ARTICLES RELATING TO INTEREST RATES

Why SA investors should still pile into US equities - economist

2016-04-28 16:19

A June interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve still looks to be very much in play, says Investec economist Chris Hare.

Price pain shock to devastate consumers

2016-04-06 09:47

Hard times lie ahead for consumers amid petrol price hikes, ever-rising food prices, electricity tariff increases and the prospect of rising interest rates.

Petrol price hikes add to consumers’ woes

2016-04-05 21:15

With petrol and diesel costs going up, cash-strapped consumers will be facing a difficult time to make ends meet.

Inflation could hit 8.1% by December - economist

2016-03-24 07:05

Inflation in SA could peak at 8.1% in December this year and only dip below Sarb's upper target band again in December 2017, says an emerging markets economist.

Kganyago: Sarb will defend its independence

2016-03-17 17:10

No member of his team has approached him about receiving "interesting job offers" from non-government entities, says Sarb governor Lesetja Kganyago.

MPC hikes repo rate amid 'tightening cycle'

2016-03-17 16:00

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announcement a 25 basis point increase to a level of 7% per annum.

Political turmoil roils rand and rate bets

2016-03-17 10:14

Political turmoil is worsening in South Africa, undermining investor confidence in the country and hitting everything from the rand to interest rate bets.

Moody's assessing SA amid rating jitters

2016-03-16 13:44

Moody’s credit rating agency, which placed South Africa on intense watch, is currently in the country to meet with critical role players to assess whether it should downgrade SA.

SHARE WATCH: Volatility and negative interest rates

2016-03-14 07:39

This week's share watch focuses on volatility and negative interest rates, with Nedbank, MTN, Kumba and an ETF in the mix.

Prime interest rate could hit 11% in July - Nedbank

2016-03-08 20:10

The poor inflation outlook and the weaker rand will likely convince the MPC to hike interest rates at each of the next three policy meetings, warns an economic unit.

 

Zuma unlikely to last his full term in office - OAM

2016-04-06 14:00

As President Jacob Zuma clings to power by passing blame onto his erstwhile support, his system of patronage will unwind, says Overberg Asset Management.

Zuma unlikely to last his full term in office - OAM

2016-04-05 22:24

As President Jacob Zuma clings to power by passing blame onto his erstwhile support, his system of patronage will unwind, says Overberg Asset Management.

Yellen spurs traders to push back bets for rate hike

2016-03-30 08:50

Bond traders have pushed back bets for when the Fed Reserve will raise interest rates after chair Janet Yellen said the global economy presents heightened risks.

Shocker as inflation breaches Sarb band yet again

2016-03-23 10:43

Consumer price inflation has breached the upper limit of the SA Reserve Bank's inflation target band yet again, Statistics SA has announced.

Kganyago's full MPC statement

2016-03-17 16:36

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the monetary policy committee decided to hike interest rates by 25 basis-points.

SA borrowers eye rates amid political turmoil

2016-03-17 13:53

The Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee is set make its much-anticipated interest rate announcement as the rand battles amid economic and political instability.

Fed scales back rate-rise forecasts as global risks remain

2016-03-17 06:20

Federal Reserve officials have held off from raising borrowing costs and scaled back forecasts for how high interest rates will rise this year.

Too-close-to-call rate move puts Kganyago on spot

2016-03-16 13:00

The South African Reserve Bank’s policy dilemma has left the market guessing on what governor Lesetja Kganyago will do next.

Brace for another rate hike, economists warn

2016-03-11 13:28

The Reserve Bank is set to hike rates, say two prominent economists who believe a 25 basis-point interest rate increase will likely be announced next week.

Rand rides recovery in global risk appetite

2016-02-23 19:46

The rise in US equity markets is symptomatic of a broad-based recovery in global risk appetite, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape.

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