Thursday, 23 November 2017 21:00

Repo rate remains unchanged at 6.75%

The Reserve Bank on Thursday kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.75% per annum, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said.

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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Old Mutual has held constructive discussions with National Treasury, the Reserve Bank and the Financial Services Board (FSB) over the course of its strategic review.

The total value of sales in the South African housing market has been steadily increasing, with an 8.3% increase in the value of residential-property transactions from 2014 to 2015.

The Reserve bank (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided today to hike its policy Repo Rate by a further 50 basis points to 6.75%, a move that will see Commercial Banks raise their Prime rates to 10.25%.

The SARBs Monetary Policy Committee has raised the repo rate by 50 basis points taking it to 6. 75% during its first meeting in 2016.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 21:52

House prices a signal of gloom

The trouble with house prices is because of a booming market that causes consequence of upbeat consumer confidence.

South Africa’s unemployment rate increased to 25.5% in the third quarter of 2015, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday.

South African listed property holds its own compared with other global regions so far this year but economic pressures are set to bring volatility to bear on property markets worldwide.

According to Catalyst Fund Managers, the yield to maturity on the Long Term Government Bond Index weakened by 5bps to end the month at 8.44% (8.39% - 31st August 2015).

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