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Consumer health improves but consumers are not yet clear— Transunion
Consumer health improves but consumers are not yet clear— Transunion
The latest consumer credit index (CCI) released by Transunion on Tuesday shows that the appreciation of the rand, low food inflation and stable...
Reserve Bank holds interest rates, despite oil price crash
Reserve Bank holds interest rates, despite oil price crash
The oil price has crashed, and while headline inflation may be under control, the Reserve Bank has decided to keep interest rates on hold in the...
Rwanda's urban inflation driven higher by food prices
Rwanda's urban inflation driven higher by food prices
Rwanda's consumer price index for urban areas rose 2.21% in March on the back of higher food prices, pushing year-on-year inflation to 8.18% from...
Zambia inflation at 10-year low
Zambia inflation at 10-year low
Zambia's inflation slowed to its lowest rate in at least 10 years this month, to 6.0% year-on-year from 6.4% in January mainly due to food costs,...
Food prices pummel the poor
Food prices pummel the poor
Food prices, which increased by just 1% last year, have increased by a whopping 10.6% so far this year. Lower-income South Africans, who spend much...
Reserve Bank worried about oil, food prices
Reserve Bank worried about oil, food prices
The South African Reserve Bank remains concerned about the effects of rising oil and food prices on the outlook for inflation, Governor Gill Marcus...
Rand grants reprieve
Rand grants reprieve
South Africa's strong rand, a bugbear for manufacturers and exporters in recent months, has been a shield for consumers, mitigating the impact of...
Food inflation a key economic risk
Food inflation a key economic risk
A sustained rise in global food prices, together with rand weakness, could lead to higher food inflation and and consumer inflation in general --...
China to subsidise food after price spike
China to subsidise food after price spike
China's government announced food subsidies for poor families on Wednesday as it tries to cool a double-digit surge in prices that communist...
Soaring prices feed social unrest
Soaring prices feed social unrest
An impending food crisis could result in escalating prices and shortages in many countries as the cost of staple foods and vegetables reached their...
SA economic confidence rises in September
SA economic confidence rises in September
South Africa's economic confidence rose in September, largely due to expected easing in interest rates and inflation in 2009, a Reuters survey...
Food price inflation increases
Food price inflation increases
The July year-on-year increase in the consumer price index for food, as reported by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), is 17,8% -- the highest...

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