Inflation at 15-month high, but rates should still come down tomorrow

2020-03-18 10:37

Consumer prices increased 4.6% from a year earlier compared with 4.5% in January.

SA trade conditions remain tight - index

2020-02-13 17:22

Tight trade conditions continue to suppress sales prices in SA, according to the latest Trade Activity Index by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Get ready to pay up to R3.7m for your child's education

2020-01-30 05:00

If your child starts Grade R this year, you can expect to pay around R1.6m for their public schooling up to matric and a three-year university qualification - and up to R3.7m if you opt for private institutions, says an expert at Old Mutual.

Don't rule out another rate cut in 2020 - economists

2020-01-19 11:00

The Reserve Bank's quarterly projection model signals two repo rate cuts of 25 basis points in 2020. However, this is a broad policy guideline which could change.

Pressure on consumers persists as retail data underwhelms – economists

2019-12-11 22:00

Retail sales for October lifted only slightly by 0.3%, showing that unemployment, low wage growth and indebtedness continued to undermine consumers’ appetite.

Consumer price inflation falls to lowest rate since 2011

2019-11-20 10:09

CPI, which measures changes in prices for a range of consumer products, was 3.7% in October,

Burned by last crisis, Zimbabweans seek to shelter their savings

2019-11-09 07:30

Hyperinflation wiped out pensions a decade ago, but this time around, savers and fund managers are getting savvier.

It's official: Hyperinflation has returned to Zimbabwe

2019-10-12 13:40

Zimbabwe is now a hyperinflation economy, according to the Public Accountants and Auditors Board, which is mandated to regulate auditing and accounting standards in the southern African country.

Fruit, cheese, and especially maize meal are all a lot more expensive – but at least offal and giblets are cheaper than last year

2019-09-20 13:45

A monthly consumer food basket tracked by the National Agricultural Marketing Council shows average year-on-year inflation of 4.1% – but the prices of some types of food rocketed far beyond that.

UK inflation rate falls to lowest since 2016 on clothes

2019-09-18 11:35

UK inflation has fallen to its lowest rate since the end of 2016, driven down by the price of computer games and clothing.


Inflation quickens to 7-month high on higher fuel prices.

2020-02-19 10:40

Consumer-price growth quickened to 4.5% in January from 4% in December.

EXPLAINER: Why is inflation in South Africa so high?

2020-02-08 19:45

Inflation is a phenomenon of great importance to investors. It is subject to intense scrutiny but is not well understood. Sandy McGregor offers his perspective on what is a truly complex issue.

December inflation rises to 4%, matching estimates

2020-01-22 11:05

South Africa’s inflation remained well below the midpoint of the central bank’s target range in December.

Zim inflation sheds over 21 percentage points in November

2019-12-17 20:33

Zimbabwe's monthly inflation stood at 17.46% in November, shedding 21.29 percentage points on the October 2019 rate of 38.75%, according to ZimStat.

Annual consumer price inflation at lowest level in 9 years

2019-12-11 12:04

Economist Mike Schussler says low inflation is starting to affect the economy, as businesses such as retailers can't afford to increase prices even if their inputs go up.

Zim monthly inflation more than doubles since September

2019-11-19 05:00

According to figures released Friday by Zimstats, month-on-month inflation for October came out at 38.75%, more than double its September level of 17.72%.

September inflation cools to 4.1%, but bread, electricity show large rises

2019-10-23 10:39

The costs of bread and cereals rose by 8.5%.

Zimbabwe quadruples electricity prices amid daily blackouts

2019-10-09 20:38

The country is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a decade, recalling days of hyperinflation under Robert Mugabe.

Interest rates left unchanged despite the Reserve Bank's gloomier growth forecasts for 2020

2019-09-19 15:11

Kganyago noted that economic activity remains weak.

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.

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