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.

Reserve Bank again keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.75%

2019-05-23 15:12

Governor of the SA Reserve Bank Lesetja Kganyago announced the benchmark rate call at a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday afternoon, following a three day meeting of the bank's Monetary Policy Committee.

Reserve Bank may need to tighten belts further - economists

2019-02-01 22:08

If the forecasts by SARB for a lower inflation outlook were to materialise, it is likely interest rates would remain steady, says an economist.

SARB rate hike draws investor criticism - analyst

2018-11-24 07:00

The SARB's decision to hike the repo rate is coming in for a great deal of criticism from investors and market participants, says an analyst from Intellidex.

What the rate hike means for home owners

2018-11-22 20:30

Property experts weigh in on what the SARB's latest interest rate hike means for the SA property industry.

ANC sends, then retracts SARB monetary policy statement

2018-09-20 21:19

A retracted statement by the ANC ahead of the SARB interest rate decision, claimed the party believes monetary policy is a "critical legislative instrument".

Storm clouds gathering for SA consumers, economists warn

2018-09-07 11:34

The storm clouds are gathering and are about to burst for consumers, economists warned after poor GDP data confirmed that South Africa was in a technical recession.

Argentina's currency plunges after its central bank hikes rates to 60%

2018-08-30 18:08

Argentina's central bank hiked rates by 15 percentage points – to 60% – on Thursday after the peso continued to slide.

SARB rate decision good news for property market - expert

2018-07-19 21:00

Four property experts give their views on the current state of the SA property market, where the opportunities are and what the latest SARB rates decision means for the industry.

SA interest rates unchanged

2018-05-24 15:18

The monetary policy committee of the South African Reserve Bank has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged.


South Africans with debt will probably save on lower interest rates soon – but don’t start spending just yet

2019-06-19 07:11

The prime interest, which currently sits at 10.25%, is expected to drop, but the situation calls for saving rather than spending.

SA Reserve Bank expected to keep repo rate unchanged following MPC meeting

2019-05-23 06:00

Governor of the SA Reserve Bank Lesetja Kganyago will announce the benchmark rate call at a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday afternoon, following a three day meeting of the bank's Monetary Policy Committee.

Rand gains as Kganyago's hawkish comments overshadow price data

2019-01-23 16:10

Rand traders aren’t quite discounting the chance of a South African rate increase, even after inflation fell to a seven-month low.

Some pluses to the rate hike, say economists

2018-11-23 16:48

Experts weigh in on SARB's decision to hike interest rates and what this would mean for South Africans.

Analysts weigh in on next week's MPC rates decision

2018-11-16 22:30

Fuel prices and the normalisation cycle of the United States are expected to be key considerations for the South African Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee rates decision.

Next interest rate move in November: experts weigh in

2018-09-20 20:07

This time SARB decided to keep interest rates the same, but what could happen at the next MPC meeting in November?

4 ways the shock rand slump may hurt you in coming weeks

2018-09-06 07:41

Expect a monster fuel price hike.

Trump's stunning comments about the Federal Reserve could actually backfire

2018-07-20 09:44

The US president said he is "not thrilled" about the Fed's recent interest rate hikes.

Fuel hike, rand weakness to drive up June inflation - economist

2018-07-16 09:51

Economists expect June inflation to be higher than May, but the SA Reserve Bank is likely to keep interest rates unchanged.

Higher inflation to see SARB keep interest rate steady - analysts

2018-05-23 19:38

The higher inflation print for April makes a stronger case for the monetary policy committee to keep the repo rate on hold, according to analysts.

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