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.

SA real house prices are in decline - and it now takes more than four months to sell a property

2018-08-02 08:45

There is a possible oversupply of residential properties in the country.

Venezuela's inflation to reach 1 million percent, IMF forecasts

2018-07-24 06:45

Alejandro Werner, the head of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere department, has forecast that Venezuela's economy will shrink by 18% in 2018.

Fuel hike, rand weakness to drive up June inflation - economist

2018-07-16 09:51

Economists expect June inflation to be higher than May, but the SA Reserve Bank is likely to keep interest rates unchanged.

SA food price inflation at its lowest level since 2013

2018-06-20 18:36

Lower food prices have helped offset the impact of a higher VAT rate and recent fuel price hikes on the overall consumer price index, according to analysts.

Inflation surprises on downside despite April VAT hike

2018-06-20 10:12

Inflation eased to 4.4% for May, compared to 4.5% in April despite the implementation of a VAT hike implemented in April.

Rand under 'massive pressure' as Trump drops next tariff bomb on China

2018-06-19 09:46

The rand lost 2% in early trade following news that US President Donald Trump is threatening new tariffs on Chinese imports.

US inflation accelerates to six-year high, eroding wages

2018-06-12 17:08

The acceleration reinforced the Federal Reserve’s outlook for gradual interest-rate hikes while eroding wage gains that remain relatively tepid despite an 18-year low in unemployment.

INFOGRAPHIC: Twelve products costing you over 6% more than a year ago

2018-05-24 11:16

Statistics South Africa has released the April Consumer Price Inflation index, showing that costs increased 4.5% year-on-year. Here's what you’re paying more – and less – for.

Higher oil prices and weaker rand a risk to inflation - analysts

2018-05-18 21:41

Analysts expect the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee to take a hawkish stance and keep interest rates unchanged next Thursday.


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."

'Collapse' in real take-home pay - salary index

2018-07-31 21:58

Real take-home pay 'collapsed' in June 2018, according to the latest BankservAfrica Take-home Pay Index, but economist Mike Schüssler says the decrease is likely temporary.

Analysts expect SA Reserve Bank to keep repo rate unchanged

2018-07-19 06:45

SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago will announce on Thursday afternoon whether interest rates will be adjusted.

Bad news for banters! Low-carb diet even more expensive in 2018

2018-06-21 12:38

The prices of carbohydrate-rich food and sugar continue to drop, while protein and vegetables are becoming more expensive.

Western Cape hotels are now 11% cheaper than they were a year ago, while Gauteng rooms are pricier

2018-06-20 12:12

As tourist demand flagged, prices dropped, new data shows. Government blames the Day Zero campaign as Cape Town nearly ran out of water.

SARB may hike interest rate if weak rand boosts inflation

2018-06-19 21:07

The rand’s plunge to the weakest in almost seven months against the dollar may necessitate interest-rate increases, central bank Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo has said.

Rand skids as US, China trade war flares

2018-06-18 17:12

The rand continued to trade at six-month lows on Monday, skidding more than 1.7% to the US dollar as global developments continued to weigh on the local currency.

Fuel hike to seep into consumer inflation - economists

2018-06-07 20:08

Four economists weigh in on the fuel hike, which will most certainly impact consumer inflation.

Higher inflation to see SARB keep interest rate steady - analysts

2018-05-23 19:38

The higher inflation print for April makes a stronger case for the monetary policy committee to keep the repo rate on hold, according to analysts.

3 reasons the gold slump may be over

2018-05-18 12:08

Some think gold prices may have hit a floor for this year.

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