The JSE closed higher on Monday, with the local bourse concluding April with its best monthly performance since October 2017.The rand was slightly softer against the dollar and euro, but despite this, retailers, banks and financial stocks gained.Capping a volatile month, property was the best-performing index in April, having risen 7.62%, compared to 5.01% for the all share. This had been largely led by a partial recovery by companies within the Resilient group.The week started auspiciously, with those Asian markets that were open cheering positive developments towards peace on the Korean Peninsula.Emerging-market currencies had also found support from these developments over the weekend, putting an end to a geopolitical factor that had previously led to a sell-off of risk assets across the board, said TreasuryOne senior currency dealer Andre Botha.Equity markets in both Europe and the US on Monday were also bolstered by positive corporate earnings reports, as well as merger and acq...

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