South African Reserve Bank keeps rates on hold

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By Kevin Lings

The Reserve Bank decided today to leave the Repo rate unchanged at 11.0%. This was in line with market expectations. Only one or two analysts had expected a rate hike.

In deciding to leave rates unchanged the MPC made the following key points:

Economic conditions:

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South Africa’s political landscape made easy …

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The US economy, according to the Prez

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Source: Stuart Carlson, Slate, January 29, 2008.

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South Africa is hosting the 2010 soccer World Cup – without electricity!

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