JOHANNESBURG, March 14 (Xinhua) -- The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) closed slightly weaker on Tuesday.
The JSE all share was 0.3 percent lower at 51,699.46 points and the blue-chip top 40 lost 0.43 percent to 44652.55 points.
Statistics South Africa reported a 1.3 percent year-on-year rise in mining output in January. The two main positive contributors, both contributing 1.2 percentage points, were manganese ore, up 20 percent, and iron ore, up 7.3 percent.
The platinum index led the gainers on the local market, up 2.6 percent, with the spot price of platinum firming 0.21 percent to 938.61 U.S. dollars an ounce.
Gold mining stocks lifted 2.47 percent and banks lost 0.05 percent, but the resource stocks eased 0.49 percent.
Diversified miners were down, Glencore led the losses shedding 1.16 percent to R50.3 and Richemont lost 0.38 percent to R99.65.
Harmony Gold Mines led gains among big miners, adding up 4.54 percent to R30.15, followed by Gold Fields, up 3.81 percent to R41.16.
Impala Platinum was 4.06 percent up to R41.8 and Anglo American Platinum gained 1.57 percent to R287.42.
Standard Bank was up 1.49 percent to R157.48. Enditem