UK inflation slows more than expected on food, transport

2018-10-17 11:07

UK inflation has slowed more than expected in September, dragged lower by the cost of food and transport fares.

This is how the petrol price nearly doubled the past ten years - including a 165% increase in tax

2018-10-01 18:08

South African petrol prices will increase to a record-breaking R17.08 inland this week - up from R9.41 in October 2008.

Eurozone inflation rate climbs above 2% on energy prices

2018-09-28 12:13

Eurozone inflation has accelerated in September amid a surge in energy costs, while underlying price moves remained more subdued.

SARB on no rate cut: we are not the reason for SA's weak growth

2018-09-23 17:55

The SA Reserve Bank might have made a different decision about interest rates last week, if economic growth was not so weak, says deputy governor Kuben Naidoo.

Rand firms on consumer inflation surprise

2018-09-19 10:18

At 4.9%, the rate was marginally lower than what analysts had expected, with recent increases in the fuel price having been expected to push it up.

Inflation and economic crisis: Argentines have had enough

2018-09-06 10:30

In a desperate bid to steady the ship, President Mauricio Macri agreed a $50bn loan with the International Monetary Fund in June, but the outlook has continued to deteriorate.

Turkish Central bank pledges policy action to stem inflation

2018-09-03 13:29

Turkey’s central bank signaled higher interest rates are in the offing after inflation rose more than forecast in August and producer prices surged.

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.

UK inflation rate accelerates on fuel, transport, games

2018-08-15 11:05

UK inflation has accelerated for the first time in eight months in July, boosted by the cost of auto fuel, transport tickets, computer games and food.

 

US inflation trails estimates as used-car prices tumble

2018-10-11 16:31

A gauge of underlying US inflation has been below estimates in September as used-car costs fell and housing rents cooled.

SA Reserve Bank says don't underplay risk of inflation exceeding 6%

2018-10-03 07:50

The risk that inflation will overshoot the 6% upper limit of the Reserve Bank’s target should not be underestimated given the volatile global environment, Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele said.

What oil at $100 a barrel would mean for SA and the world economy

2018-09-30 10:34

Rising oil prices are prompting forecasts of a return to $100 a barrel for the first time since 2014, creating both winners and losers in the world economy.

German inflation unexpectedly accelerates to 2.2% on energy

2018-09-27 14:30

German inflation has unexpectedly accelerated to a four-month high, suggesting the rate in the eurozone will rise further above the European Central Bank’s goal.

UK inflation unexpectedly accelerates on theatre prices, fares

2018-09-19 11:30

UK inflation has unexpectedly accelerated to a six-month high in August, boosted by the cost of theatre shows, computer games, transport fares and clothing.

SA, other Africa central banks set to shift gear on rates as turmoil takes toll

2018-09-19 06:45

Central banks around Africa - poised to reveal their first response to the emerging-market turmoil of the past month - are likely to usher in an end to the continent’s easing cycle.

House price growth faces downward trend for third year running

2018-09-03 19:30

The slow decline in real house price growth continues and remains negative in real terms, says John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB.

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.

Zimbabwe's July inflation highest since 2012

2018-08-17 20:17

Zimbabwe's inflation accelerated to its highest level since 2012 in July, with the country's budget deficit being the single most damaging influence.

Turkey could solve its banking crisis with a massive hike in interest rates — but Erdogan is ideologically against it

2018-08-13 13:56

Analysts agree that an easy fix would be to raise interest rates by as much as 10 percentage points, encouraging investors to put more money in Turkish banks. This is unlikely to happen given that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called interest rates "evil."

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