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 The Sharenet Daily 
Thursday, 29 December 2011 - 20:00
Top News
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World Markets (Spot Prices)
JSE Today
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Index Summary
Latest Consensus Changes / Results Expected
Recent Dividends / Ex Div
Upcoming AGMs
Stock Exchange News Service (SENS)

S.Africa rand firms within range vs dlr, 8.10 holds

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's rand firmed against the dollar on Thursday with fewer importers around to buy dollars towards year-end but decent two-way trade left 8.10 resistance intact.

The currency traded in a 10 cent range between 8.12 and 8.22 per dollar in Thursday's session. It attempted 8.10 in the previous session but failed to break through that level.

If the rand manages to strengthen past 8.10 -- a level attempted in the past week and in November -- 8 rand forms the next area of resistance.

The currency is likely to end on the weaker side of 8 this year but with a firmer bias as importers stay out of the market at the end of the year.

"I would also say that traders are happy where the rand is at the moment. The big risk sell-off that saw USD/ZAR hit 8.6100 may have been seen as a bit extreme, so players are just sitting and waiting to see what happens," said Christopher Shiells, an emerging markets analyst at Informa Global Markets.

"(However) they have not turned bullish on the rand and want to be able to get back on the dollar if risk comes off again sharply in 2012, whilst at the same time, long term most people think the rand is due a rally, perhaps later in 2012."

The dollar has gained about 23 percent on the rand this year and while Europe's debt problems are unresolved, the local unit is likely to remain under selling pressure early in the new year.

South Africa's trade account showed an 8 billion rand deficit in November compared with a 9.6 billion rand shortfall in October, a report showed during the session.

The account is seen posting more deficits in coming months as demand for local exports from the European market wanes.

Government bonds closed the session mixed but had made only slight moves in an illiquid session.

The yield on the four-year government bond ended at 6.75 percent from 6.745 percent previously, while the 2026 yield was at 8.50 percent from 8.505 percent on Wednesday.

The market officially closed at 1000 GMT in holiday-shortened trading hours.

Thu, 29 Dec 2011
Top News
South African stocks fell further away from their breakeven level for 2011, edging down 0.4 percent on Thursday as miners such as Impala Platinum were hit by a sell-off in precious metals.  Full story

South Africa's petrol pump prices in the main inland commercial region of Gauteng will drop by 6 cents or roughly 0.5 percent a litre next Wednesday, the energy department said on Thursday.  Full story
Syrian security forces shot dead 17 protesters on Thursday, six of them in a city being visited by Arab League monitors checking on President Bashar al-Assad's compliance with a pledge to stop a military crackdown on popular unrest.  Full story
At least 17 people died and 80 were injured after an early morning explosion at a warehouse storing gunpowder, likely for use at mine blast sites, in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon, police and fire officials said on Thursday.  Full story
Turkish warplanes killed 35 civilian smugglers in northern Iraq after mistaking them for Kurdish militants, Ankara's ruling party said on Thursday, promising not to allow a cover-up of an incident that threatens to wreck relations with minority Kurds.  Full story
Wall Street stocks resumed their upward move into year-end on Thursday but the S&P 500 continued to churn around its 200-day moving average as. . .  Full story
The euro hit a 15-month low against the U.S. dollar on Thursday after an Italian debt auction fueled concerns about the euro-zone debt crisis. . .  Full story
Integrated oils pushed Britain's top shares higher on Thursday, boosted by robust crude prices, in thin volumes on the last full trading day. . .  Full story
U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after a sharp drop in the last session but elevated Italian bond yields and a weak reading. . .  Full story

