Carmen Nel, Economist and Macro Strategist, Matrix Fund Managers believes SARB getting ahead of the curve.

All eyes will be watching to see how the latest GDP figures impact the MPC’s interest rate decision next week, as well as eagerly awaiting the upcoming October Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS).

A slowing capital growth trend, into negative territory by 2019, has been in play in recent years. The Corona Crisis is likely to add momentum to this correcting trend in 2020.

Wednesday, 04 March 2020 14:43

City Lodge Hotels to list on A2X

City Lodge Hotels Limited (share code: CLH) has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets on Wednesday 11 March 2020. 

Fairvest Property Holdings, a real estate investment trust with a market cap of R2 billion, has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets.

Slight improvement in transaction volumes alongside mortgage advances.

A few months on from the May general election, a somber mood is once again settling in in the country, and one senses that there is a feeling that structural policy reforms that had been hoped for under a new presidency are not easily going to be forthcoming.

4th Quarter 2018 SARB New Mortgage Lending data, released in the March SARB Quarterly Bulletin, showed a further year-on-year decline in the Value of New Mortgage Loans Granted, but it was a decline of a lesser magnitude than that of the prior quarter.

In the week ahead, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will meet to deliberate on interest rates from the 26-28 March, and FNB expects it to leave its policy Repo Rate unchanged at 6.75%.

Today’s October CPI (Consumer Price Index) showed a slight acceleration in its year-on-year inflation rate, from 4.9% in the previous month to 5.1%.

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