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Trump White House seeks to assuage farmer unrest over biofuel policy -sources

00h10 President Donald Trump's administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after its decision this month to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline, sources told Reuters on Tuesday.  Full story

Toll Brothers profit beat clouded by weakness in orders

00h29 Toll Brothers Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on higher home prices, but its shares fell as orders declined, hinting at weaker demand for new homes.  Full story

Toll Brothers earnings beat on higher home prices

20/08 Toll Brothers Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as increased home prices cushioned the luxury homebuilder from higher costs and choppy demand for new homes.  Full story

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South Africa's Sasol delays results due to U.S. project glitch

16/08 South Africa-based chemicals and energy company Sasol Ltd said on Friday it would delay the release of its 2019 financial results due to possible "control weaknesses" at its U.S. ethane cracker project.  Full story

S.Africa debt "becoming uncomfortable", but no bailout requested - IMF

15/08 South Africa's public debt, which is approaching rating agencies' red line of 60% of economic output, is reaching uncomfortable levels, an IMF official said on Thursday.  Full story

South Africa's Harmony Gold eyes potential in AngloGold Ashanti assets

20/08 South Africa's Harmony Gold is interested in many projects including AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng operations, CEO Peter Steenkamp said on Tuesday.  Full story

 

SA Business

Transpaco final results June 2019

20/08 Revenue for the year increased to R1.985 billion (2018: R1.721 billion), operating profit decreased 35.4% to R89.9 million (2018: R139.2 million), profit for the year came to R57.2 million (2018: R97.5. . .  Full story

South Africa to consider new nuclear in affordable way

20/08 South Africa will consider adding nuclear power capacity in an affordable way as part of its long-term plans, Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Cash-strapped S.Africa state arms firm ordered to hand over taxes - union

20/08 South Africa's High Court ordered state arms maker Denel to hand over millions in employees' tax payments to the government, union officials said - a case that has refocused attention on. . .  Full story
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SA Company

South Africa's rand pauses recent slide, stocks down

20/08 South Africa's rand firmed on Tuesday, pulling back from an 11-month low as long dollar investors took profits and awaited further clues on the outlook for the global and local economy.. . .  Full story

S.Africa's KAP Industrial Holdings posts 25% fall in annual profit

20/08 South Africa's KAP Industrial Holdings on Tuesday reported a 25% fall in full-year profit citing the impact of an accounting change on a black economic empowerment transaction.. . .  Full story

Shoprite misses forecasts despite stronger home market

20/08 Shoprite Holdings missed full-year earnings forecasts on Tuesday, hit by inventory shortages in South Africa and currency devaluations in the rest of Africa, which overshadowed an improved second half in its home market.. . .  Full story
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Recent RBNZ 50 bp cut reduced chance of unconventional policy tools -assistant governor

00h30 The Reserve Bank of New Zealand's (RBNZ) assistant governor Christian Hawkesby said in a speech released on Wednesday that the bank's recent rate cut would likely avoid the use of unconventional monetary policy tools.  Full story

Toll Brothers profit beat clouded by weakness in orders

00h29 Toll Brothers Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on higher home prices, but its shares fell as orders declined, hinting at weaker demand for new homes.  Full story

CME live cattle futures climb on robust wholesale beef demand

00h16 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Tuesday for a second session, supported by strong wholesale beef demand ahead of the U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend, analysts said.  Full story
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Europe

Don't help Ryanair during Portugal strike, Belgian unions tell members

20/08 Belgium's CNE and ACV PULS trade unions have told members not to comply with a Ryanair request to staff flights affected by a planned strike by Portuguese crew from Wednesday, a letter sent to. . .  Full story

Hong Kong leader says dialogue and 'mutual respect' offer way out of chaos

20/08 Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of efforts to restore calm and that talks with non-violent protesters would provide "a way out". . .  Full story

Oil steadies as hopes of easing trade tensions lend support

20/08 Oil prices steadied on Tuesday on optimism U.S.-China trade tensions will ease and hopes major economies will take stimulus measures to ward off a possible economic slowdown, after falling earlier on concerns over future demand.. . .  Full story
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US

Trump White House seeks to assuage farmer unrest over biofuel policy -sources

00h10 President Donald Trump's administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after its decision this month to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline,. . .  Full story

Trump, advisers looking at ways to boost U.S. economy as markets fear recession

00h01 Even as they reject talk of a looming recession, President Donald Trump and his advisers are examining ways to provide a boost to the U.S. economy should it be deemed necessary, officials said.. . .  Full story

Toll Brothers earnings beat on higher home prices

20/08 Toll Brothers Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as increased home prices cushioned the luxury homebuilder from higher costs and choppy demand for new homes.. . .  Full story
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Asia

S.Korea July producer prices drop y/y, first fall in nearly 3 years

20/08 South Korea's producer prices index (PPI) dropped in July on an annual basis for the first time in nearly three years, central bank data showed on Wednesday, underlining lower inflationary pressures and supporting further policy. . .  Full story

Egypt's Banque du Caire expects to sell minority stake by early 2020

20/08 The head of Egypt's state-owned Banque du Caire told reporters on Tuesday that he expects to sell 30-40% of the bank by the end of 2019 or in early 2020.. . .  Full story

China trims lending rates with new benchmark, more cuts expected

20/08 China lowered its new lending reference rate slightly on Tuesday, as expected, as the central bank kicked off interest rate reforms designed to reduce corporate borrowing costs in the world's second-largest economy.. . .  Full story
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Forex

Global dairy prices flat, milk powder surges at fortnightly auction

00h03 Global dairy prices were largely flat at an auction early on Wednesday, but key product whole milk powder posted surprisingly strong gains on increased demand from Asia.. . .  Full story

U.S. SEC fines Russian firm for failing to disclose paid-for ICO reviews

20/08 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday that it has fined and settled charges against a Russia-based ratings firm for failure to disclose payments it received to publicize digital asset offerings of issuers. . .  Full story

Safe havens rise as recession concerns trigger easing bets

20/08 Investors on Tuesday sought traditional safe havens, including the Japanese yen and U.S. Treasuries, even as there were signs that more economic stimulus was on its way, as markets focused on concerns over a. . .  Full story
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Africa

Nigerian annual inflation at 11.08% in July - stats office

16/08 Annual inflation in Nigeria stood at 11.08% in July, compared with 11.22% in June, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday in a report.. . .  Full story

Ghana yet to decide on cocoa farmgate price -Cocobod

15/08 Ghana will not make a decision on a cocoa farmgate price until an industry committee meets to discuss it in September, a spokesman for the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) said on Thursday.. . .  Full story

Kenya approves issuance of first green bond

15/08 Kenya has approved its first ever issuance of a green bond, which will raise 5 billion shillings ($48.45 million) for student accommodation, the capital markets regulator CMA said on Thursday.. . .  Full story
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