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Angola’s central bank governor sees more room to cut interest rates

The Angolan central bank governor says there is room for lending rates to come down, but he wants to avoid unnecessary price pressures.

Reserve bank ready to act if inflation increases

The SA Reserve Bank deputy governor has assured the public that the bank will react should inflation breach the 6% mark for a prolonged period.

Gold gains to one-week high on Chinese inflation

Gold climbed to a one-week high in London as a bigger-than-estimated increase in China’s inflation and lower prices spurred demand for the metal.

Inflation settles within target range

Headline inflation slowed in March to within target range for the first time in four months, suggesting inflation may undercut the forecasts.

Inflation expected to speed up by the end of the year

Inflation will slip out of the SA Reserve Bank's target band by the end of 2011 but will leave the repo rate unaffected, economists predict.

SA inflation risks rising, warns Marcus

SA faces rising risks to its inflation outlook due to commodity prices, and inflation may move to the upper end of the 3% to 6% target range.

IMF: Inflation-targeting the right policy for SA

Inflation-targeting is the right policy for South Africa, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday.

SA exiting recession ‘reasonably rapidly’

South Africa is coming out of its first recession in almost two decades reasonably quickly, SA Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus said on Tuesday.

Cosatu steps up fight on inflation policy

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Thursday renewed its demand for inflation targets to be scrapped.

Gordhan backs inflation target

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday there was no need to change the South African Reserve Bank's existing inflation target band.

Inflation target to stay, no rand pegging

SA's central bank will continue to target inflation at between 3% and 6% although debate on monetary policy is constructive over the longer-term.

Gordhan to address inflation-targeting in budget

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Monday he would address the Reserve Bank's inflation-targeting policy when he unveils the national budget.

Zuma: Reserve Bank mandate needs debate

President Jacob Zuma said on Friday the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank needs debate.

Stiglitz slams inflation-targeting

It is "nonsense" that inflation-targeting is necessary for strong and stable growth, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said on Wednesday.

Manuel: ‘The thunder will pass’

The financial storm has arrived, said Finance Minister Trevor Manuel on Tuesday in presenting his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement.

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