Van Vuuren: SA’s ‘Zombie’ economy. A Zuma recession on the cards

2015-11-25 12:17

Economic data shows that SA narrowly avoided a recession in the third quarter but many say it’s only delaying the inevitable.

'Super-hawkish' rate hike shows inflation fear - economist

2015-11-22 14:30

Inflation 'fear' is still top of mind with Sarb, which remains in a hiking cycle with a 25 and even 50 basis-point rate hike on the cards in January, says an economist.

Climbing interest rate strains property market

2015-11-21 08:02

Although the latest interest rate hike is not large in itself, it is the third in little over a year and puts immense strain on the housing market, says an expert.

Kevin Lings: Inflation risks drive rates higher, more of the same in 2016

2015-11-20 16:21

The Reserve Bank's repo rate hike will hurt consumers and possibly growth but the decision was based on the upside risk to inflation, says an economist.

Brian Kantor: 2013 taper tantrums not repeated, SARB composure key

2015-11-18 13:26

Given the muted market reaction to a potential US interest rate hike, Brian Kantor is calling on the Reserve Bank to do as the markets have, remain composed.

Fed suspense grips Africa Central Banks

2015-11-16 21:00

Central banks at three corners of Africa - South Africa, Ghana and Kenya - have a last chance in coming days to prepare their economies for any liftoff in US interest rates.

Balance of risks in favour of Sarb rate hike

2015-11-13 20:02

Two experts predict what the Sarb's MPC will do with interest rates next week and why.

More good US data could send rand to R15/$

2015-11-10 15:40

The big question for next week is whether the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee will hike interest rates or not, says a financial expert.

Solidarity: EFF’s distorted ownership facts, incite racial tension

2015-10-29 16:36

Solidarity says statements made by EFF's Julius Malema accusing the Johannesburg Stock Exchange of racism and white dominance are false.

Student demands have 'ominous' effect on rand

2015-10-27 20:00

Beside the threat to fiscal discipline the student demands have a more ominous effect on the rand, says OAM in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape.


Further 'burst' of rand weakness likely

2015-11-24 21:05

When the US Fed actually hikes rates there is likely to be a further burst of rand weakness, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape.

Saving in a rising interest rate environment

2015-11-22 13:30

South Africans are already under financial pressure and an expert suggests what is important to keep in mind about the impact of interest rate hikes on savings.

Door now open for more rate hikes

2015-11-20 17:30

Upside inflation risks are unlikely to dissipate, so the door is now open for more Sarb rate hikes, warns a market research company.

6 graphs that led Sarb to increase repo rate

2015-11-19 14:16

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has increased the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25%.

Rand suffers as foreigners sell equities

2015-11-17 20:15

The selling by foreign investors of SA’s equities lifts the probability of further rand depreciation, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview.

No obvious reason for Sarb to hike rates - expert

2015-11-16 14:24

The Monetary Policy Committee is likely to keep interest rates unchanged at its meeting this week, according to an international market research company.

Rand slumps on US unemployment data

2015-11-10 20:00

The latest slump in the rand is attributed to much stronger than expected US unemployment data, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape.

Brian Kantor: SARB must ignore inflation expectations, can’t influence Rand

2015-11-04 16:21

Investec economist Brian Kantor looks at inflationary expectations in South Africa and argues why they should be ignored by monetary policy.

Sarb warns of risks of possible US rate hike

2015-10-28 11:56

The economy remains at risk from an interest rate hike in the United States due to its still rising levels of external debt.

SA inflation rate unchanged in September

2015-10-21 11:47

The annual inflation rate was unchanged in September from the previous month, remaining within the South African Reserve Bank's target band.

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