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Thursday, 28 April 2011 - 20:00
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S.African rand off 4-month highs; stocks little changed

By Phumza Macanda and Agnieszka Flak

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's rand eased against the dollar on Thursday, losing some momentum after climbing to four-month highs but still weighing on mining shares as the resource-heavy stock index ended little changed.

South African markets have been relatively quiet this week due to public holidays on Monday and Wednesday, with trading volumes in the local stock market at their lowest since Jan 3.

The rand advanced to 6.5820 against the dollar earlier, its strongest since January 3, but failed to sustain those gains. It was trading at 6.62 at 1547 GMT, 0.4 percent weaker than its New York close.

Despite softening in this session, the rand's bullish trend remains intact. Should it pierce its Jan 3 high of 6.55, the next key level would be the fourth quarter 2007 high of 6.43.

"The dollar index remains the biggest driving factor at the the moment for this particular cross. As long as the dollar continues to be sold off there is potential for dollar/rand downside to continue," said Anisha Arora, junior emerging market analyst at 4CAST, adding the rand is likely to stall at 6.57.

The rally in the rand might also prompt central bank intervention to stem its gains.

Arora said if the bank intervenes "amounts will not be as big as we saw in Jan-Feb ... especially as the stronger rand somewhat acts as a disinflationary factor".

The central bank has said it will continue to accumulate reserves as and when possible but was not targeting any particular level for the rand.

On the bourse, the JSE Top-40 index of blue chips lost 0.19 percent to end at 29,402.12 and the broader All-share index ended down 0.03 percent at 32,659.95.

Mining stocks were hit by the strong rand, with all gold miners ending lower despite bullion hitting record highs during the session. Spot gold ascended to a lifetime high of $1,535.90 an ounce, breaking records for a second straight session.

"The rand strengthened substantially in the last two days adding a lot of pressure to the commodity stocks," a trader said.

Vodacom ended 1.91 percent higher at 80 rand after saying that full-year headline earnings per share would be 25 to 30 percent higher than the previous year.

Also higher were African Bank and Impala Platinum, up 3.08 percent and 2.78 percent respectively.

Absa Group was the biggest loser on the day, after the banking group said that its profit before tax fell 19 percent in the first quarter. . It ended down 2.42 percent at 135.26 rand.

Shares in petrochemicals group Sasol fell 1.88 percent to 385.19 rand.

Another dealer said weak U.S. growth data soured investors' mood towards local stocks.

U.S. growth slowed in the first quarter while claims for unemployment benefits jumped to their highest level since January.

In the absence of a weekly auction this week, bonds took their cue from the rand and were steady to firmer on Thursday. The yield on the 2015 bond fell one basis point to 7.63 percent and that on the 2026 issue was steady at 8.655 percent.

Thu, 28 Apr 2011
Top News

Zambia's headline consumer inflation slowed to 8.8 percent year-on-year in April, a rare example of easing price pressures in Africa caused in part by a drop in the cost of basic food.  Full story
Silver soared to an all-time high on Thursday and gold rose to another record, as a falling dollar and signs that the Federal Reserve would maintain a loose monetary policy boosted precious metals' appeal as a hedge against inflation and economic uncertainty.  Full story
A bomb killed 15 people including 10 foreigners in Morocco's bustling tourist destination of Marrakesh, state television said on Thursday, in an attack that bore the hallmark of Islamist militants.  Full story
Tornadoes and violent storms ripped through seven southern U.S. states, killing at least 259 people in the country's deadliest series of twisters in nearly four decades.  Full story
The U.S. dollar extended losses on Thursday, sparking a record surge in silver, while Wall Street faltered on reports of disappointing data that suggested. . .  Full story
European shares rose on Thursday to an eight-week closing high, boosted by strong results from some companies including Suez Environnement and on hopes the. . .  Full story
Britain's top share index closed flat on Thursday, failing again to close above key technical levels in the final trading session of the. . .  Full story
U.S. stocks edged up on Thursday, erasing early losses as investors brushed off disappointing economic data and bet on a further rally in equities.. . .  Full story

