Matthew Lester on #FeesMustFall and the top 1%

2016-10-21 20:03

A tax specialist is bugged by the benchmark that R600 000 income per annum is the dividing line between rich and poor in the context of #FeesMustFall.

Monetary policy not an 'engine' for growth - Kganyago

2016-10-20 19:04

The monetary policy's goal is to target inflation, and not primarily to stimulate economic growth, says SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-10-17 06:59

South Africa is releasing inflation data this week. Let’s see what other issues will be affecting markets over the next five days.

Congo raises key rate to 7% to check inflation

2016-09-29 11:12

The Democratic Republic of Congo has raised its key interest rate by 5 percentage points to 7%, citing accelerating inflation and “tensions in the foreign-exchange market.

Stronger rand still vulnerable - Kganyago

2016-09-22 18:44

Although the rand has appreciated, the currency still remains vulnerable to domestic and external shocks, says reserve bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Rate hike unlikely after consumer inflation slows

2016-09-21 20:04

CPI has dipped below the top end of the target in August to its lowest in nine months, suggesting the monetary policy committee will keep interest rates unchanged.

Nigerian inflation accelerates as food costs surge

2016-09-16 16:45

Nigerian inflation has accelerated for a tenth consecutive month in August as food prices climbed, strengthening the case for the central bank to raise interest rates.

Eurozone inflation undershoots forecast

2016-08-31 12:54

Eurozone inflation has failed to accelerate in August, adding to signs that the eurozone’s economic outlook deteriorated ahead of a European Central Bank meeting.

Basic grocery basket up R100 since Feb - Massmart

2016-08-26 12:29

A food basket containing items such as pilchards, maize and soap now costs R100 more than it did in February, up to R874 from R774, says Massmart Holdings.

Only product, labour market reforms will boost SA jobs - Kganyago

2016-08-24 19:12

Solutions for SA’s high unemployment rate will not come from rising commodity prices, a rebound in global growth or fiscal policies, says Sarb governor Lesetja Kganyago.


'Zap sign' ad doesn't fly with ASA

2016-10-20 19:05

A billboard displaying a zap sign to inflation and electricity prices was pulled by the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa.

Inflation moves outside target band in September

2016-10-19 10:56

Consumer inflation has accelerated to above the upper end of the Reserve Bank’s target band, climbing less than expected and reinforcing the decision to keep rates on hold.

Employment costs higher than inflation

2016-10-04 16:57

According to the Monetary Policy Review, increases in labour costs have been consistently higher than the increase in inflation.

Robust rand defies the odds

2016-09-27 23:35

The rand's run comes amid the absence of growth, rising political and regulatory uncertainty, and the real threat of losing our investment grade rating, says Overberg Asset Management.

Rates unchanged as Sarb lifts growth forecast - as it happened

2016-09-22 14:48

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says the repo rate will remain unchanged, however the bank expects 0.4% growth for 2016 compared to zero previously.

August inflation drops below 6%

2016-09-21 10:11

Statistics South Africa has announced that the country's annual consumer price index was 5.9% in August 2016, down from 6.0% in July.

UK inflation holds at 0.6%, import price pressures build

2016-09-13 11:22

UK inflation has been unexpectedly unchanged in August, though more signs emerged of imported price pressures because of the weaker pound.

How Sarb aims to help grow the ailing economy

2016-08-26 17:29

The SA Reserve Bank will focus on achieving price and financial stability, for long term growth, says deputy governor Daniel Mminele.

UK consumer boom set to flag as Brexit ignites inflation

2016-08-25 14:30

For UK consumers, the good times might not keep rolling, as quickening inflation looks set to erode almost two years of real-wage growth

July inflation rate falls to lowest in 2016

2016-08-24 10:06

Statistics South Africa has announced that the country's consumer price index was 6.0% in July 2016, down from 6.30% in June, and the lowest this year.

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