Brian Kantor: SA monetary (inflation) policy – bad theory put into practice

2015-11-27 07:55

An economist questions Sarb's theory of using inflation targeting as the measure for rate hikes and says the rand is beyond the influence of short-term rates.

Fed rate-increase odds at 72% in market

2015-11-24 12:59

The odds the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its next meeting in December has been at 72%, and Pacific Investment Management says a move is likely.

Saving in a rising interest rate environment

2015-11-22 13:30

South Africans are already under financial pressure and an expert suggests what is important to keep in mind about the impact of interest rate hikes on savings.

Rate hike puts more pressure on commercial farmers

2015-11-20 21:09

The interest rate increase is expected to put more pressure on commercial farmers, who are already facing rising debt levels due to the weak rand and the drought.

Profit margins hit by rate hike

2015-11-20 18:50

The increase in interest rates will add more pressure for businesses by making debt more expensive and likely hitting profit margins in the long term, warns an expert.

Kevin Lings: Inflation risks drive rates higher, more of the same in 2016

2015-11-20 16:21

The Reserve Bank's repo rate hike will hurt consumers and possibly growth but the decision was based on the upside risk to inflation, says an economist.

SA hikes interest rates

2015-11-19 15:23

Further increases in lending rates are forecast for 2016, which will contribute to additional financial strain on consumers, warns an economist.

Brian Kantor: 2013 taper tantrums not repeated, SARB composure key

2015-11-18 13:26

Given the muted market reaction to a potential US interest rate hike, Brian Kantor is calling on the Reserve Bank to do as the markets have, remain composed.

Fed suspense grips Africa Central Banks

2015-11-16 21:00

Central banks at three corners of Africa - South Africa, Ghana and Kenya - have a last chance in coming days to prepare their economies for any liftoff in US interest rates.

Balance of risks in favour of Sarb rate hike

2015-11-13 20:02

Two experts predict what the Sarb's MPC will do with interest rates next week and why.


Further 'burst' of rand weakness likely

2015-11-24 21:05

When the US Fed actually hikes rates there is likely to be a further burst of rand weakness, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape.

'Super-hawkish' rate hike shows inflation fear - economist

2015-11-22 14:30

Inflation 'fear' is still top of mind with Sarb, which remains in a hiking cycle with a 25 and even 50 basis-point rate hike on the cards in January, says an economist.

Climbing interest rate strains property market

2015-11-21 08:02

Although the latest interest rate hike is not large in itself, it is the third in little over a year and puts immense strain on the housing market, says an expert.

Beware of unsecured credit after rate hike - expert

2015-11-20 20:01

Consumers should be wary of taking out unsecured credit to fund consumption spending as the effect on their pocket will be exacerbated by the rate increase, cautions an expert.

Door now open for more rate hikes

2015-11-20 17:30

Upside inflation risks are unlikely to dissipate, so the door is now open for more Sarb rate hikes, warns a market research company.

Pain for consumers as SA hikes rates

2015-11-19 16:25

Jingle Bells are sounding more like alarm bells for over-indebted South Africans following the Reserve Bank's move to hike interest rates.

Economists split on rates call

2015-11-19 07:58

The SA Reserve Bank will probably raise interest rates in anticipation of a likely US interest rate lift-off in December, economists say.

Rand suffers as foreigners sell equities

2015-11-17 20:15

The selling by foreign investors of SA’s equities lifts the probability of further rand depreciation, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview.

No obvious reason for Sarb to hike rates - expert

2015-11-16 14:24

The Monetary Policy Committee is likely to keep interest rates unchanged at its meeting this week, according to an international market research company.

Rand slumps on US unemployment data

2015-11-10 20:00

The latest slump in the rand is attributed to much stronger than expected US unemployment data, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape.

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