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Tuesday, 26 April 2011 - 20:00
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S.Africa's rand hits 2-week high vs dollar; stocks mixed

By Phumza Macanda and Ed Stoddard

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's rand firmed against the dollar on Tuesday, taking its cue from the euro's rally in thin domestic trading conditions.

South African stocks ended mixed as resource shares fell in line with global commodities but banking shares roared higher as they took heart from robust results posted by global peers.

Domestic markets are prone to exaggerated moves this week and will follow global trends more closely as liquidity is light because of public holidays on Monday and Wednesday.

The rand was trading at 6.70 to the dollar at 1530 GMT, 0.4 percent stronger than Monday's New York close of 6.7267. It hit a session high of 6.6921 earlier, its firmest in two weeks.

"The rand has been tracking the broader market trends and to a point the fortunes of the euro, which has improved in early Tuesday trade," said IFR Markets, a Thomson Reuters news and market analysis service, seeing the rand firming to 6.62.

The eurozone is South Africa's largest trading partner and the rand often follows the euro's moves.

The single currency to 16-moth highs to the dollar on bets that the U.S. Federal Reserve bank will maintain loose monetary policy on Wednesday after its policy meeting.

If the U.S. keep its super-loose monetary policy, money money should keep flowing to emerging markets such as South Africa, bolstering its high yielding currency.

Charts suggest the rand's bullish trend is intact. The currency has been trading firmer than its 100 and 200 day moving average since mid-March.

The rand will have to decisively break 6.66 to target this year's high of 6.55, hit on January 3. It tried and failed to break this level early in April.

On the bourse, the All-share index , ended just 0.03 percent higher at 32,668.15. The mining index fell 1.21 percent as commodities across the board took a whacking after a sharp drop in silver triggered by an options expiry.

But domestic banking stocks performed strongly. RMB Holdings finished up 3.59 percent to 27.98 rand while Firstrand ended 1.99 percent higher at 20.50 rand.

Rival Standard Bank, Africa's biggest bank by way of assets, sprinted 1.69 percent higher to 102.25 rand.

UBS results sparked a rally in the European financial sector that fed into local banking stocks.

"Globally there were some good results coming out of the banking market, with the likes of UBS kicking off the positive momentum," said a Johannesburg-based trader.

Shares in Swiss lender UBS ended almost 4 percent higher after it said money poured back into its core wealth management arm in the first quarter.

On fixed income, South African government bonds steadied, with the yield on the 2015 note unchanged from the previous close at 7.64 percent and that on the 2026 note was also flat at 8.655 percent.

On the data front, PPI will be released on Thursday, with the market expecting factory gate prices to rise by 7.3 percent year-on-year in March, from 6.7 percent previously, largely due to higher metal prices and a relatively weaker rand in March.

Tue, 26 Apr 2011
Top News
The Kenyan shilling firmed against the dollar on Tuesday and traders expected it to gain further on the back of a squeeze on liquidity, while stocks rose slightly.  Full story

The Ford Motor Co will idle plants in Taiwan, China and South Africa beginning this week due to the shortage of parts from Japan after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the company said on Monday.  Full story
World stocks surged toward three-year highs on Tuesday and the U.S. dollar eased against the euro as investors bet the U.S. Federal Reserve will keep its easy monetary policy in place at its meeting this week.  Full story
The government said on Tuesday it was working with its international partners on possible further measures against Syria and called on Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to stop attacks on anti-government protesters.  Full story
British and U.S. officials met Tuesday to discuss how to step up military pressure on Muammar Gaddafi, as the Libyan leader's army fought fierce clashes with rebels in besieged Misrata.  Full story
Wall Street rallied and the S&P 500 hit its highest level since June 2008 on Tuesday as a flood of positive corporate results. . .  Full story
European shares rose for the fourth straight session and hit a two-week closing high on Tuesday, boosted by corporate results in both the. . .  Full story
Silver was on course for its largest one-day fall in six weeks on Tuesday after having hit a 31-year high in the previous. . .  Full story
Britain's FTSE 100 closed at its highest level in over two months on Tuesday, albeit in light volumes, as earnings from the U.S.. . .  Full story