Hong Kong shares fell for a third consecutive day on Thursday and fears that Beijing may act to cool rising property prices over. . .  Full story
European shares edged up on Thursday, after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke signalled he was in no rush to scale back support. . .  Full story
Tokyo stocks climbed 1.6 percent on Thursday to their highest level since last's month earthquake, helped by better-than-expected domestic earnings and strength in U.S.. . .  Full story
Australian shares finished flat on Thursday, buoyed by strength in banks ahead of expected record profit reports but dragged by weakness in major. . .  Full story
SA Business
South Africa's rand strengthened towards 4-month high against the dollar on Thursday, extending an overnight rally as the greenback slid broadly on a low interest rate outlook for the United States.. . .  Full story

The South African Reserve Bank's composite leading business cycle indicator increased by 1.0 percent in February compared with the previous month, the bank said on Thursday.. . .  Full story
Company News
In the company's circular dated 1 July 2010, it was illustrated how the once off BEE equity transaction costs would have. . .  Full story
Further to the detailed joint cautionary announcement released on the SENS on 6 December 2010 and the further announcements during February,. . .  Full story
Seardel advised that for the year ended 31 March 2011 the group expects its financial results to fall within the following. . .  Full story
Shareholders of Absa Group are advised that Barclays PLC ("Barclays") released its 2011 Quarter One interim management statement on 27 April. . .  Full story
Company Results
Revenue for the quarter ended 31 March 2010 increased to USD183 million (2010: USD128.8 million). Gross profit rose to USD58.4 million (2010: USD39.2 million), while net profit attributable to equity holders of the parent improved to USD25.3 million (2010: USD23.2 million). Furthermore, earnings per share strengthened to USD5.46cps (2010: USD2.10cps). Dividend No dividend to declare.. . .  Full story
World Markets (Spot Prices)
NameTimeRPMove% Move
JSE Overall17:0032659.95-8.20-0.03%
JSE Top 4017:0029402.14-54.68-0.19%
JSE Gold17:002745.06-35.99-1.29%
JSE Financial17:0021841.0476.710.35%
JSE Industrial17:0032889.49174.610.53%
JSE Indust 2517:0027574.06137.570.50%
JSE Resource17:0057280.19-462.77-0.80%
DJ Futures19:4612660.0015.000.12%
DJ Ind19:4512728.7337.770.30%
SP 50019:561356.56-0.76-0.06%
FTSE 10017:356069.901.740.03%
All Ords08:374952.30-1.70-0.03%
NZSE 5007:263503.7611.720.34%
NameTimeRPMove% Move
Gold/R kg20:0032636989992.84%
Brent Crude19:56124.34.410.33%
Rand / Dollar19:596.62670.03350.51%
Rand / Pound19:5510.99210.06200.57%
Rand / Euro19:559.81140.07180.74%
Rand / NZD19:585.29450.00260.05%
Rand / AUD19:557.21830.05680.79%
Yen / Dollar19:5881.5500-0.6700-0.81%
Euro / Dollar19:550.6747-0.0020-0.30%
Dollar / Euro19:561.48210.00500.34%
Pound / Dollar19:550.6005-0.0008-0.13%

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The JSE Today
Trading Statistics

Major Moves Up
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 VALUE  3954512.86.%462183
2 DAWN  712527.88.%1264
3 MARSHALL  590407.27.%2000
4 TREMATON  150107.14.%16422
5 ITLTILE  465235.20.%2574
6 MRPRICE  68303305.08.%2002916
7 RA-HOLD  380184.97.%10000
8 SANTAM  129955404.34.%11582
9 MEDCLIN  29181083.84.%148921
10 CLICKS  43451463.48.%1884004
11 ALTECH  63002003.28.%18646
12 PNR-FOODS  57801793.20.%15259
13 DRDGOLD  397123.12.%2040569
14 TRADEH  629193.11.%17091
15 ABIL  38141143.08.%3532543
16 TFG  90502502.84.%1121202
17 IMPLATS  203505502.78.%2360190
18 DATATEC  3650972.73.%214522
19 URONE  2800702.56.%39754
20 HCI  80502002.55.%8040

