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NAIROBI, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The following company
announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency
market moves and political events may affect African markets on
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Asian shares and the dollar pared their modest gains on
Friday, with risk appetites supported by advances on Wall
Street but capped by concern as investors awaited the U.S.
Senate's vote on U.S. tax reform
WORLD OIL PRICES
Oil futures rose on Friday after OPEC and other major
producers agreed to extend their production curbs in a
widely expected move aimed at ending a persistent glut in
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SOUTH AFRICA MARKETS
South Africa's rand firmed on Thursday, supported by a
weaker U.S. dollar and data showing the country recorded a
trade surplus for the ninth consecutive month in October.
The Kenyan shilling KES= strengthened against the dollar on
Thursday helped by dollar inflows from foreign investors
buying stocks at the Nairobi Securities Exchange, traders
The International Monetary Fund will hold talks with Kenya
on the future of its $1.5 billion standby credit facility
that is set to expire in March, the fund's representative in
Kenya's inflation KECPI=ECI fell in November to its lowest
in four years and seven months, driven by a slower rise in
food and non-alcoholic drink prices, the statistics office
said on Thursday.
The government of Niger has approved the use of armed
American drones, a U.S. official said on Thursday, expanding
the U.S. ability to target militants in the region.
The International Monetary Fund will send a staff mission to
Zimbabwe in coming days to meet with officials of the new
government and assess the country's fiscal and economic
situation, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said on Thursday.
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