Rio Tinto's Zimbabwe diamond production falls 42 pct in Q1 09:17 GMT

HARARE (Reuters) - Rio Tinto said production at its Murowa diamond mine in Zimbabwe fell 42 percent in the first quarter after a planned shutdown and a decision to cut output as it sought clarity on a new export tax.  Full Article

South Africa cenbank business indicator down 0.3 pct in February 07:35 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The South African central bank's leading business cycle indicator fell 0.3 percent month-on-month in February, triggered by a drop in the number of residential building plans passed and a decline in the dollar-based export commodity price index.  Full Article  

Cost cuts help lift South Africa's Pick n Pay FY profit, dividend 06:23 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African grocer Pick n Pay posted a 28 percent rise in full-year profit on Tuesday, helping grow dividend payouts for the first time in four years as cost cuts offset slack consumer spending.  Full Article  

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