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Who Determines Interest Rates?

By Vivian atud I get this question a ton – who determines interest rates in the economy, the markets or the South African Reserve Bank? In my view the answer. It shouldn’t be controversial that the SA Reserve Bank could, in theory, control the nominal rate of interest on South African government issued debt. As the monopoly supplier of reserves […]

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The MPC to keeps Repo Rate Unchanged at 5.75 percent

By Vivian Atud We should expect the South African Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged – at 5.75% due to the lower trajectory of headline inflation and continued weak state of the economy. This was also the case at the previous MPC meeting. Let me start by introducing my readers to the objectives of monetary policy in South […]

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