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Early gains for JSE after G20 eurozone pledge

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World stocks regain footing after wild week

World stocks rose after stability returned to markets after last week's dizzying swings and data showed Japan's economy shrank less than expected.

Wall Street slumps again as investors shun risk

US stocks tumbled more than 4% as rumours about the health of French banks sparked concern that the eurozone's debt crisis could claim new victims.

JSE weaker as miners take pounding

South African stocks remained lower at noon on Friday as the mining sector continued to take a pounding on weaker commodity prices. At 12.02pm, the all-share index was down 1,03%. Resources fell 2,15%, while the gold and platinum mining indices lost 1,37% and 0,65% respectively.

JSE weaker on poor GDP data

South African stocks were lower at midday on Tuesday, pressured by below-forecast gross domestic product (GDP) data, which showed that the quarterly economic growth rate slowed to 2,1%, traders said. At 12.02pm, the all-share index was down 0,71%. Resources fell 1,01%, while the gold- and platinum-mining indices were off 0,42% and 0,72% respectively.

Resources boost JSE to new high

South African stocks hit another fresh high on Friday morning, boosted by strong gains for resources. At 11.56am, the all-share index was up 0,82%, boosted by a 1,48% rise in resources and a 2,06% gain for the platinum-mining index. Banks were up 0,37% and financials were 0,61% better. Industrial were flat (-0,03%) and the gold-mining index eased 0,80%.

World markets continue to burden JSE

World markets were dampened by negative earnings reports from the United States on Monday, causing the JSE to pull back sharply. By midday, the JSE's broader all-share index had fallen 1,48%. The banking index pulled back 2,51% and financials retreated 1,41%.

Billiton talk helps JSE advance

Talk of China's interest in a stake in BHP Billiton has sent the resources index northward and, in turn, helped the JSE advance further by midday on Wednesday. Dow Jones newswires said that the <i>Australian</i> reported in its Wednesday edition China is in the early stages of planning to buy a stake in miner BHP Billiton.

World markets keep JSE firm

The JSE remained firm by midday on Tuesday as overnight gains in the United States triggered good buying interest among global equities. By noon, the JSE's broader all-share index was up 2,22%. Banks gained 3,1% and financials lifted 3,06%.

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