Monetary Policy Committee

 
Economists predict rate hike ahead of MPC meeting
Economists predict rate hike ahead of MPC meeting
Consumers are unlikely to get much good news this week as many economists expect interest rates to either stay unchanged or potentially rise.
Rand bonds revel as Marcus finesses policy
Rand bonds revel as Marcus finesses policy
The biggest rally for South African local-currency bonds since March is a sign investors are becoming more confident in Reserve Bank Governor Gill...
'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...
Mention of repo rate tightening drives price action in SA, say analysts
Mention of repo rate tightening drives price action in SA, say analysts
Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus's acknowledgment on Thursday afternoon that the monetary policy committee (MPC) had discussed a rate hike...
Reserve Bank keeps repo rate at 5%
Reserve Bank keeps repo rate at 5%
The South African Reserve Bank has decided to hold the repo rate at 5%, announced Governor Gill Marcus on Thursday.
Cosatu: Current repo rate won't help employment
Cosatu: Current repo rate won't help employment
A flailing rand dogged by labour unrest and the threat of high wage talks has prompted the South African Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate...
Fragile rand remains a concern as Reserve Bank's MPC meets
Fragile rand remains a concern as Reserve Bank's MPC meets
Concerns of a weak currency has weighed on the country's growth prospects. The rand slid to R9.1909 to the dollar at the close...
Rand steadies after four-year lows
Rand steadies after four-year lows
Investors were worried this week about South Africa's current account and budget deficits.
Rand seen steady ahead of MPC meeting
Rand seen steady ahead of MPC meeting
It is likely to remain range-bound ahead of the central bank's rate-setting meeting this week. 
Fedusa urges repo rate cut
Fedusa urges repo rate cut
The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) should cut the repo rate by at least 100 basis points to stimulate the economy, the Federation of Unions of...
Gill Marcus puts the focus on inflation
Gill Marcus puts the focus on inflation
The monetary policy will maintain its focus on hitting a 3% to 6% inflation target over the medium term but will remain sensitive to the domestic...
Eurozone storm freezes repo rate
Eurozone storm freezes repo rate
Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus provided no Christmas relief for distressed consumers on Thursday, leaving interest rates unchanged as the heavy...

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