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 The Sharenet Daily 
Thursday, 05 January 2012 - 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.African rand slips to two-week low vs dollar

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's rand hit a two-week low against the dollar on Thursday, dropping through key levels and weakening along with other emerging market currencies as investors cut back on risky assets.

The rand fell 1.5 percent to 8.2490 against the dollar in the local session, its weakest since December 22. Dealers said the currency's weakness was somewhat exaggerated by the lack of players in the market.

"A relatively quiet day although a fairly wide range (with) the rand broadly tracking risk sentiment as we saw a risk selloff earlier this morning," said Duncan Howes, a currency trader at Absa Capital.

The rand got a brief lift on better-than expected employment numbers out of the United States before concerns about Europe overtook the market again.

"The euro remains under pressure with a stronger dollar so I think the focus will definitely be on unemployment numbers tomorrow (Friday) from the United States," Howes said.

The rand might find it hard to weaken past 8.28, its previous low, Howes said.

Government bonds were slightly weaker, with the yield on the 2015 bond edged up 1.5 basis points to 6.865 percent, while the 2026 yield added 2.5 basis points to 8.66 percent.

Thu, 05 Jan 2012
Top News
South African stocks closed lower on Thursday for the first time in four days, with the Top-40 index falling more than 1 percent, dragged down by blue-chip telecoms firm MTN and gold miners.  Full story

Erratic rainfall has delayed planting of Zambia's staple maize crop that feeds the impoverished southern African nation, raising the possibility of a poor harvest after several bumper seasons, the agriculture minister said on Thursday.  Full story
Stocks and the euro slid on Thursday on persistent worries about the European debt crisis, even as service-sector gains and better-than-expected jobs data in the United States boosted hopes for the recovery in the world's biggest economy.  Full story
Bomb attacks in mainly Shi'ite Muslim areas of Iraq killed at least 73 people and wounded scores on Thursday, police and hospital sources said, raising fears of an increase in sectarian strife.  Full story
Foreign Secretary William Hague welcomed a pledge by Myanmar on Thursday to continue reforms and release more political prisoners, saying such progress, if sustained, would lead to deeper economic and political ties with the West.  Full story
U.S. stocks fell slightly on European debt worries on Thursday, but technology and financial shares rose on data pointing to a strengthening U.S. economy.. . .  Full story
Gold rose on Thursday, a day after it broke ranks with riskier assets, on track to extend to a fifth straight day. . .  Full story
European shares fell on Thursday, with banks among the biggest fallers on worries that some of them will have to follow UniCredit's lead. . .  Full story
U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday on renewed concerns about the euro zone's financial health, but declines were curbed by encouraging employment data.. . .  Full story

European shares pared losses on Thursday, after stronger-than-expected U.S. labour data pointed to a robust recovery in the world's biggest economy.. . .  Full story
European shares fell on Thursday, led by bank stocks on concerns about their financial health and as sovereign bond yields rose across the. . .  Full story
Britain's top share index fell in midday trade on Thursday, with financials and miners among the top fallers as strained finances in Europe. . .  Full story
European shares hit a session low on Thursday, with banking stocks leading the decliners' list on persistent concerns about their financial health and as. . .  Full story
SA Business
South Africa's rand was on the back foot against the dollar on Thursday after shedding as much as 1.6 percent the previous session, with euro zone debt worries rekindling aversion towards emerging market assets perceived as carrying higher risk.. . .  Full story

