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.

UK inflation accelerates as pound boosts import costs

2016-08-16 12:24

UK inflation has accelerated in July and there were signs of further price pressures with the weak pound leading to the biggest jump in import costs.

SA rated the third most miserable place on earth - index

2016-08-08 14:14

South Africa has been rated as one of the most miserable places on earth, at least in terms of holding a job and keeping the rising cost of goods in check.

PPI increased to 6.8% in June - Stats SA

2016-07-28 11:36

The headline Producer Price Index has increased slightly to 6.8% year-on-year in June in line with expectations, Statistics South Africa has announced.

No change in rates amid uncertainty

2016-07-21 15:22

In line with the consensus among economists, Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the interest rate will remain unchanged.

Higher June inflation won’t move MPC on rates

2016-07-20 21:00

Given South Africa's weak economic growth environment and monetary policy easing in developed markets, the SA Reserve Bank is unlikely to hike rates on Thursday.

Rand improves after IMF growth concerns dent SA currency

2016-07-20 08:53

The rand has returned to its strong level of R14.32/$ after weakening a day earlier due to a strong dollar and growth concerns about South Africa being voiced.

Nigeria inflation 16.5% in June, highest in almost 11yrs

2016-07-18 12:06

Nigerian inflation has accelerated to the highest rate in almost 11 years in June, as the economy is at risk of contracting this year.


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.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-08-22 06:55

StatsSA is releasing inflation data for July on Wednesday. Let's see what else the coming days have in store for the markets.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-08-15 06:56

All eyes will be on the local retail sales figures to be released on Wednesday, but let’s see what other news will affect markets in the coming days.

SA Reserve Bank not in a hurry to cut interest rates - analyst

2016-08-04 06:50

The South African Reserve Bank expects the inflation outlook to improve, but it won't be cutting rates too quickly, says an analyst.

Kganyago: 0% growth for SA in 2016

2016-07-21 17:29

The SA Reserve Bank's latest forecast is for 0% growth in SA in 2016 compared with 0.6% previously, says Sarb governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Economists react to rates move, growth shocker

2016-07-21 13:38

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 7%.

Inflation hits 6.3% as prices rise across the board

2016-07-20 10:39

Prices for consumer goods and services in June 2016 were up across the board, according to Statistics SA.

Expect inflation rise a day before repo rate news

2016-07-20 07:57

Economic data to be released shortly will likely reveal a rise in inflation, according to several economists.

Hike or hold: Hard to call Sarb's next rates move

2016-07-17 19:41

Economists are finding it difficult to call the next interest rate move this week given the release of consumer inflation data only shortly before the announcement.

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