South Africa’s main stock index has edged 0.2% higher today, with British American Tobacco Plc and wine and spirits maker Distell Group Holdings Ltd. both gaining 0.5 and 3.1% respectively. This follows the announcement made on Saturday about the easing of lockdown restrictions which take affect at mid-night this evening.

South African Stocks Rise With Boost From Lockdown Easing

South Africa’s main stock index was 0.2% higher as of 9:32 a.m. in Johannesburg, boosted by shares in some companies that are set to benefit from an easing in the country’s Covid-19 lockdown.

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