SOUTH AFRICA DAYBOOK: Anglo American, Gordhan, Vavi and Manuel
Anglo American Platinum Ltd. and Kumba Iron Ore Ltd. (KIO), companies controlled by Anglo American, will also release production figures for the three months.
WHAT TO WATCH: * Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at the Financial Cooperatives Indaba in Cape Town at 9 a.m., Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will also speak. * The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries holds a press briefing in Pretoria at 10 a.m. * The Southern African Rail Association holds a media briefing in Johannesburg at 10:30 a.m. ahead of its Nov. 1 to 3 conference. * Zwelinzima Vavi, the secretary general of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, speaks at a union event in Durban at 1 p.m. * Trevor Manuel, South Africa’s planning minister, speaks at the Top 100 Companies Awards banquet in Johannesburg at 7 p.m. * The Competition Appeal court hears a review and appeal application lodged by three government ministries against Wal- Mart Stores Inc.’s takeover of Massmart Holdings Ltd. in Cape Town. * Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is on an official visit to Finland, Sweden and Denmark. CONFERENCES: * The China Africa Business Forum 2011 takes place at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg. * The Financial Cooperatives Indaba takes place in Cape Town from Oct. 19-21. MARKETS: * The rand fell 0.4 percent to 8.0281 per dollar at 6:22 p.m. yesterday in Johannesburg. * The FTSE/JSE Africa All-Share Index rose 0.5 percent to 31,197.35 yesterday. * The yield on the 13.5 percent government bond due September 2015, known to traders as the R157, rose 8 basis points to 6.68 percent late yesterday. EQUITY MOVERS AND COMPANY NEWS: * Anglo American Plc (AGL SJ), Anglo American Platinum Ltd. (AMS SJ) and Kumba Iron Ore Ltd. (KIO SJ): The companies release third quarter production statements. * Massmart Holdings Ltd. (MSM SJ): The Competition Appeal court hears a review and appeal application lodged by three government ministries against Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s takeover of Massmart. * Telkom South Africa Ltd. (TKG SJ): The Competition Tribunal holds hearings on Telkom’s charges for broadband services in Pretoria from 10 a.m.
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