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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.

South Africa's central bank to wait until May for next rate hike - Reuters poll

13 Dec 2018

JOHANNESBURG The South African Reserve Bank will not raise interest rates again until May, according to a Reuters poll, taken after the central bank surprised many economists last month by adding 25 basis points to borrowing costs.

South Africa's rand seen weakening in volatile run-up to May vote - Reuters poll

06 Dec 2018

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's rand is expected to erase around a third of the 10 percent gains made in the past two months in the run-up to May elections as strong volatility rattles the currency, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.

South Africa central bank to hold rates, but a close call: Reuters poll

15 Nov 2018

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's central bank will keep interest rates on hold at its Nov. 22 meeting, according to a Reuters poll, but the number of economists forecasting a rise suggests it is a very close call.

New South African finance minister to stick close to Feb budget: Reuters poll

17 Oct 2018

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's new finance minister Tito Mboweni will stick closely next week to previous budget forecasts for the coming two fiscal years, with only slight slippages due to poor revenues, economists predicted in a Reuters poll.

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