SA's low economic growth shrinking tax base

2016-02-09 21:00

SA’s low economic growth rate is weighing on the country’s credit worthiness by shrinking its tax base, says Overberg Asset Management.

Sarb rate hike bad news for rand

2016-02-02 19:04

Contrary to the Sarb’s best intentions the rate hike is bad news for the rand, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape.

Matthew Lester: SA on brink, hopes pinned on Gordhan

2016-01-31 17:53

By his own admission, Matthew Lester is not an economist but he fears for the direction South Africa is heading.

Rate hike big knock for first-time home buyers

2016-01-29 07:05

Affordability is going to be one of the key themes for the property market this year after the latest interest rate hike, according to experts.

Sarb hikes interest rate by 50bps

2016-01-28 15:24

As expected, the monetary policy committee of the SA Reserve Bank has decided to raise the repo rate.

SA bracing for stiff rate hike

2016-01-28 07:49

South Africans are bracing for an interest rate hike of up to 50 basis points, as the rand hovers at record low levels.

Montalto on SA repatriation flows

2016-01-26 15:56

Economist Peter Attard Montalto cautions that there are a lot of outflows, which he views as smoothing the rand sell-off this year as opposed to stopping it.

Aligning monetary and fiscal policy

2016-01-21 07:02

A further tightening in fiscal policy is to be expected, probably in the form of increasing taxes rather than cutting government expenditure, says an economic adviser.

Foreigners dump SA assets ahead of possible junk rating

2016-01-20 12:19

With both Russia and Brazil downgraded to “junk” status, markets are discounting that SA will lose its investment grade credit rating, says Overberg Asset Management.

R19/$ in 2016 looking more realistic - Nomura

2016-01-12 12:49

The forecast by Nomura emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of the rand hitting R19/$ by the end of 2016 is fast becoming a reality, he says.


Nenegate weakened SA govt's credibility - Moody's

2016-02-04 21:30

The credibility of the SA government has been weakened by the abrupt and multiple changes in the minister of finance position, says ratings agency Moody's.

Kevin Lings: Inflation caught Sarb’s Interest. Expect +0.75% more by year end

2016-01-31 18:19

Kevin Lings says the Reserve Bank seems to be significantly more concerned with inflation and expects the repo rate to end the year higher than 7.5%.

Rate hike first step to stability - economist

2016-01-29 11:58

Amid waning liquidity, higher funding costs, rand weakness and rising inflation South Africa needs a decisive policy response, says an economist.

Banks hike interest rates on MPC announcement

2016-01-28 18:45

First National Bank says it will raise its prime lending rate by 0.50%, taking the rate from 9.75% to 10.25% from Friday.

Rate hike will be devastating blow for consumers

2016-01-28 13:08

A widely expected rate hike by the SA Reserve Bank will have a devastating impact on consumers, warn debt experts.

Rate hike: Will Sarb stick to 'gradualist' approach?

2016-01-26 19:40

Consensus forecasts suggest that the Monetary Policy Committee will raise the interest rate by 50 basis points, says Overberg Asset Management.

Sarb: Rand drop has some funds flouting offshore limits

2016-01-22 17:48

Some SA investors are exceeding limits on offshore investments and may be ordered to bring their foreign assets into line with the rules, says the central bank.

Sarb has no choice but to raise rates - experts

2016-01-20 16:20

In an environment with a rapidly deteriorating inflation outlook, the Reserve Bank will have to raise interest rates to restore financial stability, warn experts.

Foreigners dump SA assets ahead of possible junk rating

2016-01-20 00:37

With both Russia and Brazil downgraded to “junk” status, markets are discounting that SA will lose its investment grade credit rating, says Overberg Asset Management.

Rand's uncontrolled drop to cause further rate hikes - analysts

2016-01-11 11:53

The rand may again test the R17.50 level per dollar, while its uncontrolled depreciation may cause Sarb to raise rates by 50 basis points, say analysts.

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