Meat prices expected to go up - analyst

2017-03-23 06:03

Meat prices are expected to increase, despite an overall declining trend in food inflation.

Consumer inflation eases to 6.3%

2017-03-22 10:50

South Africa's annual consumer price inflation was 6.3% in February 2017, down from 6.6% in January 2017, Statistics South Africa has announced.

UK inflation seen above 2% for first time since '13

2017-03-20 11:02

Mark Carney is set to see inflation above the Bank of England’s 2% target for the first time since the year he became governor, data to be published will show.

Zim swings back into inflation as tobacco sales open

2017-03-15 17:53

Zimbabwe has swung back into inflation zone as the 2017 tobacco marketing season opened at the country’s auction floors.

Why SA Reserve Bank won’t cut rates until 2019

2017-03-08 07:55

Emerging markets economist Peter Montalto of Nomura believes the South African Reserve Bank will not cut its repo rate of 7% until 2019.

Eurozone inflation hits 2% as ECB debates policy stance

2017-03-02 12:45

Eurozone inflation has accelerated to the fastest pace, providing fresh arguments to those calling for an exit from the ECB’s monetary stimulus programme.

Interest rate cuts on the cards - economist

2017-03-01 15:27

Interest rate cuts are projected for the second half of the year, following an uptick in economic growth and lower inflation, says an economist.

IMF expects Egypt inflation to ease after reform impact wears off

2017-02-15 17:52

The IMF expects Egypt’s inflation, which surged to almost 30% in January, to ease once the impact of measures including the floating of the currency wears off.

UK inflation rate rises less than expected

2017-02-14 12:47

UK inflation has picked up less than economists forecast in January as clothing-store discounts kept the rate from reaching the Bank of England’s target.

UK inflation risk mounts on record surge in factory costs

2017-02-01 15:30

UK factories saw costs rise at a record pace at the start of 2017, pointing to increasing upward pressure on inflation that could weigh on the economy this year.


Lower inflation signals possible rate cut

2017-03-23 05:02

As inflation eased to 6.3% in February 2017, analysts expect that it may signal a rate cut before year-end.

UK cost of living keeps rising due to Brexit impact

2017-03-21 15:27

Britain's Office of National Statistics says the inflation rate rose to 2.3% in February as pressures on the pound following Brexit filtered into the economy in the form of rising food and fuel prices

Retail sales decline to record low since global financial crisis

2017-03-15 18:05

Retails sales declined in January 2017, performing below market expectations and recording the worst performance since the global financial crisis.

ECB keeps rates unchanged amid inflation flare-up

2017-03-09 15:30

The European Central Bank has kept its quantitative-easing programme unchanged as policy makers gauge whether a recent jump in inflation will endure.

Little growth expected from GDP stats release

2017-03-07 07:37

Economists believe Statistics South Africa will release data that shows that little growth occurred the last three months of 2016.

Inflation will drop, but consumers will sweat first

2017-03-02 07:04

Although inflation is expected to drop below 5% by midyear, consumers will have a tough time during the first half of the year, says an economist.

Growing commodity demand positive for SA - economist

2017-02-20 19:49

Increasing infrastructure spend in the US could be a positive for South Africa as it drives demand for commodities.

Slight drop in inflation

2017-02-15 10:28

Annual consumer price inflation was 6.6% in January 2017, down from 6.8% in December 2016, according to Statistics South Africa.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2017-02-13 07:12

The local unemployment rate is due on Tuesday while the Fed’s Janet Yellen is to talk about the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report on Wednesday.

Robust rand reduces petrol price pressure

2017-01-27 12:26

Fuel prices will increase in February but not as much as expected, following the rand's comeback against the US dollar in late January.

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