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Reserve Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at 7%
Reserve Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at 7%
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) left interest rates unchanged for a third consecutive meeting as it cut its inflation forecast...
Small food businesses and inflation
Small food businesses and inflation
In an economy where food prices are dramatically rising, small businesses are...
Ghana moves cautiously over inflation
Ghana moves cautiously over inflation
Ghana's central bank unexpectedly raised its benchmark interest rate by one percentage point on Wednesday to keep inflation under control.
Inflationary pressure on prices eases off
Inflationary pressure on prices eases off
Headline inflation for January came in lower than market expectations, thanks to the low oil price, but analysts warn that underlying inflationary...
Reserve Bank moves cautiously on interest rates
Reserve Bank moves cautiously on interest rates
The South African Reserve Bank will assess the broad effect of low oil prices before deciding on interest rates next week. The bank's governor,...
Will the Reserve Bank hold or hike the repo rate?
Will the Reserve Bank hold or hike the repo rate?
Inflation in South Africa may be under control, but there are a number of other factors – ranging from the ending of quantitative easing in the...
Economic week ahead: Updated global growth forecast
Economic week ahead: Updated global growth forecast
A rates decision in Nigeria and an inflation release in South Africa are the big economic events in Africa this week. Further afield, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will update its global economic outlook on Thursday....
Inflation accelerates to a near five-year high
Inflation accelerates to a near five-year high
South Africa's inflation rate climbed to 6.6% in May, the highest in almost five years and exceeding the central bank's target for a second...
Report: Zimbabwe's economic recovery requires new foreign relations
Report: Zimbabwe's economic recovery requires new foreign relations
Zimbabwe needs to repair damaged relations with European nations and the United States to accelerate its economic development, according to a report...
Economic week ahead: SA's latest inflation data
Economic week ahead: SA's latest inflation data
South Africa's latest inflation figures are the big item on the domestic data docket this week. Elsewhere on the continent, policymakers in...
Inflation accelerates to 5.9% after rand dips
Inflation accelerates to 5.9% after rand dips
South Africa's inflation rate accelerated to 5.9% in February after the rand weakened and fuel costs rose.
Economic week ahead: SA inflation and Ukraine tensions
Economic week ahead: SA inflation and Ukraine tensions
Economists and investors will continue to keep a nervous eye on Ukraine this week following Sunday's vote by Crimeans to join...

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