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.

Economists' surprised reaction at SARB rates decision

2017-09-22 06:30

Economists have largely been surprised by the decision of the SA Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee to keep interest rates unchanged at 6.75%.

Mixed reaction from real estate industry to SARB decision

2017-09-21 16:56

Six real estate experts give their take on what the SA Reserve Bank's surprise decision to keep interest rates unchanged could mean for the property industry.

Reserve Bank expected to cut interest rate this week

2017-09-18 07:44

A shallow interest rate cutting cycle seems likely with at least one 25 basis-point cut expected in September 2017, predicts Arthur Kamp of Sanlam Investments.

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.

Lower interest rates a boon for SA economy

2017-08-29 19:33

Lower interest rates encourage investment spending and consumer spending, driving an acceleration in economic growth, according to Overberg Asset Management.

More rate cuts in store for consumers - analysts

2017-08-23 22:00

The SA Reserve Bank may cut rates further on the back of falling inflation, say analysts.

BoE cuts growth, wage forecasts as key rate kept at record low

2017-08-03 13:27

The Bank of England has cut its forecasts for economic growth and wages as it extended keeping its benchmark rate at a record low.


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.

Yellen says imprudent to stay on hold until inflation at 2%

2017-09-27 13:26

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says gradually raising interest rates is the most appropriate policy approach amid higher uncertainty about inflation.

Unchanged rates won't lift consumer confidence - experts

2017-09-21 21:13

SARB's decision to keep the repo rate unchanged will likely keep consumer confidence in the doldrums, says a household and property sector strategist at FNB.

Three reasons why SARB could cut rates

2017-09-20 17:49

The combination of weak economic growth, tame inflation, and a positive global economic backdrop support the case for a rate cut, says Overberg Asset Management.

London stocks slump as pound gains on latest rate hike hint

2017-09-17 10:19

The London stock market edged lower as investors shrugged off news of a bomb attack in the British capital and instead took their cue from the surging pound.

New vehicle sales climb for third month in a row - data

2017-09-03 17:57

Despite low consumer confidence, new vehicle sales continued its upward trend in August, according to the latest sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa.

SARB cautious, but likely to cut rates again - analysts

2017-08-28 22:15

SARB is likely to cut interest rates again, but will be cautious and sceptical that the favourable global conditions will last, say analysts at Old Mutual.

Shares and interest rates go hand in hand

2017-08-16 13:28

Don’t bank on this, but historical data shows that declining interest rate phases are particularly favourable environments for equity investments.

India cuts rates as Patel seizes last chance to spur growth

2017-08-02 12:03

India has ut interest rates to the lowest since 2010 to boost an economy struggling to recover from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cash clampdown.

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