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.

ANC commits to Reserve Bank mandate, independence

2020-01-12 13:30

The central bank last year came under criticism from labor unions and some senior ANC members who want interest rates to be reduced.

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.

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.

SARB rate hike draws investor criticism - analyst

2018-11-24 07:00

The SARB's decision to hike the repo rate is coming in for a great deal of criticism from investors and market participants, says an analyst from Intellidex.

Next interest rate move in November: experts weigh in

2018-09-20 20:07

This time SARB decided to keep interest rates the same, but what could happen at the next MPC meeting in November?

Barometer: 57% chance of interest rate staying same

2018-01-15 20:50

SARB's Monetary Policy Committee is likely to leave the repo rate the same when it meets later this week, according to an interest rate barometer.

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.

50/50 split on rates call: overview of key factors mentioned

2017-09-21 16:47

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago justifies the MPC keeping the repo rate unchanged by saying SA's growth prospects have remained “subdued”.

No president or finance minister can influence the SARB - Kganyago

2017-07-20 16:36

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said that the MPC was not pressured to introduce a rate cut, saying that the bank remains credible.


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.

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 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.

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.

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.

SARB rate decision good news for property market - expert

2018-07-19 21:00

Four property experts give their views on the current state of the SA property market, where the opportunities are and what the latest SARB rates decision means for the industry.

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.

FULL STATEMENT: SARB keeps rates on hold

2017-09-21 15:28

Given the heightened uncertainties in the economy, the MPC felt it would be appropriate to maintain the current monetary policy stance at this stage, and reassess the data and the balance of risks at the next meeting.

Why SA won't see interest rate cuts soon

2017-01-17 19:04

The Sarb may keep rates unchanged at its next MPC meeting, and a rate cut may not come as soon as expected.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.