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.

Interest rate cuts still some way off - economists

2016-11-23 19:10

The SA Reserve Bank is set to make the last interest rate announcement for 2016. Two economists share their views.

Brian Kantor: The rand and its importance for bonds and equities

2016-11-02 14:28

How do the latest movements in the rand impact the performance of equities and bonds? Economist Brian Kantor combs through the data.

Inflation moves outside target band in September

2016-10-19 10:56

Consumer inflation has accelerated to above the upper end of the Reserve Bank’s target band, climbing less than expected and reinforcing the decision to keep rates on hold.

ECB must weigh impact of low rates on bank profits

2016-10-04 14:00

The European Central Bank must consider the impact of negative interest rates on the profitability of the region’s banking system, says a governing council member.

Credit rating downgrade very likely - economist

2016-09-30 16:32

A quick glance at the factors that influence a country’s credit rating suggests that South Africa could indeed be in store for a sub-investment grade rating, says an economist.

Sarb rate decision timeous boost for home owners

2016-09-23 06:00

The decision by the SA Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged sends a positive message to home buyers and the residential property market in general.


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.

Stable rate a breather for homeowners, buyers

2016-11-24 17:04

If the interest rate hiking cycle is coming to an end it will be good news for bonded homeowners and prospective buyers, says the CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.

Investors bet Sarb will hike rates

2016-11-14 19:41

Investors are anticipating a rate increase as inflation expectations surged in the wake of a collapse in the rand and as Donald Trump’s election victory continues to send shockwaves through global markets.

UK consumers binge on borrowing after BoE rate cut

2016-10-26 11:30

UK consumer credit is rising at the fastest pace in a decade and the Bank of England’s interest-rate cut is fueling borrowing, says the British Bankers Association.

UK inflation surges as rate-cut decision looms closer

2016-10-18 14:15

UK inflation has accelerated to the fastest pace in almost two years, part of an upward trend that’s set to continue as the weaker pound pushes up import costs.

US break-even rate jumps as Mester pushes for Fed hike

2016-10-04 09:30

A Treasury market gauge of inflation expectations have climbed to a four-month high as Federal Reserve Bank President says the economy is ready for a rate hike.

Brian Kantor: Hope of an economic revival is in the spring air

2016-09-27 17:00

Sarb suggested last week that the days of tightening may be over. An economist builds on this with a short analysis of the current economic landscape.

Consumers remain indebted, despite steady repo rate - expert

2016-09-22 21:15

Although the South African Reserve Bank kept the repo rate unchanged at 7%, consumers are feeling the crunch due to high food inflation and over-indebtedness.

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