Steep rate cut a welcome surprise - but Reserve Bank may still need to cut more

2020-03-19 19:59

The last time the interest rate was cut by a full percentage point in one meeting was in 2009, during the global recession.

The only question on SA rate cut is 'how much?'

2020-03-18 15:52

The debate around South African interest rates has now moved from whether the Reserve Bank will cut on Thursday to by how much.

Why we all deserve personalised interest rates

2020-03-06 10:30

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.

What interest rate cut means for residential property market

2020-01-17 14:39

Property experts weigh in on the Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank's decision to lower interest rates.

2020: Expect more expensive food, and higher tax

2020-01-03 07:47

More expensive food, higher taxes, and a weaker rand – South African consumers had better expect economic storm clouds in 2020.

The correlation between shares and interest rates

2019-07-30 08:14

Decades of stock market and interest rates data point to a strong correlation between the two. PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw explains what history tells us about declining interest rate phases and how it could impact the JSE.

SA interest rates may fall, and not due to politics

2019-07-17 07:51

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.

What Africa’s key central banks will discuss in the next 10 days

2019-07-16 13:37

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 likely to cut rates at next meeting – economist

2019-06-21 12:26

SARB is anticipated to cut the repo rate at the next meeting of its MPC, says Nicky Weimar, senior economist at Nedbank.

WATCH: The great Fed debate: to cut rates or not

2019-06-18 19:31

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.


JUST IN: Steep cut in interest rates announced

2020-03-19 15:12

The Reserve Bank is under pressure to help arrest the economy’s downward spiral.

Inflation at 15-month high, but rates should still come down tomorrow

2020-03-18 10:37

Consumer prices increased 4.6% from a year earlier compared with 4.5% in January.

Central banks are taking aim at the coronavirus – and the rand is watching

2020-03-04 11:40

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.

4 charts showing the Reserve Bank data that triggered a cut

2020-01-16 22:10

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.

Sars is set to be R215 billion short by the end of this tax year – here are six ways that will make you poorer

2019-10-19 16:02

The failure to collect enough tax is going to haunt consumers in coming years. Here's what that will look like.

A world drunk on debt

2019-07-23 13:48

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.

Good news: SA government bonds just breached 8%. Here's what that means

2019-07-16 16:13

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.

South African shares may be on the brink of a breakthrough - but two things need to happen

2019-06-26 16:07

The Reserve Bank has to start cutting rates. And history needs to repeat itself.

SA's May inflation rate hits target-range midpoint

2019-06-19 11:08

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.

Kganyago says forecasting model suggests there may be room for rate cuts

2019-06-13 19:20

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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