Interest rate hike expected this week

2022-01-24 10:10:00 AM

Interest rate hike expected this week

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Interest rate hike expected this week

South Africa is likely to see at least three interest rate hikes in 2022.

South Africa’s Reserve Bank (SARB) is expected to raise interest rates to 4% at its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on 27 January as part of an ongoing hiking cycle, aReuterspoll of economists shows.18 of the 23 economists polled said the central bank would add 25 basis points (bps) to the repo rate this week, taking it to 4%, while the remaining five said the central bank would leave rates on hold. However, all five economists that expected the central bank to pause on 27 January predicted rates to rise in March.

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Subscribe South Africa’s Reserve Bank (SARB) is expected to raise interest rates to 4% at its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on 27 January as part of an ongoing hiking cycle, a Reuters poll of economists shows.Subscribe President Cyril Ramaphosa has assented to the Taxation Laws Amendment Act meaning the government’s promise to scrap the exit tax on retirement interests has been confirmed.The Act is expected to bring significant changes to the property sector.Driving licence cards in South Africa are produced by the Driving Licence Card Account (DLCA) – a national entity that produces these driving licence cards for Driving Licence Testing Centres around the country.

18 of the 23 economists polled said the central bank would add 25 basis points (bps) to the repo rate this week, taking it to 4%, while the remaining five said the central bank would leave rates on hold. However, all five economists that expected the central bank to pause on 27 January predicted rates to rise in March. The 2021 Draft Tax Bills were published in July last year, which tabled the proposal to tax the retirement interests of South Africans ceasing tax residency . The MPC decided in November to raise the repurchase rate by 25 basis points to 3.75% per annum. “Government sought to impose an exit tax to counter the potential loss to the fiscus. Forecasts show further hikes of 25 bps in every quarter from now until the second quarter of next year to 5. What the regulations say In response to concerns around expired licences, the City of Cape Town has published a brief explainer on the protocols for expired licences and what to do if you cannot get a replacement.

25%. The problem with the proposal was, among several others, that it would override South Africa’s international treaty obligations,” he said. The central bank is then expected to pause for the rest of 2023. 15 of the 16 economists in a separate Bloomberg survey predict a quarter-point increase and one a 50 basis points hike. The promulgation of the TLAA simply confirms the decision to pull back. Forward-rate agreements starting in one month used to speculate on borrowing costs, show traders are pricing in a more than 100% chance of a quarter-point increase. More hikes coming South Africa is likely to see at least three interest rate hikes in 2022 as the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has indicated that it will begin unwinding its accommodative monetary policy stance, say economists at Momentum Investments. “The fact that South Africans are leaving the tax net in droves is in itself a headache for National Treasury and SARS. It added that the renewal of a driving licence card after its expiry date will automatically require a temporary licence.

“In our view, well-behaved inflation, anchored inflation expectations, and a pedestrian growth outlook advocate a more moderate interest rate hiking cycle,” Momentum said. “We expect the SARB to hike interest rates thrice by a cumulative 75 basis points in 2022 and a further three times by another 75 basis points in 2023. “National Treasury and SARS indicated in their response document that they will not let this go and further amendments will be considered in the 2022 legislative cycle.” Momentum said that regulated administered prices such as electricity and water tariffs, as well as further government wage settlements, all pose a risk to the country’s inflation trajectory in the coming year. “A tempered rise in rental inflation and reduced increases in medical aid tariffs are likely to drive an atypical response in local inflation.” Du Toit said new changes are expected to be formally outlined in this year’s tax bills.” Momentum expects headline inflation to average 4.

5% in 2021, 4.” Taxpayer shift Treasury data published in August shows that the Covid-19 crisis could prove to be a tipping point as more skilled people look to leave the country.6% in 2022, and 4.3% in 2023. Revenue from the three highest brackets will fall by 8%, or around R22. “The spike in consumer inflation to just below the ceiling of the SARB’s inflation target in the context of tightening of global monetary policy supports front-loading of the South African rate hiking cycle,” said Elna Moolman of Standard Bank. “South Africa’s inflation remains reasonably benign given the persistently weak economy, but inflation is edging higher and the SARB’s interest rate normalization process will continue. The number of taxpayers earning R1.

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