The South African conundrum – and why glass is still half full

2016-04-29 08:43

An analyst traces how South Africa got to where it is today and where Zumafication will take it to, in a thesis with a surprisingly optimistic conclusion.

Kganyago: SA's strong democracy resonates with investors

2016-04-22 19:25

Strong demand for a sovereign bond issue shows investors acknowledge the robustness of SA's democratic institutions and its sound economic fundamentals, says Sarb.

Sarb could pause hiking cycle over inflation slowdown

2016-04-21 06:42

The slowdown in inflation in March could give the SA Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee a chance to pause its hiking cycle, say analysts.

Sarb will tolerate temporary inflation breaches

2016-04-18 09:47

The South African Reserve Bank says it will tolerate temporary breaches of its 3% to 6% inflation target to smooth out short-term fluctuations in economic growth.

Persistent inflation target breach will need response - Sarb

2016-04-17 16:02

A persistent breach of Sarb’s inflation target will require a policy response even as SA’s economic growth outlook weakens, says deputy governor Daniel Mminele.

Zuma unlikely to last his full term in office - OAM

2016-04-05 22:24

As President Jacob Zuma clings to power by passing blame onto his erstwhile support, his system of patronage will unwind, says Overberg Asset Management.

Sarb warns of ratings downgrade, interest rates hikes

2016-04-04 20:05

The South African Reserve Bank has warned that a ratings downgrade will devastate the currency, adding that it will continue raising interest rates.

Inflation could hit 8.1% by December - economist

2016-03-24 07:05

Inflation in SA could peak at 8.1% in December this year and only dip below Sarb's upper target band again in December 2017, says an emerging markets economist.

Level of new mortgage lending likely to decline - expert

2016-03-23 07:13

The level of new mortgage lending is likely to decline in the near term, according to John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB home loans.

Cosatu, EFF demand nationalisation of Sarb

2016-03-18 19:47

After the latest Sarb rate hike, Cosatu and the EFF are calling for the reserve bank to be "nationalised" and JSE-listed companies to be forced to invest in the SA economy.


Rand decline likely to continue

2016-04-27 21:30

The rand remains below successive support levels, suggesting a continuation in the currency’s depreciation, according to Overberg Asset Management.

Sarb frets over weaker bonds, rating decisions

2016-04-22 15:52

The South African Reserve Bank is worried that a sharp weakening of bonds and pending ratings decisions could badly affect investor sentiment towards the country.

Maynard: SARB’s tightrope – Protecting vulnerable Rand or controlling inflation?

2016-04-20 06:37

An economist looks at SARB's predicament and adds more fuel to the monetary policy fire by concluding that rates are being hiked in a bid to control the rand.

Stagflation creates dilemma for Sarb - report

2016-04-17 21:00

The SA Reserve Bank remains entangled in a very different policy dilemma of stagflation, according to an asset management review.

Zuma unlikely to last his full term in office - OAM

2016-04-06 14:00

As President Jacob Zuma clings to power by passing blame onto his erstwhile support, his system of patronage will unwind, says Overberg Asset Management.

Sarb: SA faces prolonged inflation target breach

2016-04-05 10:27

Monetary policymakers in South Africa face the prospect of a prolonged breach of the inflation target even as growth is slowing, says the Reserve Bank.

Van Vuuren: Business cycle downtrend ongoing 27 months. Bear market to follow?

2016-03-25 17:24

A researcher asks if we are headed for a local JSE bear market, with recent data showing the business growth downward cycle has been ongoing for 27 months.

Shocker as inflation breaches Sarb band yet again

2016-03-23 10:43

Consumer price inflation has breached the upper limit of the SA Reserve Bank's inflation target band yet again, Statistics SA has announced.

ANC urges SA to defend integrity of financial institutions

2016-03-20 21:16

The ANC says it wants the country to defend the integrity of its financial institutions.

Sarb likely to pause, then hike again - economist

2016-03-18 17:51

The SA Reserve Bank may very well "pause" at the next MPC meeting in May, but then increase the interest rate by 50 basis points in July, says an economist.

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