To hike, or to hike a lot? What to expect from Thursday's interest rate decision

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What should we expect from the Reserve Bank’s first interest rate decision of the year, set for tomorrow (Thursday, 28 January)?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Nedbank economist Isaac Matshego.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

If the Reserve Bank does not act now, more drastic action will have to be taken in future.

Isaac Matshego, Nedbank

The Reserve Bank must ensure that inflation expectations do not increase.

Isaac Matshego, Nedbank

Keeping interest rates low will boost credit demand and cause us to import more.

Isaac Matshego, Nedbank

It’s a very delicate balancing act.

Isaac Matshego, Nedbank

The Reserve Bank must be bold. I would say they should go for 100 basis points.

Isaac Matshego, Nedbank

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