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SA’s economy: what could go right?

SA’s economy: what could go right?

14/11/2018 - 08:46
After the reality check provided by the medium-term budget as to the sorry state of the country’s public finances, and with rising jitters about global growth, it is hard to be optimistic about the prospects for SA’s economic recovery. read more
The powerful consumer trends shaping retail customer experiences

The powerful consumer trends shaping retail customer experiences

24/10/2018 - 11:20
Rising inflation. Record petrol prices. A VAT increase. A technical recession. South African consumers are feeling the pinch as a confluence of forces put immense pressure on their wallets.  read more
Pick n Pay keeps inflation at bay

Pick n Pay keeps inflation at bay

16/10/2018 - 09:53
Measured by the volume of groceries sold, Pick n Pay delivered its strongest six-month trade performance in five years, its interim results claimed.  read more
Consumer inflation rises slightly faster than expected, led by fuel

Consumer inflation rises slightly faster than expected, led by fuel

23/08/2018 - 09:42
Inflation accelerated to a 10-month high of 5.1% in July from 4.6% in June, coming in slightly higher than economists anticipated. read more
June’s retail growth just a third of that expected, raising recession risk

June’s retail growth just a third of that expected, raising recession risk

16/08/2018 - 09:26
June’s retail sales growth was only a third of what economists expected, raising the risk that SA entered a technical recession in the second quarter.  read more
Food and grocery price increases in South Africa: 2017 vs 2018

Food and grocery price increases in South Africa: 2017 vs 2018

03/08/2018 - 10:15
Annual food inflation has continued to slow despite April’s rise in value-added tax (VAT), and some food items are actually cheaper than they were a year ago. read more
Consecutive fuel hikes push June inflation to 5.9%

Consecutive fuel hikes push June inflation to 5.9%

27/07/2018 - 08:39
The unexpectedly large surge in producer price inflation to almost 6% in June, mainly as a result of fuel price pressures, bodes ill for SA’s inflation trajectory and interest rate outlook. read more
Inflation is contained and an interest rate rise is unlikely, say analysts

Inflation is contained and an interest rate rise is unlikely, say analysts

19/07/2018 - 10:13
The Reserve Bank could take a more hawkish stance, though, as a weakening currency puts upward pressure on inflation. read more
Angolan hyperinflation shock hits Shoprite

Angolan hyperinflation shock hits Shoprite

19/07/2018 - 08:36
Hyperinflation in Angola dragged down Shoprite’s full-year revenue, sending the share price down as much as 6.5% on Wednesday.  read more
Consumer inflation accelerates as fuel prices bite

Consumer inflation accelerates as fuel prices bite

18/07/2018 - 10:15
The 4.6% increase in CPI was a little better than expected — possibly thanks to zero inflation in food prices.  read more
Trade wars turn up the heat on local consumers

Trade wars turn up the heat on local consumers

11/07/2018 - 09:24
South African consumers face more pain from potential global trade wars and fuel increases, global payments company Mastercard said in a statement. read more
Shoprite brings much-needed relief following escalating petrol price

Shoprite brings much-needed relief following escalating petrol price

05/07/2018 - 08:12
As South Africans brace themselves for yet another petrol price increase to a record R16 a litre, the Shoprite Group is working hard to keep prices low and subsidise prices where it can to bring relief to consumers who are feeling the effect of escalating petrol prices and other rising costs on their pockets.  read more
Fuel price hike: Consumers brace for higher food, transport costs

Fuel price hike: Consumers brace for higher food, transport costs

04/07/2018 - 11:20
Consumers will be faced with higher travelling costs and the possibility of food price inflation as a result of the fuel price hikes which came into effect at midnight on Tuesday, economists have warned. read more
Factory inflation rises in May from April’s figure

