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 SARB needs Goldilocks for rate cut to work

2017-07-24 17:31

SARB needs a Goldilocks scenario in the medium term for its 25 basis points repo rate cut to be "OK", according to economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura.

Jury out if rate cut will boost property sector

2017-07-20 18:50

Estate agencies give their opinion on what the impact of the cut in the repo rate could mean for the local property industry - and why.

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.

Inflation falls for third month in a row

2017-07-19 10:17

Inflation decreased for the third month in a row in June, with the consumer price index falling to 5.1% after a drop to 5.4% in May, says Statistics SA.

Inflation remains within Reserve Bank target range

2017-06-21 10:22

Inflation in May remained within the South African Reserve Bank’s inflation bracket of between 3% and 6%.

Rates unchanged - we stay prepared for a bumpy ride, says economist

2017-05-25 14:15

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced the repo rate stays unchanged at 7%.

SARB worries about more rating actions, but limits scope for rate cuts

2017-04-11 07:31

The scope for interest-rate cuts in South Africa is limited even as the policy-tightening trajectory may be over, the SA Reserve Bank has said.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2017-03-27 07:25

In the wake of an unexpected narrowing of the current account deficit, a stronger rand and slowing inflation, South Africans will be watching closely as the Reserve Bank will announce its decision on interest rates this week.

Little growth expected from GDP stats release

2017-03-07 07:37

Economists believe Statistics South Africa will release data that shows that little growth occurred the last three months of 2016.


CHARTS: Why SARB may cut rates again

2017-09-20 08:52

If the SA Reserve Bank cuts interest rates again this week, just don’t accuse it of doing so for the sake of “socioeconomic well-being.”

Recessionary conditions create a good environment for fixed income assets

2017-07-24 13:47

The current environment is positive for is positive for fixed income investors. Cash and government bonds are rewarding in investors, writes PSG Asset Management’s Ian Scott.

Reserve Bank cuts growth forecast to 0.5%

2017-07-20 18:18

The Reserve Bank has revised down its growth forecast from 1% to 0.5%.

FULL SPEECH: SARB cuts interest rates to 6.75%

2017-07-20 16:15

SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago's speech following the Monetory Policy Committee meeting, where they decided to cut interest rates by 0.25% to 6.25%.

CPI: No hard and fast rule for rate cut

2017-06-21 18:28

The latest inflation figures have resulted in mixed views by economists on the likelihood of a rate cut in future.

FULL STATEMENT: Repo rate remains unchanged at 7%

2017-05-25 15:29

The MPC has decided to keep the repurchase rate unchanged at 7% per annum, SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced.

Perfect storm brewing for petrol price, repo rate shock

2017-04-11 13:26

South Africans could see the petrol price rising by about 70c a litre next month, while SARB might have to move from a repo rate cut to a hike, says economist Kevin Lings.

SARB keeps interest rate steady

2017-03-30 15:22

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the monetary policy committee has decided to leave the interest rate unchanged at 7%.

Why SA Reserve Bank won’t cut rates until 2019

2017-03-08 07:55

Emerging markets economist Peter Montalto of Nomura believes the South African Reserve Bank will not cut its repo rate of 7% until 2019.

Africa’s giants SA and Nigeria set to hold rates

2017-01-24 08:54

The central banks of Africa’s two largest economies will probably leave borrowing costs unchanged.

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