New BRICS bank plans $1.5 bln lending for South African projects 13:17 GMT

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A New Development Bank (NDB) set up by the "BRICS" group of emerging economies plans to lend $1.5 billion to South Africa for infrastructure projects over the next eighteen months.  Full Article

South Africa's Sibanye Gold flags H1 earnings per share loss 10:18 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Sibanye Gold flagged up a first-half earnings per share loss on Thursday, citing provisions worth 1.1 billion rand ($84 million) for a possible settlement with miners who contracted lung diseases at work.  Full Article  

South African miner Harmony Gold reports full-year profit up 35 pct 07:17 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African miner Harmony Gold reported a 35 percent rise in full-year profit on Thursday, helped by steady year-on-year production and gains from rand gold hedges that lifted revenue.  Full Article  

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GOLD CON1 JPY  4,550.00 JPY  2.00
SILVER CON1 JPY  60.80 JPY  0.00
PLATINUM CON1 JPY  3,454.00 JPY  3.00
PALLADIUM CON1 JPY  3,250.00 JPY  0.00
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BRENT CRUDE JAN7 USD  50.05 USD  -0.22
GAS OIL LS OCT16 USD  459.00 USD  -11.25
LIGHT CRUDE CON1 USD  46.53 USD  -0.25
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COFFEE C CON1 USC  129.10 USC  -1.85
COCOA CON1 USD  1,865.00 USD  21.00
SUGAR 11 CON1 USC  13.20 USC  0.26
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