April 18, 2017 / 4:57 AM / 3 months ago

CORRECTED-African Markets - Factors to watch on April 18

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 (corrects to remove reference to Uganda central bank rate
decision, which happened on April 12)
    NAIROBI, April 18 (Reuters) - The following company
announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency
market moves and political events may affect African markets on
Tuesday.
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 GLOBAL MARKETS
 Asian stocks pulled back on Tuesday, and the dollar gave up
 the gains it had clocked on the U.S. Treasury Secretary's
 comments in support of a stronger currency, as escalating
 tensions over North Korea dragged sentiment
 lower.                       
 
 WORLD OIL PRICES
 Oil prices fell in thin trade on Tuesday after the Easter
 holiday break shut many markets for as long as four days and
 as a U.S. government report indicated rising
 production.                 
 
 EMERGING MARKETS
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 AFRICA STOCKS
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 SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS
 South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that
 leaders should listen to protesters who have taken to the
 streets demanding that President Jacob Zuma resign or be
 removed after a cabinet reshuffle triggered damaging credit
 downgrades.            
 
 SOUTH SUDAN WAR
 Japan on Monday started withdrawing its troops from a U.N.
 mission in war battered South Sudan, according to an
 official, a move coinciding with escalating violence in a
 conflict where killings have been described as
 genocide.            
 
 CAMEROON POLITICS
 A doctors' strike in Cameroon left patients without critical
 care in the capital Yaoude on Monday, the latest in a string
 of union actions that have crippled a country in the midst
 of political crisis.            
 
 
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