Rand, asset prices hit hard amid Greece crisis

2015-06-30 20:02

The decline in global risk appetite due to the Greek debt crisis means the rand and SA financial asset prices have been hit more than most, says an asset manager.

African nations beat Yellen to rate hikes

2015-06-18 18:17

Sub-Saharan African central banks have bucked a global trend by increasing borrowing costs this year to ward off inflation and defend their currencies.

World Bank urges Fed to wait on rates due to lower growth

2015-06-11 17:30

The World Bank has cut its global growth outlook for this year and urged countries to "fasten their seat belts" as they adjust to lower commodity prices.

Glimpse into MPC's thinking on interest rates

2015-06-04 07:05

Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele has said at a forum showcasing Sarb's monetary policy review, that SA's growth rate is “dismal” and shows no room for complacency.

Why banking is so risky

2015-06-03 06:55

The interest rate sensitivity of bond values is a pricing error which helps block the way forward for the world’s economies, says Edward Ingram.

First UK rate rise to come sooner than later

2015-05-28 16:30

The Bank of England will start to lift interest rates early next year, even though the BoE has cautiously backed market expectations for a later move.

'High likelihood' of rate hikes

2015-05-26 16:03

There's a high likelihood that the SA Reserve Bank will increase interest rates at its next few meetings, says one of its deputy governors.

SA debt measures backfire

2015-05-24 09:45

Almost 80c in every rand is used to pay debt, despite measures in the last two decades to curb levels of household indebtedness.

Rand gains after Sarb rates announcement

2015-05-22 09:56

The rand has strengthened against the dollar, supported by a hawkish policy by the SA Reserve Bank, which has signalled a rate hike in the coming months.

Inflation surprise buys Sarb some time

2015-05-21 06:56

The latest SA inflation figures have come as a surprise and could actually be giving the SA Reserve Bank some breathing space before a next hike, experts say.


US Fed caution casts doubt on SA rate hike in July

2015-06-19 13:23

The US Federal Reserve decided to hold interest rates, with the slightly dovish tone that came from chair Janet Yellen causing some interest.

Fed says US economy strong enough to handle rate hike

2015-06-18 07:59

The US economy is growing moderately after a winter swoon and likely strong enough to support an interest rate increase by the end of the year, says the Federal Reserve.

SA among 'threatened three' emerging markets

2015-06-09 21:11

South Africa has been named among the 'threatened three' emerging markets displaying the weakest currency fundamentals, says Overberg Asset Management.

Rate hike won’t be at SA growth expense - Sarb

2015-06-03 07:52

The South African Reserve Bank says a moderate tightening in monetary policy will help it keep inflation in check without causing too much harm to economic growth.

US interest rates crucial for SA markets

2015-06-02 20:14

One of the most important influences on SA’s financial markets this year will be the reaction of US equity markets to the expected hike in US interest rates, says Overberg Asset Management.

Lower oil price bullish for SA equities

2015-05-27 20:00

A lower oil price would be unequivocally bullish for South Africa’s equity markets, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview of the SA market landscape.

Impact of interest rates on commercial property

2015-05-26 11:42

Short term small interest rate movements should have no material impact on commercial property investors, says an expert.

Rate hike only a matter of time, warns debt expert

2015-05-22 20:14

Deeply indebted consumers can count themselves lucky that the SA Reserve Bank decided to keep the interest rate stable at 5.75%, the debt experts say.

No change in interest rates

2015-05-21 15:29

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the country's repo rate will stay at 5.75%.

Low rates not addressing electricity crunch

2015-05-19 21:12

Prolonging a low interest rate policy will not address the electricity shortages, and other infrastructure bottlenecks in the economy, says Overberg Asset Management.

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