Reserve Bank will likely hold off on rate cut, despite easing inflation - economists

2019-08-21 16:57

Inflation for July eased to 4%. However, the SA Reserve Bank is likely to maintain a cautious stance before deciding to implement a rate cut, given the risk of a rating downgrade which still looms large.

June consumer price inflation unchanged at 4.5%

2019-07-24 10:33

This is mid-point within the target range of between 3% and 6% set by the SA Reserve Bank and in line with the expectations of economists.

SA Reserve Bank expected to keep repo rate unchanged following MPC meeting

2019-05-23 06:00

Governor of the SA Reserve Bank Lesetja Kganyago will announce the benchmark rate call at a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday afternoon, following a three day meeting of the bank's Monetary Policy Committee.

March consumer inflation ticks up to 4.5%

2019-04-17 10:06

SA's annual headline consumer price index for March was 4.5%, according to Stats SA.

Petrol is nearly a quarter more expensive than last year – but package holidays and phones are getting cheaper

2018-12-12 13:02

New consumer price index (CPI) data from StatsSA shows that fuel costs are officially 23.1% higher than a year ago. The good news: phones are getting cheaper fast, and package holidays are also dropping in price.

Inflation rises slightly to 5.1% in October - Stats SA

2018-11-21 10:04

StatsSA has announced that annual consumer price inflation has come in at 5.1% for the month of October.

Rand biggest upside risk to SA inflation - analysts

2018-08-23 06:45

The biggest upside risk to SA's inflation outlook is the rand, particularly if recent weakness is sustained, say analysts commenting on the latest consumer inflation data.

SA real house prices are in decline - and it now takes more than four months to sell a property

2018-08-02 08:45

There is a possible oversupply of residential properties in the country.

Higher fuel prices help push June CPI to 4.6%

2018-07-18 11:54

Fuel prices have been steadily increasing since April due to a combination of higher global oil prices, higher fuel taxes and a weakening rand.

Western Cape hotels are now 11% cheaper than they were a year ago, while Gauteng rooms are pricier

2018-06-20 12:12

As tourist demand flagged, prices dropped, new data shows. Government blames the Day Zero campaign as Cape Town nearly ran out of water.

 

July consumer price inflation drops to 4%

2019-08-21 10:07

This is slightly lower than the projections of analysts, and within the target range of between 3% and 6% set by the SA Reserve Bank.

Reserve Bank again keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.75%

2019-05-23 15:12

Governor of the SA Reserve Bank Lesetja Kganyago announced the benchmark rate call at a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday afternoon, following a three day meeting of the bank's Monetary Policy Committee.

April consumer price inflation stays in target range

2019-05-22 10:14

Annual headline consumer price inflation for April has moderated to 4.4% Stats SA announced, a figure in line with the expectations of economists.

CPI ticks up marginally for February

2019-03-20 10:56

SA's annual headline consumer price index increased marginally to 4.1% in February from 4% in January, according to Stats SA.

November inflation ticks slightly higher to 5.2%

2018-12-12 10:03

November inflation increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.2%.

Rates may need to rise on CPI risks, says SARB deputy governor

2018-10-19 13:51

South Africa’s monetary policy stance remains accommodative and interest rates will need to increase to keep inflation within the target band if the central bank’s current forecasts play out, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Francois Groepe said.

Inflation hits 5.1% in July - Stats SA

2018-08-22 10:57

Consumer price inflation has increased to 5.1% in July, up from 4.6% in June, says Statistics SA.

Rand steady following release of CPI data

2018-07-18 12:38

CPI ticked up from 4.4% in May to 4.6% in June, which was slightly under the 4.8% expected by economists.

SA food price inflation at its lowest level since 2013

2018-06-20 18:36

Lower food prices have helped offset the impact of a higher VAT rate and recent fuel price hikes on the overall consumer price index, according to analysts.

Inflation surprises on downside despite April VAT hike

2018-06-20 10:12

Inflation eased to 4.4% for May, compared to 4.5% in April despite the implementation of a VAT hike implemented in April.

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