African Markets – Factors to watch on Dec 1

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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
Friday.
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 GLOBAL MARKETS
 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
 legislation.                       
 
 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
 global supplies.                 
 
 EMERGING MARKETS
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 AFRICA STOCKS
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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.
             
 
 KENYA CURRENCY
 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
 said.             
 
 KENYA IMF
 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
 Nairobi said.             
 
 KENYA INFLATION
 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.                    
 
 NIGER SECURITY 
 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.
               
 
 ZIMBABWE IMF    
 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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