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 The Sharenet Daily 
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 - 20:00
Top News
SA Business
Company News
Company Results
World Markets (Spot Prices)
JSE Today
JSE Trading Statistics
Major Moves
Index Summary
Latest Consensus Changes / Results Expected
Recent Dividends / Ex Div
Upcoming AGMs
Stock Exchange News Service (SENS)

S.Africa's rand firms, stuck at resistance level

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The rand firmed for a fifth day against the dollar on Wednesday, boosted by year-end flows and support for riskier assets from a stable euro.

The rand was 0.4 percent firmer against the dollar at 8.1190 by 1430 GMT, up from its previous close at 8.15. It strengthened to 8.10 in the session before bouncing back from that resistance level as trading volumes stayed thin.

"Although euro/dollar has been mostly rangebound, the rand may be getting support from a few year-end flows, allowing the unit to firm," said Anisha Arora, an emerging markets analyst at 4Cast Limited.

Resistance at both 8.10 and 8.00 should provide tough barriers in such an illiquid market.

"The dollar/rand 8.10 area should hold quite well, especially as the rand is still vulnerable to the euro's swings in the thin liquidity environment, and given that there is nothing really positive in the current market to suggest rand strengthening," Arora added.

The rand has traded weaker than 8 per dollar for most of the past two months and, with just two days of trading left in the year, is unlikely to breach that level.

Government bonds were barely changed in Wednesday's shortened session, with most yields nudging only half a basis point lower compared to Friday's close.

South African markets were closed on Monday and Tuesday.

The yield on the 2015 benchmark bond ended 0.5 basis points lower at 6.745 percent while the 2026 benchmark yield was unchanged at 8.505 percent.

Wed, 28 Dec 2011
Top News
South African stocks slipped 0.14 percent on Wednesday, falling into negative territory for the year, as gold miners such as Harmony Gold were hammered when investors shifted out of bullion and into the dollar.  Full story

Zimbabwe is considering a ban on raw platinum exports in a bid to force miners to set up refineries in the country, but this move will not take place "overnight", a government official said on Wednesday.  Full story
The chief Arab League monitor in Syria said he saw "nothing frightening" on a first visit to the battered protest hotbed of Homs but France called his remarks premature and urged Syria to guarantee his team free movement.  Full story
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has thyroid cancer and will undergo surgery next month, her government said on Tuesday, adding that the cancerous cells had not spread.  Full story
The U.S. Fifth Fleet said on Wednesday it would not allow any disruption of traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran threatened to stop ships moving through the world's most important oil route.  Full story
U.S. stocks fell about 1 percent on Wednesday on concerns about the economy in early 2012 while the euro hit a fresh 11-month. . .  Full story
U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday after a hefty year-end rally and the S&P 500 erased gains for the year as investors shifted. . .  Full story
Britain's top share index edged lower on Wednesday, weighed on by riskier banking and mining assets which more than offset gains in defensive. . .  Full story
Gold fell more than 1 percent in choppy trade on Wednesday, on track for its biggest one-day decline in two weeks, as a stronger. . .  Full story

European shares edge lower in thin afternoon trade, led by German heavyweights including Daimler, after early losses on Wall Street.. . .  Full story
The S&P 500 erased its gains for the year on Wednesday as Wall Street reversed some of its recent year-end rally, with many. . .  Full story
The S&P 500 looked set to churn around its 200-day moving average for a second day in a light-volume session as stocks opened. . .  Full story
European shares rose on Wednesday in a low volume rally after investor sentiment was given a boost as short-term debt costs halved at. . .  Full story
SA Business
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Ghana's annual producer price inflation rose beyond 17 percent in November, driven by higher costs in the mining sector as gold prices rose, the country's statistics office said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
Company Results
The results include the SIC 12 consolidation of Solethu Civils. Revenue increased to R226 million (R157.4 million) and gross profit rose to R63.1 million (R46.8 million). A net attributable loss of. . .  Full story
Revenue fell to R393.7 million (R405.1 million), while operating profit decreased to R27.3 million (R33.3 million). Profit for the year was down to R22.1 million (R27.9 million). Earnings per share fell. . .  Full story
The company reported an operating loss of R1.1 million (profit of R2.4 million), but profit attributable to ordinary shareholders rose to R4.6 million (R2.5 million). Headline earnings per share improved to. . .  Full story
World Markets (Spot Prices)
NameTimeRPMove% Move
JSE Overall17:0032092.87-34.38-0.11%
JSE Top 4017:0028600.00-41.11-0.14%
JSE Gold17:002862.16-93.70-3.17%
JSE Financial17:0022339.93135.880.61%
JSE Industrial17:0034421.45110.060.32%
JSE Indust 2517:0028891.5489.210.31%
JSE Resource17:0051425.03-490.97-0.95%
DJ Futures19:4012100.00-119.00-0.97%
DJ Ind19:4512156.37-137.63-1.12%
SP 50019:561252.31-13.02-1.03%
FTSE 10018:355507.40-5.30-0.10%
All Ords07:434141.70-50.40-1.20%
NZSE 5006:463236.9021.400.67%
NameTimeRPMove% Move
Gold/R kg20:00411619-8530-2.03%
Brent Crude19:56108.07-.61-0.56%
Rand / Dollar19:598.19790.06310.78%
Rand / Pound19:5512.6648-0.0577-0.45%
Rand / Euro19:5510.6101-0.0248-0.23%
Rand / NZD19:586.30590.02130.34%
Rand / AUD19:558.28100.01870.23%
Yen / Dollar19:5977.99000.13300.17%
Euro / Dollar19:550.77290.00801.05%
Dollar / Euro19:591.2936-0.0132-1.01%
Pound / Dollar19:550.64590.00801.25%

