How Sarb aims to help grow the ailing economy

2016-08-26 17:29

The SA Reserve Bank will focus on achieving price and financial stability, for long term growth, says deputy governor Daniel Mminele.

Rand improves after IMF growth concerns dent SA currency

2016-07-20 08:53

The rand has returned to its strong level of R14.32/$ after weakening a day earlier due to a strong dollar and growth concerns about South Africa being voiced.

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.

What does the rate hike mean for the housing market?

2016-02-01 13:30

So far, SA’s residential property market remains healthy and will weather the rate hike. But the state of the economy could affect buyer sentiment and confidence.

R19/$ in 2016 looking more realistic - Nomura

2016-01-12 12:49

The forecast by Nomura emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of the rand hitting R19/$ by the end of 2016 is fast becoming a reality, he says.

Rates cycle doesn’t mean raising every time - Sarb

2015-10-19 09:15

Sarb's interest rate tightening cycle doesn’t mean borrowing costs will be increased at every meeting of the MPC, says Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Sarb increases repo rate by 25 basis points - what it means

2015-07-23 15:27

The Sarb has hiked the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6% per annum, effective from 24 July 2015, its governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced.

Extra Eskom tariff hike worries Kganyago

2015-05-21 15:52

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has expressed concern over Eskom's extra tariff hike request to a total 25.3% increase for the 2015/16 financial year.

Don't get your hopes up on oil price drop

2015-01-26 10:58

The finance minister will probably use the low oil price as one reason to foist some R15bn of additional taxes on us on next month’s budget day, says Edward West.

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.


Economists react to rates move, growth shocker

2016-07-21 13:38

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 7%.

Sarb likely to hold rates same this time - Nedbank

2016-07-18 21:00

The SA Reserve Bank is expected to hold the repo rate unchanged this time, in the view of Nedbank's Corporate and Investment Banking unit.

Financial tips for the rising interest rate cycle

2016-02-02 10:30

The increase in interest rates will have a negative impact on consumers paying off their debts. Ester Ochse, FNB financial advisory channel head, shares some tips to help you get through these rough times.

Central Banks consider rate changes in the week ahead

2016-01-25 07:00

Central banks will be making monetary policy decisions this week. Giacomo Bonavera, head of foreign exchange trading at Capilis Asset Managers, shares more on what to expect.

Rand's uncontrolled drop to cause further rate hikes - analysts

2016-01-11 11:53

The rand may again test the R17.50 level per dollar, while its uncontrolled depreciation may cause Sarb to raise rates by 50 basis points, say analysts.

Sarb keeps repo rate unchanged at 6%

2015-09-23 15:29

The repo rate will remain unchanged at 6%, says SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

D-Day for SA interest rate hike decision

2015-07-23 07:40

Economists haven’t been so divided in a year on South African interest rates and there isn’t much consensus among traders either.

Major banks leave interest rates unchanged

2015-03-26 17:34

Major SA banks have indicated that they will leave their interest rates unchanged following the SA Reserve Bank's announcement that the repo rate will stay at 5.75%.

Banks unlikely to change strict lending criteria - expert

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.

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