The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Consumer prices increased 4.6% from a year earlier compared with 4.5% in January.
Tight trade conditions continue to suppress sales prices in SA, according to the latest Trade Activity Index by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
If your child starts Grade R this year, you can expect to pay around R1.6m for their public schooling up to matric and a three-year university qualification - and up to R3.7m if you opt for private institutions, says an expert at Old Mutual.
The Reserve Bank's quarterly projection model signals two repo rate cuts of 25 basis points in 2020. However, this is a broad policy guideline which could change.
Retail sales for October lifted only slightly by 0.3%, showing that unemployment, low wage growth and indebtedness continued to undermine consumers’ appetite.
CPI, which measures changes in prices for a range of consumer products, was 3.7% in October,
Hyperinflation wiped out pensions a decade ago, but this time around, savers and fund managers are getting savvier.
Zimbabwe is now a hyperinflation economy, according to the Public Accountants and Auditors Board, which is mandated to regulate auditing and accounting standards in the southern African country.
A monthly consumer food basket tracked by the National Agricultural Marketing Council shows average year-on-year inflation of 4.1% – but the prices of some types of food rocketed far beyond that.
UK inflation has fallen to its lowest rate since the end of 2016, driven down by the price of computer games and clothing.
Consumer-price growth quickened to 4.5% in January from 4% in December.
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South Africa’s inflation remained well below the midpoint of the central bank’s target range in December.
Zimbabwe's monthly inflation stood at 17.46% in November, shedding 21.29 percentage points on the October 2019 rate of 38.75%, according to ZimStat.
Economist Mike Schussler says low inflation is starting to affect the economy, as businesses such as retailers can't afford to increase prices even if their inputs go up.
According to figures released Friday by Zimstats, month-on-month inflation for October came out at 38.75%, more than double its September level of 17.72%.
The costs of bread and cereals rose by 8.5%.
The country is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a decade, recalling days of hyperinflation under Robert Mugabe.
Kganyago noted that economic activity remains weak.
Inflation for July eased to 4%. However, the SA Reserve Bank is likely to maintain a cautious stance before deciding to implement a rate cut, given the risk of a rating downgrade which still looms large.
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