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

The FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Index 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 (AGL SJ), 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 SJ), the world’s biggest miner, slipped 2.2 percent to 249.88 rand, the lowest since Jan. 9.

Anglo American Platinum Corp. Ltd. (AMS SJ), 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 SJ), the second-biggest producer, declined 1.5 percent to 165.44 rand, the lowest since Dec. 22.

Sasol Ltd. (SOL SJ), 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, (OAO SJ) 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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