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  • Really… You're telling me to invest in bonds and stash my cash?
  • While it may have been just another ordinary Thursday afternoon to you and me, for eight South Africans sitting around a table in a small boardroom in Pretoria, things looked very different. These eight people held the fate of the country in their hands. Call things right, and they may just put SA's ailing economy back on track. Call things wrong, and they could decimate the rand, stifle g... ››› more
  • [28 November 2019]
  • The best strategy to muscle your way through the looming financial crisis
  • Last week the Repo rate jumped more than 400%. Now, I'm not talking about the South African rate which is set by the South African Reserve Bank. I'm talking about the “real Repo rate”. The US one, which affects over trillions of dollars' worth of transfers each day. This rate, which is normally just over 2% spiked up to 10% last Tuesday (17 of September) as global lending markets s... ››› more
  • [26 September 2019]
  • Why you should use this interest rate pause to boost your financial situation
  • Since the South African reserve bank decided not to increase interest rates again, you have a brief moment of relief to make sure that you get your financial house in order before the next rate hike. Now is the time to be more frugal with your money. It's not the time to make more debt or increase your spending. The challenges for consumers in 2016 are far from over. No one know if the reserve... ››› more
  • [20 May 2016]
  • The Reserve Bank hikes interest rates 0.25% to contend with rising inflation
  • After much speculation as to whether the monetary policy committee (MPC) would hike interest rates or keep them unchanged, the Reserve Bank announced that rates are rising. The central bank's decision take the repo rate to 6%. Let's take a closer look at the Reserve Bank's decision… The hike to interest rates brings the repo rate to 6% This afternoon, Reserve Bank governor, Lesetj... ››› more
  • [23 July 2015]
  • The Reserve Bank keeps interest rates unchanged, but perhaps not for much longer
  • Yesterday, following its monetary policy committee meeting, the Reserve Bank announced it was keeping interest rates unchanged. But with inflation climbing again, South Africa's central bank may have to consider hiking rates to keep it in check. Let's take a closer look at what happened… Interest rates stand steady at 5.75% The governor of the Reserve Bank, Lesetja Kganyago, annou... ››› more
  • [22 May 2015]
  • Banks keep interest rates on hold following the Reserve Bank's decision
  • Yesterday, the South African Reserve Bank announced the outcome of its monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting. The central bank opted to leave its repo rate unchanged. This led major banks to leave their interest rates unchanged too. Let's take a look at the reasons behind the Reserve Bank's decision… The repo rate remains at 5.75% The Reserve Bank announced that it was keeping t... ››› more
  • [27 March 2015]
  • The Reserve Bank keeps interest rates unchanged at 5.75%
  • This afternoon, the South African Reserve Bank revealed its decision on interest rates following its first monetary policy committee meeting of the year. As expected, the central bank kept interest rates unchanged. Let's take a closer look at the announcement… The bank’s decision was in line with expectations The governor of the Reserve Bank, Lesetja Kganyago, said that the mone... ››› more
  • [29 January 2015]
  • The Reserve Bank keeps interest rates unchanged in the face of a flagging economy
  • This afternoon, the Reserve Bank revealed its decision to keep interest rates unchanged. The central bank made this decision in spite of an uptick in consumer inflation last month. Its focus is to help economic growth. Let's take a closer look at the Reserve Bank's decision… The repo rate remains at 5.75% The governor of the Reserve Bank, Gill Marcus, says interest rates will rema... ››› more
  • [18 September 2014]
  • Economy uncovered: The ins and outs of interest rates
  • Every time the Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee (MPC) meets, the vast majority of people in South Africa are interested in what they're going to reveal. The interest rate, or repo rate, set by the Reserve Bank affects most of us in some way, whether you're in debt or have lots of money in the bank. So let's take a closer look… How does the Reserve Bank set its interest rate? ... ››› more
  • [06 August 2014]
  • Gill Marcus keeps interest rates unchanged despite inflation creeping higher
  • This afternoon, the governor of the Reserve Bank, Gill Marcus, revealed the outcome of the latest monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting. Ms Marcus said interest rates would remain unchanged for the time being. And she announced that the bank had reduced its forecast for economic growth for the year. Let's take a closer look at what happened… The repo rate stays at 5.5% The end of a thre... ››› more
  • [22 May 2014]
  • The Reserve Banks keeps interest rates unchanged… for now
  • This afternoon, governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Gill Marcus, announced that interest rates would remain unchanged. This follows the bank's monetary policy committee's three day meeting. Let's take a closer look at the central bank's decision… The repo rate remains at 5.5% The Reserve Bank will keep “its key lending rate on hold at 5.5%,” reports Fin24. The decision to keep i... ››› more
  • [27 March 2014]
  • The rand reacts badly to news of an interest rate hike
  • The rand fell sharply yesterday after the announcement by Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus. Ms Marcus revealed that the central bank had decided to hike interest rates by 0.5%. The hike comes into effect today. The news send the rand down hitting fresh five lows. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the local currency… Yesterday afternoon, the market was in for a bit of a surprise... ››› more
  • [30 January 2014]
  • The Reserve Bank keeps interest rates unchanged into 2014
  • This afternoon, Gill Marcus, governor of the South African Reserve Bank, said the bank left interest rates unchanged. This follows the central bank's three day monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting. The decision is in line with analyst forecasts. Let's take a closer look at what Ms Marcus said today… The Reserve Bank “left its repo rate unchanged as expected at 5%,” says IOL. This as the... ››› more
  • [21 November 2013]
  • No surprises from the Reserve Bank as interest rates remain unchanged
  • Following three days of discussions at its monetary policy committee meeting, Gill Marcus, governor of the South African Reserve Bank revealed that interest rates wouldn't change for the time being. Let's see what Marcus revealed in her statement… Today, Gill Marcus confirmed that interest rates would remain unchanged, “keeping the repo rate at 40 year lows of 5%,” reports Fin24. The in... ››› more
  • [18 July 2013]
  • The consensus is the Reserve Bank will keep interest rates unchanged on Thursday
  • The Monetary Policy Committee will release its latest decision on interest rates on Thursday. With economic growth struggling, a hike would be bad news. But inflation is under pressure because of a weaker rand. An interest rate hike will help keep inflation down. What is the Reserve Bank going to do on Thursday? Read on to find out more about this conundrum the Reserve Bank faces… Gill Marcus,... ››› more
  • [15 July 2013]



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