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SA Reserve Bank not in a hurry to cut interest rates - analyst

2016-08-04 06:50

The South African Reserve Bank expects the inflation outlook to improve, but it won't be cutting rates too quickly, says an analyst.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-03-14 07:00

Last week the market was rather disappointed by announcements from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. This week we’ll be looking out for some more important central bank announcement’s across the globe, including a US Fed interest decision on Wednesday and our own MPC meeting on Thursday.

Sarb set to hold rates as strikes weigh

2013-01-20 14:54

The SA Reserve Bank will likely keep the repo rate at four-decade lows at its upcoming policy meeting, economists expect.

Oil price a worry but rates kept steady

2012-03-29 15:37

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says rising oil prices pose the biggest risk to inflation, while keeping the repo rate at 5.5%.

Busa: We would have liked a rate cut

2012-01-19 16:41

Business Unity SA says it would have preferred a bold move by the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates to stimulate the economy.

Marcus: Rate cut was discussed

2011-09-22 16:12

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says the possibility of an interest rate cut was discussed by the monetary policy committee.

Crises keep SA rates low

2011-07-26 23:03

A global slowdown seems to signal a static SA repo rate, says Greta Steyn.

Rates won't rise this time

2011-07-19 22:27

The MPC is unlikely to hike interest rates anytime soon, says Greta Steyn.

Weak demand may keep rates rise on hold

2011-05-17 17:39

Slower-than-expected growth in retail sales and lower inflation back the case for the Reserve Bank to keep interest rates steady for longer, analysts say.

Sarb forecasts may spook markets: Analyst

2011-05-12 16:48

Standard Chartered regional research head Razia Khan says the Reserve Bank's higher forecast for inflation was likely to cause concern among analysts.

 

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-03-21 08:00

As many expected, the latest MPC meeting resulted in an increase in SA’s repo rate. We take a look at what happened in the global markets and what to look out for this week.

Expect rate hike, warns expert

2015-07-21 21:15

An interest rate hike can be expected at the upcoming Monetary Policy Committee meeting, according to Peter Attard Montalto, Nomura analyst.

Still hope for an early rate cut

2013-01-03 14:20

The Reserve Bank has been the first emerging world policy maker to publicly pick up on fiscal cliff risks, which helped drive the July rate cut, says an analyst.

SA factory gate prices ease

2012-02-23 12:13

The producer price index edged down to 8.9% in December as sharp rises in food prices moderated.

Rand in red as rates held steady

2011-09-22 18:05

The Reserve Bank kept interest rates on hold but its warning that a weaker rand could fuel inflation, together with risk aversion, caused the unit to plunge.

Marcus warns of risks as rates kept flat

2011-09-22 15:49

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says risks to growth have risen and the bank stands ready to act on the potential effect of global turmoil on SA.

Dovish Sarb seen leaving rates on hold

2011-07-21 18:30

Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus' dovish tone after a Monetary Policy Committe meeting suggests interest rates would not be raised this year.

Marcus explains Sarb losses

2011-06-30 13:58

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says the bank incurred losses while carrying out its duties, and not through undue risks.

Rand bruised by stronger dollar

2011-05-12 18:41

The rand remained weaker against the dollar despite getting a fillip from the Reserve Bank's decision to keep interest rates at an historic low.

No Reservations

2011-04-28 00:00

Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus has hinted that “second round” effects from the high oil price will lead to an interest rate hike. What are second round effects and should they necessarily lead to an increase in rates?

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