JSE stocks book record close, Exxaro up

 / 18 Dec '12

South African stocks booked another record close on Tuesday, rising 0.5 percent as investors piled into mining companies such as Exxaro Resources, which have underperformed this year.

The benchmark Top-40 index finished up 0.55 percent at 34,464.75, its highest finish on record.

The JSE is seen in this file photo: Leon Nicholas. Credit: INDEPENDENT MEDIA

The broader All-share index rose 0.53 percent to 38,879.70, also a record finish. - Reuters

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