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Johannesburg - Top shares with strong ties to the Chinese economy were again the top performers on the JSE on Friday, with their weight pulling the rest of the market higher.

These shares, which are also listed in London, were supported by European markets where the FTSE-index on the London Stock Exchange reached a new high on Thursday.

The rand continued to be relatively strong against the dollar, which is losing momentum, but this did not put a damper on the prices of heavyweights such as Naspers [JSE:NPN] and Richemont [JSE:CFR], which both have strong ties to the Chinese economy.

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