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Weak rand impacts Zimbabwe's inflation

2014-12-17 05:00

Zimbabwe’s negative inflation rate follows continued rand weakness and has meant a sustained drop in grocery prices, as much of its food is imported from SA.

Searching for safe, inflation beating investment

2014-12-10 15:39

Often when investing one needs to consider what risk one needs to assume to ensure the stated objectives can be achieved, explains an expert.

Japanese to fork out more for beef bowl after 24 yrs

2014-12-09 15:54

A Japanese fast-food firm is set to raise the price of its signature beef bowl dish - long a symbol of the deflationary economy - for the first time in 24 years.

Greeks finally start to spend

2014-11-28 17:35

Economists say prices in Greece were unreasonably high for a long time, but lower prices have since made Greek products more attractive.

Consumers think inflation more rapid - survey

2014-11-21 16:10

Inflation over the past year has increased more rapidly compared to the previous five years, respondents in a survey says.

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CPI in line with market expectation

2014-11-19 18:29

The headline Consumer Price Index rate at 5.9% in October makes it the second consecutive month it is below the reserve bank's target limit, economists say.

Rand gains against the dollar

2014-11-12 18:26

The rand has firmed against a weaker dollar and bonds edged up as investors bet a slump in oil prices could lead to benign inflation and steady interest rates.

Marcus: CPI targets reduce price pressure

2014-10-30 11:04

The Reserve Bank has defended its inflation targeting policy, saying it helps reduce price pressures and contributes to more favourable economic growth.

Inflation likely to soften, says Nedbank

2014-10-22 18:49

Inflation is likely to soften further as global food and oil prices had declined significantly, Nedbank's economic unit says.

Inflation slows to under 6%

2014-10-22 10:48

The country's headline consumer inflation slowed to 5.9% year-on-year in September, below market expectations of 6.1%, says Statistics South Africa.

Eurozone inflation near five-year low

2014-10-16 20:10

The annual inflation rate in the eurozone has slipped closer to zero in September as energy costs dropped sharply.

Average price of small home R820 000

2014-10-06 14:43

Single digit nominal price growth is forecast for the remainder of the year and in 2015, says an expert.

Sarb worries over ailing economy

2014-09-18 19:17

The domestic growth outlook remains weak amid rising unemployment, warned the SA Reserve Bank.

Sarb keeps rates steady

2014-09-18 15:21

SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says the repo rate will remain at 5.75%, citing the anaemic state of the domestic economy.

Economists split on interest rates

2014-09-18 07:00

After the release of surprise inflation data, experts vary on what they predict the SA Reserve Bank will decide on the interest rates.

Looking for inflation-beating investments

2014-09-15 15:22

Advice for a Fin24 user who is looking for inflation-beating savings or investment options.

Hope for SA amid economic mess

2014-09-11 07:00

The BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index shows the economy is, once again, on the verge of decline. But there could be good news...

Kenya inflation jumps, raises rate hike issues

2014-09-01 13:45

Rising food prices have helped push up Kenya's inflation rate in August to its highest level since June 2012, says the statistics office.

Rand biggest risk to inflation

2014-08-20 17:15

Inflation is expected to remain above the South African Reserve Bank's 6% upper target range for the rest of the year, warns Nedbank.

Zimbabwe inflation quickens in July

2014-08-15 13:30

Zimbabwe's inflation quickened year-on-year in July, says the official statistics agency Zimstats.

Sarb warns on high wage expectations

2014-08-13 10:25

Rand weakness is beginning to affect consumer prices, while labour and business wage inflation expectations are "uncomfortably high", says the SA Reserve Bank.

Ghana seeks IMF bailout for ailing currency

2014-08-04 18:19

Ghana has requested a bailout from the International Monetary Fund to stem a huge slump in its currency.

British housing market stagnates

2014-07-31 19:00

British consumer morale has dipped for the first time in six months and house prices have stagnated, reports say.

SA's June headline CPI steady

2014-07-23 10:36

SA's headline consumer inflation has been steady year-on-year in June compared with May, says Statistics SA.

 

IMF urges SA to keep inflation in check

2014-12-11 08:42

Falling oil prices and cuts in stubborn government deficits are giving the Reserve Bank room to be accommodative, but it must remain vigilant on inflation, says the IMF.

