Alison Maltz
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/ 25 February 2008

Positive world markets buoy JSE

Firmer world markets helped keep the JSE in the black by midday on Monday, offsetting losses in the gold-mining index that were sparked by negative news from Gold Fields. Gold Fields’s share price weakened R2,81, or 2,43%, to R112,75 after it earlier reported that the current electricity crisis puts 6 900 Gold Fields jobs at risk.

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/ 2 November 2007

JSE down on world markets

The JSE recouped some of its earlier losses, but remained lower at midday on Friday on hopes that United States jobs data due out later in the day would support a case for another rate cut in the US. The local bourse was down more than 340 points in early trade following similar drops overseas stemming from renewed US subprime housing-market concerns.

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/ 5 April 2007

JSE takes breather ahead of Easter

The JSE was in negative territory in noon trade as players took profits ahead of the Easter weekend. Dealers said that the Bank of England’s interest rate decision later in the day and the release of United States non-farm payrolls numbers on Friday were also making for a nervous market.

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/ 23 March 2007

Resources take JSE up marginally

The JSE was marginally higher in noon trade on Friday, lifted by resources stocks. The market was quiet, however, and lacked clear drivers. By 11.58am, the all-share index added 0,21%. Resources rose 0,77%, although the gold- and platinum-mining indices were off a modest 0,04% and 0,08% respectively.

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/ 20 March 2007

JSE firmer, but off highs

The JSE remained in positive territory just before noon on Tuesday having pushed up strongly at the opening on the back of solid performances by United States and Asian markets. However, the bourse was off its highs due to a strengthening in the rand and an easing in its European counterparts.

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/ 19 March 2007

World markets, precious metals boost JSE

The JSE was looking strong across the board just before midday on Monday, taking its cue from its European and Asian counterparts. Higher precious metals prices gave the bourse a further boost. By 11.56am, the all share index added 1,32%. Resources rose 1,61% and the gold and platinum mining indices jumped 1,8% and 2,39% respectively.

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/ 15 March 2007

World markets, futures buying buoy JSE

The JSE was in positive territory in just before noon on Thursday, buoyed by the rebound in global markets. Futures buying, related to the close-out that was about to begin at noon, added impetus to the move. At 11.52am, the all-share index was up 2,01%. It tumbled 2,33% on Wednesday after concerns about the sub-prime mortgage market in the US rocked world markets.