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Repo rate on hold, but inflation deterioration narrows the scope to pause
Source: BER

As expected, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) unanimously decided to keep the repo policy interest rate unchanged at 5.75% (prime lending rate at 9.25%). While the rate decision was similar to the January MPC meeting, the tone of the accompanying statement was vastly different.
26 March 2015

Oil jumps as fears over Yemen grow
Source: AFP

Oil prices jumped in Asia on Thursday after Saudi Arabian jets struck rebel targets in Yemen, with fears growing that a spiralling crisis in the country could threaten key crude producers in the Middle East.
26 March 2015

Junk status is not on Fitch’s SA radar
Source: Business Day

FITCH Ratings — the major rating agency that was touted as the most likely to downgrade SA in June — may not do so, says a senior director.
25 March 2015

JSE closes lower in quiet trade as rand firms
Source: Business Day

The JSE closed slightly weaker on Monday in lacklustre trade‚ as the market was pulled down by industrials but supported by resources.
24 March 2015

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Economists expect no change to interest rate
Source: Business Day

The South African Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee will leave interest rates unchanged this week, a consensus forecast from a survey of 13 economists has found.
23 March 2015

FNB Civil

After rising to 59 last quarter, the FNB/BER civil confidence index shed 20 points to register a level of 39 in 1Q2015. Confidence was lower largely due to a sharp slowdown in construction activity. In addition, the outlook for construction activity in the short term, particularly for new work, deteriorated.
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BER press release Mar 19 2015
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BER Weekly Feb 16 2015
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Economic Snapshot Feb 3 2015
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BER press release Mar 10 2015
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