Rate cuts possible midyear 2017 - economist

2016-12-02 05:30

Interest rates may not yet tail off, but economists expect a rate cut by mid-year 2017.

S&P 'unlikely' to downgrade SA's sovereign rating – economist

2016-12-01 15:10

Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s may not downgrade the country’s sovereign rating to junk, says an economist.

Sarb ready to adjust policy if economic shocks hit SA - Kganyago

2016-11-25 12:54

While the Reserve Bank expects better growth and lower inflation in coming years, governor Lesetja Kganyago says he is prepared for any shocks.

Interest rates: Extra time for borrowers

2016-11-24 15:22

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that interest rates will remain steady at 7%.

Inflation to rise, but interest rates will hold - analysts

2016-11-23 06:47

The Reserve Bank will probably leave interest rates steady without calling an end to the rate-hike cycle, while inflation likely went up to 6.3% in October from 6.1%, say analysts.

Zim's October inflation creeps up

2016-11-16 10:43

Zimbabwe’s annual inflation for October gained 0.37 percentage points to close the month at -0.95%, as prices rose on the back of shortages for some basic products.

Investors bet Sarb will hike rates

2016-11-14 19:41

Investors are anticipating a rate increase as inflation expectations surged in the wake of a collapse in the rand and as Donald Trump’s election victory continues to send shockwaves through global markets.

Matthew Lester on #FeesMustFall and the top 1%

2016-10-21 20:03

A tax specialist is bugged by the benchmark that R600 000 income per annum is the dividing line between rich and poor in the context of #FeesMustFall.

Monetary policy not an 'engine' for growth - Kganyago

2016-10-20 19:04

The monetary policy's goal is to target inflation, and not primarily to stimulate economic growth, says SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-10-17 06:59

South Africa is releasing inflation data this week. Let’s see what other issues will be affecting markets over the next five days.


Graham Sell: Divisive and destructive politics – but Govt not only to blame.

2016-12-01 16:54

While 21st century politics is built on divisions created, are governments solely to blame for the situation the world finds itself in?

Rand may end 2016 stronger than it started – Kganyago

2016-11-25 13:58

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says he believes the rand may end 2016 stronger than it started for the first time since 2010.

Sarb could hike rates in first half of 2017 - economist

2016-11-25 09:34

The Reserve Bank may have kept the interest rate unchanged for now but there's a meaningful chance it could go up in the first half of 2017, says an economist.

October inflation accelerates to 6.4%

2016-11-23 10:46

South Africa's annual consumer price index accelerated to 6.4% in October 2016, according to Statistics South Africa.

6 reasons why this is a critical week for SA economy

2016-11-22 05:45

A critical week for SA's economy is unfolding, which started with the proposal of a minimum wage and will conclude with a ratings review by Moody’s.

UK inflation slowdown set to be brief

2016-11-15 15:15

UK inflation has unexpectedly slowed in October, driven down by the price of clothing and university tuition fees.

SA's economic growth outlook still poor - MMI

2016-11-01 19:05

Having taken a bullish view on inflation, MMI Holdings sees further downside risks to nominal growth.

'Zap sign' ad doesn't fly with ASA

2016-10-20 19:05

A billboard displaying a zap sign to inflation and electricity prices was pulled by the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa.

Inflation moves outside target band in September

2016-10-19 10:56

Consumer inflation has accelerated to above the upper end of the Reserve Bank’s target band, climbing less than expected and reinforcing the decision to keep rates on hold.

Employment costs higher than inflation

2016-10-04 16:57

According to the Monetary Policy Review, increases in labour costs have been consistently higher than the increase in inflation.

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