S.African stocks book biggest daily decline in over six years


The move saw the Index shedding 3.9 per cent as investors worldwide dumped emerging market assets in the face of a resurgent dollar and falling oil prices.

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Bullion producer AngloGold Ashanti was the lone blue-chip gainer, adding 4.4 per cent as the precious metal’s spot price rose for a second straight session with buying from top consumer China picking up ahead of the Lunar New Year.