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Unchanged rates won't lift consumer confidence - experts

2017-09-21 21:13

SARB's decision to keep the repo rate unchanged will likely keep consumer confidence in the doldrums, says a household and property sector strategist at FNB.

Three reasons why SARB could cut rates

2017-09-20 17:49

The combination of weak economic growth, tame inflation, and a positive global economic backdrop support the case for a rate cut, says Overberg Asset Management.

London stocks slump as pound gains on latest rate hike hint

2017-09-17 10:19

The London stock market edged lower as investors shrugged off news of a bomb attack in the British capital and instead took their cue from the surging pound.

New vehicle sales climb for third month in a row - data

2017-09-03 17:57

Despite low consumer confidence, new vehicle sales continued its upward trend in August, according to the latest sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa.

SARB cautious, but likely to cut rates again - analysts

2017-08-28 22:15

SARB is likely to cut interest rates again, but will be cautious and sceptical that the favourable global conditions will last, say analysts at Old Mutual.

Shares and interest rates go hand in hand

2017-08-16 13:28

Don’t bank on this, but historical data shows that declining interest rate phases are particularly favourable environments for equity investments.

India cuts rates as Patel seizes last chance to spur growth

2017-08-02 12:03

India has ut interest rates to the lowest since 2010 to boost an economy struggling to recover from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cash clampdown.

Kganyago: It is SARB's job to protect SA's financial stability

2017-08-01 11:08

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has told Parliament the SARB is a “creature” of the Constitution and is mandated to protect financial stability in the country.

Nigeria holds key rate at 14% as it seeks currency stability

2017-07-26 11:00

Nigeria’s central bank has left its main lending rate unchanged for a sixth consecutive meeting as it seeks to hold on to gains it’s made in inflation.

Rand unlikely to weaken further on rate cuts

2017-07-24 19:21

Although the rand briefly weakened on the back of the surprise interest rate cut, it does not mean the currency will persistently weaken, say two investment strategists.

 

Mixed reaction from real estate industry to SARB decision

2017-09-21 16:56

Six real estate experts give their take on what the SA Reserve Bank's surprise decision to keep interest rates unchanged could mean for the property industry.

Reserve Bank expected to cut interest rate this week

2017-09-18 07:44

A shallow interest rate cutting cycle seems likely with at least one 25 basis-point cut expected in September 2017, predicts Arthur Kamp of Sanlam Investments.

Another interest rate drop could be on cards - economist

2017-09-11 19:46

SARB's monetary policy committee could lower the interest rate by a further 25 basis points next week, according to Craig Lemboe of the Bureau for Economic Research.

Lower interest rates a boon for SA economy

2017-08-29 19:33

Lower interest rates encourage investment spending and consumer spending, driving an acceleration in economic growth, according to Overberg Asset Management.

More rate cuts in store for consumers - analysts

2017-08-23 22:00

The SA Reserve Bank may cut rates further on the back of falling inflation, say analysts.

BoE cuts growth, wage forecasts as key rate kept at record low

2017-08-03 13:27

The Bank of England has cut its forecasts for economic growth and wages as it extended keeping its benchmark rate at a record low.

Why SARB could cut rates again soon - economist

2017-08-01 21:00

SARB will likely cut interest rates further by at least an additional 25 basis points in the near future if inflation continues to track lower, explains an economist.

Next leg of emerging-bond rally about to start on rate cuts

2017-07-28 08:43

The bond rally across emerging markets may get fresh legs, as pressure is growing on central banks in developing nations to cut interest rates more aggressively as inflation eases.

Weak naira, inflation leave Nigeria little room to cut rates

2017-07-25 13:30

A weak naira and stubborn inflation may prevent Nigeria’s central bank from following South Africa and Ghana in cutting interest rates.

Why SARB needs Goldilocks for rate cut to work

2017-07-24 17:31

SARB needs a Goldilocks scenario in the medium term for its 25 basis points repo rate cut to be "OK", according to economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura.

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