Team SA must guard the strength of institutions - Kganyago

2016-10-20 11:41

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says the main reason rating agencies have not downgraded SA to junk is because of the strength of its institutions.

Sarb's Kganyago raised red flag on Gupta bank probe

2016-10-16 13:33

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago cautioned in April already that a cabinet inquiry about the Gupta's bank accounts could be viewed as political interference.

SABMiller deal boosts net reserves to $42bn

2016-10-07 11:24

South Africa's net foreign reserves have increased to $41.953bn in September from $40.795bn the previous month on the SABMiller/Anheuser-Busch InBev deal.

Brian Kantor: Hope of an economic revival is in the spring air

2016-09-27 17:00

Sarb suggested last week that the days of tightening may be over. An economist builds on this with a short analysis of the current economic landscape.

Consumers remain indebted, despite steady repo rate - expert

2016-09-22 21:15

Although the South African Reserve Bank kept the repo rate unchanged at 7%, consumers are feeling the crunch due to high food inflation and over-indebtedness.

FNB urges consumers to repay debt amid rate relief

2016-09-22 18:26

The period of stable interest rates offers indebted consumers an ideal opportunity to reduce their lending, says FNB CEO Jacques Celliers.

Rates unchanged as Sarb lifts growth forecast - as it happened

2016-09-22 14:48

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says the repo rate will remain unchanged, however the bank expects 0.4% growth for 2016 compared to zero previously.

Brian Kantor: The SA Reserve Bank – Help or hinder?

2016-09-22 10:51

Sarb's interest rate movements have been unhelpful and interest rate hikes may have reduced measured GDP growth by 2% without much reducing inflation, says an economist.

SARB’s very own Taylor? ‘Wait’ and ‘See’ expected. – Analysis

2016-09-21 19:06

Economist John Maynard takes a look at what Taylor's Rule states South Africa's interest should be.

FULL STATEMENT: Call to probe banks

2016-09-20 13:20

This is the full statement issued by Minister of Minerals Resources Mosebenzi Zwane in September indicating that Cabinet wants a judicial review relating to banks after the nation’s four biggest lenders stopped doing business with the Gupta family.


Inflation moves outside target band in September

2016-10-19 10:56

Consumer inflation has accelerated to above the upper end of the Reserve Bank’s target band, climbing less than expected and reinforcing the decision to keep rates on hold.

Woman caught trying to leave SA with almost R15m

2016-10-08 06:51

A woman was caught trying to leave South Africa with almost R15m in US dollars on Friday, SARS said.

Robust rand defies the odds

2016-09-27 23:35

The rand's run comes amid the absence of growth, rising political and regulatory uncertainty, and the real threat of losing our investment grade rating, says Overberg Asset Management.

Sarb rate decision timeous boost for home owners

2016-09-23 06:00

The decision by the SA Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged sends a positive message to home buyers and the residential property market in general.

Stronger rand still vulnerable - Kganyago

2016-09-22 18:44

Although the rand has appreciated, the currency still remains vulnerable to domestic and external shocks, says reserve bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Sarb holds interest rate steady

2016-09-22 15:21

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the monetary policy committee has decided to leave the interest rate unchanged.

3 reasons the rand is rallying against the dollar

2016-09-22 14:36

The rand has continued its gains trading at R13.46 against the dollar ahead of the SA Reserve Bank's announcement on the repo rate.

Rate hike unlikely after consumer inflation slows

2016-09-21 20:04

CPI has dipped below the top end of the target in August to its lowest in nine months, suggesting the monetary policy committee will keep interest rates unchanged.

Sarb rates call: The devil will be in the detail

2016-09-20 20:14

There are likely to be no interest rate cuts by the SA Reserve Bank until the end of 2018, explains an emerging markets economist.

Sarb likely to pause rate hike cycle

2016-09-19 19:53

There is a 70% probability of a hold in interest rate hikes, according to Nedbank’s Corporate and Investment Banking unit.

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