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The last time the interest rate was cut by a full percentage point in one meeting was in 2009, during the global recession.
The debate around South African interest rates has now moved from whether the Reserve Bank will cut on Thursday to by how much.
In an age when people often make financial decisions based on what they want in the moment, they don’t always consider how much the money they borrow will actually cost over the payment term. Similarly, when we’re saving, it’s not always achievable to think about how we can make that money grow further. With good financial behaviour comes the understanding of choosing what’s best.
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Should Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announce a cut in South African interest rates this week, as expected, it won’t be because politicians want him to.
Central banks in sub-Saharan Africa’s key economies will take direction from US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell when they make calls on interest rates in the next 10 days.
SARB is anticipated to cut the repo rate at the next meeting of its MPC, says Nicky Weimar, senior economist at Nedbank.
Facing persistent pressure from President Trump and financial markets to lower interest rates, the Federal Reserve holds a two-day meeting this week which could lay the groundwork for a rate cut later this year.
The Reserve Bank is under pressure to help arrest the economy’s downward spiral.
Consumer prices increased 4.6% from a year earlier compared with 4.5% in January.
The rand saw a small bump after the US Fed cut rates – and other countries are signalling the possibility of cheaper money too, which could make the higher yields in SA attractive.
Two months can be a long time in central banking, and if you are the South African Reserve Bank, it can mean bringing an interest rate cut forward and a move to signaling even more.
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The only way to lower current global debt levels is by decreasing government spending or increasing taxes. That won’t be happening anytime soon, which means the debt spiral continues.
As interest rates fall in rich countries, international investors are piling into bonds that earn higher interest rates – like those issued by the South African government.
The Reserve Bank has to start cutting rates. And history needs to repeat itself.
South Africa’s annual inflation quickened in May, with the rate reaching the midpoint of the central bank’s target range as higher food and beverage prices contributed to the increase.
The South African Reserve Bank’s forecasting model shows there might be room for interest rate cuts in the next year or two, given how weak the economy is, Governor Lesetja Kganyago has said.
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