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South Africa holds key rate in unanimous decision 14:10 GMT

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's central bank left its main interest rate on hold at 6.5% on Thursday as expected, saying it would like to see inflation expectations anchored closer to the midpoint of its target range.  Full Article

 
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Kenya cuts 2019/20 financial year spending plans by 2.1% 07:57 GMT 

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's finance ministry has cut the government's planned spending for the 2019/20 (July-June) fiscal year by 2.1%, equivalent to 46.2 billion shillings ($445 million), a budget review document showed on Thursday.  Full Article  

S.Africa's debt-ridden Cell C worthless, biggest shareholders say 15:12 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Payments company Net1 UEPS Technologies said on Thursday it had written down to zero the value of its stake in South Africa's third-largest mobile network, Cell C, alongside the carrier's largest shareholder, Blue Label Telecoms.  Full Article  

 
Symbol Last Net Change
GOLD CON1 JPY  5,215.00 JPY  29.00
SILVER CON1 JPY  61.40 JPY  0.00
PLATINUM CON1 JPY  3,232.00 JPY  16.00
PALLADIUM CON1 JPY  5,550.00 JPY  0.00
Symbol Last Net Change
ICE Brent Crude c1 USD  64.54 USD  0.94
GAS OIL APR8 USD  617.25 USD  6.25
LIGHT CRUDE CON1 USD  58.48 USD  0.37
NATURAL GAS CON1 USD  2.54 USD  -0.10
Symbol Last Net Change
COFFEE C CON1 USC  98.85 USC  -1.50
COCOA CON1 USD  2,468.00 USD  67.00
SUGAR 11 CON1 USC  11.05 USC  0.05
UK £ USD =1.2524
Euro USD =1.1054
Rand USD =0.0679
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