ARTICLES RELATING TO MPC

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.

Reading the tea leaves

2011-04-05 21:51

Interest rates won't rise until late 2011 or early next year, predicts Greta Steyn.

Bonds remain firm as traders await MPC

2011-03-23 13:29

SA bonds were firmer in midday trade after February's consumer price index came out in line with market expectations.

Rate cut 'likely' in July

2010-07-09 11:00

The Reserve Bank is "likely" to cut the repo rate by 50 basis points at its next Monetary Policy Committee meeting, Standard Chartered says.

 

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?

Bonds firm on rand, ignore MPC

2011-03-24 16:31

SA bonds were firmer in late trade mainly on the back of a stronger local currency and the Monetary Policy Committee's decision to keep the repo rate on hold.

SA bonds gain on smaller deficit

2011-03-22 11:26

Bonds edged higher after the Reserve Bank said SA's current account deficit is at a seven-year low.

Bonds slightly firmer; mkts calmer

2010-05-12 10:52

Bonds are a couple of basis points firmer as global markets, although still concerned about the euro debt package, are a bit more settled.

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