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Johannesburg - The JSE took a breather on Wednesday after the previous day's euphoria, when the market briefly followed London's FTSE index sharply higher.

By mid-morning the shares which lost ground initially were heading upwards again, with indices again substantially higher.

Most of the shares which pulled the All-share index 1.35% higher on Tuesday were initially lower on some profit-taking, as initial indications were that the London market is also due for a breather, but they recovered rapidly.

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