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The JSE closed firmer amid mixed global peers on Thursday, while the rand also firmed as investors digested policy decisions by the Reserve Bank and the European Central Bank (ECB). ​

The Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) raised the repo rate for a fifth successive meeting — by 75 basis points (bps) to 5.5% — in a move to curb accelerating inflation, which remained above the Bank’s target range of 3%-6%. Annual consumer inflation reached a 13-year high of 7.4% in June, well above May’s 6.5%, according to latest figures from Stats SA...

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