As the world continues to digest the economic and financial ramifications of coronavirus this week, local attention is likely to zero in on the SA Reserve Bank’s interest rate decision on Thursday.

Though it comes after a series of other data releases earlier in the week, starting with consumer confidence figures on Monday, governor Lesetja Kganyago and his monetary policy committee (MPC) will make the call amid a pressure cooker of events that has dramatically changed expectations of how 2020 will progress...

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