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Aveng, Central Rand Gold, Metorex: South African Equity Preview

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Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The following stocks may rise or fall in South Africa. Symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last close.

The FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Index dropped 569.2, or 1.8 percent, to 30,518.92 by the 5 p.m. close in Johannesburg on Sept. 2.

AVI Ltd. (AVI SJ): The producer and distributor of consumer goods including food and cosmetics releases full-year earnings. The stock declined 55 cents, or 1.7 percent, to 32.75 rand.

Aveng Ltd. (AEG SJ): The country’s largest construction company reports full-year earnings. The shares tumbled 27 cents, or 0.8 percent, to 33.28 rand.

Central Rand Gold Ltd. (CRD SJ): The South African producer of the metal may be forced to close its mine near Soweto, Johannesburg as early as this week following a government order, the Sunday Times said, citing Bheki Khumalo, spokesman for the Department of Mineral Resources. The shares fell 9.1 percent to 10 cents.

Metorex Ltd. (MTX SJ): The copper producer releases first-half results. The stock was unchanged at 8.35 rand.

Tiger Brands Ltd. (TBS SJ): The country’s largest food company holds its annual general meeting. Tiger Brands slipped 2.58 rand, or 1.2 percent, to 205.22 rand.

Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon Ltd. (WBO SJ): The construction company reports full-year earnings. WBHO, as it is known, fell 2.10 rand, or 2.1 percent, to 97.70 rand.

The following stocks will begin trading without the right to the latest dividend: AECI Ltd. (AFE SJ), Aquarius Platinum Ltd. (AQP SJ), Argent Industrial Ltd. (ART SJ), BHP Billiton Plc (BIL SJ), Clientele Ltd. (CLI SJ), Grindrod Ltd. (GND SJ), Hospitality Property Fund Ltd. (HPA SJ and HPB SJ), JSE Ltd. (JSE SJ), Morvest Business Group Ltd. (MOR SJ), Nedbank Group Ltd. (NED SJ), New Europe Property Investments Plc (NEP SJ), Standard Bank Group Ltd. (SBK SJ), Truworths International Ltd. (TRU SJ).

To contact the reporter on this story: Renee Bonorchis in Johannesburg at rbonorchis@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Edward Evans at eevans3@bloomberg.net

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