ARTICLES RELATING TO INTEREST RATES

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.

Sarb might surprise again with rate decision

2017-01-23 17:49

Economists share their views on what the Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank might do with interest rates on Tuesday.

Rand may be resilient to potential Fed hikes

2017-01-06 10:20

US interest rate increases may not have a big impact on emerging market currencies, as long as they have been priced in by markets, says an economist.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-12-09 12:08

This week, Giacomo Bonavera of Capilis Asset Managers takes a look at the implications of the Fed’s final rate announcement expected this week, as well as other global market data.

Zuma’s power has been steadily eroded - OAM

2016-11-29 17:06

President Jacob Zuma’s power has been steadily eroded since the axing of Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister, according to Overberg Asset Management.

 

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.

Why SA won't see interest rate cuts soon

2017-01-17 19:04

The Sarb may keep rates unchanged at its next MPC meeting, and a rate cut may not come as soon as expected.

Households less vulnerable to economic shocks

2017-01-03 17:57

Lower debt levels are making households less vulnerable to economic and interest rate shocks, says FNB household and property sector strategist John Loos.

One year after Nenegate: SA bond yields recover

2016-12-09 11:15

South African government bond yields recovered in recent months following more political certainty since Nenegate, says the South African Reserve Bank.

Sarb could hike rates in first half of 2017 - economist

2016-11-25 09:34

The Reserve Bank may have kept the interest rate unchanged for now but there's a meaningful chance it could go up in the first half of 2017, says an economist.

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