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 The Sharenet Daily 
Friday, 13 January 2012 - 20:00
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S.Africa's rand falls 2 pct after outlook downgrade

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The rand tumbled 2 percent against the dollar late in Friday's session as investors dumped the currency after Fitch downgraded South Africa's rating outlook.

The rand had looked ready to firm through 8 rand to the dollar, a resistance level, before the announcement, but the combination of Fitch's action and reports of possible downgrades to some European countries saw investors march out of risky positions before the weekend.

The rand weakened to its worst level in a week at 8.2249, retreating quickly from the session high of 8.0235 touched earlier.

Fitch cut South Africa's rating outlook to negative, saying it had seen limited progress on several long-standing structural issues that have caused the economy to fall behind its peers.

South African shares also lost on the Fitch move, which is likely to see investors charge South Africa more to borrow.

Government bonds reacted to the negative mood with yields climbing 6.5 basis points to 6.795 percent on the 2015 issue and 3.5 basis points to 8.565 percent on the 2026 bond.

Fri, 13 Jan 2012
Top News
The rand tumbled 2 percent against the dollar late in Friday's session as investors dumped the currency after Fitch downgraded South Africa's rating outlook.  Full story

South Africa's Treasury reacted to a Fitch downgrade of the country's outlook on Friday by saying it remains committed to the prudent execution of growth and policies that boost employment.  Full story
President Asif Ali Zardari's ruling party lobbied coalition partners on Friday for a vote of support as the government faces the most intense pressure from the powerful military since a 1999 coup.  Full story
Myanmar freed at least 200 political prisoners on Friday in an amnesty that could embolden the opposition and put pressure on the West to lift sanctions as one of the world's most reclusive states opens up after half a century of authoritarian rule.  Full story
Protests against President Bashar al-Assad erupted in several Syrian cities Friday, activists said, and the Arab League chief said he feared the bloody unrest could degenerate into a civil war with ill effects for the wider region.  Full story
Britain's FTSE 100 share index fell on Friday, retracing earlier gains, on reports that debt ratings agency Standard & Poor's was set. . .  Full story
European shares fell on Friday after sources said credit rating agency Standard & Poor's was set to go through with a long-mooted downgrade. . .  Full story
Gold fell around 1 percent on Friday, after the dollar surged against the euro and fears about an imminent credit downgrade of euro zone. . .  Full story
The euro and world stocks dropped on Friday after news reports of possible credit downgrades of euro zone countries and a lackluster. . .  Full story

European shares extended falls on Friday, with euro zone banks lower after a senior euro zone government source said credit rating agency Standard. . .  Full story
Bank shares led a 1 percent drop in U.S. stocks on Friday as speculation swept the market that Standard & Poor's was set. . .  Full story
U.S. stocks fell at the open on Friday after reports that Standard & Poor's was set to downgrade the ratings on several euro. . .  Full story
European shares turned negative after a senior euro zone government source said ratings agency Standard & Poor's was set to downgrade several, unspecified euro. . .  Full story
SA Business
South African stocks retreated on Friday after the Fitch rating agency cut the country's outlook to negative from stable, while weaker. . .  Full story
South African platinum producers said on Friday they were confident there would be sufficient electricity to power their mines this month,. . .  Full story
BHP Billiton's South African coal unit has suspended mining activities at the underground operations of its Khutala colliery in South Africa. . .  Full story
South Africa's Exxaro Resources said a planned strike by workers at its Arnot coal mine has been called off after it. . .  Full story

ArcelorMittal South Africa, a unit of the world's biggest steelmaker, resumed full production at its Newcastle plant that was hit by. . .  Full story
All 25 economist polled by Reuters expected the South African Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee to keep its repo rate unchanged at 5.5 percent. . .  Full story
Ghana goes to the polls later this year for the first time since the country began pumping oil in December 2010 with crude. . .  Full story
South Africa's National Treasury sold 140 million rand worth of its 2022 inflation linked bond on Friday, a fraction of what. . .  Full story

