The JSE was firmer on Thursday in line with European markets, while local focus shifts to the Reserve Bank’s interest rate decision. 

According to a poll by Bloomberg, the median forecast is for the Bank to cut the repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to a record low of 3.50%. The Bank has slashed rates by a cumulative 275bps so far this year as Covid-19 weighs on the economy. 

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