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Absa extends gains after Barclays deal

Dec 07 2012 12:11 Reuters

Company Data

BARCLAYS AFRICA GROUP LIMITED [JSE:BGA]

Last traded 159.47
Change 0.46
% Change 0.00
Cumulative volume 526159
Market cap 135.19bn

Last Updated: 24/10/2014 at 04:28. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

FIRSTRAND LIMITED [JSE:FSR]

Last traded 43.31
Change 0.02
% Change 0.00
Cumulative volume 3688228
Market cap 244.18bn

Last Updated: 24/10/2014 at 04:28. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

STANDARD BANK GROUP LIMITED [JSE:SBK]

Last traded 128.44
Change -1.7
% Change -0.01
Cumulative volume 1328538
Market cap 207.88bn

Last Updated: 24/10/2014 at 04:27. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

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Johannesburg - Shares of Absa Group [JSE:ASA] extended gains after the bank said it would buy Barclays Africa's operations in a R18.3bn deal. 

Absa's purchase of Barclays African assets gives it a toehold on the continent, opening up a new lucrative market at which it can compete against bigger rivals such as Standard Bank Group [JSE:SBK] and FirstRand [JSE:FSR].

Absa shares are up 3.02% at R154.01 after soaring more than 5% on Thursday.  

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