Gold dropped to its lowest in almost 6-months on Thursday as the euro fell against the dollar after an Italian bond auction saw. . .  Full story
European shares steadied on Thursday in low volume as investors remained wary after Italian 10-year bond yields stayed near 7 percent, deemed by. . .  Full story
A rally by commodity issues helped haul Britain's top share index modestly higher on Thursday, the final full trading session of 2011, with. . .  Full story
European shares rose on Thursday in low volume, recovering from the previous session falls, on hope there would be demand at an Italian. . .  Full story
SA Business
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A major independent warehouser has extended its network further with a purchase in South Africa, an informed industry source told Reuters on Thursday, at a time when delivery and storage is one of the hottest issues for the metals market.. . .  Full story
South Africa's trade account recorded a deficit of 8.0 billion rand in November compared with a 9.6 billion rand shortfall in October, the South African Revenue Service said on Thursday.. . .  Full story
Company News
First Uranium Corporation announced that in connection with the continuous disclosure obligations under the rules of the JSE , Mine Waste Solutions (Pty) Ltd ("MWS")issued its unaudited interim abridged consolidated financial statements (the "Financial Statements") for the six month period ended. . .  Full story
Shareholders were advised that the company's 2011 integrated annual report containing the annual financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2011 was posted to shareholders on 29 December 2011 and contains no modifications to the audited preliminary results which were. . .  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 Overall17:0031995.87-97.00-0.30%
JSE Top 4017:0028486.53-113.47-0.40%
JSE Gold17:002821.87-40.29-1.41%
JSE Financial17:0022330.21-9.72-0.04%
JSE Industrial17:0034390.88-30.57-0.09%
JSE Indust 2517:0028847.51-44.03-0.15%
JSE Resource17:0051063.66-361.37-0.70%
DJ Futures19:5612180.0099.000.82%
DJ Ind19:4512254.00102.590.84%
SP 50020:001259.409.760.78%
FTSE 10018:355566.7759.371.08%
All Ords07:474123.10-18.60-0.45%
NZSE 5006:463246.259.350.29%
NameTimeRPMove% Move
Gold/R kg20:00403739-11075-2.67%
Brent Crude19:56107.55-1.13-1.04%
Rand / Dollar19:598.1811-0.0178-0.22%
Rand / Pound19:5512.5540-0.0986-0.78%
Rand / Euro19:5510.5850-0.0325-0.31%
Rand / NZD19:586.30570.00760.12%
Rand / AUD19:558.2863-0.0075-0.09%
Yen / Dollar19:5977.7020-0.2370-0.30%
Euro / Dollar19:550.7724-0.0003-0.04%
Dollar / Euro19:591.29420.00010.01%
Pound / Dollar19:550.64960.00270.42%

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The JSE Today
Trading Statistics

Major Moves Up
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 SOVFOOD  5606012.00.%143700
2 MVELASERV  1010758.02.%43321
3 RAUBEX  1400856.46.%476933
4 TRENCOR  38802105.72.%525671
5 AMA  220104.76.%24500
6 DELTA  785354.67.%1800
7 ANOORAQ  355154.41.%21480
8 EHSV  36491504.29.%14878
9 KEATON   279114.10.%2358
10 METROFILE  276103.76.%50000
11 SASFIN  28001003.70.%47295
12 WINHOLD  12243.39.%9712
13 PAN-AF  18863.30.%712480
14 PINNACLE  1095333.11.%62365
15 MVELAGRP  345102.99.%905031
16 VALUE  410102.50.%1000
17 METAIR  1969392.02.%8119
18 ZEDER  26051.96.%250
19 JDGROUP  4880911.90.%669035
20 VIVIDEND  49991.84.%2500

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Major Moves Down
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 GBGOLD  775-71-8.39.%182367
2 OANDO  143-7-4.67.%61436
3 AMECOR  191-8-4.02.%2500
4 LEWIS  7970-310-3.74.%147168
5 OCEANA  4749-150-3.06.%84285
6 ARROW-B  405-12-2.88.%1440588
7 SUNINT  8405-242-2.80.%168055
8 PBT  180-5-2.70.%17000
9 S-OCEAN  146-4-2.67.%3000
10 EASTPLATS  457-12-2.56.%8220
11 DRDGOLD  451-9-1.96.%2825952
12 DAWN  510-10-1.92.%2800
13 MIXTEL  160-3-1.84.%12000
14 ARROW-A  555-10-1.77.%1499705
15 LITHA  285-5-1.72.%9000
16 AFGRI  524-9-1.69.%35233
17 LONMIN  12150-198-1.60.%102386
18 ANGGOLD  33799-540-1.57.%955997
19 PETMIN  260-4-1.52.%8312
20 BCX  537-8-1.47.%71041

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New Highs
SharenameSaleHighMove% MoveVolume
1 AMA  220220104.76.%24500
2 METROFILE  276276103.76.%50000
3 HOLDSPORT  37253800501.36.%43698
4 CASHBIL  11800118001000.85.%2048
5 EOH  27752850-35-1.25.%11577

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New Lows
SharenameSaleLowMove% MoveVolume
1 GBGOLD  775730-71-8.39.%182367
2 ARROW-B  405405-12-2.88.%1440588
3 AQUARIUS  19181875-21-1.08.%1165

