Message to SARB from Rudyard Kipling – If you can keep your head…

2015-08-25 16:11

With the Rand touching a record fresh low, Alec Hogg says this is not the time to panic.

Rand plunge creates inflation fear factor for Sarb

2015-08-24 13:23

The SA Reserve Bank will be keeping a careful eye on the rand, while analysts speculate on a further interest rate hike following the currency's dramatic plunge.

Cees Bruggemans: Desperate times, desperate measures – no crisis (yet)

2015-08-19 17:55

Cees Bruggemans unpacks nationalisation, fiscal and monetary policy and says despite the measures taken so far, none of them have reached a point of desperation.

Kganyago: Sarb will stay sensitive to fragile economy

2015-07-31 12:08

The SA Reserve Bank will be sensitive to the weak economy when considering further interest- rate increases, says Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Savings: The upside of rising interest rates

2015-07-27 11:13

A factor that is often overlooked after an interest rate hike is the opportunity to promote SA’s savings culture, according to an expert.

Sarb increases repo rate by 25 basis points - what it means

2015-07-23 15:27

The Sarb has hiked the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6% per annum, effective from 24 July 2015, its governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced.

Surprising CPI level won’t stop rate hike - Nomura

2015-07-23 11:33

While the Consumer Price Index surprised analysts with its lower-than-expected increase, the SA Reserve Bank will still increase the interest rate hike, says an analyst.

Expect interest rate hike next week - economist

2015-07-16 13:37

The SA Reserve Bank will probably raise interest rates by 25 basis points next week and again in September, according to an economist at Citigroup.

Net reserves tick up slightly in June

2015-07-07 08:57

Net gold and foreign exchange reserves have edged up to $41.59bn in June from $41.519bn in May, data from the South African Reserve Bank shows.

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.


Sarb may step in to stem rand's fall

2015-08-25 07:31

The South African Reserve Bank says it may consider becoming involved in foreign exchange markets to ensure orderly price action.

US Fed, not CPI to impact Sarb rate decision

2015-08-19 19:15

The tight timing between the US Federal Open Market Committee and Sarb’s Monetary Policy Committee meetings in September could impact the next Sarb rate decision.

Net reserves dip in July

2015-08-07 11:10

Net gold and foreign exchange reserves have slipped in July , according to the South African Reserve Bank.

Multi asset portfolios consistently attract bulk of net inflows

2015-07-29 19:46

South African Multi Asset portfolios have continued to attract the bulk of the net inflows, contributing R74bn of the total R77bn in net inflows.

Expect more rate hikes - experts

2015-07-23 19:06

A number of experts give their take on the Sarb rate hike and what to expect in future.

How repo rate increase will affect you - as it happened

2015-07-23 14:34

The Sarb has hiked the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6% per annum, effective from 24 July 2015, its governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thursday.

Expect rate hike, warns expert

2015-07-21 21:15

An interest rate hike can be expected at the upcoming Monetary Policy Committee meeting, according to Peter Attard Montalto, Nomura analyst.

Mminele sees little wiggle room on rates

2015-07-08 09:07

The South African Reserve Bank has little room to manoeuvre on borrowing costs in the face of accelerating inflation, says deputy governor Daniel Mminele.

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.

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