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Abil's troubles should have little effect on large South African banks: Fitch Friday, 22 Aug 2014

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Troubles at African Bank Investments are unlikely to have much effect on bigger South African banks, the ratings agency Fitch said on Friday, days after a rival agency downgraded the four biggest banks.  Full Article

 
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South Africa's rand range-bound ahead of U.S. Fed speech Friday, 22 Aug 2014 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's rand traded in a tight range on Friday, holding onto the previous session's gains ahead of a speech by the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen which could give new direction to the U.S. dollar.  Full Article  

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S&P ratings reassurance lends support to South Africa's rand Friday, 22 Aug 2014 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The rand firmed against the dollar on Thursday as comments from ratings agency Standard & Poor's that it was not looking to downgrade South Africa's banks added to earlier gains in the euro to prop up the rand.  Full Article  

 
Symbol Last Net Change
GOLD CON1 JPY  4,272.00 JPY  3.00
SILVER CON1 JPY  63.60 JPY  -1.20
PLATINUM CON1 JPY  4,748.00 JPY  -25.00
PALLADIUM CON1 JPY  2,900.00 JPY  -40.00
Symbol Last Net Change
BRENT CRUDE USD  102.10 USD  -0.53
GAS OIL APR1 USD  858.50 USD  -0.75
LIGHT CRUDE CON1 USD  93.36 USD  -0.31
NATURAL GAS CON1 USD  3.84 USD  -0.05
Symbol Last Net Change
COFFEE C CON1 USC  181.40 USC  -2.35
COCOA CON1 USD  3,183.00 USD  -15.00
SUGAR 11 CON1 USC  15.61 USC  -0.38
UK £ USD =1.6568
Euro USD =1.3242
Rand USD =0.0935

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