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South Africa's Reserve Bank expected to cut rates on July 18: Reuters poll

11 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG The South African Reserve Bank is likely to cut interest rates by a quarter of a percent next week as a slowdown in the economy during the first three months of the year could turn worse if left unchecked, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday.

Emerging market currencies likely have seen the best of 2019: Reuters poll

05 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG Most emerging market currencies have probably seen the best of a lukewarm year against the dollar as U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to back-pedal on his conciliatory tone from the recent G20 summit, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

South Africa's Reserve Bank expected to cut rates soon: Reuters poll

21 Jun 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Reserve Bank will probably cut interest rates next month or in September to boost the country's economy, a Reuters poll found on Friday.

'Balancing act' for emerging market currencies through year-end - Reuters poll

06 Jun 2019

JOHANNESBURG Emerging market investors will be more cautious and selective in making risky bets against a strong dollar in coming months as fears over the United States' aggressive trade policy rattles markets, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.

South Africa to keep interest rates on hold on May 23: Reuters poll

17 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Reserve Bank will leave interest rates unchanged next week as it manages a tight balancing act between inflation threatening to quicken later this year and a weak growth outlook, a Reuters poll found on Friday.

Top two African economies to drag on sub-Saharan growth this year - Reuters poll

18 Apr 2019

JOHANNESBURG Economic disruption from uneven currency trading in Nigeria and continued electricity shortages in South Africa are set to hold back overall growth across sub-Saharan Africa this year, a Reuters poll of economists found on Thursday.

2019 Outlook for EM currencies mixed, carry trades not in full swing yet: Reuters poll

05 Apr 2019

JOHANNESBURG Yield-hungry investors will trade cautiously in risky emerging market currencies this year against the dollar despite the U.S. Federal Reserve's recent dovish stance, a Reuters poll found, though there is still interest.

South Africa finance minister to trim deficit forecast on growth hopes: Reuters poll

14 Feb 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Treasury head Tito Mboweni is likely to appease rating agencies and squeeze a tenth of a percentage point off his previous budget deficit forecast for next financial year, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday.

South Africa's rand to shed half its 2019 gains in a year: Reuters poll

06 Feb 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's rand will lose half of the 7 percent gains made against the U.S. dollar since the start of the year over the next 12 months, pressured by fiscal constraints and weak growth, a Reuters poll found on Wednesday.

Sub-Saharan Africa's growth to accelerate despite tighter global conditions: Reuters poll

17 Jan 2019

JOHANNESBURG Sub-Saharan economies will cope with tighter global liquidity this year and grow faster than in 2018, albeit at a lackluster rate compared to the commodity price boom heydays of a decade ago, a Reuters poll found.

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