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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    South African central bank holds key rate, fears inflation

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 10:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Pretoria Despite weak economic growth South Africa’s Reserve Bank opted to leave interest rates on hold on Thursday, fearing any move to stimulate the economy now could fuel inflation. The bank left its key interest rate at 5.0 per cent, underscoring a growing quandary facing policymakers in Africa’s largest economy, who expect inflation to peak early ...

  2. Rising rent and food prices push annual inflation up to 4.6pc

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Australia. So do lobster and abalone,' he said. But more increases are in store after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan. South African abalone used to be half the price ...

  3. Bargains galore for investors

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peta Tomlinson Property investment in South Africa is not for the faint-hearted. As with so many other countries, the housing market of Africa's biggest economy could not escape the vortex of the global economic downturn. But it's the roller coaster around it that shows just what a hair-raising ride investors have been on. From 2000 to 2007, South Africa ...

  4. China's appetite is food for thought

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... consumption. According to United Nations data, Chinese consumers already eat more than twice as much meat per head as South Koreans. And according to research by UBS, Chinese wheat imports only equal ...

  5. Business - Economy - SINGAPORE

    Singapore economy beats forecasts with 1.8pc expansion

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore City state averts recession even in the absence of stimulus from central bank Singapore outpaces forecasts with 1.8pc expansion Singapore's economy expanded ... estimate in a survey was for a 1.6 per cent expansion. The economy grew 1.2 per cent last year. The World Bank last month raised its outlook for emerging East Asia nations, citing China's ...

  6. Business - Economy

    South Korea’s inflation slows to 1.6pc

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 10:58am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea’s inflation rate slowed to a three-month low in November, government data showed Monday, allowing more room for the central bank to cut rates ... are widely expected to leave the key interest rate unchanged at 2.75 percent in a meeting next week, after already trimming it twice so far this year. Asia’s fourth-largest economy expanded ...

  7. Home buyers warned to be careful as flat prices surge past 1997 peak

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip Property prices have reached a historic high while real GDP leaped 7.2 per cent in the first quarter over a year earlier and 2.8 per cent from the previous quarter, new government figures show. Overall flat prices soared by nine per cent between D ...

  8. Inflation edges higher amid rising cost of pork and rent

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Surging prices for mainland pork and rising rents helped push the consumer price index up by 1.5 per cent last month. A 25 per cent leap in the price of pork- along with increases for other foodstuffs- and a 2.3 per cent rise in rents was bala ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Party like it's 2007 again? Don't hold your breath

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 01:30pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... the patient on the table is dead or alive until the life support system provided to the global economy by quantitative easing (QE) is turned off. The process of turning off that life support has just ... "China's deflationary gift", and second the awesome demographic shift that is beginning to affect all economies, with Japan in the vanguard. First, China's "deflationary gift": ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Private schools, dental visits fuel Australian inflation, pushing interest rate cuts off the table

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:18pm by Reuters

    ... economy slows. The stubbornness of domestic inflation is proving most unwelcome to policymakers who want to keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels as Australia struggles through the autumn ... “Further out, we see the bank remaining on hold for the rest of the year, with hikes starting in Q1 next year, assuming the economy is picking up by then.” The central bank has held its policy rate ...




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