Little room to defer policy response, says Sarb

2016-06-24 11:17

The South African Reserve Bank says there is little space to defer a monetary policy response with inflation expectations already close to the top end of its target.

Slowing inflation gives Sarb more room to pause on rates

2016-06-22 16:37

The inflation unexpectedly slowed in May, giving Sarb room to keep interest rates unchanged to support an economy at risk of falling into recession.

Average salaries grow just above inflation

2016-06-22 12:42

The average South African salary has risen just above the estimated rate of inflation, according to the BankservAfrica Disposable Salary data.

April wholesale trade sales jump 5.7% y/y

2016-06-15 10:31

Wholesale trade sales increased by 5.7% in April 2016 compared with April 2015, Statistics SA has announced.

What is the 4% Rule for Retirement?

2016-06-12 18:07

The ingenious 4% rule rule takes out all the complications of retirement planning, and allows you to figure out exactly how much you need to safely retire.

Sarb committed to tame inflation, says Kganyago

2016-06-01 17:41

Maintaining low and stable inflation is the most effective way for the SA Reserve Bank to help the economy, says Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Invest in the right asset classes for the right reasons

2016-05-31 09:57

With current market volatility, it can be tempting to throw in the towel. However, for now, investors should remain calm.

Maynard: SA bucking Phillips Curve – unemployment fuelling inflation

2016-05-27 19:24

Whereas traditionally there’s an inverse relationship between inflation and unemployment, in SA there seems to be a more direct relationship, an analysis shows.

Massmart to open 13 new stores in 2016 despite tough conditions

2016-05-26 10:41

Massmart says it will open 13 stores in 2016, despite tough economic trading conditions caused by high inflation and low economic growth in South Africa.

FULL TEXT: No hike in interest rates

2016-05-19 15:32

Read the full speech by SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago on the decision to keep the interest rates unchanged.


Ukraine cuts borrowing rates for 3rd time as CPI fades further

2016-06-23 14:44

Ukraine has cut borrowing costs for a third month as inflation continued to ease and the hryvnia reached its strongest level since January.

Slow inflation growth may keep rates on hold

2016-06-22 13:58

Slower inflation trajectory is likely to provide the South African Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Committee with enough justification to keep rates on hold, writes Jason Muscat, FNB senior industry analyst.

Surprise drop in consumer inflation

2016-06-22 10:22

Contrary to a predicted rise, Statistics South Africa has announced a modest decrease in the country's consumer price inflation.

India’s inflation quickens more than estimated

2016-06-13 16:00

India’s retail inflation has accelerated more than estimated, the second surprise in as many months that reduces room for more interest-rate cuts.

Resolving the inflation vs growth dilemma

2016-06-02 07:08

The MPC should be very circumspect in raising the repo rate - and should in fact signal that the end of the tightening cycle is close, says Jac Laubscher.

Eurozone inflation rate remains negative

2016-05-31 12:01

Eurozone consumer prices have failed to increase for a fourth consecutive month, highlighting policy makers’ struggle to stoke inflation despite rounds of stimulus.

Wikus Furstenberg: ‘Junk’ already priced into markets – But what next?

2016-05-31 07:17

Portfolio manager Wikus Furstenberg believes a downgrade to junk status is inevitable and presents some interesting views on what happens next.

Tiger heads for calmer waters

2016-05-27 06:30

Tiger Brands is recovering from past “missteps” and a strategic review by its new CEO aims to identify growth opportunities as well as possible headwinds coming its way.

Kantor calls for Central Bank modesty. Why forecasting more than statistics.

2016-05-24 06:25

An economist says central bankers are perhaps promising more than they can hope to to deliver, and calls for modesty and realism on their part.

Sarb keeps repo rate on hold – Kganyago

2016-05-19 15:25

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced no change in the interest rate, providing much-needed relief for cash-strapped consumers.

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