Factory inflation rises in May from April’s figure

28/06/2018 - 14:53
Producer inflation accelerated slightly to 4.6% in May from 4.4% in April, Statistics SA reported. By contrast, consumer inflation slowed to 4.4% in May from 4.5% in April. read more
Surprise dip in inflation offers relief to consumers

Surprise dip in inflation offers relief to consumers

22/06/2018 - 08:49
Inflation is hitting the rich hardest, Stats SA's figures show.  read more
Agri SA pleased with slowing inflation

Agri SA pleased with slowing inflation

20/06/2018 - 15:01
Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released by Stats SA shows that annual consumer inflation slowed from 4,5% in April 2018 to 4,4% in May 2018. Month-on-month, the consumer price index increased by 0,2% in May 2018. read more
Wholesale trade drops as fuel levies and VAT increase take effect

Wholesale trade drops as fuel levies and VAT increase take effect

15/06/2018 - 10:22
April’s wholesale trade declined 2.6% from the same month in 2017, Statistics SA reported. read more
Producer inflation jumps to 4.4% in April

Producer inflation jumps to 4.4% in April

07/06/2018 - 14:10
Factory and farm gate inflation, as measured by the annual change in the producer price index (PPI), accelerated to 4.4% in April from 3.7% in March.  read more
Inflation accelerates, but less than expected

Inflation accelerates, but less than expected

23/05/2018 - 13:25
Inflation, as measured by the annual change in the consumer price index (CPI), accelerated less than expected to 4.5% in April from 3.8% in March. read more
Decrease in pork price makes it top pick for consumers

Decrease in pork price makes it top pick for consumers

04/05/2018 - 09:52
With the continued decrease in the price of pork whilst other meats trend higher, consumers who are feeling the pinch are most likely to settle for pork as an alternative. read more
Producer inflation drops in March, with total cost of food production falling 1.2%

Producer inflation drops in March, with total cost of food production falling 1.2%

03/05/2018 - 14:13
Farm and factory gate inflation, as measured by the annual change in the producer price index (PPI), decelerated to 3.7% in March from 4.2% in February.  read more
Consumer confidence swings into optimistic territory

Consumer confidence swings into optimistic territory

25/04/2018 - 11:27
SA cheered up by a record 34 points thanks to the "Ramaphosa rally", causing consumer confidence to swing from a pessimistic, minus eight points to an optimistic 26 points.  read more
Inflation dip ‘no signal for rate cut’

Inflation dip ‘no signal for rate cut’

19/04/2018 - 12:04
Although the latest inflation figure is lower than was expected, indicating that consumers have had more spending power, analysts say another interest rate cut is unlikely. read more
‘Leaner and fitter’ Pick n Pay reaps rewards of cost-cutting programme

‘Leaner and fitter’ Pick n Pay reaps rewards of cost-cutting programme

19/04/2018 - 09:08
CEO Richard Brasher says the retailer has kept its average selling price inflation in check and well below Statistics SA’s official figure. read more
Inflation slows unexpectedly in March

Inflation slows unexpectedly in March

18/04/2018 - 11:50
Inflation slowed to 3.8% in March, surprising economists who had expected it to accelerate slightly from February’s 4%. read more
Positive inflation surprise raises hope of a rate cut

Positive inflation surprise raises hope of a rate cut

20/03/2018 - 14:30
Consumer inflation slowed to 4% in February — from 4.4% in January, and beating economists’ consensus of 4.2%. read more
Retail sales volumes highest in six years

Retail sales volumes highest in six years

15/03/2018 - 10:42
The discretionary spending power of consumers is slowly returning as inflation slows and the rand strengthens.  read more
Higher growth projected for SA economy

Higher growth projected for SA economy

27/02/2018 - 09:59
With an improved economic outlook, South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to come in at 1% in 2018, up from the 0.7% projected last year, said Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. read more
Why analysts expect a rate cut in March

Why analysts expect a rate cut in March

27/02/2018 - 08:55
Economists are in agreement that an interest rate cut is almost a certainty, citing lower inflation, a stronger currency, and greater political certainty.  read more
SA food and non-alcoholic price inflation decelerates

