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JSE closes higher buoyed by banks and general retailers

Xinhua,June 03, 2018 Adjust font size:

JOHANNESBURG, May 31 (Xinhua) -- The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) edged firmer on Thursday, led by banks and general retailers.

The all share closed 1 percent higher at 56,157.89 and the top 40 gained 1.01 percent. Banks rose 1.08 percent, and general retailers gained 1.18 percent.

At the same time, gold had risen 0.18 percent to 1,303.41 U.S. dollars an ounce and the platinum price was up 0.17 percent to 909.72 U.S. dollars an ounce.

Standard Bank rose 2.41 percent to R207.4 and FirstRand was up 0.13 percent to R61. Enditem