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The role of central banks is changing: What South Africans should look out for
The role of central banks is changing: What South Africans should look out for
The 2008 financial crisis showed up glaring gaps in the way that central banks operate. As a result, adjustments have been made to their roles...
Reserve Bank decides to hold repo rate at 7% and prime lending rate at 10.5%
Reserve Bank decides to hold repo rate at 7% and prime lending rate at 10.5%
The committee unanimously decided the repo rate would remain at 7%. The prime lending rate will stay fixed at 10.5%.
Climbing interest rates a warning to SA
Climbing interest rates a warning to SA
The South African Reserve Bank, in its first monetary policy meeting since the economic upheaval caused by the axing of finance minister Nhlanhla...
Massive foreign sell-off jolts SA
Massive foreign sell-off jolts SA
Foreign investors pulled R12.8-billion out of the country in just one week this year. This was foreign capital invested in JSE-listed equities and...
More pain in store for SA with US Fed rate hike
More pain in store for SA with US Fed rate hike
Historically, interest-rate increases from the Federal Reserve have been buy signals for emerging-market assets. This time looks different, even...
Mario Draghi unleashes fresh wave of monetary stimulus
Mario Draghi unleashes fresh wave of monetary stimulus
The preparations to raise United States interest rates this month by the chairperson of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, put the European...
Economists predict Reserve Bank to hold repo rate
Economists predict Reserve Bank to hold repo rate
After much hype last week, the United States Federal Reserve did not raise interest rates, which suggests that the South African Reserve Bank will...
Bank opts for cautious rate hike
Bank opts for cautious rate hike
In one of the most closely watched monetary policy committee decisions of the year, the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) raised interest rates by 25...
Reserve Bank holds interest rates, despite oil price crash
Reserve Bank holds interest rates, despite oil price crash
The oil price has crashed, and while headline inflation may be under control, the Reserve Bank has decided to keep interest rates on hold in the...
Imminent rise in US interest rate spells trouble for emerging markets
Imminent rise in US interest rate spells trouble for emerging markets
Despite a possible fallout, emerging markets have found little room to manoeuvre as they are boxed in by a myriad other challenges.
What Europe's bold interest rate cuts mean for SA
What Europe's bold interest rate cuts mean for SA
Speaking at a press conference in Frankfurt on Thursday afternoon, president of the European Central Bank (ECB) Mario Draghi said its governing...
'Rising inflation and slowing growth' pushes repo rate up
'Rising inflation and slowing growth' pushes repo rate up
Opinions may have been split on whether the South African Reserve Bank would hold or hike interest rates, but it was widely agreed that the decision...

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