Tag: central banks

Central banks need to take human rights more seriously, here’s why

Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations. This is because their decisions can affect access to housing, healthcare, education, work, to adequate food and water and the security of their pensions.

South Africa is now ‘less vulnerable,’ says central bank head

The nation "is in a much better position" to absorb shocks from global monetary policy tightening, Lesetja Kganyago, governor of the South African Reserve Bank, told CNBC.

OpEd: What will the end of quantitative easing mean for global markets?

By Maitse Motsoane, Portfolio Manager at Prescient Investment Management. Re-pricing of risk has proved to be a theme for 2018 as central banks gradually reverse conditions that underpinned the risk-seeking behaviour of the...

South Africa will avoid a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to currency weakness, central bank deputy says

Escalating trade tariffs between the world's two largest economies and an ongoing currency sell-off will keep pressure on the bank's policy makers.

South Africa’s new president is lifting investor sentiment: Central bank chief

Under the new president, business and consumer confidence have improved, according to the head of South Africa's central bank.

Africa needs an integrated payment system – Isabel Dos Santos

Africa needs an integrated payment system - Isabel Dos Santos

Africa’s major central banks embarking on policy easing cycle

Africa's major central banks are entering an easing cycle as they try to stimulate growth after months of drought, austerity drives and confidence issues across the continent, a Reuters poll found on...

Op-Ed: South Africa’s central bank row points to dangerous levels of intolerance

What kind of financial system is sure to collapse if the central bank cares about people’s well-being? The recommendation by South Africa’s Public Protector that the Reserve Bank’s mandate change, says much about...