Repo Rate

Reserve Bank keeps interest rates steady

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the repo rate will remain on hold at 6%, for now.

Reserve Bank hikes repo rate to 6%

South Africa has raised its benchmark rate as inflation threatens to exceed the central bank's target.

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‘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.

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Repo rate increase will up rental prices

The repo rate hike will probably increase the price of residential rentals and could affect the Consumer Price Index, says FNB.

Lower inflation increase may mean no repo rate hike

A lower-than-expected inflation increase means there is less chance of a repo rate hike in the next quarter, say analysts.

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.

Repo rate still fixed at 5%, says Reserve Bank

The repo rate will remain unchanged at 5%, meaning that the prime lending rate from banks to consumers will stay at 8.5%, says Gill Marcus.

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate at 5%

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

Marcus says inflation and growth risks limit options

Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus says rising inflationary risks from a weaker rand and a slowing economy are limiting room to adjust interest rates.

Cosatu: Current repo rate won’t help employment

Cosatu says the South African Reserve Bank has "missed yet another opportunity" to alleviate unemployment by keeping the repo rate unchanged.

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