More pain as Zim moves from hyperinflation to deflation

2015-09-02 07:10

Deflation comes with its own problems as it limits wage hikes, curbs tax receipts and worsens corporate and government debt burdens - problems Zimbabwe can ill afford.

Matthew Lester: Since 2009 – Anything with a plug will make you broke

2015-08-28 16:13

Tax expert Matthew Lester weighs up the costs of oil and electricity, plotting them against inflation. He makes some interesting findings.

It's unavoidable: global economic downturn will impact our cost of living in SA - Dawie Roodt

Economist Dawie Roodt cautions South Africans who believe the global intentional downturn will not affect their pocket.

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Finance minister must tighten government's belt, we owe too much already - Dawie Roodt

Structural adjustments, such as getting state-owned enterprises to function effectively, are necessary to help South African weather the global economic storm.

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Higher prices concern as rand drops to record low

2015-08-25 10:10

The rand’s slump to a record low against the dollar yesterday after a 15% depreciation this year may force ­interest rates higher and lead to food price increases.

SA world's 2nd most economically unequal country

2015-08-18 09:54

The massive difference in wealth between the ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ has a major effect on the different products these groups buy, says an inflation analyst.

Eskom hikes create move from maize to rice

2015-08-02 13:36

The hike in Eskom electricity costs is making an impact on the food choices of South African households, shows a new report.

CPI could hit 6% by 2016 - inflation expert

2015-07-22 07:47

The Consumer Price Index will likely increase to 4.7% in June 2015 and will likely breach 6% by January 2016, according to The Inflation Factory.

SA inflation hits highest level for 2015

2015-06-17 11:13

South Africa's consumer inflation rate rose to 4.6% in May, the highest level this year and 0.1 of a percentage point higher than the rate in April.

Glimpse into MPC's thinking on interest rates

2015-06-04 07:05

Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele has said at a forum showcasing Sarb's monetary policy review, that SA's growth rate is “dismal” and shows no room for complacency.


Cees Bruggemans: Zuma fingers private sector – real story lies overseas

2015-09-01 13:32

Cees Bruggemans questions President Jacob Zuma's claims that the responsibility of a failing government is now at the hands of the private sector.

Rate hikes wrong medicine for SA - analyst

2015-08-27 10:54

The Reserve Bank's current and possible future attempts to curb inflation by hiking the interest rate appears to be the wrong medicine, says an analyst.

Do not panic, don't sell everything you have, do your investment homework - Dawie Roodt

Economist Dawie Roodt says, although the country will experience an economic slump, now's not the time to panic. Watch.

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Everyone's blaming the Chinese, but that's incorrect - Dawie Roodt on economic slump

Economist Dawie Roodt says, while China plays a significant role in the current economic downturn, the country is not solely responsible.

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Rand’s 14-year low not a headache for Sarb governor

2015-08-19 07:11

The rand’s slide to the lowest since 2001 isn’t proving to be as big a headache for South African policy makers as it was the last time the currency was in free-fall.

Interest rates could hit 7% at end-2016

2015-08-17 11:20

Official interest rates in South Africa are expected to end 2016 at 7% on higher inflation expectations and a sticky current account deficit.

June's CPI inflation rate up to 4.7% - Stats SA

2015-07-22 10:06

The headline CPI annual inflation rate in June 2015 was 4.7%, Stats SA has announced.

China inflation edges up in June

2015-07-09 11:30

China's consumer inflation has edged up slightly in June while stubbornly weak producer prices fell again, data that could increase worries about the economy.

Dismal inflation numbers for Zim

2015-06-17 07:56

Zimbabwe has recorded a -2.7% year-on-year CPI on the back of tariff cuts in mobile phone charges, as well as price reductions in selected food items and fuel prices.

Rate hike won’t be at SA growth expense - Sarb

2015-06-03 07:52

The South African Reserve Bank says a moderate tightening in monetary policy will help it keep inflation in check without causing too much harm to economic growth.

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