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South Africa Stocks: AngloGold, Anglo Platinum, Gold Fields, MTN

Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) -- The FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Index gained 0.4 percent to 32,899.68 at the 5 p.m. close in Johannesburg, its highest since February.

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

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (ANG SJ), Africa’s biggest producer of the metal, increased for a third day, adding 2.8 percent to 360.22 rand. Gold rose as much as 1 percent to $1,614.95 an ounce, a fourth day of advances, reversing an earlier decline.

Harmony Gold Mining Co. (HAR SJ), South Africa’s third-largest gold producer, gained the most since Nov. 30, adding 3 percent to 99.52 rand. Gold Fields Ltd. (GFI SJ), the nation’s second-biggest producer, jumped 1.9 percent to 128.99 rand, a third day of gains.

Anglo American Platinum Ltd. (AMS SJ), the world’s-biggest producer of the metal, declined for the first time in three days, losing 0.8 percent to 540 rand. Platinum weakened 0.1 percent to $1,426 an ounce, snapping two days of advances.

MTN Group Ltd. (MTN SJ), Africa’s largest mobile-phone operator, snapped six days of increases, dropping 3 percent to 139.61 rand. The company said it will spend more than $1 billion this year to improve its network in Nigeria after the nation’s phone regulator last year demanded better service.

To contact the reporters on this story: Stephen Gunnion in Johannesburg at sgunnion@bloomberg.net and Sikonathi Mantshantsha in Johannesburg at smantshantsh@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gavin Serkin at gserkin@bloomberg.net

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