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South Africa Stocks Drop, Yields at Record Low on U.S. Job Data

September 02, 2011

Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- South Africa’s stocks index extended its decline to the biggest in two weeks while bonds gained after employment in the U.S. unexpectedly stagnated in August.

The FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Index fell 1.8 percent to 30,529.26 at 2:25 p.m. in Johannesburg. The government’s 13.5 percent notes due 2015 climbed, reducing the yield 10 basis points, or 0.1 percentage point, to 6.32 percent, the lowest on record.

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