ARTICLES RELATING TO SARB

Current account deficit narrows, spending rises

2015-06-23 11:02

The current account deficit has narrowed in the first quarter of the year, a Reserve bank report shows, although weak exports kept the trade balance under pressure.

Rand double-edged sword for current account gap

2015-06-22 11:41

While the rand’s slump against the dollar should be benefiting exports, that’s being offset by rising import costs as Eskom buys more diesel to run emergency gas turbines.

Shuttleworth loses R250m exchange control battle

2015-06-18 11:16

Billionaire Mark Shuttleworth has lost a battle in Johannesburg’s Constitutional Court with the South African Reserve Bank over a R250.5m levy dispute.

SA net reserves fall in May

2015-06-05 09:34

Net gold and foreign exchange reserves have dipped in May from $41.934bn in April, data from the Reserve Bank shows.

Rate hike won’t be at SA growth expense - Sarb

2015-06-03 07:52

The South African Reserve Bank says a moderate tightening in monetary policy will help it keep inflation in check without causing too much harm to economic growth.

Not all lost for African Bank investors

2015-05-28 13:42

Curator Tom Winterboer of PwC has announced that two instruments will be issued in exchange for the subordinated funders' claims of about R4.4bn in African Bank.

'High likelihood' of rate hikes

2015-05-26 16:03

There's a high likelihood that the SA Reserve Bank will increase interest rates at its next few meetings, says one of its deputy governors.

Sarb reviews supervision after African Bank fail

2015-05-26 10:58

The collapse of African Bank Investments in August has prompted South Africa’s banking regulator to review its supervisory practices and procedures.

Rand gains after Sarb rates announcement

2015-05-22 09:56

The rand has strengthened against the dollar, supported by a hawkish policy by the SA Reserve Bank, which has signalled a rate hike in the coming months.

Public wages, CPI to impact Sarb rates call

2015-05-21 14:22

April inflation surprised to the downside and the public sector wage round settlement was below the "warning zone" of Sarb, says an expert.

 

Sarb: SA rate moves will be highly data-dependent

2015-06-22 18:30

The South African Reserve Bank has reiterated that its mandate is achieving price stability and says any interest-rate increases will be dependent on forthcoming data.

US Fed caution casts doubt on SA rate hike in July

2015-06-19 13:23

The US Federal Reserve decided to hold interest rates, with the slightly dovish tone that came from chair Janet Yellen causing some interest.

Monetary stance to change: Sarb

2015-06-12 15:50

The Reserve Bank could change its monetary stance because of rising risks to the inflation outlook and a likely rate hike in the US, says the deputy governor.

Glimpse into MPC's thinking on interest rates

2015-06-04 07:05

Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele has said at a forum showcasing Sarb's monetary policy review, that SA's growth rate is “dismal” and shows no room for complacency.

Private sector credit growth quickens in April

2015-05-29 09:14

Private sector credit demand has increased in April from a revised 8.75% in March, Reserve Bank data shows.

Electricity constraints a major concern for Sarb

2015-05-27 12:19

There were binding constraints coming from the electricity supply uncertainties, says Reserve Bank deputy governor Francois Groepe.

Impact of interest rates on commercial property

2015-05-26 11:42

Short term small interest rate movements should have no material impact on commercial property investors, says an expert.

Cees Bruggemans: MPC’s rate hike gun loaded and willing

2015-05-25 12:50

The Reserve Bank has kept rates unchanged but two out of six MPC members voted for a 0.25% rise - and they could be in the majority next time.

Public wages, CPI to impact Sarb rates call

2015-05-21 14:40

April inflation surprised to the downside and the public sector wage round settlement was below the "warning zone" of Sarb, says an expert.

Inflation surprise buys Sarb some time

2015-05-21 06:56

The latest SA inflation figures have come as a surprise and could actually be giving the SA Reserve Bank some breathing space before a next hike, experts say.

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