ARTICLES RELATING TO INFLATION

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.

Radebe lauds Stats SA and its important work

2016-04-20 20:40

The release of the latest Consumer Price Index is an example of how important Statistics SA's work is, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

Maynard: SARB’s tightrope – Protecting vulnerable Rand or controlling inflation?

2016-04-20 06:37

An economist looks at SARB's predicament and adds more fuel to the monetary policy fire by concluding that rates are being hiked in a bid to control the rand.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-04-18 07:00

We take a look at what happened in the markets last week and what to expect this week, including SA’s core inflation data that is being released on Wednesday.

Persistent inflation target breach will need response - Sarb

2016-04-17 16:02

A persistent breach of Sarb’s inflation target will require a policy response even as SA’s economic growth outlook weakens, says deputy governor Daniel Mminele.

Import tariff hike won't hit bread prices - Grain SA

2016-04-12 09:00

Grain SA says the new import tariff on wheat is not expected to result in higher bread prices.

Price pain shock to devastate consumers

2016-04-06 09:47

Hard times lie ahead for consumers amid petrol price hikes, ever-rising food prices, electricity tariff increases and the prospect of rising interest rates.

Petrol price hikes add to consumers’ woes

2016-04-05 21:15

With petrol and diesel costs going up, cash-strapped consumers will be facing a difficult time to make ends meet.

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The petrol price is set to go up by 88 cents per litre - just another blow to already embattled South African consumers. This video explains why South Africans may need to tighten their belts in the months to come. Watch.

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Sarb warns of ratings downgrade, interest rates hikes

2016-04-04 20:05

The South African Reserve Bank has warned that a ratings downgrade will devastate the currency, adding that it will continue raising interest rates.

 

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.

Big drop in SA inflation amid rising food costs

2016-04-20 10:03

CPI decelerated from 7% in February to 6.3% in March, Statistics SA has announced, while food costs in March were nearly 10% higher than in March 2015.

Sarb will tolerate temporary inflation breaches

2016-04-18 09:47

The South African Reserve Bank says it will tolerate temporary breaches of its 3% to 6% inflation target to smooth out short-term fluctuations in economic growth.

Stagflation creates dilemma for Sarb - report

2016-04-17 21:00

The SA Reserve Bank remains entangled in a very different policy dilemma of stagflation, according to an asset management review.

March headline inflation likely to drop - economist

2016-04-15 17:29

Headline inflation of 6.5% is forecast for March - down from 7% in February, says emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura.

Zuma unlikely to last his full term in office - OAM

2016-04-06 14:00

As President Jacob Zuma clings to power by passing blame onto his erstwhile support, his system of patronage will unwind, says Overberg Asset Management.

Zuma unlikely to last his full term in office - OAM

2016-04-05 22:24

As President Jacob Zuma clings to power by passing blame onto his erstwhile support, his system of patronage will unwind, says Overberg Asset Management.

A view on low interest rates and the transmission mechanism

2016-04-05 16:27

It is worthwhile for central banks to start investigating new processes to help kick-start economic growth and inflation, writes Kirk Swart.

Sarb: SA faces prolonged inflation target breach

2016-04-05 10:27

Monetary policymakers in South Africa face the prospect of a prolonged breach of the inflation target even as growth is slowing, says the Reserve Bank.

April Fools: 10 reasons why the joke is on you

2016-04-01 10:54

April 1 is usually a time for tomfoolery, but come Friday the economy will be playing the biggest joke of all - and South Africans won't be laughing.

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