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Eskom planned power cuts to hit South Africa Q1 GDP growth -Goldman Sachs Thursday, 21 Mar 2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Severe planned power cuts - termed "load-shedding" - at South Africa's state-run utility Eskom are expected to shave 0.3 percentage points off first-quarter GDP growth, Goldman Sachs said on Thursday.  Full Article

 
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Nigeria's central bank sees 3 pct GDP growth in 2019 Thursday, 21 Mar 2019 

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's central bank expects the economy to pick up in 2019, forecasting a gross domestic product growth of 3 percent, up from 1.9 percent recorded last year, its governor Godwin Emefiele said on Thursday.  Full Article  

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Kenya shilling strengthens, helped by inflows into government bonds Thursday, 21 Mar 2019 

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Kenyan shilling strengthened against the dollar on Thursday due to inflows from offshore investors buying government bonds, traders said.  Full Article  

 
Symbol Last Net Change
GOLD CON1 JPY  4,659.00 JPY  -18.00
SILVER CON1 JPY  55.30 JPY  0.00
PLATINUM CON1 JPY  3,051.00 JPY  -21.00
PALLADIUM CON1 JPY  5,730.00 JPY  18.00
Symbol Last Net Change
ICE Brent Crude c1 USD  67.64 USD  -0.22
GAS OIL APR8 USD  608.75 USD  -1.50
LIGHT CRUDE CON1 USD  59.81 USD  -0.17
NATURAL GAS CON1 USD  2.80 USD  -0.03
Symbol Last Net Change
COFFEE C CON1 USC  94.80 USC  0.00
COCOA CON1 USD  2,132.00 USD  0.00
SUGAR 11 CON1 USC  12.50 USC  0.00
UK £ USD =1.3132
Euro USD =1.1373
Rand USD =0.0703
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