Hong Kong shares eased on Tuesday as heavyweight oil producers and financials weighed on the benchmark, while light turnover suggested players were holding back. . .  Full story
Japan's Nikkei average closed at a one-week low on Tuesday, losing 1.2 percent as exporters were hit by a stronger yen in thin. . .  Full story
In the lightest volume session of the year, U.S. stocks fell on Monday after a lowered outlook from Kimberly-Clark increased concerns about higher commodity. . .  Full story
A selloff in silver sparked by its failure to breach a 30-year record high contributed to an easing in oil prices on Monday,. . .  Full story
SA Business
South Africa's rand gave back some of the previous day's gains against the dollar on Tuesday, but should stick within narrow ranges in a trading week cut short by public holidays.. . .  Full story

South Africa's maize stocks fell to 3.295 million tonnes at the end of March compared with a revised 4.263 million tonnes at the end of February, data showed on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
Company News
Fiuranium announced that it is soliciting the consent of noteholders of the 7.00% Secured Convertible Notes due March 31, 2013 (the. . .  Full story
Textainer Group Holdings Ltd ("Textainer"), the world's largest lessor of intermodal containers based on fleet size, reported that it will announce. . .  Full story
Further to the trading update released on SENS on 1 February 2011, the board advised that it has now obtained a. . .  Full story
The following director engaged in a share transaction in Pikwik shares: *Director: Suzanne Ackerman-Berman *Date of transaction: 19 April 2011 *Nature of. . .  Full story

The following director engaged in a share transaction in Pikwik shares: *Director: Wendy Ackerman *Date of transaction: 19 April 2011 *Nature of transactions: On market purchase of shares *Number of securities purchased: 25 000 *Class of security: Ordinary *Average purchase price per. . .  Full story
Anglo announced that all resolutions were passed by the requisite majorities at the company's annual general meeting held at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre at 11.00am on Thursday 21 April 2011.. . .  Full story
Company Results
Revenue rose to R186.1 million (R158.5 million). Operating profit was up 6.3% to R87 million (R81.8 million). Net attributable profit increased to R61.1 million (R60.8 million). In addition, headline earnings per linked unit grew to 78c (64.4cplu). Distribution Notice was given that. . .  Full story
Revenue earned on a contractual basis for the year increased by 10.5% to R452.6 million (2010: R407.7 million). Operating profit rose by 12.9% to R248.9 million (2010: R220.5 million), while total comprehensive income decreased by 33.5% to R146 million (2010: R219.7. . .  Full story
World Markets (Spot Prices)
NameTimeRPMove% Move
JSE Overall17:0032668.159.290.03%
JSE Top 4017:0029456.82-.35-0.00%
JSE Gold17:002781.05-42.32-1.50%
JSE Financial17:0021764.33200.990.93%
JSE Industrial17:0032714.88155.040.48%
JSE Indust 2517:0027436.49143.630.53%
JSE Resource17:0057742.96-464.44-0.80%
DJ Futures19:5612530.0092.000.74%
DJ Ind19:3112580.69100.810.81%
SP 50020:001346.4911.240.84%
FTSE 10017:356069.3651.060.85%
All Ords21/044995.7055.501.12%
NZSE 5007:263486.48-5.91-0.17%
NameTimeRPMove% Move
Gold/R kg20:00322045-2843-0.87%
Brent Crude19:56123.85.350.28%
Rand / Dollar19:596.6709-0.0513-0.76%
Rand / Pound19:5510.9810-0.0865-0.78%
Rand / Euro19:559.7702-0.0387-0.39%
Rand / NZD19:585.3724-0.0084-0.16%
Rand / AUD19:557.1945-0.0240-0.33%
Yen / Dollar19:5981.6400-0.2100-0.26%
Euro / Dollar19:550.6830-0.0027-0.39%
Dollar / Euro19:591.46340.00550.38%
Pound / Dollar19:550.60620.00020.03%

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The JSE Today
Trading Statistics

