ARTICLES RELATING TO SARB

Marcus hailed as remarkable leader

2014-09-22 14:36

Outgoing Sarb governor Gill Marcus has increased the bank's credibility, making it one of the most respected central banks in emerging markets, says an economist.

Sarb worries over ailing economy

2014-09-18 19:17

The domestic growth outlook remains weak amid rising unemployment, warned the SA Reserve Bank.

DG Kganyago touted as Marcus successor

2014-09-18 18:01

Citi Research economist Gina Schoeman says Deputy Governor Lesetja Kganyago is well respected by markets and inclined to give due respect to growth prospects.

Sarb keeps rates steady

2014-09-18 15:21

SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says the repo rate will remain at 5.75%, citing the anaemic state of the domestic economy.

Difficult to call Sarb's next rate move

2014-09-16 11:42

The Reserve Bank faces an unsually difficult interest rate decision at its monetary policy meeting, experts tell Fin24.

Economy set to pick up - Nedbank

2014-09-10 07:00

The economy is expected to improve in the second half of the year off a low base and also supported by some improvement in global demand, says Nedbank.

Platinum strike still affects economy - Sarb

2014-09-09 13:09

The repercussions of the five-month-long platinum strike are still affecting the country's economy, says the SA Reserve Bank.

Current account deficit shock

2014-09-09 10:33

The current account shortfall has widened more than expected to 6.2% in the second quarter, as SA's economy was hit by prolonged strikes and lower global demand.

Tough task for African Bank commissioner

2014-09-03 12:13

The registrar of banks has appointed a commissioner to investigate African Bank in terms of the provisions of the Banks Act.

African Bank a lesson in 'scaling your bets'

2014-08-28 06:00

Offshore investments, African Bank, investments in the rest of Africa and choosing a fund manager were topics at the RECM Global Perspectives conference.

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Bank downgrades: Sarb misses the point

2014-08-22 07:00

It is important to separate downgrades from the health of the banking system and the Reserve Bank's commitment to financial stability, says an economist.

Banking downgrade in perspective

2014-08-21 09:01

The macro-economic backdrop was one of the issues at play in Moody's downgrade of South Africa's major banks, says an expert.

Rand biggest risk to inflation

2014-08-20 17:15

Inflation is expected to remain above the South African Reserve Bank's 6% upper target range for the rest of the year, warns Nedbank.

Moody's cuts ratings of four more top banks

2014-08-19 18:27

Moody's has downgraded the credit rating of Standard Bank, Absa, FNB and Nedbank after Capitec suffered the same fate.

Capitec shares sink after ratings cut

2014-08-18 10:39

Shares of Capitec Bank have sunk in early trade after a Moody's ratings downgrade that cited concerns about the bank's exposure to risky consumer lending.

Senior bondholders denied access in Abil bailout

2014-08-14 11:01

Sarb's decision to impose losses on senior bonds contrasts with one by Portuguese authorities to shield such investors in their bailout of Banco Espirito Santo.

African Bank: Curator answers questions

2014-08-13 15:43

Many Fin24 users want to know how the curatorship Sarb has placed African Bank under will affect their loans, loan repayments and credit cards.

Arrowhead reassures about African Bank impact

2014-08-11 12:48

Arrowhead Properties has reassured linked unitholders that its exposure to African Bank is insignificant.

Sarb to announce measures for African Bank

2014-08-10 15:44

The SA Reserve Bank says it will announce measures regarding the troubled African Bank.

Rand holds onto post rate-hike gains

2014-07-21 09:39

The rand has held steady against the dollar, starting the week with a firmer tone after the Sarb raised interest rates and global risk aversion abated.

Rate hike disappointing for the housing market

2014-07-17 16:07

Insofar as housing is concerned, holding off on a rate hike for a little longer would have been preferred, say experts.

Placing bets on interest rate moves

2014-07-17 13:02

With experts split on whether the Reserve Bank will hike the repo rate, a binary option offers punters the chance to make a quick buck - if they get it right.

SA's rate hike clock at midnight - economist

2014-07-12 05:00

The Reserve Bank will raise the interest rate by 50 basis points at next week's monetary policy committee meeting, predicts an emerging markets economist.

Credit growth quickens to 8%

2014-06-30 08:38

Growth in credit demand from the private sector has quickened to 8.34% in May, data from the South African Reserve Bank shows.

