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.

UK inflation takes a surprise jump in June

2014-07-15 11:49

British inflation has unexpectedly surged to a five-month high last month and house prices continues to accelerate.

Will petrol ever go down?

2014-07-08 14:17

Expect the price to hit R20/litre in the not too distant future, says Edward West.

Zambia inflation quickens in June

2014-06-26 11:34

Zambia's consumer inflation has quickened year-on-year in June, compared with May, largely due to a rise in the prices of non-food items.

Inflation on the rise

2014-06-18 10:46

Headline consumer inflation accelerated more than expected to 6.6% year-on-year in May from 6.1% in April, says Statistics South Africa.

Producer inflation skyrockets

2014-05-29 12:12

Prices at the factory gate have accelerated more than expected to 8.8% year-on-year in April, from 8.2% in March, says Statistics South Africa.

Minimal growth in food, beverage sales

2014-05-19 19:35

FNB says the monetary value of food and beverage sales for the first three months of the year has grown by 4.6%.

Namibia inflation quickens

2014-05-15 12:53

Namibian inflation has quickened year-on-year in April, says the statistics office.

The claws of poverty

2014-05-07 07:00

The shadow of poverty is lurking over me, despite efforts to avoid debt, says a Fin24 user.

Eurozone inflation edges up

2014-04-30 13:30

Eurozone inflation rose in April, reducing chances the European Central Bank will act soon to ward off potential deflation.

ECB holds course in face of deflation

2014-04-03 15:01

The European Central Bank has kept interest rates steady despite a fall in inflation to its lowest in over four years.

Economists predict moderate petrol hike

2014-03-28 11:24

Fin24 checked with a few economists on what they expect from today's petrol price announcement.

Zambia's consumer inflation quickens

2014-03-27 11:00

Zambia's consumer inflation quickened year-on-year in March, says the statistics office.

Can SA afford another interest rate hike?

2014-03-25 13:59

Economists are concerned that fragile economic growth is in danger of being killed by high interest rates before a global economic recovery can stimulate exports.

Mugabe appoints new central bank governor

2014-03-23 16:48

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has appointed economist John Mangudya as governor of the country's central bank, state media reported Sunday.

Inflation quickens to 5.9%

2014-03-19 10:41

South Africa's headline consumer inflation rose in February to 5.9% year-on-year as expected, from 5.8% in January, according to Statistics SA.

Zimbabwe enters deflation

2014-03-18 19:46

Zimbabwe has posted year-on-year inflation for February of -0.49%, a dip analysts deem as a further danger sign for the struggling economy.


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.

SA's rate hike clock at midnight - economist

2014-07-12 05:00

The Reserve Bank will raise the interest rate by 50 basis points at next week's monetary policy committee meeting, predicts an emerging markets economist.

Wage deals and inflation

2014-07-07 14:05

A Fin24 user enquires about how wage deals are determined in the face of rising inflation, over time.

Sarb warns on inflation

2014-06-25 09:15

The Reserve Bank says inflation is "uncomfortably high" and could rise further amid a marked deteriotation in the domestic economic growth outlook.

Zim's deflation accelerates

2014-06-16 21:11

Zimbabwe's deflation has accelerated year-on-year in May, says the national statistics agency Zimstats.

Inflation quickens year-on-year

2014-05-21 10:49

Headline consumer inflation quickened year-on-year in April, slightly above market expectations, says Statistics SA.

Interest rate hike looms

2014-05-15 17:51

Economists give their take on what is likely to happen to the interest rate at the next meeting of the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee.

The wisdom of hindsight

2014-05-08 15:20

A retired user tells how he fell into poverty despite all efforts to avoid debt.

Poverty despite all effort to avoid debt

2014-05-06 18:37

A retired Fin24 user realises in hindsight what he should have done to prepare for a comfortable future.

Mozambique's inflation quickens

2014-04-04 14:43

Mozambique's consumer inflation has quickened year-on-year in March, data from the statistics agency shows.

Russian bank warns of high inflation

2014-04-02 13:45

Russia's central bank says economic growth would "most probably" fall below 1% in 2014 and is also concerned about inflation.

SA's headline PPI quickens

2014-03-27 12:38

Headline producer inflation quickened year-on-year in February, says Statistics South Africa.

Inflation to peak by June

2014-03-26 16:59

Inflation in SA is expected to break through the target ceiling of the SA Reserve Bank and reach a year-on-year peak in June, says a global credit insurer.

Mugabe appoints new central bank governor

2014-03-23 16:53

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has appointed economist John Mangudya as governor of the country's central bank, state media reported Sunday.

Food, petrol fuel inflation

2014-03-19 12:08

The consumer price index for all urban areas have jumped to 5.9% in February, with transport contribution 1.5% mainly on the 39c/l increase in the petrol price.

US inflation steady as Yellen takes lead

2014-03-18 21:17

US consumer inflation has remained stable in February, setting the stage for the next round of interest rate decisions under new Fed leadership.

Zimbabwe enters deflation

2014-03-18 17:27

Zimbabwe has posted year-on-year inflation for February of -0.49%, a dip analysts deem as a further danger sign for the struggling economy.

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