The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) closed higher on Friday.
The all share was 0.38 percent higher at 56,916.97 points and the top 40 rose 0.39 percent. General retailers firmed 3.63 percent, food and drug retailers 1.61 percent, banks 2.26 percent and financials 1.38 percent. The platinum index shed 2.44 percent.
Spot gold was down 0.04 percent at 1,304 U.S. dollar an ounce at 5.10 pm (CAT) and on track for a weekly gain of 0.9 percent, its biggest since March.
The South Africa’s rand was at R12.49 to the dollar from R12.4218 as the market awaited S&P Global Ratings’ latest review on South Africa, which is expected later today.
Barloworld gained 0.71 percent to R142.01.
FirstRand rose 2.31 percent to R61.5.
Woolworths added 3.77 percent to R60.9.
TFG recovered 4.51 percent to R190.45 after tumbling more than 7 percent in the previous trading session. Enditem