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The repo rate hike will do little to curb inflation

29 Jan 2016 /  Hanna Ziady   10
Although it will make your debt more expensive.

Sarb hikes repo rate

28 Jan 2016 /  Hanna Ziady   5
Food prices remain significant risk to inflation outlook.

Rising recession risk tightens Reserve Bank bind

28 Jan 2016 /  Mike Cohen and Sarina Yoo, Bloomberg  
Central bank has to balance need to contain inflation and supporting the economy.

This is how you can help boost GDP growth

28 Jan 2016 /  Hanna Ziady  
High domestic savings leads to economic growth every time.

Higher household savings could transform SA’s economic growth – study

27 Jan 2016 /  Hanna Ziady   15
Saving boosts investment spending which is crucial to economic growth.

Africa currency crises spark contrasting central bank stances

25 Jan 2016 /  Rene Vollgraaff  
South Africa tightens, Nigeria to stick with looser policy.

Zuma criticised for Davos panel no-show

21 Jan 2016 /  Ed Cropley, Reuters   1
Prompting questions about his commitment to generate interest in the economy.

Kganyago’s ‘small’ talk douses speculation of larger rate rise

21 Jan 2016 /  Xola Potelwa, Bloomberg  
Governor says there's nothing a central bank can do to stop a currency to adjust to where fundamentals should be.

Growth outlook slashed but Sarb to hike rates

21 Jan 2016 /  Vuyani Ndaba, Reuters  
Reserve Bank to hike repo rate to 6.75% on January 28.

SA faces rating downgrade if more policy mistakes are made – S&P

UPDATE
21 Jan 2016 /  Stella Mapenzauswa, Reuters  
Disappointing growth could also lead to downgrade.

SA will act with ‘resolve’ on CPI – Sarb govenor

20 Jan 2016 /  Jonathan Ferro and Rene Vollgraaff, Bloomberg  
Economists split on whether policy makers will stick to raising the benchmark rate or take more aggressive action.

SA still an attractive investment destination – Gordhan

20 Jan 2016 /  Zandi Shabalala, Reuters  
For business on the continent.

Forecasts see rand weakening anything from 2 to 16% to the dollar

20 Jan 2016 /  Alexandria Arnold, Xola Potelwa, Bloomberg   5
Unless Zuma leaves office - Gryphon Asset Management.

Inflation rate climbs to one-year high of 5.2%

20 Jan 2016 /  Rene Vollgraaff, Bloomberg  
Economists expect Reserve Bank to respond to inflation pressure by hiking rates.

What long-term slow growth means for SA

20 Jan 2016 /  Mike Schüssler   6
Mike Schüssler's thoughts on SA growth during the depressed part of the commodity Super Cycle.
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