Coronavirus, oil crash could spur on two more rate cuts in 2020

2020-03-17 15:43

A rates cut might provide the stimulus needed to bolster the SA economy, but other reforms are still necessary, says an economist.

Hyper-ventilated debate drowns out important SARB conversation

2019-06-10 09:09

With crisis levels of unemployment and a GDP first quarter decline of 3,2%, we clearly don't have a balanced, sustainable economy. So, are the SARB's policies adequate to assisting its constitutional mandate, asks Jeremy Cronin.

OPINION: Europe’s still not ready to mend the Monetary Union

2018-12-10 07:33

Europe’s finance ministers have just approved a package of reforms to strengthen the monetary union. Their plan falls far short of what’s needed, writes the Bloomberg View editorial board.

Hands off the SA Reserve Bank, says Mboweni

2018-10-24 15:04

The finance minister says that South Africans should end “regular attacks on the mandate and independence of the South African Reserve Bank” saying this was a distraction to the bank’s governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Up, down or stay: All eyes turn to SARB on rates

2018-09-20 08:06

Weaker than expected consumer inflation for August may have reduced pressure on the central bank to hike interest rates on Thursday afternoon.

Why impatient doves will vote for a rate cut - analyst

2017-09-16 11:00

Dovish members of the monetary policy committee may vote for a rate cut of 25 basis points at their next meeting, argues an emerging markets economist.

SARB: Just one major successful prosecution in 5 years

2017-08-01 17:54

The South African Reserve Bank has handed over 41 cases to the police over the past five years, which only resulted in one successful prosecution.

Kganyago: It is SARB's job to protect SA's financial stability

2017-08-01 11:08

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has told Parliament the SARB is a “creature” of the Constitution and is mandated to protect financial stability in the country.

4 reasons why SARB should cut rates

2017-07-20 09:43

An analyst shares four reasons why the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee should consider a rate cut.

Economy at near-standstill, little room for policy boost - IMF

2017-07-06 17:59

South Africa’s monetary and fiscal policy has little room to boost the economy, which is projected to grow by 1% for 2017, the IMF said.


Reserve Bank ownership debate has become 'zombie discussion' - Kganyago

2019-07-05 11:38

Addressing a breakfast briefing in Johannesburg, the bank's governor said the discussion around the ownership and mandate of the central bank appears 'impervious to facts'.

As politicians battle it out over SARB, Kganyago tells global leaders that central banks should have a narrow mandate

2019-04-15 10:55

The ANC, DA, and EFF are all campaigning on the future of the Reserve Bank. Meanwhile Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has stressed the importance of central bank independence – and the dangers of too broad a mandate – again.

Oil looms over emerging markets as US-China trade hopes dim

2018-11-12 06:50

Falling oil prices are fast becoming a catalyst for emerging markets.

ANC sends, then retracts SARB monetary policy statement

2018-09-20 21:19

A retracted statement by the ANC ahead of the SARB interest rate decision, claimed the party believes monetary policy is a "critical legislative instrument".

Politics hampering SA Reserve Bank, says Kganyago

2017-09-28 21:35

Politics is complicating efforts by the SA Reserve Bank to set monetary policy and keep inflation under control, according to its Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Draghi urges open-minded central banking as economy changes

2017-08-23 13:30

Mario Draghi says central banks must be open-minded on policy innovations as they prepare for future economic developments - even if that concept is not clear to everyone.

Public Protector in 'serious error' about SARB's role - counsel

2017-08-01 13:09

SARB's counsel says the Public Protector was in serious error when she made the remedial action to have the bank’s Constitutional mandate changed, and that she misunderstood SARB's role.

BoJ's dovish bent reinforces Asia's policy divergence

2017-07-20 10:30

The Bank of Japan’s determination to press on with its unprecedented monetary stimulus leaves it out of step with developed world peers.

Waiting for Draghi only game for central banks orbiting ECB

2017-07-18 10:00

As Europe’s central banks forge a path out of extreme monetary policies, all roads go via Frankfurt.

Traders on edge dump rand as SARB becomes target in politics

2017-07-05 17:54

Investors are nervous about the South African economy after the ruling ANC proposed that the Reserve Bank be fully state-owned.

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