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Johannesburg - Share prices on the JSE drifted lower on Wednesday morning, despite rampant world markets and a buoyant mood about the state of the global economy.

The JSE started 2017 trade on a high note on Tuesday following world markets, but share prices drifted sideways later on and gains were quite modest when the market closed.

The negative attitude continued on Wednesday, with the local market in desperate need of good news to give share prices a boost.

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