SA food and non-alcoholic price inflation decelerates

22/02/2018 - 15:00
Food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation has been on a downward trend since mid-2017, following a robust output from the agricultural sector. In January 2018, food inflation further decelerated to 4.5% year-on-year (y/y), which is the lowest level in more than two years. With that said, the food basket remains mixed.  read more
Retail spending up in December on stronger rand, says Mastercard

Retail spending up in December on stronger rand, says Mastercard

12/02/2018 - 09:56
Retail spending grew 3.8% in December on the back of the stronger rand and lower inflation, according to Mastercard. read more
Slowdown in food inflation set to ease burden

Slowdown in food inflation set to ease burden

05/02/2018 - 11:12
Average middle-income earners spend 28% of their salary on food, so the stable inflation environment will bring much-needed relief at the till, say, economists, who have noted slight improvements in the prices of staples such as bread and cereal. read more
SA food price inflation slows 4.9%

SA food price inflation slows 4.9%

31/01/2018 - 10:40
"Food inflation for December 2017 was in line with our expectation at 4.9% Y/Y, from 5.2% in November 2017. This is reflective of the current lower agricultural commodity prices, which in turn, have been pressured by a large harvest from the 2016/17 production season. We expect this trend to persist in the short term cushioned by the relatively large stock from the previous season, despite the fears of dryness in the western parts of the country" - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz Head: Agribusiness Intelligence  read more
Consumer inflation stabilises despite leap in fuel prices

Consumer inflation stabilises despite leap in fuel prices

24/01/2018 - 13:19
Consumer inflation edged up as expected in December, as a hefty fuel price increase of 70c a litre took a chunk out of consumers’ wallets but was counterbalanced by lower inflation elsewhere, including food.  read more
Milk price hits four-year high

Milk price hits four-year high

18/01/2018 - 09:08
The producer price for milk reached R5,10/ℓ to R5,20/ℓ in December, its highest level since 2014, according to the Milk Producer’s Organisation (MPO). read more
Producer inflation accelerates unexpectedly in November

Producer inflation accelerates unexpectedly in November

15/12/2017 - 15:00
Farm and factory gate inflation, as measured by the annual change in the producer price index (PPI), rose to 5.1% in November from 5% in October, surprising economists who had expected it to fall slightly.  read more
Producer inflation eases, as food inflation nears zero

Producer inflation eases, as food inflation nears zero

30/11/2017 - 14:02
Producer price inflation moderated slightly in October, as expected, after accelerating faster than expected in September. read more
Woolworths will be dreaming of a prime Christmas

Woolworths will be dreaming of a prime Christmas

16/11/2017 - 09:40
Woolworths will need strong Christmas sales for its interim turnover growth to outpace inflation, a trading update for the first 20 weeks of its financial year released on Thursday morning indicated. read more
Producer inflation springs an unpleasant surprise

Producer inflation springs an unpleasant surprise

26/10/2017 - 16:17
Producer prices accelerated even faster than expected in September, adding to the growing expectation that the Reserve Bank will not cut interest rates when it meets in November. read more
Increase expected in consumer inflation

Increase expected in consumer inflation

16/10/2017 - 10:18
The focus this week will be on the September consumer inflation figure and retail trade sales for August. Statistics SA will release both indicators on Wednesday. read more
Interest rate cut may be on the cards

Interest rate cut may be on the cards

21/09/2017 - 10:36
With inflation heading down towards the mid-point of the target range, most economists expect another 25 basis point cut in interest rates when the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee concludes its three-day meeting on Thursday. read more
Agribusiness confidence takes a knock in the third quarter

Agribusiness confidence takes a knock in the third quarter

04/09/2017 - 15:23
Agribusiness confidence took a knock in the third quarter 2017 as the unrelenting drought in the Western Cape and low demand for maize exports weighed on sentiment. read more
Producer inflation continues to slow

