Repo Rate

Rising inflation sees SA economy treading lightly

While the Reserve Bank has left the repo rate unchanged at 5.5%, economists warn that inflation will further pressurise the country's economy.

SA Reserve Bank leaves repo rate unchanged at 5.5%

In line with market expectations, Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says the repo rate will stay at 5.5%, its lowest level in 30 years.

All eyes on repo rate as rand recovers

The rand bounced from two-year lows against the dollar but remained vulnerable as investors dumped high risk assets.

Business sentiment indicator falls further in May

The South African Reserve Bank's leading business cycle indicator fell by 1.6% in May compared with April, the central bank said on Tuesday.

Reserve Bank leaves repo rate steady

The South African Reserve Bank has left the repo rate unchanged at 5.5% and the prime rate at 9%.

SA economy pays high price for wage raises

Labour protests sweeping South Africa are stoking worries about inflation and dealing blows to the long-term prospects of the country's economy.

SA’s economic recovery not strong, says Nene

SA's economic recovery is not sustainable yet and is still relying on loose monetary and expansionary fiscal policies, says deputy finance minister.

SA monetary policy could remain ‘favourable’

Monetary policy may remain favourable to the economy and inflation expectations are still within the central bank's target range, says Monde Mnyande.

Repo rate remains at 5,5%

The South African Reserve Bank has left the repo rate unchanged at 5,5%, Governor Gill Marcus said on Thursday.

Repo rate down 50 basis points

The SA Reserve Bank cut the repo rate by 50 basis points, adding to 600 basis points of cuts in interest rates since December 2008.

Reserve Bank cuts repo rate to 6%

The Reserve Bank cut its repo rate by 50 basis points to 6% as expected on Thursday to give further boost to a stuttering economic recovery.

Reserve Bank leaves repo rate at 6,5%

The Reserve Bank left its repo rate steady at 6,5% on Thursday, in line with expectations, as the economy stays on course to recover.

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