Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
The idea of the government reviewing inflation targeting in SA's low-growth environment and political threats against the independence of SARB is "a credibility hand grenade with the pin out", says an analyst.
The European Central Bank has been buying bonds for several years, but it's about to stop – and it's a huge moment for global markets.
The European Central Bank has opted to keep its stimulus settings unchanged for now as officials started cautiously sketching out the future of their quantitative-easing program.
The European Central Bank is unlikely to include Greek bonds in its asset-purchase programme for the foreseeable future, says a person familiar with the matter.
Mario Draghi is part of a growing club of central bankers who are just fine with admitting they’re uncertain what’s going on right now - and that’s no barrier to action.
The right question to ask about US interest rates is why we care about what happens to them, says Stephen Winter.
The European Central Bank has no plans to curb its money-printing programme although it expects eurozone economic recovery to broaden and strengthen.
The US Federal Reserve has voted to end its monthly purchases of government-backed debt and keep its benchmark interest rate near zero.
Federal Reserve Chairperson Ben Bernanke has hit back at critics of the US central bank's controversial bond-buying programme.
Essentially, central banks create money out of thin air when engaging in QE, but it is not a great approach in all circumstances.
A new evaluation will look into the IMF’s role in keeping the rich world on its course of pumping enormous amounts of liquidity into their financial systems since the 2008 crisis.
Inflation in the eurozone has picked up more than economists predicted, setting the stage for European Central Bank policy makers to debate the future of their stimulus programme.
With eurozone inflation near zero for almost two years economists see European Central Bank President likely to lengthen quantitative easing for a second time.
The deeper the slump, economists used to say, the stronger the recovery. They don’t say that anymore.
Policy intervention in the Chinese market has been ineffective and more time may be needed to fully shake out macro policy, says Cees Bruggemans
The ECB's chief economist has warned of the perils of delaying quantitative easing, according to records of a January meeting.
The rand and bonds opened weaker against the dollar, after a release of the Federal Reserve’s minutes disappointed investors betting on further monetary easing.
The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers shows risk increased in October on expectations of a second wave of quantitative easing.
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