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JSE closes lower as banks and retailers retreat on rand's tumble

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Johannesburg Stock Exchange closed lower on Friday as banks and retailers retreated on rand's tumble.
At 5:20 p.m. local time, South Africa's rand was at R14.08 to the dollar, from R13.7 at the U.S. close on Thursday. It was at R16.07 to the euro from R15.8, and at R17.99 to the pound from R17.57.
A weaker local currency normally supports rand hedge shares and miners on the JSE, but investors were cautiously waiting to invest after for a long weekend after T ...