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Barclays Africa H1 profit rises, cross-border business robust 07:09 GMT

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Barclays Africa, South Africa's third-largest lender by value, reported an 11 percent rise in half-year profit on Wednesday, helped partly by a robust showing from its cross-border business and a drop in bad debt charges.  Full Article

 
South Africa's June credit growth slows to 8.1 pct y/y 06:42 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's private sector credit demand slowed to 8.14 percent year-on-year in June compared with 9.42 percent expansion in May, central bank data showed on Wednesday.  Full Article  

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South Africa's rand pauses ahead of Fed, local jobs data 07:30 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's rand was largely unchanged on Wednesday as investors cautiously awaited a U.S. Federal Reserve policy statement and local unemployment data later in the session.  Full Article  

 
Symbol Last Net Change
GOLD CON1 JPY  4,362.00 JPY  3.00
SILVER CON1 JPY  58.10 JPY  0.40
PLATINUM CON1 JPY  3,923.00 JPY  5.00
PALLADIUM CON1 JPY  2,565.00 JPY  94.00
Symbol Last Net Change
BRENT CRUDE USD  53.05 USD  -0.25
GAS OIL APR1 USD  488.50 USD  -7.00
LIGHT CRUDE CON1 USD  47.81 USD  -0.17
NATURAL GAS CON1 USD  2.86 USD  0.04
Symbol Last Net Change
COFFEE C CON1 USC  120.65 USC  0.40
COCOA CON1 USD  3,207.00 USD  3.00
SUGAR 11 CON1 USC  11.37 USC  0.20
UK £ USD =1.5616
Euro USD =1.1060
Rand USD =0.0796

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