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Repo rate on hold as near-term inflation outlook improves significantly
Source: BER

The first Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) in 2015 was concluded with an unanimous decision to keep the repo policy interest rate unchanged at 5.75% (prime lending rate at 9.25%). The on-hold decision was in line with the market consensus and the BER’s expectation. As expected, the key driver of the decision was a meaningful improvement in the SARB’s inflation outlook.
29 January 2015

Oil plunge sees Sasol rethink US $6bn plant
Source: Business Day

Oil prices that have more than halved since last year have forced petrochemicals company Sasol to delay making a final investment decision on the construction of a $6bn gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in the US.
29 January 2015

Bad omen as capital spending halves
Source: Business Day

THE value of spending on new infrastructure, central to the government’s stated strategy of using infrastructure investment to spur growth and create jobs, halved last year compared with 2013.
28 January 2015

Oil steadies after OPEC says prices may have bottomed
Source: Reuters

Brent crude oil prices held above $48 on Tuesday following comments from OPEC that prices may have found a floor.
27 January 2015

Euro, stocks slip as anti-austerity party wins Greek election
Source: Reuters

The euro skidded to an 11-year low and stock prices fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with international lenders.
26 January 2015

FNB Civil

The FNB/BER Civil confidence index rose by 4 points, from 44 to 48 in 2014Q3. Confidence was higher despite a sharp fall in construction work during the quarter. The fall in construction activity also weighed on overall profitability.
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