SA debt measures backfire

2015-05-24 09:45

Almost 80c in every rand is used to pay debt, despite measures in the last two decades to curb levels of household indebtedness.

Rand gains after Sarb rates announcement

2015-05-22 09:56

The rand has strengthened against the dollar, supported by a hawkish policy by the SA Reserve Bank, which has signalled a rate hike in the coming months.

Inflation surprise buys Sarb some time

2015-05-21 06:56

The latest SA inflation figures have come as a surprise and could actually be giving the SA Reserve Bank some breathing space before a next hike, experts say.

Sarb in tight spot with interest rates

2015-05-18 21:04

One could say the SA Reserve bank is between a rock and a hard place regarding the upcoming MPC decision about interest rates, says an expert.

SARB won't raise rates over temporary inflation breach

2015-05-14 10:30

Inflation will need to rise above target range over a longer period before raising interest rates is considered, says Sarb Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

ECB holds interest rates low, Greece casts shadow

2015-04-15 15:15

The European Central Bank has left interest rates unchanged, holding them at record lows as its money-printing scheme shows early signs of perking up the economy.

Fed Reserve to press ahead on rate hike plan

2015-04-09 09:15

US Federal Reserve officials have acknowledged risks from overseas and a weak start to the year but remained confident enough in the strength of the recovery.

BoE rates likely to rise: Carney

2015-03-27 13:30

The Bank of England expects its next move in interest rates to be an increase not a cut despite record low inflation, says Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

Major banks leave interest rates unchanged

2015-03-26 17:34

Major SA banks have indicated that they will leave their interest rates unchanged following the SA Reserve Bank's announcement that the repo rate will stay at 5.75%.

Fed opens door wider for rate hike, cautions on economy

2015-03-19 05:11

The Federal Reserve has moved a step closer to hiking rates for the first time since 2006, but downgraded its economic growth and inflation projections.


Rate hike only a matter of time, warns debt expert

2015-05-22 20:14

Deeply indebted consumers can count themselves lucky that the SA Reserve Bank decided to keep the interest rate stable at 5.75%, the debt experts say.

No change in interest rates

2015-05-21 15:29

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the country's repo rate will stay at 5.75%.

Low rates not addressing electricity crunch

2015-05-19 21:12

Prolonging a low interest rate policy will not address the electricity shortages, and other infrastructure bottlenecks in the economy, says Overberg Asset Management.

Experts differ on Sarb interest rate decision

2015-05-18 17:38

A number of experts have provided their views on what the SA Reserve Bank is likely to do about interest rates at its upcoming MPC meeting.

Fed sets rate hike stage with a test

2015-04-30 18:08

The Federal Reserve has set up a new system for holding press conferences by telephone, increasing the central bank's flexibility to explain an interest rate hike.

Will Draghi leave the ECB without raising rates?

2015-04-14 12:15

Investors are betting Mario Draghi will complete his eight-year term as head of the European Central Bank in 2019 without ever raising interest rates

Mauritius holds repo rate at 4.65%

2015-04-06 13:47

Mauritius' central bank is keeping its repo rate unchanged at 4.65%, says governor Ramesh Basant Roi.

Big chance for May rate hike, warns economist

2015-03-27 06:31

Some statements at the SA Reserve Bank announcement on interest rates suggest there may be a much higher probability of a rate hike in May, warns an economist.

Experts react over interest rate decision - As it happened

2015-03-26 14:38

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago says the Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the interest rate the same at 5.75%.

India rate decision shows division at top

2015-03-15 20:00

Some top officials in the Reserve Bank of India say they are surprised by Governor Raghuram Rajan's decision to cut rates.

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