ARTICLES RELATING TO INTEREST RATES

What SARB rates decision means for property industry

2017-05-26 08:36

The holding of the repo rate at 7% by SARB brings relief to the real estate industry and allows potential buyers and current bond holders to plan with more certainty, says an insider.

Rates unchanged - we stay prepared for a bumpy ride, says economist

2017-05-25 14:15

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced the repo rate stays unchanged at 7%.

Analysts weigh in on SARB's next interest rate move

2017-05-23 06:00

Analysts have given their take on what the monetary policy committee of the SA Reserve Bank is likely to do about interest rates this week.

7 reasons why the rand remains robust

2017-05-16 21:00

The analysts at Overberg Asset Management looks at why has the rand remained so strong despite the double credit rating downgrade.

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.

 

JSE skids on firm rand and as SARB keeps rates on hold

2017-05-25 18:18

On the JSE, most of the blue chip stocks were trading in the red, led by rand hedge stocks which continued to slide due to the firmer rand.

Gold: an entirely different game

2017-05-23 22:20

The analysts at Overberg Asset Management look at what is happening to gold against the backdrop of current events.

Rand takes worst beating since credit downgrades

2017-05-18 19:58

The rand hasn’t taken as hard a beating since the credit downgrade, partly because its strength is not solely dependent on domestic developments, says an economist.

Fed keeps rates on hold, says US growth slowdown temporary

2017-05-03 22:15

Federal Reserve officials have stayed on track to gradually tighten monetary policy by keeping interest rates on hold and signaling they are not alarmed by economic weakness.

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.

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