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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checking balance

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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South Africa’s global competitiveness ranking improves to 47th position

South Africa’s latest ranking in the Global Competitiveness Index, published by the World Economic Forum […]

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SARB confirms it may be close to the end of its tightening cycle

Improvements in the expected inflation trajectory in tandem with a subdued growth outlook, slightly lower […]

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Continued hold on the SARB’s interest rate hiking cycle?

The central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will meet next week to deliberate on recent […]

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strawberries and cream

Sweeter solutions than the proposed sugar tax

The National Treasury is now proposing a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), singling out added […]

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Sugar tax may eat into the economy

There has been a great deal of public discourse about the possible impact of the […]

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