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November inflation ticks slightly higher to 5.2%

In November inflation for goods increased by 5.3% year-on-year, from 5.1% in October, according to Stats SA

Rand firm as Moody’s delays ratings move

Last week, the rand rebounded sharply following lower-than-expected CPI figures from the US as well as a decline in US stocks

State-fixed prices cause major pain

Complex factors influence the prices of electricity, petrol and water, but the state still has wiggle room

Higher fuel prices help push June Consumer Price Index to 4.6%

Fuel prices have been steadily increasing since April due to a combination of higher global oil prices, higher fuel taxes and a weakening rand

PSA not budging as government, unions agree to above-inflation wage hikes

The PSA which represents 238 000 members is sticking to its demand for 10% raises across the board and balloted its members this week towards a strike

Unions edgy after wage talks delay

Public sector unions fear that the new minister won't keep old promises

Relief for consumers as CPI hits two-year low

The SARB has managed to keep within its mandate to keep inflation at low levels.

Little to beef about as prices drop

Stats show that the prices of some goods have declined since January — meat is down and, for the sweet tooth, so is custard.

SA in top five of world’s most miserable countries

South Africa has come in third on Bloomberg's misery index, a list of most painful economies in which to work and live, after Venezuela and Argentina.

Economic week ahead: A slew of SA data

SA’s data diary is full this week with updates on it's current account, inflation, mining, manufacturing and retail sales over the coming days.

Economic week ahead: SA growth update

The big item on this week’s domestic data docket is South Africa’s latest growth figures. Here is your guide.

Economic week ahead: SA unemployment update

Over the coming days, South Africa will release unemployment, money supply, credit extension and trade figures.

Economic week ahead: State of the Nation

President Jacob Zuma will give his State of the Nation address this week, while elsewhere investors will focus on eurozone inflation updates.

Rand fluctuates near 3-week high before inflation data

The currency has rebounded in anticipation of inflation data and higher than expected numbers could spell an end to the rand's weakness.

Lower inflation increase may mean no repo rate hike

A lower-than-expected inflation increase means there is less chance of a repo rate hike in the next quarter, say analysts.

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