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South Africa stocks higher at close of trade; FTSE/JSE Top 40 up 0.06%

South Africa stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Financials, Gold Mining and Financials&Industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Johannesburg, the FTSE/JSE Top 40 added 0.06% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the session on the FTSE/JSE Top 40 were Kumba Iron Ore Ltd (JO:KIOJ), which rose 3.52% or 544 points to trade at 15998 at the close. Meanwhile, Capital&Counti (JO:CCOJ) added 2.78% or 225.00 points to end at 8239.11 and Discovery Holdings Ltd (JO:DSYJ) was up 2.62% or 329 points to 12884 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were BHP Billiton Ltd (JO:BILJ), which fell 3.24% or 855 points to trade at 25525 at the close. Assore Ltd (JO:ASRJ) declined 2.36% or 259 points to end at 10700 and Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd (JO:IMPJ) was down 2.04% or 120 points to 5825. Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange by 142 to 102 and 10 ended unchanged. Shares in Capital&Counti (JO:CCOJ) rose to all time highs; up 2.78% or 225.00 to 8239.11. Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.83% or 0.50 to $59.77 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.61% or 0.39 to hit $63.10 a barrel, while the August Gold contract fell 0.02% or 0.20 to trade at $1172.70 a troy ounce. USD/ZAR was down 0.34% to 12.1116, while EUR/ZAR fell 0.42% to 13.5612. The US Dollar Index was unchanged 0.00% at 95.45.