ARTICLES RELATING TO INTEREST RATES

Inflation is effectively a tax, says SARB's Kganyago

2017-04-26 14:15

Inflation is essentially a regressive tax impoverishing those in society who should be helped, says SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Inflation reprieve unlikely to lead to rate cuts - economists

2017-04-19 17:26

The inflation rate has fallen to a six-month low in March after food-price increases slowed, but interest rates are likely to remain unchanged for the foreseeable future, say economists.

'Political shenanigans' likely robbed consumers of interest rate cut - expert

2017-03-30 20:01

Consumers possibly have this week's "political shenanigans" to thank for the decision by the SA Reserve Bank to leave interest rates unchanged, says an investment expert.

SARB keeps interest rate steady

2017-03-30 15:22

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the monetary policy committee has decided to leave the interest rate unchanged at 7%.

Fed has room for more rate increases in 2017

2017-03-27 09:47

The Federal Reserve has room for two more rate increases this year, as the economy seems “reasonably close” to full employment says former Federal Reserve President.

Bets are on first SA rate cut in more than four years

2017-03-22 14:52

Traders are adding to bets on the first rate cut in more than four years after data showed the current-account deficit narrowed and consumer inflation slowed for a second month.

Politics could derail SA’s first interest rate cut since 2012

2017-03-06 07:48

A stronger rand and falling inflation expectations may allow the Reserve Bank to start cutting interest rates, as long as political developments don’t derail the currency’s gains.

Interest rate cuts on the cards - economist

2017-03-01 15:27

Interest rate cuts are projected for the second half of the year, following an uptick in economic growth and lower inflation, says an economist.

Danes are richer than ever after negative rates

2017-01-27 11:42

After almost five years of negative interest rates, Danish households are richer than ever, with more cash than they know what to do with, households have more money in the banks.

Interest rates - where to from here?

2017-01-25 06:31

A number of experts provide their views on what the SA Reserve Bank might do with interest rates in the future.

 

Kganyago: SA to keep targeting low inflation for lower rates

2017-04-26 07:27

South Africa's inflation is under control and the Reserve Bank will maintain a policy to keep it low to protect the poor and ease inequality, says governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Downgrade: The immediate consequences for South Africans

2017-04-18 19:10

Kirk Swart and Brett Birkenstock of Overberg Asset Management consider some of the immediate consequences of South Africa's downgrade to junk status.

Rand unlikely to react to rates decision - economist

2017-03-30 16:04

The currency’s recent volatility is attributable to political movements rather than the Reserve Bank's interest rate decision, says an economist.

Kganyago: Inflation holds key to interest rate cut

2017-03-30 13:34

There can be no interest rate reprieve without a sustained improvement in the inflation outlook, says Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Lower inflation signals possible rate cut

2017-03-23 05:02

As inflation eased to 6.3% in February 2017, analysts expect that it may signal a rate cut before year-end.

Kganyago: Too soon to call rate-hike cycle end

2017-03-17 19:20

It’s too early to make the call as to whether South Africa is still on the tightening cycle or not, says South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Dollar soars on Fed talk as stocks smash records

2017-03-01 22:00

Traders now put the chances of a rise in US interest rates this month at around 80% after two top Federal Reserve officials suggest an early hike is on the cards.

Yellen sees more rate hikes needed if US economy stays on course

2017-02-14 17:32

Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen says more interest rate hikes will be appropriate if the economy meets the central bank’s outlook of gradually rising inflation and tightening labour markets.

How to benefit from stable interest rate

2017-01-25 16:12

The SA Reserve Bank's decision to keep interest rates unchanged gives consumers a timely reprieve as many are likely recovering from festive season spending.

Sarb is at the peak in rate cycle - asset manager

2017-01-24 20:45

Despite an improving outlook for the global economy the SA Reserve Bank is near the peak in the interest rate cycle, says Overberg Asset Management.

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