JSE could stage short-term rebound

2015-10-06 20:18

The catalyst for a short-term rebound in the JSE appears to be in place, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape.

CPI remains level at 4.6% ahead of rates decision

2015-09-23 10:30

The consumer price index, which measures the country's inflation rate, has remained level at 4.6% in August month-on-month, according to Statistics SA.

D-day for SA rates decision

2015-09-23 07:49

Investors have scaled back bets that the SA Reserve Bank will raise borrowing costs after the US Fed delayed its rates liftoff and as inflation expectations ease.

Near-zero eurozone inflation causes concern

2015-09-17 15:47

Observers regard news that inflation in the eurozone is nearing zero as worrisome, as a negative or very low inflation rate indicates economic stagnation.

Rand selloff completely excessive - analyst

2015-09-11 07:37

The rand’s top forecaster is predicting South Africa’s currency will rally after dropping to a record low.

More pain as Zim moves from hyperinflation to deflation

2015-09-02 07:10

Deflation comes with its own problems as it limits wage hikes, curbs tax receipts and worsens corporate and government debt burdens - problems Zimbabwe can ill afford.

Matthew Lester: Since 2009 – Anything with a plug will make you broke

2015-08-28 16:13

Tax expert Matthew Lester weighs up the costs of oil and electricity, plotting them against inflation. He makes some interesting findings.

Do not panic, don't sell everything you have, do your investment homework - Dawie Roodt

Economist Dawie Roodt says, although the country will experience an economic slump, now's not the time to panic. Watch.

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Finance minister must tighten government's belt, we owe too much already - Dawie Roodt

Structural adjustments, such as getting state-owned enterprises to function effectively, are necessary to help South African weather the global economic storm.

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Higher prices concern as rand drops to record low

2015-08-25 10:10

The rand’s slump to a record low against the dollar yesterday after a 15% depreciation this year may force ­interest rates higher and lead to food price increases.


Rand exposed on US equity decline

2015-09-29 20:35

As one of the most liquid emerging market currencies the rand is especially exposed should US equity market decline, says Overberg Asset Management.

Why Sarb might leave repo rates alone

2015-09-23 07:58

A slowdown in August’s inflation figures could be exactly what the doctor ordered, as Sarb announces its repo rates decision today.

Market bets on 61% chance of rates hike

2015-09-22 18:00

The forward rate agreement market is pricing in a 61% probability of a 25 basis point interest rate hike, says Overberg Asset Management.

Brian Kantor: SARB inflation prediction’s inaccurate, must change narrative

2015-09-17 11:29

Brian Kantor says the South Africa Reserve Bank needs to change the narrative on inflation and interest rates.

Cees Bruggemans: Will history repeat itself? Rand skids, hikes rates

2015-09-10 07:10

If the rand is truly on the skids again, there are consequences to dwell on, says Cees Bruggemans, who likens the current situation to the 2000-2001 rand crisis.

Cees Bruggemans: Zuma fingers private sector – real story lies overseas

2015-09-01 13:32

Cees Bruggemans questions President Jacob Zuma's claims that the responsibility of a failing government is now at the hands of the private sector.

Rate hikes wrong medicine for SA - analyst

2015-08-27 10:54

The Reserve Bank's current and possible future attempts to curb inflation by hiking the interest rate appears to be the wrong medicine, says an analyst.

It's unavoidable: global economic downturn will impact our cost of living in SA - Dawie Roodt

Economist Dawie Roodt cautions South Africans who believe the global intentional downturn will not affect their pocket.

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Everyone's blaming the Chinese, but that's incorrect - Dawie Roodt on economic slump

Economist Dawie Roodt says, while China plays a significant role in the current economic downturn, the country is not solely responsible.

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Rand’s 14-year low not a headache for Sarb governor

2015-08-19 07:11

The rand’s slide to the lowest since 2001 isn’t proving to be as big a headache for South African policy makers as it was the last time the currency was in free-fall.

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