Zambia's new president says to keep mineral tax despite mine closure fears Sunday, 25 Jan 2015

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia will maintain a new mineral royalty tax despite fears that it could lead to mine closures, President Edgar Lungu said on Sunday as he was inaugurated in the nation's capital.  Full Article

All eyes on Fed, Greece after ECB fires bazooka Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 

PARIS (Reuters) - After the surprises from central banks which rocked markets at the start of the year, the U.S. Federal Reserve will be watched as closely as ever this week to see that it doesn't stray from its own policy path.  Full Article  

West African franc zone plans $5 bln debt issuance in 2015 Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 

DAKAR (Reuters) - The eight nations of the West African franc zone plans to issue some 2,865 billion CFA Francs ($5 billion) in debt in 2015, down 22.4 percent compared with issuance in the previous year, the region's debt planning agency said on Saturday.  Full Article  

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GOLD CON1 JPY  4,890.00 JPY  -29.00
SILVER CON1 JPY  68.90 JPY  0.70
PLATINUM CON1 JPY  4,800.00 JPY  -27.00
PALLADIUM CON1 JPY  2,926.00 JPY  -9.00
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BRENT CRUDE USD  48.21 USD  -0.58
GAS OIL APR1 USD  470.00 USD  -7.00
LIGHT CRUDE CON1 USD  44.78 USD  -0.81
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COFFEE C CON1 USC  162.10 USC  2.15
COCOA CON1 USD  2,769.00 USD  -32.00
SUGAR 11 CON1 USC  15.17 USC  -0.74
UK £ USD =1.4991
Euro USD =1.1103
Rand USD =0.0876

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