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.

Key US inflation measure nears Fed target in February

2018-03-30 14:53

A closely watched US measure of inflation has inched towards a Federal Reserve target, which could feed perceptions the Fed will raise benchmark interest rates more quickly than forecast this year.

Why SARB rate cut not likely next week - experts

2018-03-20 19:42

SA interest rates have been on the high side to keep inflation in check, but disinflationary pressures seem to be picking up, according to Old Mutual Multi-Managers.

At 4% in February, inflation just dropped to its lowest point in almost three years as the rand claws free of paralysis

2018-03-20 11:39

South Africa's consumer price inflation (CPI) came out at 4% in February 2018 – far below market expectations, and down from 4.4% in January. Thank the rand, and low prices on food and fuel.

How SA, other Africa central banks could move on rates

2018-03-19 15:14

Central banks in five major sub-Saharan African economies are scheduled to announce their interest-rate decisions in the next three weeks, possibly Nigeria too.

Nigerian inflation slows for 13th consecutive month in Feb

2018-03-14 12:00

Nigeria’s inflation has slowed for a 13th consecutive month in February, but may still be too high for the central bank to start cutting rates from a record.

Nigeria's sticky inflation threatens to curb rate-cut hopes

2018-03-05 13:15

Nigeria’s long-awaited interest rate-cutting cycle risks being short-lived, if it starts at all.

Rand volatile as all eyes turn to National Budget

2018-02-21 11:05

The market will care more about the numbers than how they will be achieved, but would be encouraged by - and probably even assumes - a VAT hike, says a currency trader.


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.

Rate decision hinges on Ramaphosa Presidency, tax hikes, inflation - PwC

2018-03-21 07:30

Economic analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers indicates five factors that will determine which way the rate decision could go.

UK inflation slows more than expected as pound effect fades

2018-03-20 11:56

The UK inflation rate has fallen more than expected in February as the impact of the pound's post-Brexit referendum slide abated.

SA consumer inflation eases to 4%

2018-03-20 11:03

South Africa’s headline consumer price inflation eased to 4.0% in February, down from 4.4% in January 2018, official figures show.

Eurozone inflation downgrade backs ECB's ultra-slow exit

2018-03-16 14:39

Investors have primed for the European Central Bank’s next policy shift were given clear signals that any change is far from imminent.

UK consumers put inflation rate at highest since 2014

2018-03-09 13:21

UK consumers are feeling the impact of faster inflation.

PPI slows slightly in January

2018-02-28 14:19

The country's producer price inflation slowed slightly to 5.1% year-on-year in January, according to Statistics South Africa.

Sharp drop in consumer inflation

2018-02-21 10:31

South Africa's consumer price inflation came out at 4.4% in January 2018, in line with expectations and down from 4.7% in December 2017.

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