Producer inflation continues to slow

31/08/2017 - 14:00
Producer inflation slowed further in July, following a surprisingly sharp slowdown in June, thanks largely to food and fuel price dynamics. read more
SA revises figures upwards for record-breaking maize crop

SA revises figures upwards for record-breaking maize crop

30/08/2017 - 09:07
South African farmers will harvest 16.4-million tonnes of maize in 2017, marking the largest crop on record, the crop estimates committee (CEC) says. read more
Falling inflation boosts interest rate cut chances

Falling inflation boosts interest rate cut chances

25/08/2017 - 10:54
Inflation has dipped below the 5% mark for the first time since November 2015, supporting the case for another interest rate cut at the Reserve Bank’s next monetary policy committee meeting, economists say. read more
Retailers may breathe easier in fourth quarter, say analysts

Retailers may breathe easier in fourth quarter, say analysts

10/08/2017 - 09:11
While there is no outright good news for retail, analysts say the last quarter of 2017 is unlikely to plunge the sector to new lows. read more
Producer inflation posts surprisingly sharp slowdown

Producer inflation posts surprisingly sharp slowdown

27/07/2017 - 15:48
Production inflation posted a surprisingly sharp fall in June — slowing to 4% year on year, from 4.8% in May. read more
 Breathing room for consumers?

Breathing room for consumers?

27/06/2017 - 10:12
In terms of the outlook for consumers, there is reason for cautious optimism due to lower inflation and the potential for modest interest rate cuts, according to Dave Mohr (chief investment strategist) and Izak Odendaal (investment strategist) at Old Mutual Multi-Managers. read more
Producer inflation eases in April

Producer inflation eases in April

25/05/2017 - 13:09
Production prices have continued to ease compared with 2016, with the continued deceleration in manufactured food price inflation. read more
Rand spikes as consumer inflation slows sharply on food prices

Rand spikes as consumer inflation slows sharply on food prices

24/05/2017 - 12:25
A slight slowdown had been expected, but the CPI data were better than forecasts, thanks also to fuel price cuts. read more
Interest rate cut unlikely amid risks to currency

Interest rate cut unlikely amid risks to currency

22/05/2017 - 10:01
Uncertainty about the rand exchange rate, as well as food prices, have put question marks over the sustainability of inflation drop. read more
Egg prices go up, other food stable

Egg prices go up, other food stable

08/05/2017 - 12:30
Durban - The South African Poultry Association (Sapa) has warned consumers to brace themselves for an increase in the price of eggs for 2017. read more
SA records trade balance surplus of R11.44bn for March

SA records trade balance surplus of R11.44bn for March

02/05/2017 - 13:11
SA recorded a trade surplus of R11.44bn for March, compared to a revised surplus of R4.79bn (from R5.22bn) in February, according to data released on Friday by the South African Revenue Service. read more
Maize crop bodes well for food inflation

Maize crop bodes well for food inflation

26/04/2017 - 08:31
It will be a year of plenty for SA with expectations for a maize harvest 87% bigger than the 2016 crop. The bounty comes after crippling drought in 2016 resulted in the smallest summer harvest since 2007. read more
Retail sales drops to lowest rate in 7 years

Retail sales drops to lowest rate in 7 years

25/04/2017 - 14:14
Retail sales have taken the biggest fall in seven years during the first quarter of the year, as rising living costs had an adverse effect on disposable income spending. read more
Producer inflation set to continue dropping

Producer inflation set to continue dropping

24/04/2017 - 08:56
Private-sector credit extension figures are expected to reflect the poor state of the consumer read more
Food and beverages inflation falls to lowest level in 14 months

Food and beverages inflation falls to lowest level in 14 months

20/04/2017 - 09:07
Annual food and beverages inflation fell to 8.7% year-on-year in March, but the good news may be short-lived as downgrades threaten agribusiness read more
Consumer inflation breather - for now