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The JSE Today
Trading Statistics

Major Moves Up
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 KAP  3104918.77.%38354
2 PUTPROP  6456511.21.%1700
3 RAUBEX  13151199.95.%80050
4 GOLDONE  435256.10.%34208
5 OANDO  15085.63.%700
6 GBGOLD  846445.49.%600
7 LEWIS  82803804.81.%118415
8 PREMIUM  1500644.46.%35060
9 EASTPLATS  469204.45.%8651
10 VPIF  720294.20.%1500
11 DISTELL  73952904.08.%67
12 ZEDER  255104.08.%1000
13 JDGROUP  47891533.30.%1471611
14 OCEANA  48991493.14.%43137
15 VALUE  400102.56.%12750
16 STANBANK  100172422.48.%1977972
17 METROFILE  26662.31.%19600
18 CMH  900202.27.%446
19 MVELAGRP  33572.13.%193847
20 STEINHOFF  2332472.06.%7936269

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Major Moves Down
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 BEIGE-PR2  154-26-14.44.%37300
2 DRDGOLD  460-39-7.82.%694180
3 DELTA  750-50-6.25.%1400
4 PBT  185-10-5.13.%5000
5 NUWORLD  1615-85-5.00.%1000
6 AQUARIUS  1939-101-4.95.%55176
7 HARMONY  9599-400-4.00.%977988
8 GFIELDS  12599-450-3.45.%942584
9 WINHOLD  118-4-3.28.%990
10 PAN-AF  182-6-3.19.%188715
11 PHUMELELA  940-30-3.09.%28470
12 ANGGOLD  34339-949-2.69.%779460
13 AMA  210-5-2.33.%39200
14 ARROW-B  417-8-1.88.%1237005
15 IMPERIAL  12278-227-1.82.%358494
16 BLUETEL  550-10-1.79.%101872
17 SPURCORP  1550-25-1.59.%9800
18 ARGENT  620-10-1.59.%2500
19 CBH  440-7-1.57.%700
20 MRPRICE  7960-120-1.49.%504396

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New Highs
SharenameSaleHighMove% MoveVolume
1 METROFILE  26626962.31.%19600
2 TIGBRANDS  25500255904981.99.%389444
3 FIRSTRAND  21052105301.45.%4586637
4 A-V-I  39003969501.30.%655426
5 LITHA  2903000.128364
6 AMA  210219-5-2.33.%39200

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New Lows
SharenameSaleLowMove% MoveVolume
1 PHUMELELA  940940-30-3.09.%28470
2 ARROW-B  417415-8-1.88.%1237005
3 NORTHAM  30002821-45-1.48.%412623

