The US Fed isn't ruling out a rate hike this year

2019-04-10 21:28

America's Federal Reserve officials expect some aspects of the US economy to improve in the coming months and could still increase interest rates later in the year, minutes from its latest meeting revealed Wednesday.

Why life is getting harder for central banks

2019-01-04 06:15

The Fed is now being widely blamed for fueling financial market instability, it is probably only a matter of time until the European Central Bank finds itself in a similar position, writes Bloomberg columnist Mohamed A. El-Erian.

Trump voices confidence in Mnuchin, Fed amid drop in markets

2018-12-26 19:06

Donald Trump expressed confidence in the Treasury secretary, Federal Reserve and US economy, moving to calm financial markets further roiled after Bloomberg News reported that the president had discussed firing the central bank’s chairman over raising interest rates.

Rand surprises to firm after US Fed hikes rates

2018-09-27 07:38

The local currency strengthened after the US Federal Reserve Bank raised interest rates on Wednesday evening, although it had weakened marginally in early Thursday trade.

JSE bruised as mining stocks hit by new charter

2017-06-15 20:30

The JSE has closed significantly lower ahead of the long weekend, with mining stocks feeling the pain following the release of a redrafted mining charter.

Why SA won't see interest rate cuts soon

2017-01-17 19:04

The Sarb may keep rates unchanged at its next MPC meeting, and a rate cut may not come as soon as expected.

Volatile rand dives over Brexit as Fed silver lining emerges

2016-06-27 09:04

The rand has remained the worst-performing emerging market currency, but an analyst says there is a silver lining for the local unit.

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 to expect next in a bear market

2016-02-29 14:07

The broadest measure for global equity markets, the MSCI All Countries World Index, has officially indicated that we are now in a bear market. Contributor Petri Redelinghuys looks at the possible implications of this.

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.

 

US payrolls rise, wages top estimates in jobs blowout

2019-01-04 15:55

US employers added the most workers in 10 months as wage gains accelerated and labour-force participation jumped, reflecting a robust job market that nevertheless faces mounting risks in 2019.

Treasuries may have to wait until after New Year for resolutions

2018-12-30 09:44

Perhaps the best that can be said of a painful year across financial markets is that there’s room for improvement in 2019.

Reserve Bank independence `not just an emerging-market concern' - Kganyago

2018-11-29 19:02

Threats to central bank independence are no longer just an “emerging-market phenomenon,” according to South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

US Fed hike could put rand under pressure - analysts warn

2018-09-26 09:02

The rand, still holding firm, could breach the R14.40/$ mark say analysts.

IMF head: Trump good for US economy for now

2017-02-13 07:11

The head of the International Monetary Fund says US President Donald Trump taking office is likely good for the US economy in the short term.

Trump not as 'dangerous' as world expects - economist

2016-12-01 19:57

Markets have already priced in a moderate Trump policy and the effect is not as bad as people may think, an economist says.

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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.

Dollar sinks in Asia as Fed boss dampens chance of rate hike

2016-02-11 07:57

The dollar has retreated across the board after comments from Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen suggested the central bank will not hike interest rates any time soon.

Fed says it can do more to boost US

2011-08-30 21:06

The US Federal Reserve is prepared to take additional steps to boost economic growth if needed, documents show.

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