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.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-03-21 08:00

As many expected, the latest MPC meeting resulted in an increase in SA’s repo rate. We take a look at what happened in the global markets and what to look out for this week.

Expect rate hike, warns expert

2015-07-21 21:15

An interest rate hike can be expected at the upcoming Monetary Policy Committee meeting, according to Peter Attard Montalto, Nomura analyst.

Still hope for an early rate cut

2013-01-03 14:20

The Reserve Bank has been the first emerging world policy maker to publicly pick up on fiscal cliff risks, which helped drive the July rate cut, says an analyst.

SA factory gate prices ease

2012-02-23 12:13

The producer price index edged down to 8.9% in December as sharp rises in food prices moderated.

Crises keep SA rates low

2011-07-26 23:03

A global slowdown seems to signal a static SA repo rate, says Greta Steyn.

Rates won't rise this time

2011-07-19 22:27

The MPC is unlikely to hike interest rates anytime soon, says Greta Steyn.


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.

SA Reserve Bank not in a hurry to cut interest rates - analyst

2016-08-04 06:50

The South African Reserve Bank expects the inflation outlook to improve, but it won't be cutting rates too quickly, says an analyst.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-03-14 07:00

Last week the market was rather disappointed by announcements from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. This week we’ll be looking out for some more important central bank announcement’s across the globe, including a US Fed interest decision on Wednesday and our own MPC meeting on Thursday.

Sarb set to hold rates as strikes weigh

2013-01-20 14:54

The SA Reserve Bank will likely keep the repo rate at four-decade lows at its upcoming policy meeting, economists expect.

Oil price a worry but rates kept steady

2012-03-29 15:37

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says rising oil prices pose the biggest risk to inflation, while keeping the repo rate at 5.5%.

Busa: We would have liked a rate cut

2012-01-19 16:41

Business Unity SA says it would have preferred a bold move by the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates to stimulate the economy.

Dovish Sarb seen leaving rates on hold

2011-07-21 18:30

Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus' dovish tone after a Monetary Policy Committe meeting suggests interest rates would not be raised this year.

Reading the tea leaves

2011-04-05 21:51

Interest rates won't rise until late 2011 or early next year, predicts Greta Steyn.

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