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Global growth is out of sync – what’s in store for SA

By Reza Hendrickse, Portfolio Manager at PPS Investments. Global economic expansion fell out of sync this year unlike the previous two years as global growth appeared to have plateaued. This is evident in Q3 where the performance has been less than spectacular. (more…)

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Efficiency key to overcoming tough economic conditions, says FNB

Following the South African Reserve Bank’s decision earlier today to keep interest rates at their previous level, FNB will maintain its prime lending rate at 10% and review its position following the next SARB MPC meeting in November. (more…)

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Accelerating transport inflation unlikely to trigger SARB action yet

By Maura Feddersen, Economist at Strategy&, PwC. Currency weakness amid emerging market turmoil and disappointing domestic growth outcomes are set to feature prominently in this month’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) at the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). The three-day MPC meeting from 18 to 20 September will determine a suitable interest rate policy that will keep […]

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Nedgroup Investments Cash Solutions launches US dollar solution

Nedgroup Investments Cash Solutions says in a statement today that it is launching a US dollar solution. (more…)

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Will the Reserve Bank cut rates this week?

By Maura Feddersen, Economist with PwC’s Strategy& The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is meeting on 17 and 18 January to deliberate interest rates. The central bank’s monetary policy stance aims to keep inflation in the target range of 3%-6% annually, thereby protecting the value of the currency and the purchasing […]

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SARB wary as risks remain, says FNB

Following the South African Reserve Bank’s decision earlier today to leave interest rates unchanged, FNB confirms that it will maintain its prime lending rate at 10,25% and will review its position after the next SARB Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in January 2018. (more…)

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What the SARB’s MPC decision means for your portfolio

The SA Reserve Bank (SARB)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) kept the repo rate unchanged at 6,75% at yesterday’s meeting, against the market consensus of a cut.  What does this mean for your portfolio? (more…)

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Inflation eases to 4.6%, raising hopes for a rate cut

By Mamello Matikinca, FNB Senior Economist. Headline inflation eased to 4.6% y/y in July, in line with our expectations, from 5.1% in June. The moderation in headline inflation was due to lower fuel, electricity and food prices. (more…)

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