The JSE kept its gains for a second day on Tuesday, taking a lead from its positive global counterparts, as optimism around Covid-19 infection and death rates in a number of countries pushed stocks higher.

There are encouraging signs that the worst-hit countries across the world are seeing significant improvements. A number of deaths related to the coronavirus in Spain fell for the fourth day, with Italy reporting the lowest number of new infections in nearly three weeks. ..

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