline consumer inflation braked to 7.1% in August, mainly due to lower prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, the statistics agency says.

 
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