ARTICLES RELATING TO INTEREST RATES

Yellen warns of rising risks to US economy

2016-02-10 23:28

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has warned that the US economy faces risks from tightening domestic financial conditions as well as global economic turmoil.

Time to fix interest rates?

2016-02-05 06:15

With South Africa's monetary policymakers deciding to raise interest rates by 50 basis points, many home owners are considering fixing their interest rates at the current level.

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%.

Rate hike first step to stability - economist

2016-01-29 11:58

Amid waning liquidity, higher funding costs, rand weakness and rising inflation South Africa needs a decisive policy response, says an economist.

Rate hike big knock for first-time home buyers

2016-01-29 07:05

Affordability is going to be one of the key themes for the property market this year after the latest interest rate hike, according to experts.

Rand cheers steep rate hike

2016-01-28 15:57

The rand has reacted positively to Sarb governor Lesetja Kganyago's announcement that the bank has decided to hike interest rates by 50 basis points.

Repo rate hiked by 50bps to 6.75% - As it happened

2016-01-28 14:10

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced a repo rate increase of 50 basis points to 6.75%.

Sarb faces tough decision as recession risk rises

2016-01-28 08:59

The risk of a recession is mounting, making decisions more difficult for a central bank battling to balance the need to contain inflation and support an ailing economy.

SA walking ratings tightrope

2016-01-27 17:59

Ratings agency Standard and Poor's could lower SA's ratings if GDP growth does not improve in line with its current expectations.

 

SA's low economic growth shrinking tax base

2016-02-09 21:00

SA’s low economic growth rate is weighing on the country’s credit worthiness by shrinking its tax base, says Overberg Asset Management.

Nenegate weakened SA govt's credibility - Moody's

2016-02-04 21:30

The credibility of the SA government has been weakened by the abrupt and multiple changes in the minister of finance position, says ratings agency Moody's.

Financial tips for the rising interest rate cycle

2016-02-02 10:30

The increase in interest rates will have a negative impact on consumers paying off their debts. Ester Ochse, FNB financial advisory channel head, shares some tips to help you get through these rough times.

Matthew Lester: SA on brink, hopes pinned on Gordhan

2016-01-31 17:53

By his own admission, Matthew Lester is not an economist but he fears for the direction South Africa is heading.

Rand extends post-rate hike rally

2016-01-29 10:32

The rand has extended its post-rate hike rally, gaining another almost 1% against the greenback.

Read Kganyago's full MPC statement

2016-01-28 16:49

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced a repo rate increase of 50 basis points to 6.75%.

Sarb hikes interest rate by 50bps

2016-01-28 15:24

As expected, the monetary policy committee of the SA Reserve Bank has decided to raise the repo rate.

Rate hike will be devastating blow for consumers

2016-01-28 13:08

A widely expected rate hike by the SA Reserve Bank will have a devastating impact on consumers, warn debt experts.

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.

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.

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