Rand’s record plunge seals case for rate hike

2015-08-24 12:20

Forward-rate agreements, used to speculate on interest rates, are pricing in at least a 25-basis points rate rise at each of the next two policy meetings.

Strong jobs, inflation data muddy US rate talk

2015-08-20 12:00

Fed Reserve officials have agreed last month the economy was nearing the point where interest rates should increase, but worried weak inflation posed a big risk.

Healthy forecast US job gains may favour rate hike

2015-08-07 08:48

The number of US jobs has probably risen at a healthy pace in July and wages likely rebounded in data due, providing further signs of an improving economy.

Savings: The upside of rising interest rates

2015-07-27 11:13

A factor that is often overlooked after an interest rate hike is the opportunity to promote SA’s savings culture, according to an expert.

Expect rate hike, warns expert

2015-07-21 21:15

An interest rate hike can be expected at the upcoming Monetary Policy Committee meeting, according to Peter Attard Montalto, Nomura analyst.

Expect interest rate hike next week - economist

2015-07-16 13:37

The SA Reserve Bank will probably raise interest rates by 25 basis points next week and again in September, according to an economist at Citigroup.

Rand, asset prices hit hard amid Greece crisis

2015-06-30 20:02

The decline in global risk appetite due to the Greek debt crisis means the rand and SA financial asset prices have been hit more than most, says an asset manager.

African nations beat Yellen to rate hikes

2015-06-18 18:17

Sub-Saharan African central banks have bucked a global trend by increasing borrowing costs this year to ward off inflation and defend their currencies.

World Bank urges Fed to wait on rates due to lower growth

2015-06-11 17:30

The World Bank has cut its global growth outlook for this year and urged countries to "fasten their seat belts" as they adjust to lower commodity prices.

Glimpse into MPC's thinking on interest rates

2015-06-04 07:05

Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele has said at a forum showcasing Sarb's monetary policy review, that SA's growth rate is “dismal” and shows no room for complacency.


Bearish Fed minutes send dollar tumbling

2015-08-20 12:45

The unexpectedly bearish minutes of the Federal Reserve's July policy meeting has sent the dollar sinking.

US Fed, not CPI to impact Sarb rate decision

2015-08-19 19:15

The tight timing between the US Federal Open Market Committee and Sarb’s Monetary Policy Committee meetings in September could impact the next Sarb rate decision.

Economy improving, Sept rate hike in view: Fed

2015-07-30 10:30

The US economy and job market continues to strengthen, leaving the door open for a possible interest rate hike when policymakers next meet in September.

Expect more rate hikes - experts

2015-07-23 19:06

A number of experts give their take on the Sarb rate hike and what to expect in future.

Sarb stuck between a rock and a hard place

2015-07-19 18:02

The SA Reserve Bank is expected to raise interest rates by at least 50 basis points over the next 12 months, says an economist.

Mminele sees little wiggle room on rates

2015-07-08 09:07

The South African Reserve Bank has little room to manoeuvre on borrowing costs in the face of accelerating inflation, says deputy governor Daniel Mminele.

US Fed caution casts doubt on SA rate hike in July

2015-06-19 13:23

The US Federal Reserve decided to hold interest rates, with the slightly dovish tone that came from chair Janet Yellen causing some interest.

Fed says US economy strong enough to handle rate hike

2015-06-18 07:59

The US economy is growing moderately after a winter swoon and likely strong enough to support an interest rate increase by the end of the year, says the Federal Reserve.

SA among 'threatened three' emerging markets

2015-06-09 21:11

South Africa has been named among the 'threatened three' emerging markets displaying the weakest currency fundamentals, says Overberg Asset Management.

Rate hike won’t be at SA growth expense - Sarb

2015-06-03 07:52

The South African Reserve Bank says a moderate tightening in monetary policy will help it keep inflation in check without causing too much harm to economic growth.

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