JSE stocks book record close

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Johannesburg - South African stocks booked record closes after turning positive in late Monday trading, lifted by positive US durable goods data, after languishing in negative territory for most of the day.

The All-Share index touched a life high in morning trade but stocks later turned negative, weighed down by bearish sentiments in global equities markets.

It closed 0.2 percent higher at 40,618.32 while the Top-40 index gained 0.26 percent to 36,157.58, both record closing highs. - Reuters

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