PRETORIA, March 30 South Africa's central bank
kept its benchmark repo rate unchanged at 7 percent on Thursday,
in line with expectations, saying the exchange rate had
re-emerged as a risk to inflation following an increase in
domestic political uncertainty.
All 30 economists surveyed in a Reuters poll last week
unanimously predicted the central bank would keep interest rates
on hold, most betting that a cut would only come in early 2018.
(Reporting by TJ Strydom and Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Writing by
Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by James Macharia)