The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) closed firmer on Tuesday to continue its rally.

The all share index was 0.17 firmer at 57,629.93 points at close of trading session, the blue-chip top 40 index was 0.08 percent up at 51,362.73 points and the industrial index was 0.29 percent higher. The resources index, which closed on a 52-week high on Monday, was 0.87 percent lower.

The South African rand, which traded as low as R13.79 to the dollar on Monday, was 0.25 percent stronger at R13.64.

Anglo American was 0.01 percent softer at R257.59. BHP was a modest 0.54 percent softer at R249.64. Glencore shed 1.3 percent to R65.2. Naspers, the biggest share on the JSE which represents 17 percent of the Industrial index, was 0.02 percent firmer at R3191.04

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Other big shares were modestly higher. British American Tobacco was 0.47 percent higher at R877.47 and Richemont traded 0.66 percent weaker at R124.15. Sasol was lower and lost 1.08 percent to R392. Woolworths was up 1.87 percent to R60.6 and Mr Price 1.86 percent to R182.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies added 7.59 percent to R31.2 and Clicks 3.59 percent to R158.5. Netcare was up 2.86 percent to R25.53 and Adcock Ingram 2.15 percent to R59.91.

Private equity group Brait regained 3.18 percent to R56.49, while Group Five added 4.51 percent to R9.50 and PPC 4.6 percent to R6.6. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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