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South Africa's NUM union wants 84 pct pay increase for gold workers 06:52 GMT

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will push for an 84 percent rise in basic pay for entry-level gold mining workers, a near 10 percentage-point increase on previous demands, according to documents obtained by Reuters on Thursday.  Full Article

 
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South Africa's power utility Eskom to cut up to 1,000 MW on Friday 06:45 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's power utility Eskom [ESCJ.UL], which has been battling a power supply shortfall, said it would shut off up to 1,000 megawatts of electricity from the national grid on Friday from 0400 GMT to 2000 GMT.  Full Article  

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Ethiopia's economy to grow 10.5 percent in 2015/16: World Bank 07:30 GMT 

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's economy is expected to grow by 9.5 percent this fiscal year ending June before accelerating to 10.5 percent in 2015/16, the World Bank said on Friday, adding inflation will remain in single digits during this period.  Full Article  

 
Symbol Last Net Change
GOLD CON1 JPY  4,692.00 JPY  -16.00
SILVER CON1 JPY  66.50 JPY  0.00
PLATINUM CON1 JPY  4,504.00 JPY  14.00
PALLADIUM CON1 JPY  3,080.00 JPY  -15.00
Symbol Last Net Change
BRENT CRUDE USD  65.99 USD  -0.55
GAS OIL APR1 USD  603.25 USD  -6.25
LIGHT CRUDE CON1 USD  60.36 USD  -0.36
NATURAL GAS CON1 USD  2.95 USD  -0.00
Symbol Last Net Change
COFFEE C CON1 USC  128.70 USC  0.25
COCOA CON1 USD  3,168.00 USD  5.00
SUGAR 11 CON1 USC  12.62 USC  0.13
UK £ USD =1.5671
Euro USD =1.1167
Rand USD =0.0849

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