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Inflation rate increased in May

19 June 2019, 12:05 PM

The consumer price inflation rate has increased to 4.5% in May, from 4.4% in April 2019.

Elize Kruger

Inflation expected to remain unchanged: Analyst

19 June 2019, 7:23 AM

Economist at NKC African Economists, Elize Kruger, expects inflation to remain unchanged as Stats SA prepares to release the consumer prices inflation number for May 2019 on Wednesday.

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Venezuela’s 2018 inflation is 10 times lower than IMF estimates

29 May 2019, 7:13 AM

Venezuela ended 2018 with 130.060% inflation, while the economy contracted 47.6% between 2013 and 2018, the central bank said Tuesday in the first such figures it has released in three years. 

US consumer inflation nudges higher on costlier shelter

10 May 2019, 5:00 PM

A key measure of US consumer inflation in April took its biggest jump in five months as prices for fuel, shelter and medical care rose, government data showed Friday.


Inflation to stay within Reserve Bank’s target band

16 April 2019, 9:28 PM

Consumer price inflation is expected to stay within the South African Reserve banks 3 to 6 percent target band.

Fuel price hikes to push inflation up

2 April 2019, 5:04 PM

Economists say the sharp fuel increase is expected to push inflation up. The price of fuel and diesel will increase at midnight. 

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Zimbabwe’s inflation rate hits 290%

28 January 2019, 9:11 AM

Economists in Zimbabwe’s say inflation rate has hit 290%- the second highest in the world after Venezuela.

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Inflation expected to ease as fuel prices drop

12 December 2018, 12:23 PM

Statistics South Africa has reported that the consumer price inflation increased to 5.2% in November, from 5.1% in October 2018. Contributions to the increase came from food, non-alcoholic beverages and fuel costs.

Zwelinzima Vavi

MPs deserve a salary increase which is below inflation: Vavi

9 December 2018, 1:42 PM

The South African Federation of Trade Unions General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says Members of Parliament deserve a salary increase which is below inflation.

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Zimbabwe’s inflation at highest in a decade as dollar shortage bites

13 November 2018, 7:20 PM

Inflation in Zimbabwe soared last month to its highest level since 2008, official data showed on Tuesday, after a severe dollar shortage led to a surge in prices of food, drinks and clothes.



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