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Major Moves Down
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 RANGOLD  265-25-8.62.%19400
2 PLATMIN  565-45-7.38.%58300
3 GOLDONE  345-15-4.17.%1316825
4 MERCHANT  625-25-3.85.%30000
5 AFROX  1848-72-3.75.%13971
6 DCENTRIX  410-15-3.53.%124636
7 ONELOGIX  121-4-3.20.%92309
8 TRUSTCO  130-4-2.99.%45110
9 ANOORAQ  670-20-2.90.%59860
10 TRNSHEX  252-7-2.70.%43069
11 ABSA  13515-335-2.42.%2345102
12 HUGE  135-3-2.17.%13564
13 SASOL  37820-725-1.88.%2340677
14 VERIMARK  160-3-1.84.%7300
15 GFIELDS  11680-210-1.77.%3088439
16 EASTPLATS  814-14-1.69.%589713
17 ARCMITTAL  8843-131-1.46.%631175
18 BILLITON  27762-373-1.33.%1920353
19 HULAMIN  701-9-1.27.%77314
20 ALTRON-P  2670-33-1.22.%31850

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New Highs
SharenameSaleHighMove% MoveVolume
1 ITLTILE  465465235.20.%2574
2 WOOLIES  29932993712.43.%2270943
3 EXXARO  17618176993191.84.%1114956
4 MTN  14305143372061.46.%4189246
5 BATS  2880829200-192-0.66.%261900
6 TRUSTCO  130145-4-2.99.%45110

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New Lows
SharenameSaleLowMove% MoveVolume

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Index Summary
Index NameRPMove% Move
Top 4029,402.14-54.68-0.19%
Mid Cap42,032.63395.240.95%
Small Cap32,493.97145.420.45%
Resource 2057,280.19-462.77-0.80%
Industrial 2527,574.06137.570.50%
Financial 158,279.0124.390.30%
Financial & Ind. 3030,903.68116.190.38%
All Share32,659.95-8.20-0.03%
Oil & Gas 28,671.20-548.24-1.88%
Mining 37,591.91-223.38-0.59%
Gold Mining2,745.06-35.99-1.29%
Platinum Mining75.941.381.85%
Oil & Gas Producers 15,415.97-294.78-1.88%
Basic Materials 31,702.80-165.76-0.52%
Chemicals 13,541.12-169.45-1.24%
Forestry & Paper 14,382.7185.850.60%
Industrial Metals 30,308.27109.470.36%
Industrials 27,796.5983.400.30%
General Industrials 76,684.1381.940.11%
Consumer Goods 27,115.62-32.07-0.12%
Automobiles & Parts 3,170.2458.871.89%
Household Goods159.07-1-0.87%
Health Care 31,723.92362.991.16%
Beverages 84,688.22201.620.24%
Food Producers 48,250.11217.950.45%
Index NameRPMove% Move
Personal Goods 416.78-2.90-0.69%
Consumer Services 54,309.22475.040.88%
General Retailers 42,337.93722.411.74%
Travel & Leisure 3,723.1026.470.72%
Media 85,603.9130.670.04%
Support Services 2,406.3231.331.32%
Telecommunications 69,309.401020.841.49%
Financials 21,841.0476.710.35%
Banks 41,042.97-77.14-0.19%
Non-life Insurance 31,511.701309.454.34%
Life Insurance 16,302.49106.140.66%
General Financial 2,280.7930.091.34%
Technology 20,468.11340.841.69%
SHARIAH TOP40 3,306.31-13-0.38%
FTSE/JSE SHARIAH ALL3,358.90-10-0.30%
COAL MINING23,750.324331.86%
FTSE JSE Fledgling 4,524.09130.29%
FTSE/JSE Alt X 1,018.43121.15%
RESOURCE 31,619.83-243-0.76%
DIVIDEND PLUS170.2920.89%
FTSE/JSE RAFI 406,829.1510.01%
Capped Top 4015,309.87-13-0.08%
Capped All Share16,428.5860.04%

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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
OCTODEC11-04-2611-05-1211-05-23R 0.6500
PREMIUM11-04-2611-05-1211-05-23R 0.5820
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
Ex Div**
Share NameDec-DateLDTPay-DateAmount
PHUMELELA11-04-0811-04-2811-05-09R 0.2500
VIVIDEND11-04-0811-04-2811-05-09R 0.0996
ZEDER11-04-1111-04-2811-05-09R 0.0400

