FULL STATEMENT: Repo rate remains unchanged at 7%

2017-05-25 15:29

The MPC has decided to keep the repurchase rate unchanged at 7% per annum, SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced.

Perfect storm brewing for petrol price, repo rate shock

2017-04-11 13:26

South Africans could see the petrol price rising by about 70c a litre next month, while SARB might have to move from a repo rate cut to a hike, says economist Kevin Lings.

SARB keeps interest rate steady

2017-03-30 15:22

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the monetary policy committee has decided to leave the interest rate unchanged at 7%.

Why SA Reserve Bank won’t cut rates until 2019

2017-03-08 07:55

Emerging markets economist Peter Montalto of Nomura believes the South African Reserve Bank will not cut its repo rate of 7% until 2019.

Africa’s giants SA and Nigeria set to hold rates

2017-01-24 08:54

The central banks of Africa’s two largest economies will probably leave borrowing costs unchanged.

Inflation to rise, but interest rates will hold - analysts

2016-11-23 06:47

The Reserve Bank will probably leave interest rates steady without calling an end to the rate-hike cycle, while inflation likely went up to 6.3% in October from 6.1%, say analysts.

Sarb holds interest rate steady

2016-09-22 15:21

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the monetary policy committee has decided to leave the interest rate unchanged.

Rand outperforms global currencies ahead of rates move

2016-09-19 09:11

The rand has continued its rally, outperforming other currencies a few days before the Reserve Bank announces its latest interest rate decision.

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.


Rates unchanged - we stay prepared for a bumpy ride, says economist

2017-05-25 14:15

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced the repo rate stays unchanged at 7%.

SARB worries about more rating actions, but limits scope for rate cuts

2017-04-11 07:31

The scope for interest-rate cuts in South Africa is limited even as the policy-tightening trajectory may be over, the SA Reserve Bank has said.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2017-03-27 07:25

In the wake of an unexpected narrowing of the current account deficit, a stronger rand and slowing inflation, South Africans will be watching closely as the Reserve Bank will announce its decision on interest rates this week.

Little growth expected from GDP stats release

2017-03-07 07:37

Economists believe Statistics South Africa will release data that shows that little growth occurred the last three months of 2016.

Sarb ready to adjust policy if economic shocks hit SA - Kganyago

2016-11-25 12:54

While the Reserve Bank expects better growth and lower inflation in coming years, governor Lesetja Kganyago says he is prepared for any shocks.

6 reasons why this is a critical week for SA economy

2016-11-22 05:45

A critical week for SA's economy is unfolding, which started with the proposal of a minimum wage and will conclude with a ratings review by Moody’s.

Rates unchanged as Sarb lifts growth forecast - as it happened

2016-09-22 14:48

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says the repo rate will remain unchanged, however the bank expects 0.4% growth for 2016 compared to zero previously.

Political turmoil won't budge Sarb amid African rates week - analysts

2016-09-19 06:41

Africa’s major economies - including SA - are taking diverging approaches to monetary policy as they struggle to cope with volatile currencies, slumping growth and political meddling.

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.

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