South African pension fund won't be used to bailout state firms: Finmin 14:01 GMT

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa is not planning to raid the government pension fund to bail out struggling state firms, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday.  Full Article

Nigeria central bank holds benchmark interest rate at 14 pct - governor 14:03 GMT 

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 14 percent on Tuesday, its governor said following a Monetary Policy Committee meeting.  Full Article  

South Africa in talks with Citibank on state airline debt 14:54 GMT 

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa is in talks with Citibank on how to settle a 1.8 billion rand ($135 million) loan to the state airline due end September after the lender said it would not roll over the debt again, Treasury Director General Dondo Mogajane said on Tuesday.  Full Article  

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