ARTICLES RELATING TO INTEREST RATES

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-07-29 14:33

All eyes will be on the Bank of England this week - what will happen to interest rates in the UK? Let's see what else the week has in store for the markets.

Rate hikes push bond payments up by 42.1% in 2.5 yrs

2016-07-22 06:00

From the end of 2013 to June this year the cumulative increase in the bond instalment on the average priced home has increased by 42.1%, says a property expert.

No change in rates amid uncertainty

2016-07-21 15:22

In line with the consensus among economists, Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the interest rate will remain unchanged.

Expect inflation rise a day before repo rate news

2016-07-20 07:57

Economic data to be released shortly will likely reveal a rise in inflation, according to several economists.

Hike or hold: Hard to call Sarb's next rates move

2016-07-17 19:41

Economists are finding it difficult to call the next interest rate move this week given the release of consumer inflation data only shortly before the announcement.

How time can make you rich

2016-07-05 21:03

In many ways it’s better to have plenty of time than to have plenty of money, because if you know you have time available you can build wealth.

How using home loan to pay off a car can be a bad (and good) idea

2016-06-22 21:15

Using one’s home loan to pay off a car is an interesting concept which can work if done the right way, says the anonymous Stealthy Wealth blogger.

SA moving closer to higher interest rates

2016-06-14 16:08

The SA Reserve Bank will likely begin raising interest rates again, owing to a growing current account deficit, declining growth and a weak currency, analysts predict.

Rand vulnerable beyond Sarb’s forecasts

2016-05-24 22:30

The rand provides the greatest risk to the inflation outlook and interest rate trajectory, cautions Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview notice.

Relief for indebted consumers as repo rate stays the same

2016-05-19 19:11

Keeping the repo rate unchanged means that deeply indebted consumers can breathe a huge sigh of relief, but it is also a little too late for many South Africans, say debt experts.

 

Dwaine van Vuuren hunts for bears. A declining market breadth is ominous

2016-07-28 19:32

Dwaine van Vuuren is monitoring a cocktail of 12 macro, breadth and technical indicators with multi-decade track records, that may warn investors of a bear market on the JSE.

Kganyago: 0% growth for SA in 2016

2016-07-21 17:29

The SA Reserve Bank's latest forecast is for 0% growth in SA in 2016 compared with 0.6% previously, says Sarb governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Economists react to rates move, growth shocker

2016-07-21 13:38

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 7%.

Sarb likely to hold rates same this time - Nedbank

2016-07-18 21:00

The SA Reserve Bank is expected to hold the repo rate unchanged this time, in the view of Nedbank's Corporate and Investment Banking unit.

BoE rate cut may push UK lenders to deepen cuts

2016-07-12 13:38

UK-focused banks including Royal Bank of Scotland are already facing pressure on margins and could be enticed to deepen cost cuts as interest rates languish.

How Brexit could impact SA interest rates

2016-06-24 20:21

In the worst-case post Brexit global scenario, the SA Reserve Bank may be left with little choice but to raise interest rates further, explains an economist.

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.

IMF urges Thai rate cuts, central bank says not needed

2016-06-08 12:35

The IMF has called on policy makers in Thailand to cut interest rates in the face of a sluggish economy and low inflation, an approach that isn’t necessary.

Consumers urged to use rate pause to tighten belts

2016-05-20 07:38

The unchanged interest rates should be seen as an important catalyst for consumers who are committed to investing their way out of tough economic conditions, says an expert.

Rand steady after Sarb holds rates

2016-05-19 19:01

The rand has retreated after the rentral bank kept interest rates on hold, while stocks fell as the prices of commodities have fallen on bets of a US rate hike.

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