UK inflation climbs above 3%

2017-12-12 12:29

UK inflation has unexpectedly accelerated to the fastest in more than five-and-a-half years in November, forcing Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to explain.

SARB won’t move on rates as it awaits downgrade decision - analyst

2017-11-23 06:00

The Monetary Policy Committee may keep rates unchanged given the looming credit downgrade, says an analyst.

Inflation eases to 4.8%

2017-11-22 10:13

Consumer Price Inflation eased to 4.8% for October, data from Statistics SA shows.

Make your savings go further

2017-11-14 19:06

We’re told a good investment should outperform inflation, but what does this mean? We take a look.

Eurozone growth forecast lifted again as UK outlook dims

2017-11-09 14:15

The eurozone economy will grow at the fastest pace in a decade this year, while the UK heads into an extended slowdown, according to the European Commission.

Scope for rate cuts closing

2017-10-18 13:47

The scope for further rate cuts is diminishing as the Reserve Bank may choose to wait on the back of event risk, says an economist.

UK interest rates set to rise as inflation hits 3%

2017-10-17 14:59

Official figures have shown inflation in Britain rising a full percentage point above the Bank of England's target

SARB should guide markets rather than surprise them - economist

2017-10-12 12:02

An economist says the Reserve Bank should guide markets with its interest rate decisions, rather than surprising them as it has historically done.

UK manufacturing prices pick up as factories post solid growth

2017-10-02 11:07

UK manufacturing growth has remained 'solid' in September and inflation pressures built, according to an industry survey.

Yellen says imprudent to stay on hold until inflation at 2%

2017-09-27 13:26

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says gradually raising interest rates is the most appropriate policy approach amid higher uncertainty about inflation.


SA consumers gradually on the recovery path - salary index

2017-12-01 11:25

Disposable salaries have beaten inflation since March, a sign that SA consumers are slowly recovering, shows the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index.

Rand gains on Mugabe exit and CPI dip, but momentum constrained

2017-11-22 11:08

The rand has dipped below R14/$ following news of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's resignation, but domestic developments will prevent it from making further gains, say analysts.

Zim inflation widens as military intervenes

2017-11-16 13:47

The latest data from Zimstats have shown consumer price index inflation spiking in October as retailers and businesses pass on the burden of foreign currency shortages to consumers.

SARB sees scope to support economy

2017-11-10 11:22

The South African Reserve Bank can provide support for the economy even as it remains focused on inflation, Governor Lesetja Kganyago says.

Inflation shrinks real disposable take home pay - index

2017-10-30 06:44

Real disposable take-home pay has shrunk for the first time in seven months on a year-on-year basis, shows the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Index.

Inflation accelerates to 5.1%

2017-10-18 10:11

Inflation increased to 5.1% for September 2017, according to data from Statistics South Africa.

US core inflation misses estimates, energy boosts main gauge

2017-10-13 16:16

US inflation has been below estimates for the sixth time in seven months, even as a hurricane-driven spike in energy prices boosted the overall cost of living.

Zimbabwe dollar dearth causes shortages, return of inflation

2017-10-03 09:30

Zimbabwe’s money shortage has seen card and mobile-money payments eclipse cash sales, throttling suppliers’ stock of hard currency needed to put goods on shelves.

Politics hampering SA Reserve Bank, says Kganyago

2017-09-28 21:35

Politics is complicating efforts by the SA Reserve Bank to set monetary policy and keep inflation under control, according to its Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Rate cut could give economy much-needed confidence boost

2017-09-21 11:07

Weak economic growth, heightened political uncertainty and potential fiscal fallout will make for a cautious SARB rates decision, say economists.

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