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.

SA 2nd most vulnerable economy to US rate shocks

2017-07-13 05:00

South Africa is the second most vulnerable economy to shocks stemming from increases in the US real interest rates, says Japanese bank Nomura.

Yellen sees inflation key uncertainty amid moderate growth

2017-07-12 20:17

Federal Reserve Chair has said the US economy should continue to expand over the next few years, allowing the central bank to hike rates, while also monitoring too-low inflation.

BoE's Saunders warns of first UK rate hike in a decade

2017-07-05 10:30

Ten years since the Bank of England last raised interest rates, policy makers are warning Britons to prepare for the next one.


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.

Why SA has scope to cut interest rates

2017-07-12 20:18

Certain factors could have lowered the bar for interest rate cuts by the SA Rerserve Bank, explains Sanisha Packirisamy, economist at Momentum Investments.

BoE's Broadbent says he's not ready to raise rates just yet

2017-07-12 11:45

Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent says he’s not ready to vote for higher interest rates, even though he sees pressures to do so building up.

Rate-cutting race among BRICS outliers pits Russia and Brazil

2017-06-28 11:00

The race to ease monetary policy in Russia and Brazil may come down to factors neither of the central banks can control.

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