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Index Summary
Index NameRPMove% Move
Top 4028,600.00-41.11-0.14%
Mid Cap43,831.0428.870.07%
Small Cap32,659.0940.400.12%
Resource 2051,425.03-490.97-0.95%
Industrial 2528,891.5489.210.31%
Financial 158,417.3260.700.73%
Financial & Ind. 3032,047.64161.590.51%
All Share32,092.87-34.38-0.11%
Oil & Gas 28,681.41-10.60-0.04%
Mining 33,157.77-400.32-1.19%
Gold Mining2,862.16-93.70-3.17%
Platinum Mining61.29.240.39%
GENERAL MINING8,118.05-77.03-0.94%
Oil & Gas Producers 15,421.47-5.69-0.04%
Basic Materials 28,100.51-307.67-1.08%
Chemicals 13,682.93-39.37-0.29%
Forestry & Paper 11,594.81-75.45-0.65%
Industrial Metals 30,258.28169.240.56%
Industrials 28,426.02-52.05-0.18%
General Industrials 80,162.46-69.28-0.09%
Consumer Goods 29,451.38145.370.50%
Automobiles & Parts 4,370.40-38.50-0.87%
Household Goods153.2732.06%
Health Care 35,495.29-11.88-0.03%
Beverages 98.07.470.48%
Index NameRPMove% Move
Food Producers 55,749.53685.121.24%
Personal Goods 411.09-1.40-0.34%
Consumer Services 57,734.05-51.28-0.09%
General Retailers 48,182.37-136.08-0.28%
Travel & Leisure 3,726.38-17.65-0.47%
Media 78.05-.30-0.38%
Support Services 2,127.96-23.44-1.09%
Telecommunications 68,919.72741.001.09%
Financials 22,339.93135.880.61%
Banks 41,612.06728.511.78%
Non-life Insurance 34,618.00402.531.18%
Life Insurance 17,643.89-128.33-0.72%
General Financial 2,095.79.700.03%
Technology 25,403.46-27.00-0.11%
SHARIAH TOP40 3,044.25-17-0.57%
FTSE/JSE SHARIAH ALL3,116.18-16-0.52%
COAL MINING23,222.561250.54%
FTSE JSE Fledgling 4,728.8160.13%
FTSE/JSE Alt X 1,232.31141.11%
RESOURCE 28,388.55-293-1.02%
DIVIDEND PLUS177.5410.48%
FTSE/JSE RAFI 406,672.70-1-0.01%
Capped Top 4015,069.42-13-0.09%
Capped All Share16,226.18-14-0.09%

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Latest Consensus Changes**
CodeCompany NameStatusUpdated
Results Expected**
ExpectedCompany NameFin. Date
30 Dec 2011CULINAN5.5September 2011 (Final)
30 Dec 2011CULINANPRSeptember 2011 (Final)
30 Dec 2011CULLINANSeptember 2011 (Final)
30 Dec 2011CULPREF3September 2011 (Final)

Recent Dividends**
Share NameDec-DateLDTPay-DateAmount
TELEMASTR11-12-2112-01-1312-01-23R 0.0100
GRANPRADE11-12-1312-01-0612-01-16R 0.6000
NAMPAK 6%P11-12-0812-01-2012-01-30R 0.0600
NAMPAK 6.511-12-0812-01-2012-01-30R 0.0650
PBT11-11-3011-12-2912-01-09R 0.0333
Ex Div**
Share NameDec-DateLDTPay-DateAmount
CLOVERPREF11-12-0711-12-2112-01-03R 0.0586
LIBHOLD1111-12-0511-12-2112-01-03R 0.0550
SALLIES-C11-12-0711-12-2112-01-03R 0.0252

Upcoming AGMs**
CodeCompany NameDateStatus

Stock Exchange News Service
28/12/201117:43GEN - FTSE/JSE Africa Index Series - Top Fix Holdings (South Africa): Deletion
28/12/201117:17GEN - FTSE/JSE Africa Index Series - Kairos Industrial Holdings (South Africa):
28/12/201116:30 Jubilee Platinum Plc - Result of the Annual General Meeting
28/12/201115:26 Metorex Limited - Finalisation announcement regarding the dates and
28/12/201114:00INL/INP - Investec - Director Dealing in Securities
28/12/201113:45 Netcare Limited - Posting of annual report and notice of annual general
28/12/201112:52FRC87 - FirstRand Bank Limited - Listing of New Financial Instrument
28/12/201112:45BIIIPL - iNguza Investments (Proprietary) Limited - Interest Rate Reset
28/12/201112:44FRS53 - FirstRand Bank Limited - Interest Rate Reset Announcement
28/12/201112:42 City Lodge Hotels Limited - Director`s dealings in securities - Allocation
28/12/201112:37AA02 - Anglo American SA Finance Limited - Interest Rate Reset announcement
28/12/201112:35CUL/CULP - Cullinan Holdings Limited - Announcement to shareholders
28/12/201111:23 Gooderson Leisure Corporation Limited - Director dealing in securities
28/12/201110:30 Capricorn Investment Holdings Limited - Reviewed results for the year
28/12/201109:31 Famous Brands Limited - Dealings in securities
28/12/201109:23CUL - Cullinan Holdings Ltd - Audited condensed consolidated results for the
28/12/201107:12 RACEC Group Limited - Provisional condensed consolidated audited results
28/12/201107:05 Anglo American plc - Director`s / PDMR`s Interests
28/12/201107:05 Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources Limited - Further cautionary

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