Rand likely to maintain strengthening bias

2017-02-21 19:50

The appreciation in the rand over the past year has eased inflationary pressures, according to Overberg Asset Management.

SA economic outlook set to improve

2017-02-07 17:46

Encouraging data from the South African Reserve Bank indicate an expected upturn in the economy in 2017, says Overberg Asset Management.

Globalisation facing growing pushback - deputy Sarb governor

2017-01-27 20:01

The pushback against globalisation means an increasing number of voters believe there is not much to gain from the current system, says deputy Sarb governor Daniel Mminele.

Interest rates - where to from here?

2017-01-25 06:31

A number of experts provide their views on what the SA Reserve Bank might do with interest rates in the future.

Kganyago: Sarb not under fire for old Absa deal

2017-01-24 18:34

The SA Reserve Bank does not feel under fire and will not be commenting on the leaked preliminary report by the Public Protector that recommends Absa pays back R2.25bn.

Absa should pay back R10bn, says Manyi

2017-01-22 11:09

Progressive Professionals Forum head Mzwanele Manyi says the PPF's estimates are that Absa needs to pay back R10bn and they hope the full list of those implicated will be brought to book.

Absa report has ‘a number of errors’ – Sarb governor

2017-01-16 11:44

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has said there are a number of errors in the public protector’s leaked preliminary report that recommends Absa should pay back R2.25bn.

Recovery in GDP on the cards, but political risks remain - economist

2017-01-05 19:18

Although there are significant risk factors that could impact on the economy, SA is not as risky as its emerging market peers, according to Nomura's Peter Attard Montalto.

Sentiment towards the JSE hits rock bottom

2016-12-13 19:55

The optimism towards equities, which gripped the market in 2014 after five straight years of solid gains, has been replaced by a sense of unease, disappointment and anxiety, says Overberg Asset Management.

Twin Peaks: Another government-induced calamity. Why fix what isn’t broke? – analyst

2016-12-09 11:53

Parliament is well advised to reject the current Twin Peaks bill and demand that it be properly done before yet another government-induced calamity happens, says an expert.


Business Leadership SA supports banks investigtion

2017-02-17 19:28

South Africa is founded on a free-floating currency and cannot be compromised by interference in the market, says Business Leadership SA, following banking collusion claims.

Cabinet reshuffle risks damaging SA's fiscal discipline

2017-01-31 19:31

A change in finance minister will not only be bad news for the rand but it could also jeopardise the country’s fiscal discipline, warns Overberg Asset Management.

SA Reserve Bank’s historical lifeboat to Bankorp – does it actually mean anything?

2017-01-25 17:19

Bankorp's lifeboat from Sarb has no practical significance save for political outrage and there’s zero cause for Absa to pay back anything, says an analyst. He explains why.

Sarb is at the peak in rate cycle - asset manager

2017-01-24 20:45

Despite an improving outlook for the global economy the SA Reserve Bank is near the peak in the interest rate cycle, says Overberg Asset Management.

Lesetja Kganyago: Why SARB loves blockchain, what we’re doing to promote it

2017-01-24 10:13

Sarb governor Lesetja Kganyago is enthusiastic about blockchain technology, and says the public protector's Absa report contains easily rectifiable factual errors.

Madonsela conducted Absa probe mostly on her own

2017-01-16 14:58

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela says she did most of the work on the Absa R2.25bn bailout probe by herself, because staff were against it and already overworked.

Rand may be resilient to potential Fed hikes

2017-01-06 10:20

US interest rate increases may not have a big impact on emerging market currencies, as long as they have been priced in by markets, says an economist.

Fat fine for Absa

2016-12-15 19:17

The South African Reserve Bank has slapped Absa Bank and Société Générale with a collective fine of R12m.

SA current-account gap widens as exports fall

2016-12-09 13:16

The current-account deficit has widened as exports in mining and factory produce fell due to weaker international demand and a stronger rand.

Macroprudential supervision in South Africa

2016-12-05 07:36

Monetary policy targeting price stability is a necessary condition for financial stability, but it is not a sufficient condition says economist Jac Laubscher.

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