Lower interest rates won’t cut it

2019-06-27 10:02

Uncertainty rules the day in South Africa, but one thing that seems clear is that the Reserve Bank will likely be cutting interest rates. Although this will provide temporary relief for consumers, a lot more is needed to boost our economic growth.

Currency ghosts fade as emerging-market central banks stand pat

2019-01-21 08:25

South Korea and Malaysia may provide further evidence this week that emerging-market central banks have successfully vanquished the currency crises of 2018.

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.

Scrap 'naive' inflation targeting

2018-04-22 05:56

Report shows major policy choices gave too much ground to companies andthe rich, writes Dewald van Rensburg.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2017-04-18 08:04

Consumer spending forms the largest part of SA’s GDP. This week we take a close look at consumer confidence and how this important indicator will be affected by the current state of affairs.

Africa’s giants SA and Nigeria set to hold rates

2017-01-24 08:54

The central banks of Africa’s two largest economies will probably leave borrowing costs unchanged.

Mini budget but one of 6 key events investors should worry about

2016-10-24 15:25

South Africans wanting to protect or grow their investments should pay close attention to six key events in the short term likely to have an impact on investor sentiment.

SA’s producer inflation slows to 7.2% y/y

2016-09-29 13:01

South Africa's producer inflation slowed to 7.2% year-on-year in August from 7.4% in July, Statistics South Africa has said.

Sarb remains flexible on policy stance – Kganyago

2016-08-24 13:49

The SA Reserve Bank's policy stance remains flexible, despite headline inflation settling near the upper end of the bank's target, says Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Worst inflation in decade deepens dilemma for Nigeria

2016-07-26 20:30

Caught between the highest inflation in more than a decade and an economy set to contract for the first time since 1991, Nigeria’s central bank may opt to do nothing.


Why we’re so damn miserable

2019-05-16 09:17

South Africa is one of the most miserable countries in the world, according to the Misery Index. That may not come as a surprise. But how do we fix this?

Rates may need to rise on CPI risks, says SARB deputy governor

2018-10-19 13:51

South Africa’s monetary policy stance remains accommodative and interest rates will need to increase to keep inflation within the target band if the central bank’s current forecasts play out, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Francois Groepe said.

More fuel price hikes: 'Motorists have felt the pain' - Stats SA

2018-05-24 19:00

SA motorists will need to brace themselves as fuel prices are expected to increase at the end of May 2018. We've listed a few tips to help you save fuel.

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.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2017-03-20 06:49

This week, South Africa’s current account data will be released. Local inflation figures are also due.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-12-09 12:08

This week, Giacomo Bonavera of Capilis Asset Managers takes a look at the implications of the Fed’s final rate announcement expected this week, as well as other global market data.

Kenya’s inflation at 6.34% yr/yr in Sept

2016-09-30 11:08

Kenya's inflation have risen slightly to 6.34% year-on-year in September from 6.26% a month earlier, the statistics office has said.

Zambia’s inflation slows to 18.9% in September – stats office

2016-09-29 11:27

Zambia's inflation has slowed to 18.9% year-on-year in September from 19.6% in August, the central statistical office has said.

Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation at 14% in July

2016-08-10 11:00

Egypt's annual urban consumer price inflation was14% in July, unchanged on the previous month, the country's statistics agency CAPMAS has said.

Brazil's inflation accelerates more than forecast in May

2016-06-08 16:00

Brazil’s consumer inflation has accelerated more than analysts forecast in May on higher housing costs, as the market expects the central bank to keep interest rates on hold for a seventh consecutive meeting

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