The JSE was down only 0,83% at noon on Tuesday, as buying interest among banks helped it recover from sharp losses of over 4% in the morning session. By noon, the platinum mining index fell 2,27%, resources were down 1,72%, and the gold mining index pulled back 1,47%.
A sharp decline in global equity markets driven by fears of a global economic slowdown and a United States recession has led to a big sell-off on the JSE on Monday. By noon, the JSE's broader all-share index had lost 3,32% to 25 768,400 points.
The JSE remained sharply weaker by midday on Wednesday, in line with other world markets, which were also experiencing a bumpy ride. At noon, the JSE's all-share index was 2,97% in the red. The gold- and platinum-mining indices slumped 4,09% and 4,07% respectively, while resources were off 3,27%.
Solid gains in bank stocks pushed the JSE further into the black at midday on Friday, while platinum stocks added some extra light. At noon on the JSE, the all-share index was 0,62% higher as banks collected 2,01% and financials added 1,08%. The platinum mining index added 1,24% and resources edged up 0,29%.