Rand skids as US, China trade war flares

2018-06-18 17:12

The rand continued to trade at six-month lows on Monday, skidding more than 1.7% to the US dollar as global developments continued to weigh on the local currency.

Fuel hike to seep into consumer inflation - economists

2018-06-07 20:08

Four economists weigh in on the fuel hike, which will most certainly impact consumer inflation.

Higher inflation to see SARB keep interest rate steady - analysts

2018-05-23 19:38

The higher inflation print for April makes a stronger case for the monetary policy committee to keep the repo rate on hold, according to analysts.

3 reasons the gold slump may be over

2018-05-18 12:08

Some think gold prices may have hit a floor for this year.

How Trump's nuclear move could hit SA economy and consumers

2018-05-10 16:18

US President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal might not have a bearing on local interest rates just yet, say economists.

IMF to Venezuela: Show us your financials

2018-05-03 13:45

The International Monetary Fund has censured Venezuela for failing to share updated figures on its troubled economy.

Scrap 'naive' inflation targeting

2018-04-22 05:56

Report shows major policy choices gave too much ground to companies andthe rich, writes Dewald van Rensburg.

Kganyago: We'll only act if we think rand slides impact inflation

2018-04-19 10:53

Policy makers will only respond to changes in the exchange rate if they could cause inflation to rise, says SARB governor Lesetja Kganyago.

US core inflation accelerates as mobile-phone drag fades

2018-04-11 15:06

A key measure of US inflation has accelerated to the highest in a year as a drag from mobile-phone costs faded, bearing out the Fed Reserve’s forecast for a pickup in price gains.

Eurozone inflation ticks up as ECB prepares stimulus exit

2018-04-04 12:50

Eurozone inflation has accelerated, buttressing the arguments of policy makers keen to phase out unprecedented stimulus.


US inflation accelerates to six-year high, eroding wages

2018-06-12 17:08

The acceleration reinforced the Federal Reserve’s outlook for gradual interest-rate hikes while eroding wage gains that remain relatively tepid despite an 18-year low in unemployment.

INFOGRAPHIC: Twelve products costing you over 6% more than a year ago

2018-05-24 11:16

Statistics South Africa has released the April Consumer Price Inflation index, showing that costs increased 4.5% year-on-year. Here's what you’re paying more – and less – for.

Higher oil prices and weaker rand a risk to inflation - analysts

2018-05-18 21:41

Analysts expect the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee to take a hawkish stance and keep interest rates unchanged next Thursday.

Motorists in for another massive petrol price spike

2018-05-15 13:33

The fuel price outlook for motorists is grim amid a weaker currency and boiling world oil price, the Automobile Association has warned.

Six hours of work for that steak on the braai

2018-05-06 06:03

If you’re the kind of person who loves to braai, be thankful you’re not Swiss.

US Fed keeps interest rates steady but notes rising inflation

2018-05-03 01:20

The Federal Reserve has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged but noted that inflation is nearing its 2% target rate after years of remaining undesirably low.

Kganyago warns SA rate cut is no sure thing

2018-04-20 10:39

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago says it’s important to reduce consumer price expectations, signaling that last month’s drop in CPI to a seven-year low is unlikely to prompt interest rate cuts.

Nigeria's top statistician tweeted the country's latest inflation data an hour early — and blamed a non-existent time difference between Nigeria and London

2018-04-12 14:57

He blamed the fact that his watch was on "London time" — despite London and Nigeria being in the same time zone.

Growth in SA private sector continues - index

2018-04-05 14:28

There has been a continued modest improvement in the health of the South African private sector in March as indicated by the latest Standard Bank PMI.

Open letter to minister of finance on fuel levy, inflation

2018-04-03 17:58

A Fin24 user says that over the past few years he has always been meaning to write an open letter to the minister of finance after the annual national budget.

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