ARTICLES RELATING TO INTEREST RATES

Fed hikes US rates despite inflation fears

2017-06-14 21:25

Federal Reserve officials have forged ahead with an interest rate increase and additional plans to tighten monetary policy despite growing concerns over weak inflation.

Stay braced for two more Fed hikes in 2017, economists say

2017-06-12 09:17

The Federal Reserve will increase interest rates twice more in 2017 and begin shrinking its balance sheet before year’s end, according to 43 economists surveyed.

What you need to know about a recession

2017-06-06 20:07

Experts unpack what a recession means and how it will impact the lives of South Africans.

Rand could rally to R11.50/$ on 'Zexit' - analyst

2017-05-29 21:19

When President Jacob Zuma’s term as ANC leader ends in December, it would see the rand rally to R11.50/$, said an economist.

What SARB rates decision means for property industry

2017-05-26 08:36

The holding of the repo rate at 7% by SARB brings relief to the real estate industry and allows potential buyers and current bond holders to plan with more certainty, says an insider.

Rates unchanged - we stay prepared for a bumpy ride, says economist

2017-05-25 14:15

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced the repo rate stays unchanged at 7%.

Analysts weigh in on SARB's next interest rate move

2017-05-23 06:00

Analysts have given their take on what the monetary policy committee of the SA Reserve Bank is likely to do about interest rates this week.

7 reasons why the rand remains robust

2017-05-16 21:00

The analysts at Overberg Asset Management looks at why has the rand remained so strong despite the double credit rating downgrade.

Inflation is effectively a tax, says SARB's Kganyago

2017-04-26 14:15

Inflation is essentially a regressive tax impoverishing those in society who should be helped, says SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Inflation reprieve unlikely to lead to rate cuts - economists

2017-04-19 17:26

The inflation rate has fallen to a six-month low in March after food-price increases slowed, but interest rates are likely to remain unchanged for the foreseeable future, say economists.

 

Recession probably over already – analysts

2017-06-13 06:00

Analysts say that South Africa had entered a recession as far back as September 2016, and that the economy has probably already started recovering.

ECB drops guidance on rate cuts in step toward stimulus exit

2017-06-08 14:41

The European Central Bank has ruled out further interest-rate cuts in a sign that it’s moving closer to an exit from its stimulus programme.

Uncertainty stunts SA economic growth

2017-05-30 07:30

Economists unpack reasons for the low economic growth projected for 2017.

Egypt sees about $1bn foreign inflows since rate boost

2017-05-29 14:10

Egypt has received about $1bn in foreign inflows since the central bank raised interest rates by 200 basis points last week to curb inflation.

JSE skids on firm rand and as SARB keeps rates on hold

2017-05-25 18:18

On the JSE, most of the blue chip stocks were trading in the red, led by rand hedge stocks which continued to slide due to the firmer rand.

Gold: an entirely different game

2017-05-23 22:20

The analysts at Overberg Asset Management look at what is happening to gold against the backdrop of current events.

Rand takes worst beating since credit downgrades

2017-05-18 19:58

The rand hasn’t taken as hard a beating since the credit downgrade, partly because its strength is not solely dependent on domestic developments, says an economist.

Fed keeps rates on hold, says US growth slowdown temporary

2017-05-03 22:15

Federal Reserve officials have stayed on track to gradually tighten monetary policy by keeping interest rates on hold and signaling they are not alarmed by economic weakness.

Kganyago: SA to keep targeting low inflation for lower rates

2017-04-26 07:27

South Africa's inflation is under control and the Reserve Bank will maintain a policy to keep it low to protect the poor and ease inequality, says governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Downgrade: The immediate consequences for South Africans

2017-04-18 19:10

Kirk Swart and Brett Birkenstock of Overberg Asset Management consider some of the immediate consequences of South Africa's downgrade to junk status.

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