Interest rate cut likely postponed - economist

2015-01-26 21:00

Despite the low oil price, the SA Reserve Bank will most likely not cut the interest rate at its upcoming MPC meeting, according to an economist.

Interest rate cut could be looming

2015-01-19 14:38

South African interest-rate derivatives are starting to predict a Sarb interest-rate cut as the slump in oil drives inflation to the lowest in a year.

IMF urges SA to keep inflation in check

2014-12-11 08:42

Falling oil prices and cuts in stubborn government deficits are giving the Reserve Bank room to be accommodative, but it must remain vigilant on inflation, says the IMF.

Spending growth quickens, deficit narrows

2014-12-08 10:30

While spending in South Africa has expanded, the deficit on the country's current account has narrowed in the third quarter.

SA's net reserves lower in November

2014-12-05 08:46

South Africa's net gold and foreign exchange reserves have fallen in November, according to data from the SA Reserve Bank.

Rand weaker ahead of GDP data

2014-11-24 18:40

The rand has inched lower against the dollar as investors held-off bets and took in profits ahead of domestic and overseas GDP data.

Homebuyers welcome rate decision - ooba

2014-11-20 20:01

The decision by the SA Reserve Bank to leave the repo rate unchanged at 5.75% will be welcomed by home buyers, says bond originator ooba.

Sarb should give stern warning - economist

2014-11-20 12:26

Merely a stern warning by the Reserve Bank that it is ready to hike interest rates if events and data warrant action should suffice for now, says an economist.

Rand ends week firmer

2014-11-14 18:47

The rand has gained nearly 0.6% to 11.1445/$ as importers took advantage of the current levels.

Marcus: CPI targets reduce price pressure

2014-10-30 11:04

The Reserve Bank has defended its inflation targeting policy, saying it helps reduce price pressures and contributes to more favourable economic growth.

Building plans boost business indicator

2014-10-21 10:25

The SA Reserve Bank's leading business cycle indicator has risen 0.8% in August, due to an increase in the number of residential building plans passed.

Rand firmer, helped by hawkish Sarb comments

2014-10-09 18:06

The rand has strengthened against the dollar after comments by deputy SA Reserve Bank governor Daniel Mminele buoyed expectations for an interest rate hike.

Kganyago an astute leader - BBC

2014-10-07 19:32

Lesetja Kganyago is the right man to lead the SA Reserve Bank given his experience as a leader, public servant and accounting officer par excellence, says the BBC.

Calls to nationalise SA Reserve Bank

2014-10-07 11:28

The appointment of Lesetja Kganyago as SA Reserve Bank governor is an affirmation of "neo-liberalism" in the country, says the Economic Freedom Fighters.

Net reserves down at $43bn

2014-10-07 08:50

South Africa's net gold and foreign exchange reserves have dipped to $43.329bn in September, data from the SA Reserve Bank showed.

Cheers all round for Lesetja Kganyago

2014-10-06 20:41

The financial services sector, economists as well as the rand have reacted positively on the announcement of a successor to Gill Marcus.

No time to waste for Kganyago - DA

2014-10-06 16:37

The Democratic Alliance wants to have an urgent meeting with SA Reserve Bank governor-designate Lesetja Kganyago to ensure economic growth targets are met.

Kganyago: Sarb's main job to protect the rand

2014-10-06 12:08

The primary objective of Sarb is to protect the value of the rand in the interest of balanced growth, says governor designate Lesetja Kganyago.

Zuma announces new Sarb governor

2014-10-06 10:19

President Jacob Zuma has announced that SA Reserve Bank deputy governor Lesetja Kganyago will take over from governor Gill Marcus.

Attorney outlines impact of Shuttleworth case

2014-10-03 07:00

The effect of billionaire businessman Mark Shuttleworth's appeal victory against Sarb is not nearly as far-reaching as some had hoped, says an expert.

Inflation targeting: Sarb's no. 1 goal

2014-09-30 18:42

The SA Reserve Bank has little policy room to boost demand in the economy and should keep its focus on taming inflation, says deputy governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Nene: No rush to appoint new Sarb governor

2014-09-25 19:56

The process to appoint the next governor of the South African Reserve Bank is underway and it will not be rushed, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Marcus hailed as remarkable leader

2014-09-22 14:36

Outgoing Sarb governor Gill Marcus has increased the bank's credibility, making it one of the most respected central banks in emerging markets, says an economist.

Rand hits 7-month low as Marcus signals exit

2014-09-18 18:48

The rand has weakened against the dollar after reserve bank governor Gill Marcus confirmed she will step down when her five year term ends in November.

