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.

LATEST: Rand slips back over R12/$ again

2018-02-02 11:43

The rand has weakened somewhat, crossing back over the R12/$ threshold on Friday morning.

JUST IN: Inflation for 2017 remains within target band

2018-01-24 10:21

The Consumer Price Index for December was 4.7%, while the annual average inflation for 2017 was 5.3%, according to data from Statistics South Africa.

December fuel hike expected to lift inflation - analyst

2018-01-21 18:30

StatsSA will release inflation data for December or this week, an analyst expects the fuel hike during the festive season to drive up figures from the previous month.

UK inflation rate slips to 3%, first decline in six months

2018-01-16 12:13

UK inflation has eased for the first time in six months in December, thanks to the cost of air fares as well as games and toys.

The US inflation mystery made economists look bad in 2017

2017-12-28 09:30

A year ago, Bloomberg asked economists to predict how 2017 would unfurl. With the year almost over, we’ve compared those forecasts to actual performance and the results weren’t pretty.

Zim inflation jumps as Mnangagwa sparks revival hopes

2017-12-18 10:23

Zimbabwe’s November inflation has increased to 2.97%, according to data from the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency.

Top reads on Fin24: Diamonds and dominance in the Richtersveld, and the IDC sues Gupta-linked firms

2017-12-13 18:48

ICYMI: A roundup of Wednesday's must-read financial and economic news.

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.


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.

Rand breaks below R12/$ for the first time since 2015

2018-01-24 11:38

The rand has strengthened to R11.94 to the greenback, mainly driven by dollar weakness.

BoJ keeps stimulus unchanged with nod to inflation progress

2018-01-23 09:45

The Bank of Japan has maintained its massive monetary stimulus program and kept its price and economic forecasts unchanged.

Zim inflation gains 3.46%

2018-01-16 16:30

Inflation in Zimbabwe rose to 3.46% in December, according to data from the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency.

Egypt urban inflation rate drops as currency float shock eases

2018-01-10 10:35

Egypt’s monthly urban inflation rate has fallen for the first time in more than two years as the impact of lifting currency controls eased.

BoJ maintains stimulus as inflation lags behind growth

2017-12-21 11:27

The Bank of Japan has left policy settings unchanged in the final meeting of 2017, retaining its unprecedented monetary stimulus as it waits for a pickup in low inflation.

Lower inflation shows weak domestic demand - analyst

2017-12-13 21:15

Inflation eased to 4.6% in November, but this signals weak domestic demand, according to an analyst.

Inflation eases to 4.6%

2017-12-13 10:16

November inflation has slipped to 4.6% from 4.8% in October.

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.

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