Rand reels amid rates reckoning, braces for election turmoil
/ 26 January 2024

Rand reels amid rates reckoning, braces for election turmoil

The local currency could be in for more volatility as political push-and-pull raises uncertainty

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Inflation slows again, but interest rate cut is probably still off the table
/ 24 January 2024

Inflation slows again, but interest rate cut is probably still off the table

After the release of the December inflation data, Investec chief economist Annabel Bishop said the Reserve Bank is likely to remain hawkish amid upside risks

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Inflation’s defeat is an empty victory
/ 9 January 2024

Inflation’s defeat is an empty victory

This year will finally see interest rates fall. But whatever relief the Reserve Bank administers, it will have come too late for some

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Economy shrinks by 0.2% in third quarter
/ 5 December 2023

Economy shrinks by 0.2% in third quarter

The GDP decline comes despite an improvement in energy generation during the quarter, suggesting logistical constraints and interest rates are choking the economy

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Ponzi scheme: BHI Trust inquiry is shrouded in secrecy
/ 17 November 2023

Ponzi scheme: BHI Trust inquiry is shrouded in secrecy

Forensic investigator raises the alarm over the decision to hold an in-camera inquiry into the swindle in which investors lost billions and calls for the minister of finance to intervene

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BHI Ponzi scandal: Investec cuts ties with Global & Local
/ 13 November 2023

BHI Ponzi scandal: Investec cuts ties with Global & Local

The bank is terminating its relationship with the financial intermediary which is now directing clients to a business that has a director in common with BHI Trust’s administrator

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EXPLAINER: Even as inflation falls, homebuyers hold off
/ 30 August 2023

EXPLAINER: Even as inflation falls, homebuyers hold off

Interest rates will probably remain much higher than their pre-pandemic average, as the Reserve Bank guards against ongoing inflation risks

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El Niño, the next inflation frontline
/ 10 August 2023

El Niño, the next inflation frontline

South Africa, and the world, seem to be emerging out of an inflation-induced economic malaise. But as the world heats up, so will prices

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Another interest rate hike likely but should be the last for a while
/ 18 July 2023

Another interest rate hike likely but should be the last for a while

The Reserve Bank has already lifted rates 10 times since November 2021

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Not out of the woods yet, SA’s economy braces for another blow
/ 8 June 2023

Not out of the woods yet, SA’s economy braces for another blow

The country’s economy expanded 0.4% in the first quarter, but analysts warn not to expect growth or recovery anytime soon

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Reserve Bank left toothless amid Eskom-induced stagflation
/ 23 May 2023

Reserve Bank left toothless amid Eskom-induced stagflation

The recent rand crash has led some to believe another 50 basis point rise is on the horizon, despite a view that further hiking will do little to tame inflation

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Budget 2023: ‘neutral good’ versus ‘neutral evil’
/ 23 February 2023

Budget 2023: ‘neutral good’ versus ‘neutral evil’

The finance minister’s commitment to toeing the line may send positive signals to ratings agencies, but at what cost?

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From Russia, with love: How a war changed the global economy
/ 16 February 2023

From Russia, with love: How a war changed the global economy

One year on, the Kremlin’s impact appears to be retreating — but, amid uncertainty about the global economy’s growth trajectory, risks to inflation remain

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Investec Cape Town Art Fair turns 10 in 2023
/ 30 November 2022

Investec Cape Town Art Fair turns 10 in 2023

The Investec Cape Town Art Fair will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in February 2023 with an exhibition that examines the notion of time and promises to dive into concepts surrounding the past, present and future. The three-day art exhibition is hosted every year at the Cape Town Convention Centre with local and international curators […]

What analysts will be watching out for at the mini budget
/ 24 October 2022

What analysts will be watching out for at the mini budget

Eskom, Transnet and the public sector wage bill will feature large in next week’s medium-term budget policy statement

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GDP contracts as SA’s sluggish economy embarks on a go-slow
/ 6 September 2022

GDP contracts as SA’s sluggish economy embarks on a go-slow

Global dynamics and South Africa’s energy crisis will weigh on domestic growth for years to come. But green investment could, eventually, resuscitate the economy

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