With the rand regaining some ground and inflation surprising on the downside this week, existing and aspirant home buyers will be relieved at the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision today (20 September 2018) not to increase the repo rate, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

With inflation still within the target range, but with concerns following a round of fuel price increases and other potential inflationary impacts, as was anticipated, the Monetary Policy Committee kept the repo rate unchanged following this week’s meeting, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

As expected, the Monetary Policy Committee kept the repo rate stable, with analysts and market commentators ahead of today’s announcement (24 May 2018) pointing to a more hawkish stance amid a weaker rand.

Friday, 19 January 2018 12:04

No change in repo rate

The repurchase rate will remain unchanged at 6.75% per annum, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced.

“It was a stable start to the New Year with the Reserve Bank today announcing no change in the repo rate at the conclusion of its Monetary Policy Committee meeting, as forecast by various market commentators,” says Dr Andrew Golding, CEO of the Pam Golding Property group.

Outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector increased by 3,4% year-on-year (y/y) to R1 520,2 billion in the period January to August  2017.

The announcement by the Monetary Policy Committee meeting that the repo rate remains unchanged is surely what is needed to help fuel increased activity in the residential property market, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

Welcoming today’s decision by the Monetary Policy Committee meeting to again hold the repo rate steady, Dr Andrew Golding, CE of the Pam Golding Property group, said that South Africa’s housing market continues to demonstrate maturity and ongoing resilience.

Thursday, 22 September 2016 19:47

Repo rate unchanged in September

The Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has kept the repo rate unchanged at 7% per annum.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 17:58

Current account deficit narrows to 3.1%

South Africa’s current account deficit narrowed to 3.1% of gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of this year.

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