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Index Summary
Index NameRPMove% Move
Top 4028,486.53-113.47-0.40%
Mid Cap43,874.9743.930.10%
Small Cap32,832.59173.500.53%
Resource 2051,063.66-361.37-0.70%
Industrial 2528,847.51-44.03-0.15%
Financial 158,412.03-5.29-0.06%
Financial & Ind. 3031,993.55-54.09-0.17%
All Share31,995.87-97.00-0.30%
Oil & Gas 28,824.44143.030.50%
Mining 32,851.75-306.02-0.92%
Gold Mining2,821.87-40.29-1.41%
Platinum Mining60.72-.57-0.93%
GENERAL MINING8,053.24-64.81-0.80%
Oil & Gas Producers 15,498.3776.900.50%
Basic Materials 27,866.13-234.38-0.83%
Chemicals 13,604.47-78.46-0.57%
Forestry & Paper 11,598.303.490.03%
Industrial Metals 30,345.5087.220.29%
Industrials 28,445.9119.890.07%
General Industrials 79,889.42-273.04-0.34%
Consumer Goods 29,281.60-169.78-0.58%
Automobiles & Parts 4,458.7288.322.02%
Household Goods152.02-1-0.82%
Health Care 35,646.13150.840.42%
Beverages 97.32-.75-0.76%
Index NameRPMove% Move
Food Producers 55,797.2647.730.09%
Personal Goods 408.99-2.10-0.51%
Consumer Services 57,767.3033.250.06%
General Retailers 48,413.95231.580.48%
Travel & Leisure 3,676.76-49.62-1.33%
Media 77.69-.36-0.46%
Support Services 2,199.7571.793.37%
Telecommunications 69,296.88377.160.55%
Financials 22,330.21-9.72-0.04%
Banks 41,493.46-118.60-0.29%
Non-life Insurance 34,508.88-109.12-0.32%
Life Insurance 17,730.9787.080.49%
General Financial 2,098.182.390.11%
Technology 25,382.27-21.19-0.08%
SHARIAH TOP40 3,029.09-15-0.50%
FTSE/JSE SHARIAH ALL3,103.52-13-0.41%
COAL MINING23,163.14-59-0.26%
FTSE JSE Fledgling 4,755.76270.57%
FTSE/JSE Alt X 1,216.84-15-1.26%
CAPPED PROPERTY 317.60-0.01%
RESOURCE 28,186.77-202-0.71%
DIVIDEND PLUS177.8900.20%
FTSE/JSE RAFI 406,654.73-18-0.27%
Capped Top 4015,012.75-57-0.38%
Capped All Share16,178.20-48-0.30%

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Latest Consensus Changes**
CodeCompany NameStatusUpdated
Results Expected**
ExpectedCompany NameFin. Date

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 6.511-12-0812-01-2012-01-30R 0.0650
NAMPAK 6%P11-12-0812-01-2012-01-30R 0.0600
BCX11-11-3012-01-0612-01-16R 0.4000
Ex Div**
Share NameDec-DateLDTPay-DateAmount
TFG11-11-0311-12-2912-01-09R 1.9000
CROOKES11-11-2911-12-2912-01-09R 0.6500
ILLOVO11-11-2311-12-2912-01-09R 0.2300
PBT11-11-3011-12-2912-01-09R 0.0333

Upcoming AGMs**
CodeCompany NameDateStatus
SFHSA French Ltd05/01/2012Confirmed

Stock Exchange News Service
29/12/201117:50 Gold One International Limited - Appendix 3Y Change Of Director`s
29/12/201117:37 Huge Group Limited - Directors` dealing in securities
29/12/201116:57GEN - FTSE/JSE Africa Index Series - Ingenuity Property (South Africa): Shares
29/12/201116:37CUL - Cullinan Holdings Ltd - Audited condensed consolidated results for the
29/12/201115:18 Exxaro Resources Limited - Trading of Exxaro ordinary shares on behalf of
29/12/201114:34 Excellerate Holdings Limited - Notice of a disposal and an acquisition
29/12/201114:04ABL/ABLP - African Bank Investments Limited - No change statement and notice
29/12/201114:00INL/INP - Investec Limited/Investec plc - Director Dealing in Securities
29/12/201113:52 Lonmin Plc - Final Dividend - USD/Rand exchange rate
29/12/201112:30 Capricorn Investment Holdings Limited - Trading statement
29/12/201112:00ABL11B - African Bank Limited - Interest rate reset announcement
29/12/201110:40 First Uranium Corporation - Mine Waste Solutions submits six month
29/12/201110:37BIIIPL - iNguza Investments (Proprietary) Limited - Partial Capital
29/12/201110:00 Masonite (Africa) Limited - Further cautionary announcement
29/12/201109:55FRC45 - FirstRand Bank Limited - Full Capital Redemption
29/12/201109:26MWNT - Mine Waste Solutions - Interim Results Report
29/12/201109:24MWNT - Mine Waste Solutions - Interim abridged consolidated results of Mine
29/12/201109:01General - Capricorn Investment Holdings Limited - Disclaimed Reviewed Report
29/12/201109:00 Pan African Resources plc - Further cautionary announcement
29/12/201107:05 Pretoria Portland Cement Company Limited - No change statement and

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