South African Stocks: Anglo American, Anglo Platinum, Sasol Move

The FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Index (JALSH) fell for the first time in three days, its first weekly decline in six. The index dropped 1.1 percent to 33,892.58 at the 5 p.m. close in Johannesburg, bringing its five-day loss to 1.4 percent.

The following are among the most active equities in the South African market today. Stock symbols follow company names.

Anglo American Plc (AAL) , a diversified miner that makes up 9 percent of the index, dropped 3 percent to 332.6 rand. European finance ministers held back a rescue package for Greece, fueling concerns that Europe’s debt crisis may curb global growth.

BHP Billiton Ltd. (BIL) , the world’s biggest miner, slipped 2.2 percent to 249.88 rand, the lowest since Jan. 9.

Anglo American Platinum Corp. Ltd. (AMS) , the biggest producer of the metal, slumped 1.7 percent to 540.50 rand, the lowest level this month. The price of platinum declined for a second day in London.

Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. (IMP) , the second-biggest producer, declined 1.5 percent to 165.44 rand, the lowest since Dec. 22.

Sasol Ltd. (SOL) , which produces 40 percent of South Africa’s motor fuel, declined 1.1 percent to 398.30 rand. Oil fell from a three-week high on concern Europe’s debt crisis will trim commodity demand.

Oando Plc (OANDO), a Nigerian energy company listed in Johannesburg, dropped to the lowest level since March 2007, slipping 13 percent to 1.11 rand.

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