In a world awash in monetary stimulus, rising commodity prices and vaccine programmes set to reopen economies, unleashing pent-up demand, worry is growing that the globe is primed for an inflation spike.

For SA’s Covid-battered consumers, even the distant phantom of higher prices, and what this means for interest rates, feels like more bad news. But how immediate is the threat? ..

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