ARTICLES RELATING TO INTEREST RATES

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.

Reserve Bank will likely keep interest rates steady at next MPC meeting - economist

2019-04-24 05:00

Interest rates are likely to remain unchanged on May 23, according to Sanisha Packirisamy, an economist at Momentum Investments.

US Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019

2019-03-20 21:02

Federal Reserve officials scaled back their projected interest-rate increases this year to zero.

3 reasons why Reserve Bank unlikely to hike rates, say economists

2019-01-15 12:05

With the Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank due to make its first interest rate announcement for 2019 on Thursday, economists from PwC, Investec and Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking say rate hikes are unlikely.

Big deflation sparks talk of no rate hike in Brazil next year

2018-12-07 17:02

Bets that Brazil may hold interest rates at a record low throughout 2019 has gained strength after the country posted its biggest monthly deflation in one-and-a-half years.

FULL STATEMENT: SA Reserve Bank hikes interest rate

2018-11-22 16:01

Read the full statement of the monetary policy committee delivered by the Reserve Bank's governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Uganda makes sub-Sahara's first major move to tighten policy

2018-10-03 17:30

Uganda has become the first major sub-Saharan African economy to increase interest rates this year to counter inflation pressures caused by weakening currency and rising oil prices.

Fed hikes rates, warns more coming as it brushes off Trump jabs

2018-09-26 22:19

Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for a third time this year and reaffirmed their outlook for further gradual hikes well into 2019, risking fresh criticism from President Donald Trump.

 

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.

Reserve Bank expected to keep repo rate unchanged

2019-05-19 13:45

Economists expect the Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate on hold at 6.75% at the upcoming monetary policy committee meeting this week.

What the SARB rate decision means for consumers, property market

2019-03-28 21:00

The decision by the SARB to keep the repo rate unchanged reflects changes in the monetary policy outlook, says the Nedbank Group Economic Unit.

All eyes on the Reserve Bank for first rate decision of 2019

2019-01-17 08:04

The Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank will make its first interest rate announcement of 2019 on Thursday.

Ramaphosa should rely on proven recipe to appoint new Reserve Bank Deputy Governor - analyst

2019-01-03 09:29

Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Francois Groepe's replacement will be the first senior executive selected by President Cyril Ramaphosa after taking over from Jacob Zuma as leader of the country.

Was it really necessary to hike interest rates? Analysts weigh in

2018-11-28 18:41

The South African Reserve Bank’s timid rate cutting cycle has ended abruptly last week with a 25 basis-point rate hike, but was it really necessary? ask analysts from Overberg Asset Management.

SA Reserve Bank sees higher rates to curb inflation

2018-10-30 14:08

The South African Reserve Bank sees higher interest rates in the next two years to help contain accelerating inflation.

Trump slams Fed hours after his pick Powell lifts interest rates

2018-09-27 08:20

“We are doing great as a country,” Trump said Wednesday at a press conference in New York. “Unfortunately they just raised interest rates a little bit because we are doing so well. I am not happy about that.”

Here's what keeps SARB's MPC members up at night

2018-09-23 20:45

A lack of trust, policy coherence and political infighting are among the issues keeping the SA Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee members up at night.

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