Inflation is effectively a tax, says SARB's Kganyago

2017-04-26 14:15

Inflation is essentially a regressive tax impoverishing those in society who should be helped, says SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Disposable salaries, pensions bounce back strongly

2017-04-25 17:05

In March real take-home pay increased above the rate of inflation for the first time in 10 months, shows to the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index.

Sugar, milk, meat price hikes could stay high

2017-04-21 12:00

Sugar, milk and meat inflation could remain at relatively higher levels, according to agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.

Consumer inflation breather - for now

2017-04-19 10:13

The annual consumer price inflation eased to 6.1% in March from 6.3% the month before, Statistics South Africa has announced.

UK retail sales drop most since 2011 as inflation bites

2017-04-11 10:17

UK retail sales have fallen the most since 2011 last quarter as consumers started to feel squeeze from faster inflation.

#JunkStatus: SA has suffered a serious setback - SARB

2017-04-04 20:17

South Africa needs to intensify efforts to reverse the current ratings trajectory, says Daniel Mminele, a Deputy Governor of the SA Reserve Bank.

Meat prices expected to go up - analyst

2017-03-23 06:03

Meat prices are expected to increase, despite an overall declining trend in food inflation.

Consumer inflation eases to 6.3%

2017-03-22 10:50

South Africa's annual consumer price inflation was 6.3% in February 2017, down from 6.6% in January 2017, Statistics South Africa has announced.

UK inflation seen above 2% for first time since '13

2017-03-20 11:02

Mark Carney is set to see inflation above the Bank of England’s 2% target for the first time since the year he became governor, data to be published will show.

Zim swings back into inflation as tobacco sales open

2017-03-15 17:53

Zimbabwe has swung back into inflation zone as the 2017 tobacco marketing season opened at the country’s auction floors.


Kganyago: SA to keep targeting low inflation for lower rates

2017-04-26 07:27

South Africa's inflation is under control and the Reserve Bank will maintain a policy to keep it low to protect the poor and ease inequality, says governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Inflation and current account numbers keep rand resilient - economist

2017-04-21 19:39

An improved inflationary outlook and the narrowing of the current account deficit helped the rand and markets to remain resilient despite turbulent events, says an economist.

Inflation reprieve unlikely to lead to rate cuts - economists

2017-04-19 17:26

The inflation rate has fallen to a six-month low in March after food-price increases slowed, but interest rates are likely to remain unchanged for the foreseeable future, say economists.

Downgrade: The immediate consequences for South Africans

2017-04-18 19:10

Kirk Swart and Brett Birkenstock of Overberg Asset Management consider some of the immediate consequences of South Africa's downgrade to junk status.

SARB worries about more rating actions, but limits scope for rate cuts

2017-04-11 07:31

The scope for interest-rate cuts in South Africa is limited even as the policy-tightening trajectory may be over, the SA Reserve Bank has said.

Eurozone inflation slows more than predicted

2017-03-31 11:31

Inflation in the eurozone has slowed more than forecast this month, its first deceleration in nearly a year as energy price-effects petered out.

Lower inflation signals possible rate cut

2017-03-23 05:02

As inflation eased to 6.3% in February 2017, analysts expect that it may signal a rate cut before year-end.

UK cost of living keeps rising due to Brexit impact

2017-03-21 15:27

Britain's Office of National Statistics says the inflation rate rose to 2.3% in February as pressures on the pound following Brexit filtered into the economy in the form of rising food and fuel prices

Retail sales decline to record low since global financial crisis

2017-03-15 18:05

Retails sales declined in January 2017, performing below market expectations and recording the worst performance since the global financial crisis.

ECB keeps rates unchanged amid inflation flare-up

2017-03-09 15:30

The European Central Bank has kept its quantitative-easing programme unchanged as policy makers gauge whether a recent jump in inflation will endure.

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