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/ 20 May 2008

JSE pauses after strong run

The JSE was taking a breather on Tuesday after its recent strong rally, which took the bourse to successive record highs, as some profit-taking set in. However, earlier the all-share index hit yet another fresh record high when it touched 33 263,148. At noon, the JSE’s all-share index was down 0,88%.

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/ 18 April 2008

JSE seen consolidating at noon

The JSE remained firm by midday on Friday, with a trader saying that the market was consolidating after hitting record levels earlier this week. Starting from Wednesday, the bourse had two consecutive days of hitting all-time highs, but failed to close at its record peak of 32 130,75 points.

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/ 17 April 2008

World markets, resources push JSE over 32 000

The JSE was trading just off its new record high by midday on Thursday as world markets and resources continued to add support. In the morning session, the bourse broke through Wednesday’s record and hit a fresh high of 32 127.051 points. By midday, the all-share index had gained 0,8% to 32,112,15 points.

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/ 11 April 2008

Overseas markets add support to JSE

Firmer global equities started to give the JSE support during the morning session on Friday, lifting the broader all-share index 0,91% by noon. Traders said that resource counters were also underpinning gains in the Alsi. By midday, the JSE’s resources index collected 1,59%. The platinum-mining index strengthened 3,07% and the gold-mining index advanced 1,25%.

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/ 1 April 2008

‘Very, very boring day on the JSE’

The JSE was looking lifeless at midday on Tuesday, as there was no real driver to push the market in either direction, traders said. By 11.59am, the JSE’s broader all-share index had shed 0,1%. The gold mining index dropped 3,14%, resources fell 1,48% and the platinum mining index declined 0,55%.

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/ 10 March 2008

US recession jitters dampen JSE

The JSE continued to be haunted by fears of a United States recession, which sent most heavyweight stocks on a selling spree by midday on Monday. Adding to the negative sentiment was a pull back among local resource heavyweight counters, traders said. By noon, the JSE’s broader all-share index had fallen 1,75%.

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/ 5 March 2008

Profit-taking continues to weigh on JSE

The JSE widened its losses by midday on Wednesday as profit-taking and negative sentiment continued to dampen the market. By noon, the JSE’s broader all-share index declined 1,4%, led by a 2,72% pull back in the platinum-mining index. The gold-mining index retreated 2,71% and resources dipped 1,85%.

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/ 3 March 2008

JSE softer, but weak rand lifts miners

A weaker rand and higher commodity prices boosted mining stocks on the JSE by midday on Monday, but negative global sentiment still weighed on the bourse. By midday, the JSE’s broader all-share index was off 0,76%, dragged lower by a 4,42% dip in the bank index. Financials gave up 2,63% while industrials pulled back 1,07%.

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/ 5 February 2008

JSE down on profit-taking, world markets

The JSE changed course to turn negative by midday on Tuesday as weaker world markets and a bit of local profit -taking set in. By noon, the broader all-share index had given up 0,99%. Banks pulled back 2,39% and financials retreated 1,87%. Industrials lost 1,08% and the gold-mining index dipped 0,95%.