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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised South Africa’s growth forecast to 1% this year.

Friday, 19 May 2017 16:50

SA ups its stats collection strategy

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has set itself a goal of modernising the collection of statistics, while also fine tuning trade statistics.

Spear REIT Limited has declared a first dividend of 16.75% over their forecast in the company’s first set of financial results since listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in November last year.

Buying a home is likely the largest financial decision most people will ever make.

In April 2017, the FNB House Price Index showed some further acceleration in year-on-year growth compared with the March rate, after having gone through a “dip” late in 2016.

The downgrading of South Africa's debt to junk status and the firing of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister mean that interest rates will be on hold until 2020 at least, a poll of economists predicted yesterday.

Thursday, 30 March 2017 18:38

Repo rate left unchanged at 7%

The Reserve Bank has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 7% per annum, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Thursday.

Thursday, 30 March 2017 18:30

Interest rate proof your home loan

“We welcome today’s decision by the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee to maintain the repo rate at 7% as it provides some relief to consumers dealing with rising food inflation and taxes”, says Bruce Swain, CEO of Leapfrog Property Group.

South Africans can expect growth of 1.3% in 2017, which is expected to improve moderately to over 2% in the medium term, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.

The FNB House Price Index for 2016 as a whole rose by 5%, slower than the 7.2% and 6.5% for 2014 and 2015 respectively.

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