JSE edges down ahead of rates decision-continued

March 28, 2012--South African stocks ended slightly lower on Wednesday as market momentum slowed after three straight days of gains while investors paused ahead of a central bank decision on interest rates this week.
A downgrade on the outlook for Africa’s largest economy by S&P also weighed on sentiment. The ratings agency said it was worried not enough was being done to combat the country’s chronic unemployment.

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Source: FIN24

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