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Upside risks may scupper SARB’s ‘slow and steady’ approach to rate increases

As expected, the SA Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Thursday raised the repo rate by 25 basis points to 4%. However, what surprised some market analysts is that the SARB’s quarterly projection model (QPM) indicates that rates will increase more slowly than at the pace laid out at the MPC’s meeting in November. […]

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How many rate hikes will we see this year?

By how much will inflation increase this year and, more importantly, how many rate hikes will we see as a result? Thursday’s meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) may shed more light on the matter, but in the meantime, market analysts and commentators have weighed in. In a presentation last week, Nedbank Corporate and […]

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Why did MPC keep interest rates unchanged?

The answer is simple. Inflation, according to Thalia Petousis, fund manager at Allan Gray. Last week, the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to keep the repo rate unchanged at 3,5%, its lowest level since it was introduced in 1998. Lower interest rates, although a life jacket for those in debt or with home […]

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