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The recent announcement made by South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, to keep the repo rate unchanged at 5.75% means that banks are unlikely to change their strict lending criteria any time soon. Watch.

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Placing bets on interest rate moves

2014-07-17 13:02

With experts split on whether the Reserve Bank will hike the repo rate, a binary option offers punters the chance to make a quick buck - if they get it right.

Why Sarb kept interest rate unchanged

2014-05-22 18:09

The SA Reserve Bank's decision to keep the repo rate unchanged shows it is wide awake at the steering wheel and in touch with the real world, says an expert.

No surprise in rates decision

2013-01-24 17:54

The South African Reserve Bank will likely hold steady for some time after keeping its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 5.0%, economists say.

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.

Banks reduce lending rates

2012-07-19 16:08

Two of the country’s major banks have announced that they will be reducing their lending rates after the SA Reserve Bank announced it was cutting its repo rate.

Sizeable drop in petrol price expected

2012-05-24 17:31

The Reserve Bank will maintain current interest rates, and a considerable reduction in the local petrol price is anticipated, says governor Gill Marcus.

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.

Weak SA data point to steady rates

2012-01-18 22:00

SA's manufacturing sector contracted and retail sales grew less than expected, indicating the economy is still too fragile to withstand rate hikes this year.

SA bonds hit record after US jobs data

2011-09-02 16:43

Government bonds extended gains with one benchmark issue hitting an all-time high, after weak US jobs data fuelled fears of a significant global slowdown.

Metropolitan punts another rate cut

2011-01-06 16:53

Metropolitan Asset Management says there is still scope for an interest rate cut.

Grim day for cash-strapped SA

2009-06-25 22:41

Millions of debt-ridden South Africans will have to cope with more misfortune, as the authorities hit them with a double dose of bad news.


Banks unlikely to change strict lending criteria - expert

2014-12-02 16:17

The recent announcement made by South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, to keep the repo rate unchanged at 5.75% means that banks are unlikely to change their strict lending criteria any time soon. Watch.

Higher rates not so good for savings

2014-07-18 15:57

For investors, this is a small step towards positive real interests rates, but coupled with tax we are still some way off achieving a positive after tax real interest rate.

Banks react to interest rate decision

2014-05-22 18:50

Some SA banks have already responded to the SA Reserve Bank's decision to keep the interest rate unchanged.

Busa endorses rates decision

2013-07-19 13:28

The South African Reserve Bank's decision to leave the repo rate unchanged was the correct one, Business Unity South Africa says.

Marcus worries about rand

2013-01-24 17:01

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus has expressed concern about the rand level and its volatility when she announced that the repo rate will be kept at 5.0%.

Marcus: Rate cut right thing to do

2012-07-19 16:21

South Africa's Reserve Bank unexpectedly cut its repo rate to a record low, citing a weak outlook for SA.

Repo rate seen steady at 5.5%

2012-07-16 08:58

The Reserve Bank is likely to keep interest rates at 30-year lows as economic growth remains below potentia,l while inflation is expected to stay on target.

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%.

Rand firms as rates stay on hold

2012-01-19 15:49

The rand was firmer against the dollar, after the Reserve Bank said its repo rate would stay unchanged as expected.

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.

Unchanged rates no help: Fedusa

2011-03-24 17:01

Trade union federation Fedusa says consumers will still be hit by high petrol and electricity costs, and leaving interest rates unchanged is of no use to them.

More rate cuts unlikely - Marcus

2010-04-22 14:08

South African Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus says the most recent repo rate cut was primarily because the economic recovery was still "below its potential".

Double whammy for South Africans

2009-06-25 19:41

A double dose of bad news will hurt cash-strapped South Africans.

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