Madonsela conducted Absa probe mostly on her own

2017-01-16 14:58

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela says she did most of the work on the Absa R2.25bn bailout probe by herself, because staff were against it and already overworked.

Rand may be resilient to potential Fed hikes

2017-01-06 10:20

US interest rate increases may not have a big impact on emerging market currencies, as long as they have been priced in by markets, says an economist.

Fat fine for Absa

2016-12-15 19:17

The South African Reserve Bank has slapped Absa Bank and Société Générale with a collective fine of R12m.

SA current-account gap widens as exports fall

2016-12-09 13:16

The current-account deficit has widened as exports in mining and factory produce fell due to weaker international demand and a stronger rand.

Macroprudential supervision in South Africa

2016-12-05 07:36

Monetary policy targeting price stability is a necessary condition for financial stability, but it is not a sufficient condition says economist Jac Laubscher.

Rand may end 2016 stronger than it started – Kganyago

2016-11-25 13:58

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says he believes the rand may end 2016 stronger than it started for the first time since 2010.

Stable rate a breather for homeowners, buyers

2016-11-24 17:04

If the interest rate hiking cycle is coming to an end it will be good news for bonded homeowners and prospective buyers, says the CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.

Sarb to press pause button on rates - analysts

2016-11-24 12:31

Despite higher-than-expected inflation, soaring unemployment and a depressed economic growth outlook, the Reserve Bank is expected to keep interest rates unchanged.

Investors bet Sarb will hike rates

2016-11-14 19:41

Investors are anticipating a rate increase as inflation expectations surged in the wake of a collapse in the rand and as Donald Trump’s election victory continues to send shockwaves through global markets.

Brian Kantor: The rand and its importance for bonds and equities

2016-11-02 14:28

How do the latest movements in the rand impact the performance of equities and bonds? Economist Brian Kantor combs through the data.


Absa report has ‘a number of errors’ – Sarb governor

2017-01-16 11:44

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has said there are a number of errors in the public protector’s leaked preliminary report that recommends Absa should pay back R2.25bn.

Recovery in GDP on the cards, but political risks remain - economist

2017-01-05 19:18

Although there are significant risk factors that could impact on the economy, SA is not as risky as its emerging market peers, according to Nomura's Peter Attard Montalto.

Sentiment towards the JSE hits rock bottom

2016-12-13 19:55

The optimism towards equities, which gripped the market in 2014 after five straight years of solid gains, has been replaced by a sense of unease, disappointment and anxiety, says Overberg Asset Management.

Twin Peaks: Another government-induced calamity. Why fix what isn’t broke? – analyst

2016-12-09 11:53

Parliament is well advised to reject the current Twin Peaks bill and demand that it be properly done before yet another government-induced calamity happens, says an expert.

Zuma’s power has been steadily eroded - OAM

2016-11-29 17:06

President Jacob Zuma’s power has been steadily eroded since the axing of Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister, according to Overberg Asset Management.

Sarb ready to adjust policy if economic shocks hit SA - Kganyago

2016-11-25 12:54

While the Reserve Bank expects better growth and lower inflation in coming years, governor Lesetja Kganyago says he is prepared for any shocks.

Sarb keeps interest rates on hold - as it happened

2016-11-24 14:01

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the monetary policy committee has decided to keep the interest rates the same. Get all the details here.

Interest rate cuts still some way off - economists

2016-11-23 19:10

The SA Reserve Bank is set to make the last interest rate announcement for 2016. Two economists share their views.

Scrap our R100 and R200 banknotes

2016-11-06 06:02

By eliminating larger denominations, the central bank can combat illicit financial flows, writes Mike Kush.

Sarb raids ‘Ponzi schemes’

2016-10-30 15:08

As many as 23 entities, linked to three individuals, are being investigated for fraudulent conduct.

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