CPI: No hard and fast rule for rate cut

2017-06-21 18:28

The latest inflation figures have resulted in mixed views by economists on the likelihood of a rate cut in future.

Governor strikes back: SARB has duty to protect rand

2017-06-19 22:05

The South African Reserve Bank has a “constitutional mandate ... to protect the value of the currency in the interests of balanced and sustainable growth”, says governor Lesetja Kganyago.

UK inflation rate unexpectedly rises to four-year high

2017-06-13 11:30

UK inflation has resumed its upward march, accelerating more than forecast to the fastest pace in four years.

China's factory inflation cools as commodity prices ease

2017-06-09 09:11

China’s producer price gains have been moderated following further easing in commodity prices, signalling weaker overall inflation pressure in the pipeline.

Draghi still missing inflation as growth pushes ECB near exit

2017-06-08 09:55

The European Central Bank’s challenge of the day is to weigh improvements in economic growth against the lack of convincing inflation pressure.

Reserve Bank likely to keep rates on hold - analysts

2017-05-25 05:00

With inflation easing below the target band in April, analysts expect the Reserve Bank to keep rates on hold at its next MPC announcement.

CPI, Zuma rumours push rand under R13/$

2017-05-24 12:11

Following reports that the ANC NEC wants to remove Jacob Zuma, the rand strengthened to R12.98/$.

Gold: an entirely different game

2017-05-23 22:20

The analysts at Overberg Asset Management look at what is happening to gold against the backdrop of current events.

Rand takes worst beating since credit downgrades

2017-05-18 19:58

The rand hasn’t taken as hard a beating since the credit downgrade, partly because its strength is not solely dependent on domestic developments, says an economist.

Nasty shock of 'inflation illusion' on education, health care

2017-05-08 14:28

Many South Africans are in for a nasty surprise when they discover how destructive inflation can be with their savings over time, a report shows.


Inflation remains within Reserve Bank target range

2017-06-21 10:22

Inflation in May remained within the South African Reserve Bank’s inflation bracket of between 3% and 6%.

Fed hikes US rates despite inflation fears

2017-06-14 21:25

Federal Reserve officials have forged ahead with an interest rate increase and additional plans to tighten monetary policy despite growing concerns over weak inflation.

Taking a broad long-term view of the future

2017-06-12 09:51

In turbulent times, it is important to step away from the noise and to consider how various asset classes will perform in the future.

The latest: ECB president sees inflation still subdued

2017-06-08 15:45

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says risks to Europe's strengthening economic recovery have diminished.

ECB said to cut inflation outlook after energy prices slide

2017-06-07 13:06

The European Central Bank is preparing to cut its inflation outlook across its forecast horizon at this week’s policy meeting because of weaker energy prices.

South Africans poorer than they were in 2015 - report

2017-05-24 21:24

The average adult South African is poorer in 2016 than in 2015, research shows.

Inflation drops in April

2017-05-24 10:13

April's consumer price index came down to 5.3% from 6.1% reported in March, says Statistics South Africa.

IMF lifts SA growth forecast on agriculture and mining

2017-05-19 07:02

The IMF has raised its forecast for economic growth in SA, saying the end of the drought will lift agricultural production while rising commodity prices will boost the mining sector.

7 reasons why the rand remains robust

2017-05-16 21:00

The analysts at Overberg Asset Management looks at why has the rand remained so strong despite the double credit rating downgrade.

What rand, inflation could do rest of the year

2017-05-05 17:16

MMI Investments views the scope for monetary easing as limited and expects political turbulence to gather momentum in the lead up to the ANC's NEC meeting.

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