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South African Economy Probably Grew at Faster Pace

Feb. 29 (Bloomberg) -- FirstRand Ltd.’s First National Bank will spend as much as 300 million rand ($40 million) during the next three years to expand in African nations where it already operates, Business Day reported.

The Johannesburg-based bank will spend 100 million rand to 300 million rand in Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, the Johannesburg-based newspaper said, citing Chief Executive Officer Michael Jordaan.

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