MARKET WRAP: Rand holds steady as Reserve Bank hikes repo rate

The rand weakened slightly after the Reserve Bank hiked interest rates for a third straight time on Thursday, while the JSE posted slim gains in a thin session with US markets closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

The Bank raised the repo rate by 75 basis points, in line with the forecasts of economists surveyed by Bloomberg, taking the benchmark borrowing indicator to 7% from 6.25% — higher than it was before the start of the coronavirus pandemic…