Stronger rand restrains JSE-continued

February 3, 2012-- The JSE was slightly down on Friday off session lows but remained in the red on the back of the strong rand.
A local trader said that European markets had become firmer after key US jobs data was released. The local bourse also benefited from the data but was held back by the strength of the rand.

At 17:00, the JSE All Share [JSE:J203] index ended in flat territory (0.05%). An intraday record was set for industrials (36 185.40) and banks (45 408.08).

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Source: FIN24

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