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Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged

Although economists say there is room now for SARB to cut the repo rate in order to strengthen the economy - the central bank kept it unchanged

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.5%

The rate also helps target inflation. The recent inflation rate is at 4.3% — which is well within the central bank’s target of 3% - 6%

SA Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.5%

With the repo rate unchanged, the prime lending rate will stay at 10%

Repo rate remains unchanged — Reserve Bank

Governor Lesetja Kganyago says the central bank expects GDP growth of 1.2% in 2018, down from its previous estimate of 1.7%

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

Domestic outlook weak as repo rate remains unchanged

The Monetary Policy Committee's says it was mindful of the anaemic state of the economy when deciding to leave rates unchanged.

Economic week ahead: SA repo rate decision

Investors and economists will be eager to hear if the South African Reserve Bank will keep the repo rate on hold at 5.5% on Thursday.

MPC keeps repo rate unchanged at 5.5%

The prime lending rate remains at 9% in the wake of Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus's announcement that the repurchase rate will be kept at 5.5%.

Rand rebounds as best emerging-market currency

The rand has bounced back from a five-year low on expectations that the Reserve Bank will raise the repo rate as inflation grows.

South Africa follows emerging markets in raising interest rate

GIll Marcus's surprise announcement that the repo rate will increase to 5.5% is in line with recent actions taken in other emerging economies.

MPC increases repo rate to 5.5%

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus has announced an increase of 50 basis points in the repurchase rate, due to a weak rand and inflationary risks.

Bonds mixed as traders await rate decision

Investors on Wednesday morning awaited Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus's announcement on the repo rate.

Swaps drop most in 6 weeks on inflation surprise

Derivatives used to speculate interest rates tumbled after South African inflation was found to be lower than expected.

South Africa’s economic growth slows to four-year low

South Africa's GDP growth has been only 0.7% in the third quarter of 2013, the slowest pace in more than four years.

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.

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