 

Goodbye Gill Marcus

2014-09-18 23:20

Who is touted to succeed SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus?

Rand hits 7-month low as Marcus signals exit

2014-09-18 18:48

The rand has weakened against the dollar after reserve bank governor Gill Marcus confirmed she will step down when her five year term ends in November.

Sarb governor Marcus stepping down

2014-09-18 15:55

South African Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says she will stand down in November when her term ends.

Economists split on interest rates

2014-09-18 07:00

After the release of surprise inflation data, experts vary on what they predict the SA Reserve Bank will decide on the interest rates.

Rand near 7-month low on dismal data

2014-09-11 18:16

The rand has traded close to a seven-month low against the dollar after dismal manufacturing and mining production numbers pointed to an economy in trouble.

Rate hike won't help current account deficit

2014-09-10 06:00

Raising interest rates will not bring about a reduction in the size of South Africa's deficit, according to Investec.

Rand slumps on widening current account gap

2014-09-09 12:12

The rand has fallen to a six-month low of R10.89/$ on the news that the current account widened more than expected as strikes hit exports.

Net reserves down at $44.24bn

2014-09-05 09:02

South Africa's net gold and foreign exchange reserves have dipped in August, from $44.315bn in July, data from the Reserve Bank shows.

Ramaphosa: SA must save during good times

2014-08-28 11:51

Government will pursue a fiscal policy of saving during good times and spending to stabilise the economy during downturns, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Bank downgrades bad news for consumers

2014-08-27 07:00

The downgrade of SA's four biggest banks means consumers will likely pay more when seeking loans and be subject to stringent credit checks, says an expert.

Capitec: the next Abil?

2014-08-24 09:00

Capitec too faces headwinds but it's no disaster in the making, says an asset manager.

S&P: No plans to downgrade SA banks

2014-08-21 11:58

Rating agency Standard & Poor's says it does not intend to downgrade SA's biggest lenders, easing concerns that Moody's cut could have a knock-on impact.

Banking downgrade piles on economic pain

2014-08-20 17:53

Moody's surprise downgrade of the country's four top banks has sent shares in the lenders lower and piled further pressure on the economy.

SA's banking sector is healthy - Sarb

2014-08-20 07:00

The South African Reserve Bank has disputed Moody's decision to downgrade Standard Bank, FirstRand, Absa and Nedbank and put them on review for further cuts.

Capitec recovers after downgrade

2014-08-19 17:01

In what could be seen as a vote of confidence in Capitec Bank, former CEO Riaan Stassen has bought 5 000 shares to the value of R1 025 000.

Absa ditches African Bank investments

2014-08-15 20:50

Absa Bank says it has removed all African Bank Investments Limited investments from its Absa Money Market Fund to provide certainty and confidence to investors.

NCR welcomes African Bank curatorship

2014-08-13 17:31

The SA Reserve Bank’s decision to place African Bank under curatorship will bring stability to the country's credit market, says the National Credit Regulator.

NCR faces flak over African Bank fiasco

2014-08-11 17:46

The Debt Counselling Industry portal is calling for a probe into the National Credit Regulator, claiming it is an accessory to the crisis at embattled African Bank.

African Bank placed under curatorship

2014-08-10 16:20
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African Bank has been placed under curatorship and the resolution of thereof will see the bank split into two parts, says the SA Reserve Bank.

Marcus vows to support weak economy

2014-07-25 12:19

The SA Reserve Bank will continue supporting the economy through difficult times by focusing on price and financial stability, says governor Gill Marcus.

Banks hike lending rates

2014-07-17 19:32

Banks have hiked their prime lending rates after the SA Reserve Bank's MPC increased the repo rate by 25 basis points.

Sarb hikes repo rate

2014-07-17 15:26
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South African Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus has announced a repo rate hike in the wake of rising inflation and weak economic growth.

Rand flat ahead of rates decision

2014-07-17 10:14

The rand has largely been flat against the dollar ahead of a decision by the SA Reserve Bank on interest rates later in the session.

Celebrating freedom with new R5 coin

2014-07-02 10:28

The Reserve Bank has launched a new R5 coin to celebrate 20 years of democracy and answers a Fin24 user's query why pre-2004 R5 coins are still in circulation.

Gill Marcus forgoes salary hike

2014-06-25 20:07

South African Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus, who is a prominent opponent of excessive executive pay, has taken a salary cut in real terms.

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