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THE STOCK market ended this past week at more than a year-and a-half high as positive vaccine developments and the prospect of further economic stimulus in the US extended gains in the markets.

The JSE All Share Index rose 0.37 percent to 59 168 points on Friday afternoon while the Top40 Index inched 0.20 percent higher to 53 278 points, the strongest since April 2019.

The rand also closed off the week at its strongest on Friday, touching R15.14 at one point in the afternoon after weakening against every single G10 currency over the past five days.

The rand opens at R15.24/$, R18.47/€ and R20.44/£

JSE ends week on high note as retailers recover gains

The JSE All Share Index rose 0.37 percent to 59 168 points on Friday afternoon.
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