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Kenya central bank raises benchmark lending rate to 11.50 pct 14:56 GMT

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's central bank raised its benchmark lending rate to 11.50 percent on Tuesday from 10.0 percent saying there were heightened risks to the inflation outlook after the shilling weakened.  Full Article

 
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Kenya's Safaricom says new telecoms rules may deter investment 15:05 GMT 

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Regulations proposed for the Kenyan communications industry threaten to deter investment by targeting large firms, said a senior executive of Safaricom, the biggest telecoms operator in the east African nation.  Full Article  

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South Africa's rand weakens to 3-week low against dollar 14:57 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's rand slipped over one percent to 12.5130 versus the greenback on Tuesday, its weakest in over three weeks as the dollar rose sharply, buoyed by a euro laid low by the worsening Greek crisis.  Full Article  

 
Symbol Last Net Change
GOLD CON1 JPY  4,540.00 JPY  -59.00
SILVER CON1 JPY  59.30 JPY  -2.20
PLATINUM CON1 JPY  4,064.00 JPY  -136.00
PALLADIUM CON1 JPY  2,635.00 JPY  -68.00
Symbol Last Net Change
BRENT CRUDE USD  55.44 USD  -1.10
GAS OIL APR1 USD  516.25 USD  -20.00
LIGHT CRUDE CON1 USD  50.96 USD  -1.57
NATURAL GAS CON1 USD  2.71 USD  -0.05
Symbol Last Net Change
COFFEE C CON1 USC  122.20 USC  -1.10
COCOA CON1 USD  3,286.00 USD  -8.00
SUGAR 11 CON1 USC  12.22 USC  -0.26
UK £ USD =1.5417
Euro USD =1.0934
Rand USD =0.0800

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