WeBuyCars listing: Cruise or crash?
/ 6 April 2024

WeBuyCars listing: Cruise or crash?

The unbundling of the company will help parent, Transaction Capital, pay some of its debts

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WeBuyCars CEO on JSE listing: Nothing will halt our growth
/ 5 April 2024

WeBuyCars CEO on JSE listing: Nothing will halt our growth

Faan van der Walt says the used-car seller has a winning formula and can withstand future economic challenges

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MPC holds repo rate at multi-year high
/ 27 March 2024

MPC holds repo rate at multi-year high

Inflation is now expected to return to the Reserve Bank’s midpoint target at the end of 2025, later than previously forecast

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SARB will hold off on rate cuts until July, experts predict
/ 27 March 2024

SARB will hold off on rate cuts until July, experts predict

Today’s monetary policy committee meeting comes in the wake of a surprise acceleration in South Africa’s annual inflation rate

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Elections: ANC, DA and EFF go toe-to-toe on the economy
/ 9 March 2024

Elections: ANC, DA and EFF go toe-to-toe on the economy

With the country’s economy on the brink, the ‘Big Three’s’ employment and growth promises hold more weight than ever

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Nedbank won’t be crushed by falling interest rates, says chief financial officer
/ 6 March 2024

Nedbank won’t be crushed by falling interest rates, says chief financial officer

Shored up by higher borrowing costs, South Africa’s banking sector seems to have to weather the 2023 economic storm

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More to be done before SA makes its great grey list escape
/ 29 February 2024

More to be done before SA makes its great grey list escape

According to the treasury, the country’s authorities still need to fulfil 17 tasks in its 22-point plan

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SA consumers turn to personal loans, unsecured credit to survive
/ 7 February 2024

SA consumers turn to personal loans, unsecured credit to survive

Debt-strapped citizens are taking short term loans to ‘balance’ cash flow as wages fail to keep up with the cost of living

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Clouds part for global economy, but SA’s prospects remain gloomy
/ 31 January 2024

Clouds part for global economy, but SA’s prospects remain gloomy

The International Monetary Fund has slashed South Africa’s 2024 growth forecast as the country’s economy grapples with logistics constraints

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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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Reserve Bank sticks to its guns, keeps interest rates on hold
/ 25 January 2024

Reserve Bank sticks to its guns, keeps interest rates on hold

Governor Lesetja Kganyago suggested the central bank will look for the inflation rate to fall within its target before it administers relief

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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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Investment 2024: SA a ‘hard sell’ as growth continues to falter
/ 21 January 2024

Investment 2024: SA a ‘hard sell’ as growth continues to falter

Investors will struggle to look beyond the country’s energy and logistics crises

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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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2024 economy: Some relief after a rocky road
/ 2 January 2024

2024 economy: Some relief after a rocky road

Last year was dismal on a number of fronts. And although things probably won’t get exponentially better, there is some hope on the horizon

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Reserve Bank holds repo rate, looks through shock inflation data
/ 23 November 2023

Reserve Bank holds repo rate, looks through shock inflation data

Despite ongoing volatility, the monetary policy committee revised its 2023 headline inflation forecast down slightly

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Reserve Bank expected to hold off on hikes
/ 21 November 2023

Reserve Bank expected to hold off on hikes

However, inflation will probably remain elevated into next year

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Hail, floods and fires: Insurers in the eye of the storm
/ 16 November 2023

Hail, floods and fires: Insurers in the eye of the storm

Extreme weather events are a key risk to insurers as the climate crisis threatens to ratchet up the price of cover

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Ramaphosa and buffalo buyer saw Phala Phala deal differently
/ 10 November 2023

Ramaphosa and buffalo buyer saw Phala Phala deal differently

The South African Reserve Bank heard conflicting versions of the transactions – but accepted that of the president

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