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Scope for rate cuts closing

2017-10-18 13:47

The scope for further rate cuts is diminishing as the Reserve Bank may choose to wait on the back of event risk, says an economist.

JUST IN: Petrol price hikes fuel inflation

2017-09-20 10:11

Consumer inflation has gone up, but slightly below market expectations, following increases in the fuel price.

Inflation falls for third month in a row

2017-07-19 10:17

Inflation decreased for the third month in a row in June, with the consumer price index falling to 5.1% after a drop to 5.4% in May, says Statistics SA.

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.

Slowdown in US consumer inflation may sow Fed doubt on prices

2017-06-14 14:50

A greater-than-expected deceleration in US consumer-price inflation in May could give some pause to Federal Reserve officials as they consider further rate hikes.

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/$.

Consumer inflation breather - for now

2017-04-19 10:13

The annual consumer price inflation eased to 6.1% in March from 6.3% the month before, Statistics South Africa has announced.

Rand cheers narrow deficit, easing CPI

2017-03-22 16:49

The rand hit 20-month lows following a boost from a narrow current account deficit and lower consumer price inflation.

October inflation accelerates to 6.4%

2016-11-23 10:46

South Africa's annual consumer price index accelerated to 6.4% in October 2016, according to Statistics South Africa.

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.

 

Inflation accelerates to 5.1%

2017-10-18 10:11

Inflation increased to 5.1% for September 2017, according to data from Statistics South Africa.

US inflation picks up, ending five-month streak of misses

2017-09-14 14:49

Inflation may finally be getting back on track to reach the Federal Reserve’s goal, as the US cost of living accelerated following a weak stretch.

Inflation seen taking longer to reach Fed goal on unchanged CPI

2017-07-14 15:14

Little change in the US cost of living in June signals inflation may take even longer to reach the Federal Reserve’s goal, according to a report.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mini budget: Only so much Gordhan can do

2016-10-25 21:00

Despite Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s excellent fiscal credentials there is only so much he can do, cautions Overberg Asset Management.

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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