South Africa's firmed slightly against the dollar on Friday and looked set to test the psychologically important 8.00 level on the back of improved risk sentiment.. . .  Full story
Equatorial Guinea has agreed to supply Swaziland with crude oil, but the product will first need to be refined in neighbouring South Africa, the Business Report said on Friday.. . .  Full story
Gold prices eased on Friday as fears about the health of the global economy abated after successful debt sales by Spain and Italy encouraged investors to put their money in riskier. . .  Full story
Company News
Old Mutual announced that it has cancelled 239 434 888 ordinary shares of GBP10p each previously held in treasury. Following the cancellation, the company's issued share capital is GBP556 184 574.80 made up of 5 561 845 748 ordinary GBP10p shares. . .  Full story
Shareholders were advised that the chairperson, Mrs Lulama Mokhobo, and Messrs Gilbert Phalafala and Moses Tshitangano, both non- executive directors of Miranda, have tendered their resignations with immediate effect. Andrew Johnson, the CEO, will act as chairman in the interim.. . .  Full story
Company Results
Revenue decreased to CAD8.3 million (CAD11.1 million). Gross profit more than halved to CAD0.6 million (CAD1.9 million). The operating loss soared to CAD2.1 million (loss of CAD0.025 million). The net attributable loss more than tripled to CAD3.5 million (loss of CAD1.1 million). In addition, the loss per share was 0.22c and the headline loss per share amounted to 0.07c. Outlook Despite the turmoil which continues to impact global financial markets, the fundamentals for diamond price. . .  Full story
World Markets (Spot Prices)
NameTimeRPMove% Move
JSE Overall17:0032927.36-81.16-0.25%
JSE Top 4017:0029333.57-100.56-0.34%
JSE Gold17:002910.85-3.18-0.11%
JSE Financial17:0022939.1836.770.16%
JSE Industrial17:0034630.43-129.49-0.37%
JSE Indust 2517:0028930.20-137.32-0.47%
JSE Resource17:0054110.61-162.17-0.30%
DJ Futures19:5012303.00-110.00-0.89%
DJ Ind19:4112361.51-109.51-0.88%
SP 50019:561283.34-12.16-0.94%
FTSE 10018:355636.64-25.78-0.46%
All Ords07:554255.4017.000.40%
NZSE 5006:463227.467.630.24%
NameTimeRPMove% Move
Gold/R kg19:56427709-1652-0.38%
Brent Crude19:56109.93-3.54-3.12%
Rand / Dollar19:598.14620.10371.29%
Rand / Pound19:5512.42280.10120.82%
Rand / Euro19:5510.32130.00110.01%
Rand / NZD19:586.44990.06140.96%
Rand / AUD19:558.37700.04320.52%
Yen / Dollar19:5976.87800.08600.11%
Euro / Dollar19:550.78850.00851.09%
Dollar / Euro19:581.2678-0.0134-1.05%
Pound / Dollar19:550.65340.00150.23%

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The JSE Today
Trading Statistics

Major Moves Up
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 CALGRO  4209428.83.%68853
2 MAZOR  1652417.02.%12450
3 MASONITE  340037012.21.%700
4 ITLTILE  5505010.00.%500
5 EHSV  39002506.85.%13112
6 ELLIES   252156.33.%501908
7 INVPROP  1188625.51.%800
8 ANOORAQ  430204.88.%5950
9 AMECOR  246114.68.%28875
10 JUBILEE  16174.55.%16450
11 DRDGOLD  490183.81.%2649797
12 ILIAD  520193.79.%6800
13 TRADEH  630203.28.%32000
14 MAS  1110353.26.%100
15 HULAMIN  925252.78.%58991
16 ONELOGIX  15142.72.%84419
17 SOVFOOD  570152.70.%700
18 CROOKES  4200902.19.%9900
19 CIL  1020191.90.%1421
20 TONGAAT  104601841.79.%40876

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Major Moves Down
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 RANGOLD  251-27-9.71.%10125
2 MIXTEL  150-15-9.09.%28000
3 BLACKSTAR  950-50-5.00.%18799
4 VIVIDEND  490-20-3.92.%13600
5 TELEMASTR  152-6-3.80.%10000
6 ASSORE  21165-812-3.69.%42843
7 VILLAGE  216-8-3.57.%1489085
8 DELTA  875-25-2.78.%16285
9 CAT  1452-38-2.55.%4080
10 IMPLATS  16690-410-2.40.%1658348
11 SUPRGRP  1108-26-2.29.%241047
12 AFRO-C  220-5-2.22.%83764
13 MASSMART  17876-394-2.16.%240925
14 AVUSA  1860-40-2.11.%3837
15 NICTUS  475-10-2.06.%11577
16 TASTE  191-4-2.05.%293908
17 TRNSHEX  339-6-1.74.%16927
18 SHOPRIT  13511-239-1.74.%926338
19 VERIMARK  124-2-1.59.%10000
20 LITHA  270-4-1.46.%353105

