The JSE retained its weak tone at noon on Monday, in line with overseas markets amid renewed concerns about the health of the United States economy. At 11.56am, the all-share index was off 1,51%. Resources fell 2,48%, while the gold-mining and platinum-mining indices gave up 1% and 3,47% respectively.
The JSE dropped sharply in early trade on Monday, led south by Asian markets and early signs that European markets are tipped to slide amid renewed concerns about the United States housing turmoil. At 9.17am, the all-share index was off 1,44%. Resources fell 1,74%.