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/ 24 April 2008

JSE sharply down in midday trade

The JSE was sharply weaker at noon on Thursday, led by banks after worse-than-expected factory-gate price inflation data pretty much sealed the case for another interest-rate hike in June, traders said. By 11.54am the JSE’s broader all-share index was down 0,96%, weighed by a 1,99% drop in banks.