Kganyago's Best Governor award affirms SARB's good work - economist

2017-10-16 13:19

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has been named Central Bank Governor of the Year for Sub-Saharan Africa, which affirms the good work of the bank, says an economist.

6 signs that show SA economy is back on track

2017-10-04 14:21

SARB's leading business cycle indicator points to six factors which may signal that better times are ahead for the economy.

Economists' surprised reaction at SARB rates decision

2017-09-22 06:30

Economists have largely been surprised by the decision of the SA Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee to keep interest rates unchanged at 6.75%.

Mixed reaction from real estate industry to SARB decision

2017-09-21 16:56

Six real estate experts give their take on what the SA Reserve Bank's surprise decision to keep interest rates unchanged could mean for the property industry.

FULL STATEMENT: SARB keeps rates on hold

2017-09-21 15:28

Given the heightened uncertainties in the economy, the MPC felt it would be appropriate to maintain the current monetary policy stance at this stage, and reassess the data and the balance of risks at the next meeting.

Three reasons why SARB could cut rates

2017-09-20 17:49

The combination of weak economic growth, tame inflation, and a positive global economic backdrop support the case for a rate cut, says Overberg Asset Management.

Reserve Bank expected to cut interest rate this week

2017-09-18 07:44

A shallow interest rate cutting cycle seems likely with at least one 25 basis-point cut expected in September 2017, predicts Arthur Kamp of Sanlam Investments.

Public Protector's impartiality tainted - SARB

2017-09-12 16:41

A supplementary affidavit filed by the Reserve Bank reveals that the Public Protector’s meeting with the Presidency compromised the independence of her office.

SA banks rein in lending as economy stutters

2017-09-08 12:18

South Africa’s four biggest banks, pummelled by political wrangling and enmeshed in economic malaise, are increasingly shying away from their main role: lending.

Kganyago: Why not just nationalise SARB?

2017-08-30 20:18

Governor of the SA Reserve Bank Lesetja Kganyago speaks at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership on role and mandate of the SARB.


Discovery gets bank licence approval

2017-10-16 09:02

The Registrar of Banks has granted Discovery a banking licence, the JSE-listed company has announced.

Show me the money

2017-09-24 06:00

Investment strikes, cash hoarding, financialisation... what is South African capital really up to?

Unchanged rates won't lift consumer confidence - experts

2017-09-21 21:13

SARB's decision to keep the repo rate unchanged will likely keep consumer confidence in the doldrums, says a household and property sector strategist at FNB.

50/50 split on rates call: overview of key factors mentioned

2017-09-21 16:47

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago justifies the MPC keeping the repo rate unchanged by saying SA's growth prospects have remained “subdued”.

Rate cut could give economy much-needed confidence boost

2017-09-21 11:07

Weak economic growth, heightened political uncertainty and potential fiscal fallout will make for a cautious SARB rates decision, say economists.

CHARTS: Why SARB may cut rates again

2017-09-20 08:52

If the SA Reserve Bank cuts interest rates again this week, just don’t accuse it of doing so for the sake of “socioeconomic well-being.”

Scolded SA Reserve Bank switches to attack mode

2017-09-15 07:00

The South African Reserve Bank’s fight against its detractors escalated this week, and now even has President Jacob Zuma in its sights.

FULL AFFIDAVIT: Public Protector 'plotted' with Presidency on SARB mandate

2017-09-12 13:22

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has conspired with the Presidency to have the mandate of the Reserve Bank changed, a new affidavit from the SARB shows.

State should nationalise SARB if it can afford to, parly hears

2017-09-06 12:11

The South African government should buy back privately-held shares in the Reserve Bank if it can afford to, an interim report tabled in Parliament has recommended.

Lower interest rates a boon for SA economy

2017-08-29 19:33

Lower interest rates encourage investment spending and consumer spending, driving an acceleration in economic growth, according to Overberg Asset Management.

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