South African stocks hit record high for third day

Johannesburg - South Africa's All-share index hit a record high for the third straight trading session on Thursday, edging up as shares of miners and brewers continued to gain on optimism for growth in Africa's top economy.

The All Share [JSE:J203], the broadest measure of South African stock performance, touched a record of 35,162.91 before edging back. It was up 0.06% at 35,092.78 at 07:11 GMT.

The benchmark Top 40 - (Tradeable) [JSE:J200] briefly touched 30,968.16, its highest since 2008, before giving up some gains. It was flat at 30,864.23.

Fin24 - Reuters

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