Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg South Africa’s main stock index rises 0.3% by 9:36 a.m. in Johannesburg, extending gains for a seventh consecutive day, the longest winning streak since June 2019, as miners advance following positive economic data from China. The benchnmark index is also bolstered by a rally in gold stocks, with bullion prices climbing before the two-day U.S. Federal Open Market Committee meeting starting Tuesday. Investors are seeking clues on the outlook for immediate policy tweaks to fight the pandemic’s impact as well as the bank’s new stance on rekindling inflation. NOTE: PRECIOUS: Gold Climbs as Oanda Sees Scope for ‘Big Week’ on Fed South Africa joins Asian peers in advancing Tuesday, as a pick up in China’s recovery spurs risk-on sentiment. […] NOTE: China’s Recovery Picks Up Speed on Rebound in Retail Sales Diversified miners join gold and platinum stocks to drive gauge for mining setor up 8%, Anglo American Plc +1%, Sibanye Stillwater Ltd. 5%, Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. +1.4%, Anglo American Platinum Ltd. 1.5%, Northam Platinum Ltd. +1.4%, Glencore Plc +1.7% Index for gold stocks up 3% to a one-month high Harmony Gold Mining Co. rises 4.6% after the company’s losses narrowed in the full year to June thanks to an increase in revenue on the back of higher gold prices and lower costs.
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