What is JSE Limited?
JSE is the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, which is the largest – and oldest – stock exchange in Africa. It was established in 1887 by the mining industry during the South African gold rush, and is still primarily dominated by mining companies.
Where have you heard about JSE Limited?
South Africa is an economic powerhouse of Africa and one of the world’s most attractive locations for emerging markets investors. The JSE is ranked in the top 20 largest stock exchanges in the world by market capitalisation.
What you need to know about JSE Limited.
Around 400 companies are listed on the exchange, including British American Tobacco, Glencore, BHP Billiton and Anglo American.
In 2013 the JSE implemented a new electronic trading platform called the Millennium Exchange to speed up trades. Hours of business are from 9am to 5pm local time, Monday to Friday.
South Africa is attractive to investors because it’s extremely rich in natural resources. It has huge untapped reserves of natural gas and oil, as well as vast reserves of gold, platinum, uranium, iron ore, copper and diamonds.