Sarb rate hike bad news for rand

2016-02-02 19:04

Contrary to the Sarb’s best intentions the rate hike is bad news for the rand, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape.

Kevin Lings: Inflation caught Sarb’s Interest. Expect +0.75% more by year end

2016-01-31 18:19

Kevin Lings says the Reserve Bank seems to be significantly more concerned with inflation and expects the repo rate to end the year higher than 7.5%.

SA bracing for stiff rate hike

2016-01-28 07:49

South Africans are bracing for an interest rate hike of up to 50 basis points, as the rand hovers at record low levels.

Brace for 50bp rate hike, warn economists

2016-01-25 14:51

The general consensus among economists is that the Reserve Bank will announce a 50 basis-point interest rate increase on Thursday.

Sarb has no choice but to raise rates - experts

2016-01-20 16:20

In an environment with a rapidly deteriorating inflation outlook, the Reserve Bank will have to raise interest rates to restore financial stability, warn experts.

Inflation hits highest level for year

2016-01-20 10:40

SA's annual consumer price inflation rose to 5.2% in December 2015, the highest rate for the year as consumers battle with price increases and rate hikes.

UK December inflation edges up on fuel costs

2016-01-19 14:15

A surge in air fares has produced a modest pickup in UK inflation in December as lower food prices kept the rate well below the Bank of England’s target.

Food makers buckle under drought, rand pressure

2016-01-18 10:59

SA’s worst drought on record, a plunging rand and debt-laden consumers are forcing food producers to sacrifice profits for affordable prices and market share.

Battered rand will bring pain to SA, warn economists

2016-01-08 11:30

The rand is at the mercy of external factors and is feeling the full force of the global selloff, say economists, who caution that consumers could be in for a tough 2016.

Rising food prices push Tanzania inflation higher

2015-12-10 14:00

Rising food prices have pushed Tanzania's year-on-year inflation rate to 6.6% in November from 6.3% the previous month, the statistics office says.


Four key risks to consider when investing

2016-02-02 12:30

To avoid permanent loss of capital, investors need to manage four key risks. John Kennedy, director of wealth planning at Citadel, explains.

PPI increases to 4.8% in December

2016-01-28 19:58

South Africa's annual producer price index for final manufactured goods was 4.8% in December 2015 compared with 4.3% in November.

Rate hike: Will Sarb stick to 'gradualist' approach?

2016-01-26 19:40

Consensus forecasts suggest that the Monetary Policy Committee will raise the interest rate by 50 basis points, says Overberg Asset Management.

Kganyago: We will act with resolve on inflation

2016-01-21 06:48

The SA Reserve Bank will “act with resolve” if price pressures stemming from a weaker rand spread more broadly in the economy, says Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Foreigners dump SA assets ahead of possible junk rating

2016-01-20 12:19

With both Russia and Brazil downgraded to “junk” status, markets are discounting that SA will lose its investment grade credit rating, says Overberg Asset Management.

Foreigners dump SA assets ahead of possible junk rating

2016-01-20 00:37

With both Russia and Brazil downgraded to “junk” status, markets are discounting that SA will lose its investment grade credit rating, says Overberg Asset Management.

Brian Kantor: Inflation uncontrollable. MPC rate hikes non-sensical, slow anaemic growth

2016-01-19 13:00

Higher rates have already slowed the economy and will slow it further, making Pravin Gordhan and every South African’s job a lot harder, says economist Brian Kantor.

SA’s monetary policy stance under the microscope - Sarb

2016-01-14 07:27

Amid the rand’s tumultuous start to the year, the SA Reserve Bank says it will assess the appropriateness of the current monetary policy stance.

UK inflation rate above zero in November

2015-12-15 13:27

UK inflation has edged back above zero in November for the first time in four months, a move that still leaves the rate a long way from the Bank of England’s target.

China’s inflation stabilises on stimulus support

2015-12-09 09:36

China’s consumer inflation has picked up, boosted by price gains for food and services, signaling demand in the economy is stabilizing.

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