UK sees rise in labour costs as Bank of England watches

2015-10-01 14:45

British labour costs have risen in the second quarter at their fastest pace in over two years, reinforcing the view that the Bank of England is likely to interest rates.

What a difference two months made to Sarb - expert

2015-09-23 20:30

What a difference two months have made since the last SA Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Committee meeting, says an expert.

Market bets on 61% chance of rates hike

2015-09-22 18:00

The forward rate agreement market is pricing in a 61% probability of a 25 basis point interest rate hike, says Overberg Asset Management.

Economist Dawie Roodt questions lowered interest rates

2015-09-19 18:57

Top economist Dawie Roodt has questioned whether the lowering of interest rates by central banks was worthwhile.

Cees Bruggemans wears FOMC hat – Ready for Lift Off (EMs will survive)

2015-09-17 16:28

The world's eyes are on the US as Fed chair Janet Yellen, the ‘most influential’ person when it comes to markets, makes the eagerly-awaited interest rate decision

No escape for SA from possible US rate shocks

2015-09-15 20:00

A US rate hike will have repercussions for all global financial markets including SA’s forex, bond, credit and equity markets, warns Overberg Asset Management.

Bank of England keeps rates steady

2015-09-10 14:15

Bank of England policymakers have voted 8-1 to keep rates at a record-low and judged it was too soon to decide if turmoil in markets will affect Britain much.

If the US raises interest rates it will strengthen the rand

2015-09-09 16:00

The United States Federal Reserve’s imminent increase in interest rates will likely calm the volatility in global markets.

World to Fed: We're ready for US rate hike, so don't delay

2015-08-31 14:30

Central bankers from around the world are telling their American counterparts that they are ready for a US interest rate hike and would like that Fed makes a move now.

Rand’s record plunge seals case for rate hike

2015-08-24 12:20

Forward-rate agreements, used to speculate on interest rates, are pricing in at least a 25-basis points rate rise at each of the next two policy meetings.


Rand exposed on US equity decline

2015-09-29 20:35

As one of the most liquid emerging market currencies the rand is especially exposed should US equity market decline, says Overberg Asset Management.

D-day for SA rates decision

2015-09-23 07:49

Investors have scaled back bets that the SA Reserve Bank will raise borrowing costs after the US Fed delayed its rates liftoff and as inflation expectations ease.

Fed gives SA breathing room on rates

2015-09-21 10:26

African policy makers worried that the US Federal Reserve’s liftoff will roil their markets even further, have room to breathe. For now.

Global economy worries prompt Fed to hold rates

2015-09-18 09:00

The US Federal Reserve has kept interest rates unchanged in a bow to worries about the global economy, financial market volatility and sluggish inflation at home.

Moody's warns of adverse capital flows ahead of Fed

2015-09-17 16:07

With a Fed interest rate decision looming, South Africa counts among the emerging markets most at risk going forward, says ratings agency Moody's.

Rand selloff completely excessive - analyst

2015-09-11 07:37

The rand’s top forecaster is predicting South Africa’s currency will rally after dropping to a record low.

Cees Bruggemans: Will history repeat itself? Rand skids, hikes rates

2015-09-10 07:10

If the rand is truly on the skids again, there are consequences to dwell on, says Cees Bruggemans, who likens the current situation to the 2000-2001 rand crisis.

Wall St banks shift odds on rate hike

2015-09-06 16:30

Wall Street's top banks still expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year, but their conviction around a September hike has decreased notably.

Fed says rate hike next month hinges on market volatility

2015-08-30 13:22

The Federal Reserve has left the door open to an interest rate hike even while several central bank officials acknowledged that market turmoil could delay its policy tightening.

Bearish Fed minutes send dollar tumbling

2015-08-20 12:45

The unexpectedly bearish minutes of the Federal Reserve's July policy meeting has sent the dollar sinking.

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