All share in­dex shows a slight rise

The Star Early Edition - - PRICES - Xin­hua

THE JO­HAN­NES­BURG Stock Ex­change (JSE) closed slightly firmer on Fri­day as a sell-off in re­source shares tum­bled into a third straight ses­sion.

The all share in­dex was 0.09 per­cent higher to 52 889.7 points at close on Fri­day.

The in­dus­trial in­dex was un­changed and the re­sources in­dex lost 0.77 per­cent.

The blue chip top 40 in­dex was 0.08 per­cent firmer. The fi­nan­cial shares gained 0.96 per­cent.

Spot plat­inum price was up 2.59 per­cent at $955.14 (R12 211.90) an ounce while Brent crude slipped nearly 2 per­cent to be­low $50 a bar­rel.

The US cre­ated a mod­est 138 000 new jobs in May, down from 211 000 in April, while the un­em­ploy­ment rate fell to 4.3 per­cent, the low­est it has been in more than 16 years, fed­eral econ­o­mists re­ported Fri­day.

That would mean that the US Fed might not show any haste in a fur­ther repo rate hike.

Among some shares on the JSE, An­glo Gold Ashanti lost 2.2 per­cent to R144.05.

How­ever, Northam Plat­inum re­gained 3.95 per­cent to R43.2. Naspers lost 0.94 per­cent to R2 669.73. Stan­dard Bank was up 3.07 per­cent to R148.11, with Bar­clays Africa gain­ing 3.79 per­cent to R149. Old Mu­tual re­cov­ered 2.52 per­cent to R32.49. Spar Group added 0.32 per­cent to R160.77.

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