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South Africa's Northam launches $600 mln black empowerment deal 07:14 GMT

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African's Northam Platinum has agreed to a $600 million deal with black shareholders that will see it increase its black ownership to over a third, the mid-tier platinum producer said on Wednesday.  Full Article

 
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South Africa's September inflation slows to 5.9 percent y/y 08:13 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's headline consumer inflation slowed to 5.9 percent year-on-year in September, below market expectations of 6.1 percent and compared to 6.4 percent in August, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday.  Full Article  

Namibia central bank leaves lending rate unchanged at 6 pct 09:48 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Namibia's central bank left its key lending rate unchanged at 6 percent, saying the decision was supportive of the economy and that it was monitoring the effects of recent policy decisions.  Full Article  

 
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SILVER CON1 JPY  59.70 JPY  -0.30
PLATINUM CON1 JPY  4,398.00 JPY  40.00
PALLADIUM CON1 JPY  2,584.00 JPY  -93.00
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GAS OIL APR1 USD  744.50 USD  8.75
LIGHT CRUDE CON1 USD  83.25 USD  0.10
NATURAL GAS CON1 USD  3.71 USD  -0.00
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COFFEE C CON1 USC  199.80 USC  0.20
COCOA CON1 USD  3,100.00 USD  -10.00
SUGAR 11 CON1 USC  16.56 USC  0.12
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