Consumer inflation breather - for now

19/04/2017 - 11:53
The annual consumer price inflation (CPI) reduced to 6.1% in March 2017 from 6.3% in February 2017, Statistics South Africa announced on Wednesday. read more
Refurbishing disrupts Pick n Pay’s revenue growth

Refurbishing disrupts Pick n Pay’s revenue growth

19/04/2017 - 10:00
Retailer says profit grew faster than sales despite restricting its selling price inflation to 6.1% for the year, well below published food inflation of 11%. read more
Retailers fall victim to time’s cruelty

Retailers fall victim to time’s cruelty

18/04/2017 - 09:18
Major retailers review their strategies to survive tough trading environment. read more
"Free from" ranges see 36% boost as inflation hits grocers

"Free from" ranges see 36% boost as inflation hits grocers

05/04/2017 - 10:40
Inflation has continued to push up prices in the grocery sector as sales of gluten-free items skyrockets by over a half. read more
Agricultural production is key driver in slowing food producer inflation

Agricultural production is key driver in slowing food producer inflation

31/03/2017 - 16:07
The broad recovery in agricultural production is the key driver of the slowing trend in food producer inflation, says the Agriculture Business Chamber (Agbiz), an organisation that represents commercial farmers and agribusiness enterprises nationally. read more
Agriculture sector on the mend after crippling drought

Agriculture sector on the mend after crippling drought

08/03/2017 - 09:12
Grain prices have steadily fallen since their record peak in the first quarter of 2016, supported by expectations of higher grain production and a stronger rand read more
Maize prices take a tumble

Maize prices take a tumble

02/03/2017 - 11:01
Good rains and prospects for a bumper crop have seen South African maize prices fall to 2½-year lows and analysts say inflation should start slowing as a result in the third quarter of 2017.  read more
Producer inflation comes in better than expected

Producer inflation comes in better than expected

24/02/2017 - 10:55
Food and fuel remain the key drivers of a higher overall PPI — and new taxes and levies could undermine the benevolent effects of an easing drought. read more
Changes to CPI give food more weight

Changes to CPI give food more weight

30/01/2017 - 12:14
Pay-TV, noodles, apartment living and lottery dreams have become part of South Africans’ way of life read more
Consumer inflation picks up pace

Consumer inflation picks up pace

18/01/2017 - 10:46
Consumer inflation moved further outside the Reserve Bank’s 3%-6% target range in December. read more
Consumer inflation is back above the Reserve Bank target

Consumer inflation is back above the Reserve Bank target

19/10/2016 - 16:05
Consumer inflation accelerated in September, rising back above the 6% upper limit that the Reserve Bank targets when setting interest rates. read more
Retail sales defy expectations of an improvement

Retail sales defy expectations of an improvement

19/10/2016 - 15:36
Retail sales growth slowed further in August, deepening the disappointing slowdown reported for July. read more
Falling global cereal prices is good news for SA food inflation

Falling global cereal prices is good news for SA food inflation

13/10/2016 - 11:02
GLOBAL food prices increased slightly in September, but prices for cereals — which SA imports — continued to fall, which should relieve some of the import cost pressures for SA and help damp the increases in food prices. read more
Why red meat prices will soar, even if the drought is broken

Why red meat prices will soar, even if the drought is broken

26/09/2016 - 13:58
RED meat prices are expected to rise, further straining food inflation, as farmers rebuild their herds following record slaughters to cope with the worst drought in a century, industry experts say. read more
Consumer inflation slows to just inside the Reserve Bank’s target band

Consumer inflation slows to just inside the Reserve Bank’s target band

21/09/2016 - 10:46
CONSUMER inflation slowed to 5.9% year on year in August, from the 6% reported for July. read more
Slower retail sales growth in July may lead to Bank holding rates

