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Scope for rate cuts closing

2017-10-18 13:47

The scope for further rate cuts is diminishing as the Reserve Bank may choose to wait on the back of event risk, says an economist.

UK interest rates set to rise as inflation hits 3%

2017-10-17 14:59

Official figures have shown inflation in Britain rising a full percentage point above the Bank of England's target

SARB should guide markets rather than surprise them - economist

2017-10-12 12:02

An economist says the Reserve Bank should guide markets with its interest rate decisions, rather than surprising them as it has historically done.

UK manufacturing prices pick up as factories post solid growth

2017-10-02 11:07

UK manufacturing growth has remained 'solid' in September and inflation pressures built, according to an industry survey.

Yellen says imprudent to stay on hold until inflation at 2%

2017-09-27 13:26

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says gradually raising interest rates is the most appropriate policy approach amid higher uncertainty about inflation.

US inflation picks up, ending five-month streak of misses

2017-09-14 14:49

Inflation may finally be getting back on track to reach the Federal Reserve’s goal, as the US cost of living accelerated following a weak stretch.

Brexit squeeze on workers' earnings highlights BoE dilemma

2017-09-11 11:18

You don’t need to tell UK nurses what this week’s inflation and wage data will show. They say their living standards have been squeezed for seven years.

Eurozone inflation gathers pace as ECB weighs future stimulus

2017-08-31 12:00

Inflation in the eurozone has picked up more than economists predicted, setting the stage for European Central Bank policy makers to debate the future of their stimulus programme.

JUST IN: Inflation continues downward trend to 4.6%

2017-08-23 10:11

July inflation declined to 4.6%, down from the annual inflation of 5.1% reported in June, according to Statistics SA.

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.

 

Inflation accelerates to 5.1%

2017-10-18 10:11

Inflation increased to 5.1% for September 2017, according to data from Statistics South Africa.

US core inflation misses estimates, energy boosts main gauge

2017-10-13 16:16

US inflation has been below estimates for the sixth time in seven months, even as a hurricane-driven spike in energy prices boosted the overall cost of living.

Zimbabwe dollar dearth causes shortages, return of inflation

2017-10-03 09:30

Zimbabwe’s money shortage has seen card and mobile-money payments eclipse cash sales, throttling suppliers’ stock of hard currency needed to put goods on shelves.

Politics hampering SA Reserve Bank, says Kganyago

2017-09-28 21:35

Politics is complicating efforts by the SA Reserve Bank to set monetary policy and keep inflation under control, according to its Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Rate cut could give economy much-needed confidence boost

2017-09-21 11:07

Weak economic growth, heightened political uncertainty and potential fiscal fallout will make for a cautious SARB rates decision, say economists.

UK inflation accelerates more than forecast to reach 2.9%

2017-09-12 11:11

UK inflation has accelerated more than forecast in August, pushing close to 3% after the biggest surge in clothes prices in almost three decades.

Property still good inflation hedge in long run - expert

2017-09-09 09:20

Property is still in the long run a good hedge against inflation, but expect rising Cape Town house prices to dampen in time lest buyers are priced out of the market says Erwin Rode, CEO of a property research and consultation firm.

More rate cuts in store for consumers - analysts

2017-08-23 22:00

The SA Reserve Bank may cut rates further on the back of falling inflation, say analysts.

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.

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