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.

South Africans mired in misery but still more upbeat than 2004

2016-09-19 12:23

The South African Misery Index is expected to rise to a seven-year high in 2016 against the backdrop of weak economic growth and high unemployment, says KPMG.

SA current account deficit narrows significantly - Sarb

2016-09-13 11:55

South Africa's current account deficit has narrowed significantly in the second quarter of 2016, says the SA Reserve Bank.

Matthew Lester: Why pinning colours to mast of ‘State Capture’ outdated

2016-09-08 06:59

Those looking for a job in the future government must surely realise that pinning your colours to the mast of state capture is just not going to work, says an analyst.


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.

Politics, currencies bedevil African central banks’ task

2016-09-19 13:27

Africa’s major economies are taking diverging approaches to monetary policy as they struggle to cope with volatile currencies, slumping growth and political meddling.

Rand outperforms global currencies ahead of rates move

2016-09-19 09:11

The rand has continued its rally, outperforming other currencies a few days before the Reserve Bank announces its latest interest rate decision.

Scams prey on the greedy – Kganyago

2016-09-11 06:04

South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, says people get scammed because they are greedy.

Sarb to revise SA growth forecast

2016-09-07 20:24

The SA Reserve Bank will increase its 2016 growth forecast after the economy fared better than expected in the second-quarter of the year, says governor Lesetja Kganyago.

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