50/50 split on rates call: overview of key factors mentioned

2017-09-21 16:47

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago justifies the MPC keeping the repo rate unchanged by saying SA's growth prospects have remained “subdued”.

Rand unlikely to weaken further on rate cuts

2017-07-24 19:21

Although the rand briefly weakened on the back of the surprise interest rate cut, it does not mean the currency will persistently weaken, say two investment strategists.

Sarb might surprise again with rate decision

2017-01-23 17:49

Economists share their views on what the Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank might do with interest rates on Tuesday.

SA borrowers eye rates amid political turmoil

2016-03-17 13:53

The Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee is set make its much-anticipated interest rate announcement as the rand battles amid economic and political instability.

Read Kganyago's full MPC statement

2016-01-28 16:49

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced a repo rate increase of 50 basis points to 6.75%.

Brace for rate hikes in 2015 - debt expert

2015-01-28 12:02

Inflation rates are likely to quickly increase as 2015 progresses, forcing Sarb to start another rate hiking cycle, warns a debt expert.

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.

No change in interest rates expected

2013-09-16 11:32

Several economic indicators, including an announcement by the Reserve Bank's MPC, are due this week and will be closely watched by investors.

Double whammy for South Africans

2009-06-25 19:41

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


Another interest rate drop could be on cards - economist

2017-09-11 19:46

SARB's monetary policy committee could lower the interest rate by a further 25 basis points next week, according to Craig Lemboe of the Bureau for Economic Research.

Analysts weigh in on SARB's next interest rate move

2017-05-23 06:00

Analysts have given their take on what the monetary policy committee of the SA Reserve Bank is likely to do about interest rates this week.

Kganyago's full MPC statement

2016-03-17 16:36

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the monetary policy committee decided to hike interest rates by 25 basis-points.

Kganyago moves to restore SA’s policy credibility

2016-01-28 21:00

Sarb Governor Lesetja Kganyago has moved to restore stability in the economy and cement his inflation-fighting credentials by taking more aggressive action.

Repo rate hiked by 50bps to 6.75% - As it happened

2016-01-28 14:10

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced a repo rate increase of 50 basis points to 6.75%.

No move in rates expected

2014-11-19 07:00

The Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank will most likely keep the interest rate the same at its next meeting, indicates a barometer.

Interest rates: What to expect

2014-05-21 05:00

Consumers should avoid taking on new debt, because SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says the country is in an interest rate hiking cycle, warns an expert.

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.

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