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Tag: inflation

CPI reaches 6.5%

Annual consumer price inflation (CPI) reached 6.5% in May, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has revealed. The figure is a 0.7% increase from the 5.9% in April and March. Stats SA said the...

Finding financial success when you have too much debt to save

Debt management firm, DebtBusters, recently released its Debt Index for the first quarter of 2022, which shows that middle-class South Africans are falling further into debt. Indeed, the data reveals that consumers...

SARB keeps rate on hold on well-anchored inflation expectations

The MPC unanimously decided to keep the policy rate unchanged at a historic low 3.5%, in line with expectations. Well anchored inflation expectations supported the decision. The SARB revised its inflation forecast...

Food price inflation to remain subdued

THE AGRICULTURAL Business Chamber said yesterday that it expected food price inflation to remain subdued for the rest of this year, although rising grain prices presented an upside risk. Agbiz chief economist...

Consumer inflation down but food inflation up – economist

South Africa’s consumer inflation (CPI) for September was marginally down at 4,1% year-on-year, compared with the 4,3% recorded in August, according to data from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). According to Paul...

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The energy morass

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