MARKET WRAP: Shoprite and Aspen boost JSE as miners lag behind

The JSE closed a little higher on Tuesday, despite data showing SA’s economy contracted by the most on record in the second quarter with the data a little worse than expected.

Miners were mostly weaker while all the other major indices gained, with banks and financials faring best. Shoprite and Aspen stood out among the best performers, with good corporate news from both companies.