The JSE. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi.

Johannesburg - South Africa's index of blue chips climbed to a fresh record high on Friday, spurred by renewed interest in risky assets such as emerging market equities.

The Top-40 index at 11:18 SA time was up 0.76 percent to 36,378.88 after hitting 36,385.91, its highest level ever. - Reuters