South Africa's economic indicators have been a mixed bag so far this year - some spell doom and gloom while others suggest a better year than last.
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The review committee has to look beyond the simple generation of income for the state.
The South African Reserve Bank has announced it would keep the repo rate unchanged at 5%.
Cosatu says the South African Reserve Bank has "missed yet another opportunity" to alleviate unemployment by keeping the repo rate unchanged.
A flailing rand dogged by labour unrest and the threat of unreasonably high wages has prompted the SA Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged.
Following its monetary police committee's three-day meeting, the South African Reserve Bank has left the repo rate at 5% for the third time.
South Africa's monetary policy committee is due to discuss interest rates this week and the rand's weakness is most likely to dominate the agenda.
The Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee has kept the repo rate unchanged at 5%.
The South African Reserve Bank will leave interest rates unchanged for the foreseeable future should economic conditions persist, economists predict.
Zambia's central bank has decided to introduce a benchmark interest rate from the beginning of April to replace its money-supply targeting.
The bond market, critical to service the country's deficit, is coming under fire.
Low rates favour tech and capital-intensive investment, not the labour-absorbing activities SA may need, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
The Reserve Bank kept interest rates steady on Thursday, after a sharp overnight depreciation of the rand and amid darkening expectations.
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The SA Reserve Bank cut the repo rate by 50 basis points, adding to 600 basis points of cuts in interest rates since December 2008.