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SARB slams on the monetary policy brakes

South Africa’s central bank upped the pace of tightening further with a 75bp hike, to 5.50%, as policymakers’ intensifying fears about inflation (and inflation expectations) trumped any concerns about the slow and bumpy economic recovery. The increasingly hawkish tone of the MPC means that we now think that the repo rate will rise to 7.75% by mid-2023 (previously 6.50%).

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