ARTICLES RELATING TO INFLATION

SA's May inflation rate hits target-range midpoint

2019-06-19 11:08

South Africa’s annual inflation quickened in May, with the rate reaching the midpoint of the central bank’s target range as higher food and beverage prices contributed to the increase.

SA's shrinking economy credit negative for govt, banks- Moody's

2019-06-10 10:30

Last week Stats SA announced the economy shrank by 3.2% in the first three months of the year, the biggest drop a decade.

South African homes keep losing value – and will keep getting cheaper in real terms for at least a couple of months

2019-06-05 15:59

Residential property prices declined by 1.2% in real terms the past year.

South Africa's inflation expectations 'encouraging', SARB says

2019-05-29 08:35

Economic activity has disappointed over the past year, SA Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Mminele said, adding that growth projections for 2020 and 2021 only show, at best, a sluggish recovery.

After a long fall, bread is quickly getting pricier – while pap prices are all over the show

2019-05-20 13:38

Cheap pasta imports are weighing on prices.

Producer inflation up 6.2% in March, driven by food, fuel price increases

2019-04-25 20:31

The producer price inflation climbed to 6.2% in March, mainly driven by increases in fuel prices and manufactured food price inflation.

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.

House price growth still below inflation - index

2019-04-12 21:03

The FNB House Price Index was relatively flat at 3.8% year-on-year in March, compared to 3.7% y/y in February, says FNB economist Siphamandla Mkhwanazi.

Petrol price shock - April will be tough for SA

2019-03-31 17:21

April will be a difficult month for South Africa with a slew of price hikes expected to take a punishing toll on consumers and the ailing economy.

Producer price inflation ticks up to 4.7% for February

2019-03-28 11:42

Annual headline producer price inflation for final manufactured goods was 4.7% in February 2019, according to Stats SA.

 

WATCH: Inflation below 1 million percent but Venezuela crisis drags on

2019-06-12 08:12

Venezuela's annual inflation dropped below 1 million percent in May for the first time since 2018, according to the opposition-run congress.

High risk of SA economy hitting recession in 2019, says Moody's

2019-06-06 12:40

The odds that the South African economy could experience a technical recession in 2019 are high, according to ratings agency Moody's.

Producer inflation rises to 6.5% in April on higher fuel prices

2019-05-30 14:34

The main contributor to the increase was higher fuel prices, with the price of petrol rising by 12.5% in the past year to April, while diesel costs 15.9% more.

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.

Reserve Bank expected to keep repo rate unchanged

2019-05-19 13:45

Economists expect the Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate on hold at 6.75% at the upcoming monetary policy committee meeting this week.

Fuel prices a sore thumb for businesses, consumers

2019-04-17 20:40

Higher fuel prices have driven up March inflation, and economists expect inflation to tick up even more in coming months.

How to make the right decisions

2019-04-15 12:43

Current market volatility does test investors’ patience. However, it’s important to remain calm and realise that this is one of the realities of investing. Rebalancing your portfolio comes with the territory.

Currency chaos that toppled Sudan's al-Bashir holds lesson for autocrats

2019-04-12 12:00

One of the root causes of the 75-year-old’s downfall was his inability to manage a shortage of foreign exchange that sent inflation soaring and hammered living standards.

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.75% in unanimous decision

2019-03-28 15:15

The announcement was made by the central bank's governor Lesetja Kganyago at a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday afternoon.

Reserve Bank expected to hold off on hiking interest rates - for now

2019-03-28 06:01

Economists expect the SA Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee to keep the repo rates unchanged at 6.75% on Thursday.

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