ARTICLES RELATING TO INFLATION

Eskom hikes create move from maize to rice

2015-08-02 13:36

The hike in Eskom electricity costs is making an impact on the food choices of South African households, shows a new report.

CPI could hit 6% by 2016 - inflation expert

2015-07-22 07:47

The Consumer Price Index will likely increase to 4.7% in June 2015 and will likely breach 6% by January 2016, according to The Inflation Factory.

SA inflation hits highest level for 2015

2015-06-17 11:13

South Africa's consumer inflation rate rose to 4.6% in May, the highest level this year and 0.1 of a percentage point higher than the rate in April.

Glimpse into MPC's thinking on interest rates

2015-06-04 07:05

Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele has said at a forum showcasing Sarb's monetary policy review, that SA's growth rate is “dismal” and shows no room for complacency.

Kganyago’s rate resolve seen unmoved by slowdown

2015-05-27 10:09

Weak growth and the highest unemployment rate in 12 years may not be enough to dent Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago’s resolve to tackle accelerating inflation.

Petrol hikes hit inflation hard

2015-05-20 10:48

In line with an earlier prediction, South Africa’s inflation rate has increased to 4.5%, according to Statistics SA.

SARB won't raise rates over temporary inflation breach

2015-05-14 10:30

Inflation will need to rise above target range over a longer period before raising interest rates is considered, says Sarb Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Massive petrol price hike for motorists

2015-03-27 15:23

Petrol will go up by up to R1.62 a litre next Wednesday, the Department of Energy has announced.

Public sector pay talks head towards deadlock

2015-03-27 09:07

With five days to go before the current wage agreement expires, talks between the government and the public sector unions seem to be heading for stalemate.

US inflation inches up after months of decline

2015-03-24 16:00

US inflation has inched up in February by 0.2%, ending three straight months of decline due to plummeting petrol costs, according to a report.

 

June's CPI inflation rate up to 4.7% - Stats SA

2015-07-22 10:06

The headline CPI annual inflation rate in June 2015 was 4.7%, Stats SA has announced.

China inflation edges up in June

2015-07-09 11:30

China's consumer inflation has edged up slightly in June while stubbornly weak producer prices fell again, data that could increase worries about the economy.

Dismal inflation numbers for Zim

2015-06-17 07:56

Zimbabwe has recorded a -2.7% year-on-year CPI on the back of tariff cuts in mobile phone charges, as well as price reductions in selected food items and fuel prices.

Rate hike won’t be at SA growth expense - Sarb

2015-06-03 07:52

The South African Reserve Bank says a moderate tightening in monetary policy will help it keep inflation in check without causing too much harm to economic growth.

Inflation surprise buys Sarb some time

2015-05-21 06:56

The latest SA inflation figures have come as a surprise and could actually be giving the SA Reserve Bank some breathing space before a next hike, experts say.

Petrol price keeps fuelling inflation, says expert

2015-05-20 07:10

South Africa’s inflation rate is set to increase to 4.5% as a continued result of petrol hikes, says an inflation expert ahead of Stats SA's official results.

PPI increases to 3.1% in March

2015-04-30 12:09

South Africa's annual producer price inflation has increased to 3.1% year-on-year in March, from 2.6% in February, latest data show.

BoE rates likely to rise: Carney

2015-03-27 13:30

The Bank of England expects its next move in interest rates to be an increase not a cut despite record low inflation, says Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

Japan's inflation slows for seventh month

2015-03-27 09:00

Consumer prices in Japan have risen at a slower rate of 2% in February from a year earlier due to plunging oil prices.

Fed opens door wider for rate hike, cautions on economy

2015-03-19 05:11

The Federal Reserve has moved a step closer to hiking rates for the first time since 2006, but downgraded its economic growth and inflation projections.

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