The weekly free lunch: 16-20 July Reply

If you lost track of the news stories of the week, our Weekly free lunch post will keep you updated.

This week the main stories formed part of the run-up to the MPC meeting and repo rate decision. There were articles outlining the reasons for a rate cut (slower global growth, eakening trade conditions, greater interest rate differentials) and the maize price hikes that dimmed the hopes for a rate cut. On Thursday afternoon, the SARB announced a 50 basis points reduction in the repo rate. A former colleague and now KPMG economist tweeted:

You can read all these stories on our page.

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