Slower retail sales growth in July may lead to Bank holding rates

16/09/2016 - 14:26
RETAIL sales increased at their slowest pace in one-and-a-half years in July, with data showing that household furniture, appliances, and equipment retailers were taking the most strain. read more
Spur results underline pressure on consumers as food inflation bites

Spur results underline pressure on consumers as food inflation bites

08/09/2016 - 10:04
FOOD franchise group Spur Corporation’s results for the year to June suggest the pressures facing consumers are being felt most acutely in the lower end of the market. read more
Inflation decelerates to 6.1% in May, surprising economists

Inflation decelerates to 6.1% in May, surprising economists

22/06/2016 - 12:15
INFLATION, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), decelerated to 6.1% in May from 6.2% in April, surprising economists who had expected to rise to about 6.3%. read more
Producer inflation accelerates at highest pace in more than a year

Producer inflation accelerates at highest pace in more than a year

06/04/2016 - 10:02
Producer inflation accelerated to its highest level in more than a year to 8.1% in February compared with a year ago, from 7.6% year on year in January, Statistics SA data showed on Thursday. read more
Wider consumer price inflation coming - economist

Wider consumer price inflation coming - economist

14/03/2016 - 10:10
Cape Town - A sharp move higher in average purchasing price and selling price inflation indicators in the latest Business Confidence Index (BCI) of the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) suggests a wider increase in consumer price inflation in upcoming months, MMI economist Sanisha Packirisamy warned on Sunday (13 March). read more
The price of everything is going up in SA

The price of everything is going up in SA

20/01/2016 - 09:04
Having lost over 30% of its value against the dollar in January, the weak rand is causing everything to go up in price – from food, to medicine, to technology. read more
Producer inflation accelerates in March

Producer inflation accelerates in March

04/05/2015 - 10:38
Producer inflation accelerated in March amid higher food, beverage, and tobacco prices, Statistics SA reported. read more
Fall in producer inflation sharper than expected

Fall in producer inflation sharper than expected

30/01/2015 - 10:05
Annual producer price inflation dropped more than expected in December as the steep slide in the international oil price fed through into lower prices at the factory gate. read more
No rate rise likely as inflation slows

No rate rise likely as inflation slows

22/01/2015 - 13:33
Inflation slowed last month amid lower fuel prices and a slower pace of increase in food prices — almost guaranteeing that interest rates would remain unchanged next week. read more
Inflation moderates for first time this year

Inflation moderates for first time this year

25/08/2014 - 10:15
Inflation moderated slightly more than expected last month — the first moderation this year — causing the rand to depreciate as investors took the better-than-expected news as a sign that interest rates would remain unchanged next month. read more
SARB: Inflation is “uncomfortably high”

SARB: Inflation is “uncomfortably high”

25/06/2014 - 11:57
Pretoria - South Africa's deputy central bank governor, Daniel Mminele, said on Tuesday that inflation was “uncomfortably high” and could increase further.  read more
Inflation to hit double digit by year end

Inflation to hit double digit by year end

20/06/2014 - 12:11
Nigeria’s inflation will rise to double digit by the end of this year, 2014 said, Razia Khan, an Economist with Standard Chartered Bank. read more
Inflation rate hits 8-month low, but cost of living remains high, Kenya

Inflation rate hits 8-month low, but cost of living remains high, Kenya

03/04/2014 - 15:35
Consumers are paying 6.27 per cent more than they did 12 months ago for the same goods and services, official data has showed. Despite inflation – the sustained increase in prices as measured by the Consumer Price Index over time – slowing to an eight-month low, the cost of living remains persistently high.  read more
Inflation edges up from 7.3 % to 7.6%, trade surplus up to K283 million, Zambia

Inflation edges up from 7.3 % to 7.6%, trade surplus up to K283 million, Zambia

10/03/2014 - 12:42
Zambia’s annual rate of inflation consumer index has risen by 0.3 percentage points from 7.3 percent in January to 7.6 percent recorded in February. read more
Zambia’s annual rate of inflation rise by 0.2 percent, trade surplus ticks up