Sarb governor Marcus stepping down

2014-09-18 15:55

South African Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says she will stand down in November when her term ends.


Interest rates likely unchanged - expert

2015-01-19 19:34

The key question is whether new Sarb governor Lesetja Kganyago can maintain his stance that SA is in a rate hiking cycle, says an economist.

SA's net reserves lower in December

2015-01-08 10:41

South Africa's net gold and foreign exchange reserves have fallen in December compared to November, data from the SA Reserve Bank shows.

Metal sector strike cost SA growth - Sarb

2014-12-08 20:36

The month-long strike in the metal sector has knocked back the third-quarter growth rate of the economy, says the South African Reserve Bank.

SA in policy tightening cycle: Kganyago

2014-12-05 13:53

Falling oil and food prices have served to improve the inflation outlook, but Sarb remains in a gradual policy tightening cycle, governor Lesetja Kganyago says.

Economic imbalances uncomfortable, says Sarb

2014-12-02 10:13

Economic imbalances have grown "more uncomfortable" and growth is unlikely to ease budget deficits without separate policy adjustments, says the Reserve Bank.

Sarb: Rates must go up at some point

2014-11-20 20:58

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has indicated that future interest rate increases will depend on domestic and international factors.

No change in interest rates

2014-11-20 15:25

New SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the repo rate will remain on hold at 5.75%, citing concern over inflation and a sluggish economy.

CPI in line with market expectation

2014-11-19 18:29

The headline Consumer Price Index rate at 5.9% in October makes it the second consecutive month it is below the reserve bank's target limit, economists say.

Trade deficit narrows

2014-10-31 16:00

The shortfall on SA's trade account has narrowed sharply in September, as the import bill nearly matched that of exports, data from Sarb shows.

African Bank collecting R2.5bn debt a month - curator

2014-10-30 09:52

Failed lender African Bank Investments is collecting around R2.5bn of debt a month and has applied for a new banking licence as a step towards re-listing.

SA economy will not recover - economist

2014-10-17 12:11

The SA economy will not recover despite the views held by economists in a poll, warns an agricultural economist.

Sarb prepared to act to protect rand

2014-10-08 18:31

The South African Reserve Bank is aware of the inflationary effects of the rand's recent fall and will act to protect the currency, says deputy governor Daniel Mminele.

Kganyago must ditch 'disastrous' policies

2014-10-07 12:14

Cosatu says new governor Lesetja Kganyago must insist that the Reserve Bank be nationalised and not be guided by ratings agencies, the World Bank or the IMF.

Rand down on foreign reserves dip

2014-10-07 10:02

The rand has lost ground against the dollar as the greenback rebounded and SA Reserve Bank data showed foreign reserves slipped in September.

Nene: Banking sector downgrade unlikely

2014-10-07 07:00

The government is of the view that a further downgrade to the banking sector is highly unlikely, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Rand firms after Kganyago's appointment

2014-10-06 18:41

The rand has climbed as much as 0.9% against the dollar as investors applauded the appointment of Lesetja Kganyago to succeed Gill Marcus as reserve bank governor.

Markets welcome new sarb governor

2014-10-06 12:52

The rand has rallied to a session high after the appointment of Lesetja Kganyago, who is well-regarded by markets and economists.

New Sarb governor: I will not disappoint

2014-10-06 11:29

Newly appointed SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has vowed not to let the country down.

As it happened: Kganyago is new Sarb governor

2014-10-06 09:50

President Jacob Zuma has announced that SA Reserve Bank deputy governor Lesetja Kganyago will take over from governor Gill Marcus.

Shuttleworth wins R250m case against Sarb

2014-10-01 17:09

Billionaire businessman Mark Shuttleworth has won his appeal against the SA Reserve Bank and has been awarded R250m with interest by the court of appeal.

Sarb needs strong leader

2014-09-26 07:04

Gill Marcus needs a successor with moral backbone, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Sarb business indicator rises

2014-09-23 10:51

The SA Reserve Bank's monthly leading business cycle indicator has risen 0.3% month-on-month in July, largely driven by the manufacturing sector.

Sarb worries over ailing economy

2014-09-18 19:17

The domestic growth outlook remains weak amid rising unemployment, warned the SA Reserve Bank.

DG Kganyago touted as Marcus successor

2014-09-18 18:01

Citi Research economist Gina Schoeman says Deputy Governor Lesetja Kganyago is well respected by markets and inclined to give due respect to growth prospects.

Sarb keeps rates steady

2014-09-18 15:21

SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says the repo rate will remain at 5.75%, citing the anaemic state of the domestic economy.

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