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Reserve Bank cuts repo rate by 50 basis points

The Monetary Policy Committee has cut the repurchase rate by a further 50 basis points, after a two consecutive cuts of 100 basis points earlier this year

GDP to contract 6.1% — Reserve Bank

The central bank warns of the harmful effect of Covid-19 on the economy, while the treasury details more plans to ease the pain

Repo rate stays put amid concerns over growth

Governor Lesetja Kganyago warns of upward pressure on inflation and the challenging outlook for domestic growth

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

Economists predict rate hike ahead of MPC meeting

A rate hike is on the cards, economists say, ahead of a monetary policy committee meeting this week.

Rand bonds revel as Marcus finesses policy

Bonds are rallying after the Reserve Bank's hiked rates in an effort to assure South Africans and investors that inflation will not run away.

‘Rising inflation and slowing growth’ pushes repo rate up

Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus announced an interest rate hike on Thursday, while highlighting strike action and excessive salaries and bonuses.

Mention of repo rate tightening drives price action in SA, say analysts

The Reserve Bank's acknowledgment that a rate hike had been discussed extensively has caused the rand to strengthen and bond yields to go up.

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate at 5%

Governor Gill Marcus says the South African Reserve Bank will maintain the current repo rate.

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