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  • South Africa will know its ratings fate on Friday - Here's what it means for you
  • Standard & Poor's and Fitch ratings agencies is expected to give their verdict on the country's rating by the end of this week. The financial analysts at FSPInvest believe that a downgrade to junk status is inevitable. Even if this doesn't happen this month, it will happen before the end of 2016. Here's what will happen to the economy and your investment portfolio if the downgrade does happ... ››› more
  • [01 June 2016]
  • Producer inflation jumps higher as food prices rise
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its producer inflation data for October. The data showed that the rise was mostly due to climbing food prices. This data could indicate that a jump higher in consumer inflation could be on the cards. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Producer inflation rises to 4.2%   Producer inflation, as measured by the producer price ind... ››› more
  • [26 November 2015]
  • Consumer inflation ticks higher in line with expectations
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its consumer inflation data for October, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI). Over the period, inflation rose slightly. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Consumer inflation comes in at 4.7% for October   On a year-on-year basis, consumer inflation rose 0.1% from September to 4.7% in October, reports Fin24. On a mon... ››› more
  • [18 November 2015]
  • No change to consumer inflation in September
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its consumer inflation data for last month. The key economic indicator, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), showed no change from August. Let's take a closer look… Consumer inflation remains at 4.6% South Africa’s rate of consumer inflation remained unchanged at 4.6% last month on a year-on-year basis, reports IOL. But looking at the ... ››› more
  • [21 October 2015]
  • The rand has R13 to the dollar in its sights
  • Yesterday, the rand came incredibly close to trading under R13 to the dollar. But data out of the US put an end to the currency's rally. So could the rand break through the key level today? Let's take a closer look… Better US consumer inflation data ended the rand’s rally This morning, the rand “ended a recent rally after stronger than expected US inflation data lifted the dol... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • A weaker dollar is music to the rand's ears
  • The dollar has taken a turn weaker as there is a growing belief that the US Federal Reserve won't raise interest rates this year. This has been good news for emerging market currencies, including the rand, and stocks. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand is rallying stronger Yesterday, the rand gained the most “in almost a week” after feeling the pressure on T... ››› more
  • [15 October 2015]
  • Consumer inflation eases slightly in August thanks to a lower oil price
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its consumer inflation data for last month. The consumer price index (CPI) showed that inflation eased slightly on an annual basis. The upward pressures on inflation have subsided thanks to a lower oil price, which led to lower fuel prices. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Consumer inflation comes in at 4.6% for August Consumer i... ››› more
  • [23 September 2015]
  • Producer inflation eases unexpectedly in July
  • Yesterday, Stats SA released its producer inflation data for July. The producer price index (PPI) fell year-on-year in comparison with June's figures. Economists were expecting a rise in producer inflation. Let's take a closer look at what the data showed… Producer inflation dipped to 3.3% Stats SA revealed that producer inflation fell to 3.3% last month, down from the 3.7% report... ››› more
  • [28 August 2015]
  • Consumer inflation climbs to 5% in July
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its data for consumer inflation for July. The data showed consumer inflation came in higher and was in line with expectations. So what is putting pressure on inflation? Read on to find out… Consumer inflation climbed 0.3% Consumer inflation, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), “accelerated to 5%” year-on-year, reports MoneyWeb. This ... ››› more
  • [19 August 2015]
  • Consumer inflation nudges slightly higher, but less than forecast
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its consumer inflation data for last month. Whilst the key economic indicator came in marginally higher than May, it was much lower than economists expected. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Consumer inflation hit 4.7% in June Stats SA announced that the consumer price index came in at 4.7% for June, reports Fin24. This is 0.1% ... ››› more
  • [22 July 2015]
  • Consumer inflation jumps sharply higher in April
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its consumer inflation data for April. The data showed a steep rise in the consumer price index (CPI). But in spite of the rise, it was slightly below expectations. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Consumer inflation hits 4.5% last month Consumer inflation rose to “4.5% year-on-year in April,” reports IOL. That’s up from th... ››› more
  • [20 May 2015]
  • Consumer inflation inches higher for the first time since September 2014
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its consumer inflation data for March. For the first time since September last year, the rate of inflation rose. But the rise was slightly less than economists forecast before release of the data. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Consumer inflation rose to 4% in March Consumer inflation, as measured by the consumer price index (C... ››› more
  • [22 April 2015]
  • Producer inflation falls by nearly 1% in February thanks to lower fuel prices
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its producer inflation data for last month. The economic indicator, as measured by the producer price index (PPI), fell sharply again as lower fuel prices continued to benefit producers. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Producer inflation slows to 2.6% Over the month of February, “producer price inflation slowed to 2.6% year-o... ››› more
  • [26 March 2015]
  • Consumer inflation falls again, but this could be the last of significant drops
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its consumer inflation data covering February. The data showed that yet again there was a large drop over the month. But this could be the last of consumer inflation easing due to rand weakness and an uptick in the oil price. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… CPI fell to 3.9% in February Stats SA showed that consumer inflation, me... ››› more
  • [18 March 2015]
  • A number of positives put the rand on a firmer footing
  • Over the last couple of weeks, the rand has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride. This included it weakening against the dollar to levels not seen for almost 12-years. But the release of positive local data yesterday, along with the release of the US Federal Reserve's latest minutes has helped to bolster the local currency. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand bene... ››› more
  • [19 February 2015]
  • Consumer inflation drops nearly 1% on significant fuel price cuts
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its consumer inflation data for January. The data showed that inflation eased sharply from December to January. The main factor behind the drop in inflation was the lower fuel price. Let's take a closer look at what the data showed… Consumer inflation for January came in at 4.4% Consumer inflation, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), “... ››› more
  • [18 February 2015]
  • Producer inflation falls sharply in December
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its data on producer inflation for December. Again, the rate of producer inflation, as measured by the producer price index (PPI), fell. This is mostly thanks to the continuing fall in the price of oil. The data for the month came in better than expected. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Producer inflation comes in at 5.8% for De... ››› more
  • [29 January 2015]
  • Another hefty petrol price cut could be just two weeks away
  • With the oil price continuing to languish below $50 a barrel, speculation over what will happen with the petrol price at the start of next month is growing. At the start of this month, motorists welcomed a R1.27 a litre cut off the price of petrol. And even though another cut may not be as large at the beginning of February, it could still be significant. Let's take a closer look at what cou... ››› more
  • [22 January 2015]
  • A large drop in consumer inflation sends the JSE higher
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its inflation data for December. The data showed that consumer inflation eased more than forecast last month. But on average, inflation was higher in 2014 than the year before. The large cuts in the fuel price are having a positive impact on inflation. Stocks on the JSE picked up on the news as the data release fuels speculation of an interest rate cut to ... ››› more
  • [21 January 2015]
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