Major Moves Up
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 TRUSTCO  1342421.82.%50500
2 RANGOLD  2902911.11.%200125
3 AFRO-C  199136.99.%17000
4 AFROX  1920975.32.%150416
5 FAMBRANDS  42501623.96.%11113
6 AFEAGLE  13553.85.%32634
7 RMBH  2798973.59.%955110
8 HUDACO  87572823.33.%107445
9 ASTRAL  135324113.13.%17294
10 AVUSA  2460602.50.%23409
11 COAL  945222.38.%318038
12 OCEANA  3900902.36.%12952
13 AFGRI  706162.32.%118475
14 REUNERT  63401402.26.%68012
15 KAP  23552.17.%647397
16 NUWORLD  2390502.14.%500
17 ALTRON-P  2703532.00.%884
18 FIRSTRAND  2050401.99.%5209003
19 VIVIDEND  48491.89.%33600
20 PPC  2495451.84.%404426

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Major Moves Down
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 MARSHALL  550-50-8.33.%2000
2 MERCHANT  650-40-5.80.%20000
3 EASTPLATS  828-41-4.72.%147635
4 JUBILEE  300-14-4.46.%43185
5 URONE  2730-120-4.21.%11044
6 ONELOGIX  125-5-3.85.%20250
7 PNR-FOODS  5601-218-3.75.%28513
8 KEATON   320-12-3.61.%36452
9 HOSP-A  1350-50-3.57.%379
10 EQSTRA  650-24-3.56.%23381
11 ASSORE  20600-750-3.51.%10413
12 DATATEC  3553-129-3.50.%92240
13 PHUMELELA  1150-40-3.36.%13907
14 CLICKS  4199-146-3.36.%2617347
15 MEDCLIN  2810-90-3.10.%91830
16 SANTAM  12455-396-3.08.%5373
17 AFRIMAT  340-10-2.86.%10600
18 ANOORAQ  690-20-2.82.%57570
19 PERGRIN  1120-30-2.61.%36558
20 MVELAGRP  312-8-2.50.%377963

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New Highs
SharenameSaleHighMove% MoveVolume
1 TRUSTCO  1341342421.82.%50500
2 BATS  29000291922700.94.%179075
3 GOLDONE  36037030.84.%466250
4 MTN  1409914100760.54.%2734141

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New Lows
SharenameSaleLowMove% MoveVolume
1 BCX  490490-9-1.80.%227900
2 SILVERB  1501250.17000

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Index Summary
Index NameRPMove% Move
Top 4029,456.82-.35-0.00%
Mid Cap41,637.3979.800.19%
Small Cap32,348.5574.480.23%
Resource 2057,742.96-464.44-0.80%
Industrial 2527,436.49143.630.53%
Financial 158,254.6286.521.06%
Financial & Ind. 3030,787.49216.860.71%
All Share32,668.159.290.03%
Oil & Gas 29,219.44488.501.70%
Mining 37,815.29-461.44-1.21%
Gold Mining2,781.05-42.32-1.50%
Platinum Mining74.56-.17-0.23%
Oil & Gas Producers 15,710.75262.661.70%
Basic Materials 31,868.56-347.24-1.08%
Chemicals 13,710.57272.922.03%
Forestry & Paper 14,296.86-96.95-0.67%
Industrial Metals 30,198.80181.190.60%
Industrials 27,713.1963.180.23%
General Industrials 76,602.19171.600.22%
Consumer Goods 27,147.69165.320.61%
Automobiles & Parts 3,
Household Goods160.4710.60%
Health Care 31,360.9391.510.29%
Beverages 84,486.60539.910.64%
Food Producers 48,032.16229.060.48%
Index NameRPMove% Move
Personal Goods 419.682.600.62%
Consumer Services 53,834.18324.010.61%
General Retailers 41,615.52244.950.59%
Travel & Leisure 3,696.635.440.15%
Media 85,573.24891.221.05%
Support Services 2,374.99-9.80-0.41%
Telecommunications 68,288.56306.500.45%
Financials 21,764.33200.990.93%
Banks 41,120.11700.621.73%
Non-life Insurance 30,202.25-960.26-3.08%
Life Insurance 16,196.3525.880.16%
General Financial 2,250.701.290.06%
Technology 20,127.27-524.26-2.54%
SHARIAH TOP40 3,318.99-18-0.55%
FTSE/JSE SHARIAH ALL3,368.97-16-0.48%
COAL MINING23,317.111060.46%
FTSE JSE Fledgling 4,510.9700.01%
FTSE/JSE Alt X 1,006.8270.71%
RESOURCE 31,862.61-266-0.83%
DIVIDEND PLUS168.7800.21%
FTSE/JSE RAFI 406,828.33140.20%
Capped Top 4015,322.53230.15%
Capped All Share16,422.13160.10%

