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Repo rate cut by 100 basis points

This takes the rate to 5.25% per annum, from 6.25%

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Vocabulary needed to make sense of the new normal

Negative rates are seriously spooking markets. Money managers are used to getting a positive return on their investments

Interest rates likely unchanged until late 2019 – Nedbank

Nedbank Group's Economic Unit forecasted on Monday that interest rates in South Africa will remain unchanged into late 2019

Consumer health improves but consumers are not yet clear— Transunion

The appreciation of the rand, low food inflation and stable interest rates have been positive for consumer confidence.

Surprise interest rate cut

"Although offering consumers relief on interest payments, the cut is the product of stalled economic growth."

Reserve Bank announces surprise interest rate cut

The South African Reserve Bank's surprise decision to cut interest rates by 0.25% offers some reprieve for financially strained South Africans.

Reserve Bank leaves repo rate unchanged, warns of risks to the rand

The MPC decided unanimously to leave the benchmark repurchase rate at 7%.

The role of central banks is changing: What South Africans should look out for

The 2008 financial crisis exposed major gaps in central banks' operations. New features like quantitative easing have since emerged.

Reserve Bank decides to hold repo rate at 7% and prime lending rate at 10.5%

As was widely anticipated, the South African Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee has decided to hold interest rates.

Massive foreign sell-off jolts SA

Foreign investors pulled R12.8-billion in one week, the biggest outflow since 2008, casting a harsh light on policy direction and the trade deficit.

Climbing interest rates a warning to SA

Increasingly difficult times lie ahead and inflation fears outweigh concerns about economic growth.

More pain in store for SA with US Fed rate hike

South Africa is among the developing nations who will be worse affected by the US tightening - the first rate hike in seven years.

Mario Draghi unleashes fresh wave of monetary stimulus

Fed chair Janet Yellen's raising of US interest rates has prompted the European banker to loosen monetary policy to stimulate consumer prices.

Economists predict Reserve Bank to hold repo rate

In light of the US Federal Reserve's decision not to hike interest rates, the SA Reserve Bank is expected to follow suit and hold the repo rate.

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