March headline inflation likely to drop - economist

2016-04-15 17:29

Headline inflation of 6.5% is forecast for March - down from 7% in February, says emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura.

Sarb likely to pause, then hike again - economist

2016-03-18 17:51

The SA Reserve Bank may very well "pause" at the next MPC meeting in May, but then increase the interest rate by 50 basis points in July, says an economist.

Brace for another rate hike, economists warn

2016-03-11 13:28

The Reserve Bank is set to hike rates, say two prominent economists who believe a 25 basis-point interest rate increase will likely be announced next week.

Something is stirring within the ANC

2016-02-29 06:56

The market is significantly underestimating the conflict stirring within the ANC, says Nomura economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Watch out for possible Zuma exit in 2016 - economist

2015-12-29 13:40

Emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto forecasts a tough year for the SA economy in 2016, with a presidential recall a possibility.

ANC says nothing to save SA from junk status - economist

2015-12-15 14:32

The ANC's National Working Committee has given no recognition of the damage done from the flip-flopping of finance ministers in the past few days, says economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Eskom, SAA help to push SA towards junk cliff - economist

2015-12-06 12:03

SA is probably heading towards junk status due to policy makers not realising the danger and acting beforehand, warns Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura.

Why ANC could hijack #feesmustfall protests

2015-10-23 12:54

The ANC could hijack the #feesmustfall protests, shift blame back onto the universities and accept the protesters’ demands, an emerging markets economist believes.

Difficult for investors to see ANC intentions - expert

2015-10-12 13:50

There was no fresh thinking on economic policy at the ANC's National General Council, though small steps to the left could be seen, says an emerging markets analyst.

Load shedding hits home on SA economy

2015-08-26 13:44

The shock of Eskom's load shedding has finally hit the country's GDP even as the China and terms-of-trade shocks are only starting to build, says an analyst.


Gordhan's finance job safe after Hawks answers - analyst

2016-03-30 18:00

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's job should not be in jeopardy after answering the questions sent by the Hawks, says political analyst Daniel Silke.

Behind the Gordhan/Hawks battle

2016-03-16 07:52

The political story continues unfolding with both sides digging in. Next steps are likely to be legal and messy, says Nomura's Peter Attard Montalto.

Uncertainty rules in SA, says Nomura economist

2016-03-08 07:19

Layers of politics, capacity constraint, a lack of urgency and distractions and mistakes all hold South Africa back from higher potential growth, says an economist.

SA's negative 'story' could bring R19/$ - expert

2016-01-08 17:44

The key factor regarding the rand is its "negative narrative", causing it to underperform against its peers, according to an emerging market economist.

2016: Eight risky events to watch in SA

2015-12-28 21:30

The year 2016 is primed for economic factors that will drag growth lower still, with rate hikes and raised political risks, says economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Nene removal may lead to January rate hikes

2015-12-10 11:51

The finance minister's dismissal shows the ANC's disregard for market considerations and a 50- or even 100 basis-point rate hike may soon follow, says an analyst.

'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.

Mini budget likely avoided downgrade - economist

2015-10-22 17:32

There was enough in the mini budget to avoid a downgrade by Moody’s right now, according to emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura.

SA 'a perfect storm among emerging markets'

2015-09-04 18:03

South Africa represents a perfect storm in the emerging market space, according to Nomura analyst Peter Attard Montalto.

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.

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