Following are five big themes or events likely to make waves in emerging and frontier sub-Saharan Africa during 2012:. . .  Full story
Company News
Old Mutual announced the appointment of Ian Gladman as group strategy director. Ian will assume responsibility for group strategy from Don Hope, who had indicated that he would like to retire. . .  Full story
In compliance with the JSE Listings Requirements participatory interest ("PI") holders were advised that Emira has entered into a repurchase programme to repurchase PIs during its closed period. This period commences. . .  Full story
Fiuranium announced that it has received official notification that the South African Water Tribunal has dismissed the appeal lodged by the FSE against Mine Waste Solutions' Water Use Licence. The ruling. . .  Full story
Company Results
Revenue increased to R6.5 million (R5.7 million). Gross profit more than doubled to R4 million (R1.6 million). Net attributable profit came in at R0.7 million (loss of R6.6 million). In addition, headline earnings per share of 0.14c (loss of 6.74cps) was recorded. Notice of AGM John Dan will effect delivery of its integrated annual report by post to all "certificated" and electing "dematerialized" shareholders, respectively, before 31 December 2011. Attached to the annual report is. . .  Full story
World Markets (Spot Prices)
NameTimeRPMove% Move
JSE Overall17:0032599.06-300.62-0.91%
JSE Top 4017:0029058.39-308.53-1.05%
JSE Gold17:002903.53-68.55-2.31%
JSE Financial17:0022560.25-28.44-0.13%
JSE Industrial17:0034582.66-265.94-0.76%
JSE Indust 2517:0028957.59-259.29-0.89%
JSE Resource17:0053173.49-805.81-1.49%
DJ Futures19:1012310.00-46.00-0.37%
DJ Ind19:4512398.14-20.28-0.16%
SP 50019:561277.640.340.03%
FTSE 10018:355624.26-44.19-0.78%
All Ords07:394196.60-42.90-1.01%
NZSE 5006:463284.12-3.99-0.12%
NameTimeRPMove% Move
Gold/R kg19:5642402627630.66%
Brent Crude19:56113.832.041.82%
Rand / Dollar19:598.16690.03530.43%
Rand / Pound19:5512.6218-0.0415-0.33%
Rand / Euro19:5510.4493-0.0706-0.67%
Rand / NZD19:586.3749-0.0269-0.42%
Rand / AUD19:558.3820-0.0443-0.53%
Yen / Dollar19:5977.14300.41800.54%
Euro / Dollar19:550.78150.00881.14%
Dollar / Euro19:571.2793-0.0143-1.11%
Pound / Dollar19:550.64530.00500.78%

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The JSE Today
Trading Statistics

Major Moves Up
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 INDEQTY  2804519.15.%5600
2 WITSGOLD  39802306.13.%65715
3 URONE  1900955.26.%9453
4 DELTA  810405.19.%100
5 AFEAGLE  10854.85.%5000
6 TRUSTCO  11054.76.%430300
7 AFRO-C  225104.65.%90631
8 CLIENTELE  1150504.55.%4000
9 HULAMIN  925353.93.%209498
10 EHSV  38321323.57.%3826
11 VALUE  425143.41.%56300
12 TRENCOR  39241243.26.%16224
13 ANOORAQ  375113.02.%5260
14 REDEFINTL  555152.78.%27350
15 CALGRO  33492.77.%33902
16 PINNACLE  1135282.53.%234647
17 WINHOLD  12232.52.%390100
18 CASHBIL  116382692.37.%642
19 CAPEVIN  86991992.34.%6600
20 CROOKES  4200902.19.%100

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Major Moves Down
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 ARB  340-59-14.79.%13200
2 EFFICIENT  210-20-8.70.%500
3 MTN  13206-755-5.41.%25097667
4 KEATON   268-11-3.94.%41029
5 DRDGOLD  465-18-3.73.%729582
6 HARMONY  9637-315-3.17.%812598
7 JUBILEE  164-5-2.96.%20400
8 GFIELDS  12550-349-2.71.%1478415
9 WESIZWE  145-4-2.68.%21700
10 LEWIS  7970-195-2.39.%75083
11 SHOPRIT  13556-328-2.36.%1129116
12 PREMIUM  1460-30-2.01.%407086
13 ARM   17405-345-1.94.%347271
14 LONMIN  12555-235-1.84.%317733
15 SASOL  38680-719-1.82.%1161491
16 ANGGOLD  35375-647-1.80.%534602
17 BILLITON  24750-450-1.79.%2003335
18 CLICKS  4666-84-1.77.%1309516
19 LITHA  280-5-1.75.%9500
20 MVELASERV  1020-18-1.73.%17212

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New Highs
SharenameSaleHighMove% MoveVolume
1 HULAMIN  925925353.93.%209498
2 TRENCOR  392439241243.26.%16224
3 PINNACLE  11351140282.53.%234647
4 METAIR  20682068432.12.%57362
5 AMA  22922941.78.%89878
6 NICTUS  31031051.64.%1700
7 MASSMART  17728178451280.73.%449951
8 SABMILLER  29310296501730.59.%1512235

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New Lows
SharenameSaleLowMove% MoveVolume
1 ARROW-B  402401-3-0.74.%799552

