The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market
moves and political events may affect African markets on Monday.
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*Angola - Expecting November inflation data.
*Botswana - Bank lending rate due to be released.
Asian shares clambered to a 16-month high on
Monday as investors took heart from economic data
from China and the United States that raised hopes
about the outlook for growth in the world's top
WORLD OIL PRICES
Brent crude futures held above $107 a barrel on
Monday, snapping five straight days of losses, as
promising data out of the world's top two oil
consumers revived demand growth hopes in a
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Ghana's electoral authorities said on Sunday
incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama won a new
term as president in the West African state in an
election the opposition claimed was marred by
SOUTH AFRICA CURRENCY, BONDS
The rand retreated on Friday after strong gains in
the previous session, making it one of the lower
three performers in a basket of emerging market
currencies trading against the
SOUTH AFRICA SHARES
South African stocks ended lower on Friday after
resource shares such as diversified miner Exxaro
slid on the back of a fall in global
The Kenyan shilling held steady against the
dollar on Friday and was expected to trade in a
narrow range as volumes thin out ahead of the
holidays. Stocks recouped some of the previous
Mozambique's year-on-year headline consumer
inflation accelerated in November to 2.33 percent
from 1.8 percent in October, the statistics office
said on Friday.
Ugandan lawmakers passed new legislation on Friday
meant to regulate the country's emerging oil
sector but critics said the law would invest too
much control in the hands of the executive.
ANGOLA TRADE SURPLUS
Angola's trade surplus narrowed 24 percent to
$9.87 billion in the third quarter from a year
earlier, as exports in the oil-producing nation
fell slightly while imports jumped, the National
Statistics (INE) said on Friday.
Mauritius' annual average inflation rate
fell for the eleventh straight month
to 4 percent in November from 4.3 percent in
October as food, clothing and transport prices
fell, the statistics office said on Friday.
Police in Sudan used teargas and batons to repel
rock-throwing students on Sunday as tension
simmered over the deaths of four students
following a protest against tuition fees.
Southern African nations pledged on Saturday to
provide 4,000 troops for a neutral force to be
deployed in eastern Congo where rebels have waged
an eight month-long rebellion, the South African
Development Community (SADC) said.
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