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Latest Consensus Changes**
CodeCompany NameStatusUpdated
Results Expected**
ExpectedCompany NameFin. Date
29 Apr 2011ARCMITTALMarch 2011 (Q)
29 Apr 2011CENRANDDecember 2010 (Final)
29 Apr 2011CONVERGEFebruary 2011 (Interim)
29 Apr 2011DIAMONDCPDecember 2010 (Final)
29 Apr 2011FPTMarch 2011 (Interim)

Recent Dividends**
Share NameDec-DateLDTPay-DateAmount
ALTECH11-04-2011-05-2011-05-30R 3.5600
PBT11-04-1911-05-2011-05-30R 0.0300
CMH11-04-1911-06-0311-06-13R 0.3000
PICKNPAY11-04-1811-06-0311-06-13R 1.0550
PIKWIK11-04-1811-06-0311-06-13R 0.5134
Ex Div**
Share NameDec-DateLDTPay-DateAmount
NTC PREF11-04-0111-04-1911-05-03R 3.4161
SBR00311-04-0511-04-1911-05-05R 1.4100
SANLAM11-03-1011-04-1911-05-10R 1.1500
NAIL11-04-0511-04-1911-05-03R 0.1760
NAIL -N-11-04-0511-04-1911-05-03R 0.1760

Upcoming AGMs**
CodeCompany NameDateStatus
JSEJSE Ltd28/04/2011Confirmed
SBVSabvest Ltd28/04/2011Confirmed
KDVKayDav Group Ltd28/04/2011Confirmed
SVNSabvest Ltd28/04/2011Confirmed
NBKONedbank Ltd03/05/2011Unconfirmed

Stock Exchange News Service
26/04/201116:05WWR/GDO - White Water Resources /Gold One International - Registration of
26/04/201115:17 First Uranium Corporation - First Uranium seeks Noteholder consent to
26/04/201114:00 Premium Properties Limited and its subsidiaries - Reviewed preliminary
26/04/201114:00 Octodec Investments Limited and its subsidiaries - Unaudited results of
26/04/201113:00MND/MNP - Mondi Limited/Mondi plc - Mondi Group - 2010 Final Dividend
26/04/201112:50 FirstRand Limited - Dealings in securities by a director
26/04/201112:19 SA French Limited - Results of special general meeting
26/04/201111:59 Shoprite Holdings Limited - Dealing in securities by a Non-executive
26/04/201110:19 Trencor Limited - Trencor`s Textainer announces date for release of first
26/04/201109:14 Capital Property Fund - Dealing In Securities
26/04/201109:01 Lonrho Plc - Lonrho Plc appoints the RT. Hon Sir Richard Needham to the
26/04/201109:00 Lonrho Plc - Lonrho lists on the Main Market of The London Stock
26/04/201108:00 Blue Financial Services Limited - Trading Statement
26/04/201107:59 Group Five Limited - Dealing in securities by Directors and Directors of
26/04/201107:34 Pick n Pay Holdings Limited - Dealing in securities by directors
26/04/201107:33 Pick n Pay Holdings Limited - Dealing in securities by directors
26/04/201107:32 Pick n Pay Holdings Limited - Dealing in securities by directors
26/04/201107:15 Anglo American plc - Anglo American AGM 2011 - voting results
26/04/201107:10 British American Tobacco p.l.c - Transaction in own shares
26/04/201107:05 BHP Billiton Plc - Transaction in shares

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