Big five SA banks losing market share

2016-05-25 12:02

Although South Africa’s banking sector is still dominated by the five largest banks, international banks are slowly eating away at their market share, a report shows.

FULL TEXT: No hike in interest rates

2016-05-19 15:32

Read the full speech by SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago on the decision to keep the interest rates unchanged.

Unchanged rates a relief - expert - As it happened

2016-05-19 14:37

The SA Reserve Bank has decided to keep the repo rates unchanged at 7%.

Economists see close call for rates

2016-05-19 10:02

Financial experts seem to agree that the Sarb will not raise rates on Thursday, but sounded a warning that the bank would be forced to do so at some point.

Reserve Bank lifts lid on African Bank demise

2016-05-12 17:48

The business of African Bank was conducted negligently in certain respects, according to a report made public by the SA Reserve Bank.

SA economy could swing back to recovery next year - IMF

2016-05-07 09:00

South Africa's economy could swing back to recovery in 2017, says the International Monetary Fund.

Junk status: A look into Sarb's crystal ball

2016-05-03 20:25

There is a medium to high probability that South Africa’s debt will be downgraded to non-investment status, according to the SA Reserve Bank.

Momoniat: No shareholders have control over Sarb

2016-05-03 15:06

The South African Reserve Bank has full operational autonomy when it sets monetary policy, says Ismail Momoniat, a deputy director general at National Treasury.

Rand decline likely to continue

2016-04-27 21:30

The rand remains below successive support levels, suggesting a continuation in the currency’s depreciation, according to Overberg Asset Management.

Sarb frets over weaker bonds, rating decisions

2016-04-22 15:52

The South African Reserve Bank is worried that a sharp weakening of bonds and pending ratings decisions could badly affect investor sentiment towards the country.


Revised growth shows need for higher taxes or cost cuts

2016-05-23 21:30

Real gross domestic product growth has been revised to 0.4% from 0.6% quarter-on-quarter for the 4th quarter of 2015, says Statistics SA.

Sarb keeps repo rate on hold – Kganyago

2016-05-19 15:25

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced no change in the interest rate, providing much-needed relief for cash-strapped consumers.

Hard-pressed consumers eye rates move

2016-05-19 14:05

Debt-strapped consumers will be keeping a close watch on SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago when he announces the bank's decision on interest rates.

Impact of Gordhan 'arrest' will be 'swift, awful'

2016-05-16 15:00

If Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is arrested for his involvement in the Sars rogue unit, it will have a swift and awful effect on the markets, warns an economist.

Van Vuuren: Loadshedding free as demand slumps. Not Eskom’s turnaround strategy.

2016-05-09 19:36

Electricity output is languishing at levels last seen in the greatest economic recession in living memory in 2008 because we are headed for a recession, says an expert.

Rand takes a beating, heading back to R15/$ in May

2016-05-04 07:45

South Africans should prepare themselves for more drastic shifts in the rand as the rating downgrade looms, an analyst has warned after the rand went from R14.23 to R14.72.

Ratings cuts could lead to capital outflows - Sarb

2016-05-03 18:51

The impact of a possible further ratings downgrades on the economy and financial system could lead to increased capital outflows, warns the SA Reserve Bank.

The South African conundrum – and why glass is still half full

2016-04-29 08:43

An analyst traces how South Africa got to where it is today and where Zumafication will take it to, in a thesis with a surprisingly optimistic conclusion.

Kganyago: SA's strong democracy resonates with investors

2016-04-22 19:25

Strong demand for a sovereign bond issue shows investors acknowledge the robustness of SA's democratic institutions and its sound economic fundamentals, says Sarb.

Sarb could pause hiking cycle over inflation slowdown

2016-04-21 06:42

The slowdown in inflation in March could give the SA Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee a chance to pause its hiking cycle, say analysts.

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