Maura Feddersen

About Maura Feddersen

Maura is an Economist in Financial Risk Management at KPMG Services South Africa. She has a Master of Commerce in Economics specialising in macroeconomics and South African development. Maura develops economic tools to help organisations position themselves optimally in view of continuous shifts in their economic and regulatory environment. She currently works on macroeconomic modelling and forecasting as part of the implementation and validation of banking accounting standard IFRS 9. Maura also runs the KPMG Interest Rate Survey and provides regular commentary on global and domestic economic developments. She specialises in econometric analysis and behavioural economics.

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Interest rate surprise: SARB cuts rates for first time since mid-2012

SARB revises down expectation for 2017 headline inflation to 5.3% from 5.7% previously Since the […]

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Too early for lower interest rates?

In recent official statements by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the South African Reserve Bank […]

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SARB adopts wait-and-see approach – keeps rates on hold in May

But improved inflation outlook puts rate decrease back on the table in coming months The […]

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Freeze on rates to continue in May amid ‘fluid prospects’ for South Africa

This week the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is […]

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Four misconceptions about SA’s interest rate policy

Unsurprisingly, South Africans keep a close eye on the outlook for interest rates. Local consumers […]

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Domestic uncertainty takes rate decrease off the table

MPC holds repo rate stable at 7% and prime at 10.50% in March In view […]

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Too early to expect lower interest rates?

A mix of domestic and international developments will feature next week as the Monetary Policy […]

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SA’s Reserve Bank keeps repo rate on hold at 7%

Members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) unanimously […]

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Global developments could dominate SARB’s interest rate trajectory

Inflation results broadly in line with expectations and a subdued economic growth outlook have prompted […]

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Beginning of Trump era to influence Reserve Bank’s outlook for South African economy

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will likely keep […]

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