Borrowing costs will take centre stage in a busy data week, and the Reserve Bank’s decision on interest rates and a potential Moody’s credit ratings action could both hold surprises. Although a benign domestic inflationary environment, slower global growth and lower-for-longer interest rates have eased pressure on the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee to tighten rates, economists expect the committee to retain the repo rate at 6.75% on Thursday.

PODCAST: Listen to more commentary on the topic.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now