SARB likely to cut interest rates in coming months

2018-01-23 20:19

While the South African Reserve Bank left its benchmark repo rate unchanged at 6.75% there was a clear shift in tone, suggesting a possible rate cut by June.

Reserve Bank Governor to steer International and Monetary Financial Committee

2018-01-18 18:26

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has been appointed chair of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC).

Two months may make a big difference for MPC

2018-01-17 19:34

Two months can be a long time in monetary policy as well as politics, with the SARB's rate-setting committee set to meet with the rand at its strongest level since mid-2015.

Rand in for a bumpy ride on key economic events

2018-01-16 17:52

The rand's recent trajectory could be disrupted in the coming months as the Budget speech, State of the Nation Address and a potential ratings downgrade loom.

SARB interest rate decision this week: what to expect

2018-01-15 05:01

The most important market event of the week will be the first 2018 interest rate decision of the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee.

Make most of stable interest rate - property experts

2017-11-24 06:00

The decision by the MPC to leave the repo rate unchanged at 6.75% brings some good news, particularly for cash-strapped homeowners, says a property expert.

SARB leaves repo rate unchanged

2017-11-23 15:21

The Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.75% on Thursday.

BoE defends guidance on way ahead for UK interest rates

2017-11-21 15:30

Bank of England officials say they see no need to change how they communicate the outlook for interest rates after the central bank started tightening policy this month.

Why South Africans should care about the mini budget

2017-10-28 07:00

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba didn’t mince his words on SA's fiscal position in delivering the mini budget, and it appears things will be tougher for the man on the street, says an economist.

SARB should guide markets rather than surprise them - economist

2017-10-12 12:02

An economist says the Reserve Bank should guide markets with its interest rate decisions, rather than surprising them as it has historically done.


March rate cut hinges on budget, persistent rand strength

2018-01-19 09:54

While SARB's decision to keep the repo rate at 6.75% was in line with market expectations, a future rate cut depends on the rand's performance and the upcoming budget, say analysts.

SARB could hike interest rate to lure more capital - PwC

2018-01-18 06:00

Will the repo rate go up or stay the same? A number of experts give their opinion on what the Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee will decide about interest rates this week.

New SARB MPC member appointed ahead of rates decision

2018-01-16 19:36

A 7th member of the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee has been appointed ahead of its first interest rate decision for 2018.

Barometer: 57% chance of interest rate staying same

2018-01-15 20:50

SARB's Monetary Policy Committee is likely to leave the repo rate the same when it meets later this week, according to an interest rate barometer.

White House doesn't see need for faster Fed hikes

2018-01-08 05:00

The Federal Reserve won’t need to pick up the pace of its planned interest-rate increases in response to the recently-passed tax overhaul package, says a chief economist.

Weak GDP growth could not tempt SARB to cut rates - analyst

2017-11-23 20:18

While SARB governor Lesetja Kganyago reiterated that GDP growth has remained weak, it was not enough to tempt the MPC to cut rates, says an investment analyst.

Hawkish tone on rates could help rand - analyst

2017-11-23 11:54

The monetary policy committee of the South African Reserve Bank will probably convey a hawkish tone, which could help the rand move lower, says an analyst.

SARB unlikely to change interest rate - Credit Suisse

2017-11-17 06:00

The SA Reserve Bank is likely to keep the repo interest rate unchanged at its next meeting and adopt a hawkish stance, says Carlos Teixeira of Credit Suisse.

Rate cut decision could be deferred due to gloomy mini budget

2017-10-27 22:00

The increased political risk that could flow from this week’s mini budget will in all likelihood compel SARB to refrain from cutting interest rates in November, says an economist.

Two more rate cuts could be on cards before April - economist

2017-10-04 07:30

Economists expect the Reserve Bank to announce two more interest rate cuts before the end of the first quarter in 2018.

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