South Africa FTSE/JSE All Share Index: Historical Total Returns Chart

The chart below shows the year total return of the South Africa FTSE/JSE All Share Index from 1926 to 2009: Source: Alpha Asset Management, South Africa In 2008, the index was down over 30% but up over 40% last year. Since 2000, the index made gains in all years except 2002 and 2008. Riding the …

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The Top 10 South African Companies by Sales

The 10 largest publicly-listed South African companies based on sales for 2009 that appear in the Forbes Global 2000 list for 2010 are listed below: Rank Company Industry Sales ($bil) 1 Sasol Oil & Gas Operations 17.84 2 Standard Bank Group Banking 16.57 3 Bidvest Group Conglomerates 14.55 4 MTN Group Telecommunications Services 10.96 5 …

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The Performance of South African ADRs YTD

Six South African companies trade on the organized US exchanges. Four of them are mining companies. Of the other two, Sasol is in the oil and gas industry and Sappi is in the forestry and paper industry. The Year-To-Date Performance of South African ADRs are as follows: AngloGold Ashanti (AU) YTD Change: 48% Gold Fields …

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