CPI inflation slows in November

2014-12-10 10:28

South Africa's headline consumer inflation has slowed to 5.8% year-on-year in November, in line with market forecasts.

Spotlight on ECB as inflation dips

2014-12-01 12:50

The ECB's monthly rate meeting will focus minds on the debate over quantitative easing in the eurozone as a series of data releases sheds light on European woes.

Twin deficits, weak growth a risk to SA policy

2014-11-28 12:41

SA's current account and fiscal deficits as well as poor economic growth pose a risk to monetary and fiscal policy, says Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele.

Sarb: Rates must go up at some point

2014-11-20 20:58

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has indicated that future interest rate increases will depend on domestic and international factors.

No change in interest rates

2014-11-20 15:25

New SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the repo rate will remain on hold at 5.75%, citing concern over inflation and a sluggish economy.

October inflation flat at 5.9%

2014-11-19 10:44

Headline consumer inflation has been at 5.9% year-on-year in October, in line with market expectations and unchanged from September, says Statistics SA.

Sudan inflation slows

2014-11-12 18:19

Sudan's inflation rate has declined for a third consecutive month in October as the effect of fuel subsidy cuts introduced last year eased.

US inflation ticks up

2014-10-22 20:13

Consumer prices in the US rose by a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in September as energy prices fell, the Bureau of Labour Statistics says.

Food, oil behind inflation dip - Investec

2014-10-22 13:28

The moderation in both food and energy price growth has been the main reason for lower Consumer Price Index inflation rate in September, says Investec.

SA economy will not recover - economist

2014-10-17 12:11

The SA economy will not recover despite the views held by economists in a poll, warns an agricultural economist.

German inflation at lowest in four years

2014-10-15 15:15

German inflation has stood at a four-and-a-half-year low in September due mainly to lower energy costs, the Federal Statistics Office says.

Marcus hailed as remarkable leader

2014-09-22 14:36

Outgoing Sarb governor Gill Marcus has increased the bank's credibility, making it one of the most respected central banks in emerging markets, says an economist.

DG Kganyago touted as Marcus successor

2014-09-18 18:01

Citi Research economist Gina Schoeman says Deputy Governor Lesetja Kganyago is well respected by markets and inclined to give due respect to growth prospects.

Concern as food inflation spirals

2014-09-18 12:55

A worrisome trend is that prices of everyday items like food and electricity are rising rapidly, while non-durables like TV sets are becoming more affordable.

SA's August inflation quickens

2014-09-17 11:04

Headline consumer inflation has risen above market expectations to 6.4% year-on-year in August, compared with 6.3% in July.

Rand under pressure ahead of CPI, rates news

2014-09-15 09:33

The rand has extended recent losses to a fresh seven month low against the dollar and is expected to remain under pressure ahead of inflation data.

Better the devil you know in SA - economist

2014-09-09 07:00

The trading theme in SA remains largely one of “better the devil you know”, where most risks are known and can be analysed, says an economist.

Poor hardest hit by inflation

2014-08-20 20:16

The poor will feel the effects of changes in consumer price inflation more severely because of the higher weighting of food in their expenditure baskets, says FNB.

SA consumer inflation slows

2014-08-20 10:20

South Africa's headline consumer inflation has slowed year-on-year in July, below market expectations.

Botswana leaves interest rate unchanged at 7.5%

2014-08-15 12:30

Botswana's central bank has left its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 7.5%, saying the stance was in line with its inflation objectives.

Brazil's Neves vows to reduce inflation

2014-08-12 09:45

Brazilian opposition candidate Aecio Neves says if elected president he will adopt policies aimed at bringing the inflation rate back.

Central banks may part ways on rates

2014-08-03 16:34

After the Federal Reserve maintained its path towards raising US interest rates next year, other major central banks will jostle for space on a crowded stage this week.

Kenya's inflation rises to 7%

2014-07-31 14:30

Kenya's statistics office says the country's inflation rate has crept up to 7%, just a touch higher than predicted.

Impact of tax on savings

2014-07-17 17:11

An expert responds to a Fin24 user, who finds that interest on savings is taxed at a potentially high rate and interest rates available to savers are negative in real terms.

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