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Reserve Bank leaves repo rate unchanged, warns of risks to the rand

The MPC decided unanimously to leave the benchmark repurchase rate at 7%.

More pain in store for SA with US Fed rate hike

South Africa is among the developing nations who will be worse affected by the US tightening - the first rate hike in seven years.

Mario Draghi unleashes fresh wave of monetary stimulus

Fed chair Janet Yellen's raising of US interest rates has prompted the European banker to loosen monetary policy to stimulate consumer prices.

US Fed walks tightrope on rate hike

The Great Depression is on people's minds as the US weighs the risk of premature policy tightening.

Yellen’s over, now the work begins

Reversing QE has begun and the challenge now is for the Fed's new chairperson to keep it in check.

Dollar strengthens as emerging market selloff deepens

Further tapering of monetary stimulus, announced by the US Federal Reserve, has seen the dollar climb while other currencies feel the pressure.

Ben Bernanke could still cause an economic crash

Part of the US Federal Reserve chair's legacy is a country in recovery, but it's not yet back to banking business as usual as Bernanke steps down.

Economic week ahead: SA Reserve Bank, US Fed to set rates

South African Reserve Bank and US Federal Reserve policy meetings is foreseen to dominate the week, although neither is expected to change rates.

Gold heads for best week since October on Asian demand outlook

Strong demand from the East is expected to boost the precious metal, following a 28% slump in prices in 2013.

Gold rebounds after worst annual retreat since 1981

The metal had experienced a 28% slump in 2013, but the Fed's decision to taper is offering some temporary support at the start of the new year.

Fed reduces bond buying amid growing economy

The dollar has gained after US Federal Reserve chairperson Ben Bernanke announced plans to taper monthly bond purchases.

Reserve Bank: Fed tapering will bring short-term challenges

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus believes that while adjustments to tapering will be trying, it is ultimately good news.

Rand weakens for the second day before Federal Reserve stimulus decision

Speculation over whether the US Fed will begin tapering sees the rand drop ahead of a decision.

Brent rises most in almost two weeks as Libya ports remain closed

Libyan rebels have decided to keep oil export terminals shut following the government's rejection of their demands to share revenues.

SA to diversify reserves by buying won, Aussie and Kiwi dollars

The Reserve Bank seeks to diversify its currency exposure to help protect reserves from a potential rise in US Treasury yields.

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