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Index Summary
Index NameRPMove% Move
Top 4029,058.39-308.53-1.05%
Mid Cap44,442.21-138.64-0.31%
Small Cap33,230.9376.720.23%
Resource 2053,173.49-805.81-1.49%
Industrial 2528,957.59-259.29-0.89%
Financial 158,496.11-13.44-0.16%
Financial & Ind. 3032,155.95-219.60-0.68%
All Share32,599.06-300.62-0.91%
Oil & Gas 29,270.92-544.10-1.82%
Mining 34,319.39-507.47-1.46%
Gold Mining2,903.53-68.55-2.31%
Platinum Mining62.29-.17-0.27%
GENERAL MINING8,478.73-124.67-1.45%
Oil & Gas Producers 15,738.43-292.56-1.82%
Basic Materials 29,054.86-404.42-1.37%
Chemicals 13,892.9197.440.71%
Forestry & Paper 11,934.65-108.01-0.90%
Industrial Metals 30,897.75-165.14-0.53%
Industrials 29,155.44112.900.39%
General Industrials 82,150.87649.890.80%
Consumer Goods 29,909.26-24.77-0.08%
Automobiles & Parts 4,682.9097.372.12%
Household Goods153.01-1-0.81%
Health Care 36,032.29-152.50-0.42%
Beverages 100.16.590.59%
Index NameRPMove% Move
Food Producers 55,681.57-302.22-0.54%
Personal Goods 421.58-2.89-0.68%
Consumer Services 58,414.16-71.08-0.12%
General Retailers 49,246.84-113.79-0.23%
Travel & Leisure 3,673.69-29.34-0.79%
Media 78.561.161.50%
Support Services 2,213.05-5.48-0.25%
Telecommunications 64,859.63-3140.54-4.62%
Financials 22,560.25-28.44-0.13%
Banks 41,819.81-90.86-0.22%
Non-life Insurance 34,482.21-193.99-0.56%
Life Insurance 18,083.9387.090.48%
General Financial 2,103.27-21.98-1.03%
Technology 25,705.40280.161.10%
SHARIAH TOP40 3,101.85-55-1.75%
FTSE/JSE SHARIAH ALL3,175.29-51-1.57%
COAL MINING23,949.39-92-0.38%
FTSE JSE Fledgling 4,840.24230.47%
FTSE/JSE Alt X 1,260.00131.04%
CAPPED PROPERTY 320.49-0.22%
RESOURCE 29,321.74-450-1.51%
DIVIDEND PLUS179.53-1-0.52%
FTSE/JSE RAFI 406,781.05-59-0.87%
Capped Top 4015,284.78-157-1.02%
Capped All Share16,473.71-150-0.90%
JSE TABACO 4,914.26-7-0.14%

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Latest Consensus Changes**
CodeCompany NameStatusUpdated
Results Expected**
ExpectedCompany NameFin. Date
09 Jan 2012ARROWASeptember 2011 (Final)
09 Jan 2012ARROWBSeptember 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 6.511-12-0812-01-2012-01-30R 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
05/01/201217:05GEN - FTSE/JSE Africa Index Series - Gold One International: Deletion
05/01/201216:55 Old Mutual Plc - Old Mutual appoints Ian Gladman as Group Strategy
05/01/201215:47 MiX Telematics Limited - Dealings in securities
05/01/201215:36 Mercantile Bank Holdings Limited - Cautionary Announcement - Specific
05/01/201215:10 Buildmax Limited - Dealing in securities
05/01/201215:08 SA French Limited - Results of annual general meeting
05/01/201214:20 Anglo American plc - Directors` Interests
05/01/201213:35 Lonrho Plc - Notification of major interest in shares
05/01/201211:08STANSX - STANLIB SWIX 40 Fund - Distribution announcement
05/01/201211:06STAN40 - Stanlib Top 40 Fund - Distribution announcement
05/01/201210:02DENG23 - Denel SOC Limited - Listing of New Financial Instrument
05/01/201210:01DENG20 - Denel SOC Limited - Full Capital Redemption
05/01/201210:00 British American Tobacco p.l.c - Schedule 5 - blocklisting six monthly
05/01/201209:59 Vunani Property Investment Fund Limited - Withdrawal of cautionary
05/01/201209:45 Famous Brands Limited - Dealings in securities
05/01/201209:44ZA032 - BNP Paribas - New Financial Instrument Listing Announcement
05/01/201209:00 Eastern Platinum Limited - AIM Block Admission Return
05/01/201208:50 Vividend Income Fund Limited - Renewal of cautionary announcement and
05/01/201208:39 First Uranium Corporation - Dismissal of the appeal lodged by the
05/01/201207:10 Anglo American plc - Total voting rights
05/01/201207:05 Gold One International Limited - Gold One Exceeds 2011 Target

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