Upcoming AGMs**
CodeCompany NameDateStatus
JSEJSE Ltd28/04/2011Confirmed
KDVKayDav Group Ltd28/04/2011Confirmed
SVNSabvest Ltd28/04/2011Confirmed
SBVSabvest Ltd28/04/2011Confirmed
BELBell Equipment Ltd04/05/2011Confirmed

Stock Exchange News Service
28/04/201117:40 British American Tobacco p.l.c - Results of voting at 2011 annual general
28/04/201117:37 Rare Holdings Limited - Proposed claw-back offer: Conclusion of
28/04/201117:31MAPPSG - MAPPS Growth - Initial offer for participatory interests in MAPPS
28/04/201117:30MAPPSP - Newfunds MAPPS protect ETF portfolio - Initial offer
28/04/201117:00 Capitec Bank Holdings Limited - Dealing in securities by a Director
28/04/201117:00 SA French Limited - Waiver of requirement to make a mandatory offer
28/04/201116:54 London Finance & Investment Group P.L.C - Dealing in securities by
28/04/201116:42 PSG Group Limited - Dealings in PSG Group Limited shares
28/04/201116:41 Value Group Limited - Trading update
28/04/201115:43 Oando PLC - Annual general meeting date change
28/04/201115:41 Coronation - Trading Statement
28/04/201115:35 Freeworld Coatings Limited - Report on proceedings at annual general
28/04/201115:30 Capital Shopping Centres Group Plc - Directors` and PDMRs` shareholdings
28/04/201115:02 Woolworths Holdings Limited - Dealing in securities by a director and the
28/04/201114:43VN - Sabvest Limited - Report on proceedings at annual general meeting
28/04/201114:00 Uranium One Inc - Uranium One to Host Q1 2011 Results Conference Call
28/04/201113:55SIM/VIL - Simmers/Village - Update on the proposed transaction
28/04/201113:21 speech by Richard Burrows, chairman, at the British American Tobacco
28/04/201113:20 Control Instruments Group Limited - Dealing in securities by directors
28/04/201113:17 Vodacom - Trading statement for annual results to 31 March
28/04/201112:40 Kaydav Group Limited - Results of annual general meeting
28/04/201111:00INL/INP - Investec Limited/Investec plc - Voting rights and capital
28/04/201111:00 SABMiller - Total voting rights and capital
28/04/201110:57ZGOVI - The Zshares ETF Scheme - Withdrawal of ZGOVI participatory interests
28/04/201110:38SER/SRN - Seardel Investment Corporation Limited - Trading Statement
28/04/201110:14 Amalgamated Appliance Holdings Limited - Directors` dealings
28/04/201109:28 Distribution and Warehousing Network Limited - Directors` dealing in
28/04/201109:00 Redefine Properties International Limited - Issue of equity
28/04/201108:30ASA/ABSP - ABSA Group Limited/ABSA Bank Limited - - Reference to ABSA Group in
28/04/201108:26 Aquarius Platinum Limited - Third quarter 2011: financial and
28/04/201108:11 Coal of Africa Limited - Appendix 5B mining exploration entity quarterly
28/04/201108:00 SAB Miller Plc - SABMiller and Molson Coors announce MILLERCOORS
28/04/201108:00 British American Tobacco p.l.c - Interim management statement for the
28/04/201108:00GLD - NewGold Issuer Limited - Listing of additional Newgold debentures
28/04/201107:48 Firestone Energy Limited - Appendix 3B
28/04/201107:11 Coal of Africa Limited - Report for the quarter ended 31 March 2011
28/04/201107:11 British American Tobacco p.l.c - Transaction in own shares
28/04/201107:10 British American Tobacco p.l.c - Transaction in own shares
28/04/201107:07 Gold One International Limited - Gold One to acquire 100% of Rand Uranium
28/04/201107:06 BHP Billiton Plc - Transaction in Shares
28/04/201107:06 Gold One International Limited - Gold One to acquire 100% of Rand Uranium
28/04/201107:05 Redefine Properties International Limited - Issue of equity
28/04/201107:05 BHP Billiton Plc - Transaction in Shares
28/04/201107:05 Gold One International Limited - Trading Halt

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