Namibia follows South Africa rate cut to boost shrinking economy

2019-08-14 21:55

Namibia’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time in two years as it seeks to boost the economy and maintain its currency’s peg to the South African rand.

Lesetja Kganyago to be awarded honorary doctorate

2018-12-08 10:51

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago will be awarded an honorary doctorate from Stellenbosch University this week.

Don't mess with SARB's independence - Duarte

2017-06-20 15:54

ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte has warned against meddling with the independence of the South African Reserve Bank.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-04-11 07:00

Major central bankers exchanged gunfire last week as they try to devalue their currencies in an effort to fortify their exports’ competitiveness relative to other nations. We look at this, what happened in the South African market, as well as data to expect this week.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-02-08 07:00

Last week, the JSE and the rand reached their highest levels this year. What can we expect from local and global markets this week?

All eyes on EU bank as economies deteriorate

2014-08-31 11:31

A European Central Bank meeting will enable markets to seek clarity on the bank's response to a stalled recovery, disappearing inflation and the sluggish pace of reform.


China easing expected as $625bn 'liquidity hole' looms

2019-01-03 10:02

China will cut the reserve requirement ratio and improve funding conditions this month, as liquidity tightens toward the Spring Festival holidays, the country’s largest securities firm says.

Oil looms over emerging markets as US-China trade hopes dim

2018-11-12 06:50

Falling oil prices are fast becoming a catalyst for emerging markets.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-12-09 12:08

This week, Giacomo Bonavera of Capilis Asset Managers takes a look at the implications of the Fed’s final rate announcement expected this week, as well as other global market data.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-03-14 07:00

Last week the market was rather disappointed by announcements from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. This week we’ll be looking out for some more important central bank announcement’s across the globe, including a US Fed interest decision on Wednesday and our own MPC meeting on Thursday.

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.

Mboweni's successor named

2009-07-19 12:30

Gill Marcus, a former deputy governor of the central bank and now chair of Absa Group, will be named to replace Tito Mboweni as head of the central bank, reports a news website.

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