Zambia’s annual rate of inflation rise by 0.2 percent, trade surplus ticks up

31/01/2014 - 09:34
Zambia’s annual rate of inflation as measured by the all items Consumer Index (CPI) has risen by 0.2 percent from December 2013s 7.1 percent to 7.3 percent recorded in January this year. read more
Namibia's inflation accelerated to 4,9% in December

Namibia's inflation accelerated to 4,9% in December

20/01/2014 - 12:03
Annual inflation accelerated to 4,9% in December from 4,4% in November, figures released by Namibia Statistics Agency revealed yesterday. read more
Retail shares hit by weak sales

Retail shares hit by weak sales

20/01/2014 - 11:22
Johannesburg - Shares in retailers Shoprite and Truworths fell on Friday after their latest sales figures disappointed investors, rekindling concerns about the prospects for some of Johannesburg's most expensive stocks. read more
PPI slows down

PPI slows down

17/12/2013 - 07:51
Johannesburg - The year-on-year producer price index (PPI) slowed to 5.8% last month, compared to 6.3% in October, Statistics SA (Stats SA) has said.  read more
Production data lifts rand to week high

Production data lifts rand to week high

11/12/2013 - 09:25
Johannesburg - The rand gained to its strongest in nearly a week on Tuesday after upbeat mining and manufacturing data improved economic growth prospects. read more
First interest rate hike predicted

First interest rate hike predicted

22/11/2013 - 08:36
Johannesburg - The first interest rate hiking by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) will most likely only be in 2015, according to John Loos, FNB's household and property sector strategist. read more
No rate hike expected - poll

No rate hike expected - poll

19/11/2013 - 08:22
Johannesburg - The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) will probably keep interest rates steady when it ends its final policy meeting of the year this week and is likely to stay on hold until at least late 2014, a Reuters poll showed on Monday. read more
SA consumer inflation rate falls

SA consumer inflation rate falls

24/10/2013 - 12:05
Johannesburg - South Africa’s inflation rate fell from the highest level in four years to 6 percent in September.  read more
China’s consumer inflation rises

China’s consumer inflation rises

21/10/2013 - 10:58
hina's consumer price index (CPI), a key measure of inflation, climbed to 3.1 percent year-on-year in September, the government has said.  read more
SA’s GDP growth likely to stay at 2.0%

SA’s GDP growth likely to stay at 2.0%

18/10/2013 - 09:14
Johannesburg - The softer global economy and weak domestic business and household confidence are expected to keep South African GDP growth at 2.0% this year with a marginal pick-up to 2.8% in 2014. read more
Zambia’s 2013 debt to reach 37% of GDP

Zambia’s 2013 debt to reach 37% of GDP

10/10/2013 - 11:52
Zambia’s domestic and external debt for the year 2013 is projected to reach 37 percent of the country’s GDP. read more
Inflation dropped by 0.02% in August, gov statistician, Ghana

Inflation dropped by 0.02% in August, gov statistician, Ghana

17/09/2013 - 10:56
The average change in prices of goods and services in the country, measured by inflation, dropped to 11.5 per cent in August after registering a consistent rise since January, this year. read more
Consumer confidence still low - report

Consumer confidence still low - report

01/08/2013 - 10:16
Johannesburg - The drop in consumer confidence might have been exaggerated, according to the latest FNB [JSE:FSR] and BER Consumer Condifence Index (CCI). read more
OK Zimbabwe sales up 5,1 percent

OK Zimbabwe sales up 5,1 percent

31/07/2013 - 11:33
Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE)-listed retail group OK Zimbabwe Limited has recorded a 5,1% increase in revenue to $123,1 million for the three months ending June 30, 2013, driven by cost-cutting measures and branch network expansion. read more