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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.

Ghana cuts key rate to lowest since 2015

2017-07-24 14:11

Ghana’s central bank reduced its key interest rate for a third straight meeting as consumer prices rose at the slowest rate in four years and the currency strengthened.

Car instalments up 43.8% over five years

2017-07-21 18:26

WesBank data shows the overall cost of motoring is still on the rise, despite cuts to interest rates, fuel prices and a slowdown in vehicle price inflation.

FULL SPEECH: SARB cuts interest rates to 6.75%

2017-07-20 16:15

SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago's speech following the Monetory Policy Committee meeting, where they decided to cut interest rates by 0.25% to 6.25%.

SARB seen keeping rates steady

2017-07-20 06:01

Economists are of the view that the Reserve Bank will likely hold off introducing rate cuts at the next monetary policy committee announcement, despite easing inflation.

South Africans are paying 13% more for meat - analyst

2017-07-19 17:32

South Africans are paying 13% more for meat than they were a year ago, said an economist.

 

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.

Wynand Meyering: A response to Cosatu lashing out at SARB's Lesetja Kganyago

2017-07-24 12:28

If you want the highest possible economic growth, the inflation target should be zero in the economy, writes Fin24 user Wynand Meyering.

Jury out if rate cut will boost property sector

2017-07-20 18:50

Estate agencies give their opinion on what the impact of the cut in the repo rate could mean for the local property industry - and why.

Surprise cut in SA interest rates, rand hit

2017-07-20 15:21

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the Monetary Policy Committee has decided to cut interest rates.

SARB likely to hold off on rate cut

2017-07-19 19:50

After a tough month fighting off attacks on its mandate, the SA Reserve Bank will revert to its day job of trying to fulfill it - probably by holding off on a rate cut.

WEEK AHEAD: SARB could cut rates imminently

2017-07-17 18:08

It is possible for the SA Reserve Bank to cut interest rates imminently, but it is reasonable to expect it to be more prudent, says a market research company.

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