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‘The challenge of SOEs’
Opinion

‘The challenge of SOEs’

This is apropos a two-part article titled “The challenge of SOEs” carried by the newspaper yesterday and the day...
Published 17 Feb, 2023 06:00am
CAD - cause for concern
Opinion

CAD - cause for concern

Current account deficit (CAD) is again becoming a source of concern to policymakers with many independent economists...
Published 25 Oct, 2021 05:32am
South African central bank holds rates, but ready to act on inflation
Business & Finance

South African central bank holds rates, but ready to act on inflation

  • The unanimous decision by policymakers was in line with market forecasts, but the more hawkish tone struck by Reserve Bank (SARB) Governor Lesetja Kganyago was a noteworthy change.
  • Headline consumer price inflation increased to 4.4% year-on-year in April, a touch shy of the mid-point of the bank's target range of 4.5%, and its highest level since February last year, data showed on Wednesday.
Published 20 May, 2021 09:00pm
ECB focuses on bank credit, bonds in gauging financing conditions
Business & Finance

ECB focuses on bank credit, bonds in gauging financing conditions

  • Naturally, the focus on credit conditions in the banking system on the one side and the bond markets on the other is consistent with the main methods used by central banks in steering financing conditions.
  • If favourable financing conditions can be maintained with asset purchase flows that do not exhaust the envelope over the net purchase horizon of the PEPP, the envelope need not be used in full.
Published 25 Jan, 2021 08:36pm
'Spend as much as you can,' IMF head urges governments worldwide
World

'Spend as much as you can,' IMF head urges governments worldwide

  • In terms of policies for right now, very unusual for the IMF, starting in March I would go out and I would say: 'please spend'. Spend as much as you can and then spend a little bit more.
  • Georgieva praised Russia's synchronised response to the economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published 15 Jan, 2021 08:16pm
ECB debated smaller stimulus package: accounts
Business & Finance

ECB debated smaller stimulus package: accounts

  • The ECB approved fresh stimulus measures at the meeting, hoping to keep borrowing costs depressed until the bloc is ready to reopen.
  • It was argued that the focus on preserving favourable financing conditions implied a move away from a constant monthly pace of purchases towards adjusting the pace according to market conditions.
Published 14 Jan, 2021 08:04pm