The JSE edged lower on Thursday morning, but was on track for its sixth-consecutive week of gains, amid subdued activity on global markets. Equity markets had failed to push higher on Wednesday despite better-than-expected Chinese GDP data, with analysts citing general concern over a slowing global economy. Investors were in wait-and-see mode, likely concerned about mistaking recent economic data as a sign of an economic upturn, when in fact growth may be slowing at a moderate pace, said SPI Asset Management analyst Stephen Innes. Asian and European markets were lower in morning trade, with international focus on US retail sales numbers, due at 2.30pm SA time. At 10am the all share was down 0.31% to 58,728.5 points while the top 40 had lost 0.37%. Platinums fell 0.74% and banks 0.35%. General retailers were up 0.25%. Gold was flat at $1,274.87/oz while platinum had fallen 0.5% to $885.09. Brent crude was 0.43% lower at $71.27 a barrel. EOH gave back 2.63% to R22.20. The company’s sh...

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