The Residential Mortgage Market is weak in terms of transaction growth, but solid in terms of debt repayment performance under weak economic circumstances.  

The ratings agencies have been circling for months with many fearing a downgrading to junk status, and South Africa’s economic growth rate has been narrowed from 0.8% in February to 0.5%.

Thursday, 27 October 2016 01:37

Inflation forecast to dip to 6.4%

South Africa’s inflation has been forecast to dip to 6.4% for the remainder of 2016, National Treasury said on Wednesday.

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Quarterly property statistics released by ooba, South Africa’s largest bond originator, show that residential property price growth is slowing as the supply of residential property outstrips purchasing demand.

Middle-segment house price growth remains under downward pressure, according to ABSA.

In the 2nd Quarter of 2016, the TPN-FNB National Average Gross Residential Yield rose slightly for the 1st time since the 1st quarter of 2014.

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:19

The path to maintaining SA’s credit rating

I have previously referred to the South African economy as just muddling along – we aren’t shooting the lights out, but we haven’t sunk into the depths of a recession.

Thursday, 22 September 2016 19:47

Repo rate unchanged in September

The Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has kept the repo rate unchanged at 7% per annum.

The annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) eased to 5.9% in August 2016, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Wednesday.

July Real Retail Sales growth numbers show still slower year-on-year growth, and the sharp negative growth in the highly cyclical Household Furniture, Appliances and Equipment segment of Retail may be a leading indicator of more growth slowing to come.

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