MARKET WRAP: JSE firmer as investors assess US labour market data

The JSE pared gains on Wednesday with global markets mixed as investors digested another indicator pointing to a slowing jobs market in the US.

Private sector employment rose by 177,000 jobs in August, down from the revised total of 371,000 last month, and below market expectations of 200,000, according to the August ADP National Employment Report produced by the ADP Research Institute. ..