ARTICLES RELATING TO INTEREST RATES

How Brexit could impact SA interest rates

2016-06-24 20:21

In the worst-case post Brexit global scenario, the SA Reserve Bank may be left with little choice but to raise interest rates further, explains an economist.

Slow inflation growth may keep rates on hold

2016-06-22 13:58

Slower inflation trajectory is likely to provide the South African Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Committee with enough justification to keep rates on hold, writes Jason Muscat, FNB senior industry analyst.

IMF urges Thai rate cuts, central bank says not needed

2016-06-08 12:35

The IMF has called on policy makers in Thailand to cut interest rates in the face of a sluggish economy and low inflation, an approach that isn’t necessary.

Consumers urged to use rate pause to tighten belts

2016-05-20 07:38

The unchanged interest rates should be seen as an important catalyst for consumers who are committed to investing their way out of tough economic conditions, says an expert.

Rand steady after Sarb holds rates

2016-05-19 19:01

The rand has retreated after the rentral bank kept interest rates on hold, while stocks fell as the prices of commodities have fallen on bets of a US rate hike.

Sarb keeps repo rate on hold – Kganyago

2016-05-19 15:25

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced no change in the interest rate, providing much-needed relief for cash-strapped consumers.

Hard-pressed consumers eye rates move

2016-05-19 14:05

Debt-strapped consumers will be keeping a close watch on SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago when he announces the bank's decision on interest rates.

Rates hike breather on the cards?

2016-05-15 20:00

Economists see the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee taking the tiniest gap to take a breather in its interest rate hike cycle.

Zuma unlikely to last his full term in office - OAM

2016-04-06 14:00

As President Jacob Zuma clings to power by passing blame onto his erstwhile support, his system of patronage will unwind, says Overberg Asset Management.

Zuma unlikely to last his full term in office - OAM

2016-04-05 22:24

As President Jacob Zuma clings to power by passing blame onto his erstwhile support, his system of patronage will unwind, says Overberg Asset Management.

 

How using home loan to pay off a car can be a bad (and good) idea

2016-06-22 21:15

Using one’s home loan to pay off a car is an interesting concept which can work if done the right way, says the anonymous Stealthy Wealth blogger.

SA moving closer to higher interest rates

2016-06-14 16:08

The SA Reserve Bank will likely begin raising interest rates again, owing to a growing current account deficit, declining growth and a weak currency, analysts predict.

Rand vulnerable beyond Sarb’s forecasts

2016-05-24 22:30

The rand provides the greatest risk to the inflation outlook and interest rate trajectory, cautions Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview notice.

Relief for indebted consumers as repo rate stays the same

2016-05-19 19:11

Keeping the repo rate unchanged means that deeply indebted consumers can breathe a huge sigh of relief, but it is also a little too late for many South Africans, say debt experts.

FULL TEXT: No hike in interest rates

2016-05-19 15:32

Read the full speech by SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago on the decision to keep the interest rates unchanged.

Unchanged rates a relief - expert - As it happened

2016-05-19 14:37

The SA Reserve Bank has decided to keep the repo rates unchanged at 7%.

Economists see close call for rates

2016-05-19 10:02

Financial experts seem to agree that the Sarb will not raise rates on Thursday, but sounded a warning that the bank would be forced to do so at some point.

Why SA investors should still pile into US equities - economist

2016-04-28 16:19

A June interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve still looks to be very much in play, says Investec economist Chris Hare.

Price pain shock to devastate consumers

2016-04-06 09:47

Hard times lie ahead for consumers amid petrol price hikes, ever-rising food prices, electricity tariff increases and the prospect of rising interest rates.

Petrol price hikes add to consumers’ woes

2016-04-05 21:15

With petrol and diesel costs going up, cash-strapped consumers will be facing a difficult time to make ends meet.

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