Tanzania signs investment deals with China worth over $1.7 bln 14:23 GMT

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania and China have signed investment deals to build a $1 billion satellite city and $500 million financial centre in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, the latest sign of Beijing's deepening ties with East Africa.  Full Article

Rail collision blocks service on Mozambique line for three days 15:52 GMT 

MAPUTO (Reuters) - Two freight trains belonging to South African logistics company Transnet collided in Mozambique on Thursday and the line's service will be closed for three days, Mozambique's ports and railways company CFM said on Friday.  Full Article  

South Africa stocks end lower, Assore floored by iron ore prices 16:06 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African stocks fell for a third straight session on Friday, with iron ore producer Assore down sharply as the commodity's price was on track for its first weekly drop in a month due to Chinese steel mills keeping stockpiles low.  Full Article  

Symbol Last Net Change
GOLD CON1 JPY  4,275.00 JPY  4.00
SILVER CON1 JPY  59.50 JPY  0.40
PLATINUM CON1 JPY  4,375.00 JPY  98.00
PALLADIUM CON1 JPY  2,659.00 JPY  -83.00
Symbol Last Net Change
BRENT CRUDE USD  85.72 USD  -0.44
GAS OIL APR1 USD  737.25 USD  2.25
LIGHT CRUDE CON1 USD  82.70 USD  -0.05
Symbol Last Net Change
COFFEE C CON1 USC  202.30 USC  -8.35
COCOA CON1 USD  3,096.00 USD  -22.00
SUGAR 11 CON1 USC  16.75 USC  0.13
UK £ USD =1.6085
Euro USD =1.2670
Rand USD =0.0915

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