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New Highs
SharenameSaleHighMove% MoveVolume
1 CALGRO  4204509428.83.%68853
2 ITLTILE  5505505010.00.%500
3 ELLIES   252273156.33.%501908
4 ONELOGIX  15115342.72.%84419
5 DISCOVERY  45004582561.26.%962046
6 BARWORLD  82308266700.86.%2857551
7 MRPRICE  87008818700.81.%744177
8 WOOLIES  41134158330.81.%2114036
9 ABSA  1480014961500.34.%1352101
10 GROWPNT  1959196540.20.%2029461
11 DATATEC  4231440010.02.%89342
12 SANLAM  30313085-1-0.03.%2762089
13 FIRSTRAND  21732194-4-0.18.%7802014
14 PINNACLE  11911239-3-0.25.%61255
15 OLDMUTUAL  17551788-8-0.45.%8865484
16 LIFEHC  21172149-12-0.56.%1306540
17 RMBH  28472888-23-0.80.%1237515
18 ASPEN  1005010219-125-1.23.%733671
19 KUMBAIO  5224753490-653-1.23.%701860

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New Lows
SharenameSaleLowMove% MoveVolume
1 LONMIN  1205012050-149-1.22.%496351

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Index Summary
Index NameRPMove% Move
Top 4029,333.57-100.56-0.34%
Mid Cap45,020.14120.330.27%
Small Cap33,691.6122.660.07%
Resource 2054,110.61-162.17-0.30%
Industrial 2528,930.20-137.32-0.47%
Financial 158,643.338.880.10%
Financial & Ind. 3032,255.85-119.51-0.37%
All Share32,927.36-81.16-0.25%
Oil & Gas 29,664.43-227.02-0.76%
Mining 34,923.87-81.73-0.23%
Gold Mining2,910.85-3.18-0.11%
Platinum Mining61.61-1.12-1.79%
GENERAL MINING8,708.83-.97-0.01%
Oil & Gas Producers 15,950.02-122.06-0.76%
Basic Materials 29,537.50-73.89-0.25%
Chemicals 14,168.6167.450.48%
Forestry & Paper 12,003.0611.250.09%
Industrial Metals 30,927.77-307.93-0.99%
Industrials 29,530.22-17.81-0.06%
General Industrials 83,303.29-237.74-0.28%
Consumer Goods 29,728.15-126.63-0.42%
Automobiles & Parts 4,657.99-29.44-0.63%
Household Goods160.5010.91%
Health Care 36,486.45-184.84-0.50%
Beverages 98.16-.60-0.61%
Index NameRPMove% Move
Food Producers 55,723.73122.190.22%
Personal Goods 428.77-3.59-0.83%
Consumer Services 59,340.67-2.82-0.00%
General Retailers 50,454.1056.530.11%
Travel & Leisure 3,743.8130.920.83%
Media 80.26.580.73%
Support Services 2,245.25-11.19-0.50%
Telecommunications 63,807.91-654.42-1.02%
Financials 22,939.1836.770.16%
Banks 42,699.7131.840.07%
Non-life Insurance 34,433.71-242.49-0.70%
Life Insurance 18,360.275.920.03%
General Financial 2,137.3412.770.60%
Technology 26,210.35-1.05-0.00%
SHARIAH TOP40 3,143.15-14-0.45%
FTSE/JSE SHARIAH ALL3,218.09-12-0.37%
COAL MINING24,071.52930.39%
FTSE JSE Fledgling 4,900.82100.20%
FTSE/JSE Alt X 1,255.06-1-0.06%
RESOURCE 29,820.14-93-0.31%
DIVIDEND PLUS182.64-0-0.02%
FTSE/JSE RAFI 406,853.71-19-0.28%
Capped Top 4015,411.77-54-0.35%
Capped All Share16,633.97-41-0.24%
JSE TABACO 4,721.5680.16%

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Latest Consensus Changes**
CodeCompany NameStatusUpdated
Results Expected**
ExpectedCompany NameFin. Date
18 Jan 2012FORBESNovember 2011 (Q)
19 Jan 2012ELLIESOctober 2011 (Interim)
19 Jan 2012FIURANIUMDecember 2011 (Q)
19 Jan 2012ROCKWELLNovember 2011 (Q)
20 Jan 2012FOORDDecember 2011 (Final)

Recent Dividends**
Share NameDec-DateLDTPay-DateAmount
AFPREFINV12-01-0612-01-2012-01-30R 0.2518
REUNERT5.512-01-0612-01-2012-01-30R 0.0550
NAMPAK 6.511-12-0812-01-2012-01-30R 0.0650
NAMPAK 6%P11-12-0812-01-2012-01-30R 0.0600
PNR FOODS11-11-2812-01-2712-02-06R 0.4000
Ex Div**
Share NameDec-DateLDTPay-DateAmount
TIGBRANDS11-11-2312-01-0612-01-16R 5.1000
ASTRAL11-11-1412-01-1312-01-23R 5.0500
REUNERT11-11-1512-01-1312-01-23R 2.5300
OCEANA11-11-1012-01-0612-01-16R 1.8300
LEWIS11-11-1412-01-1312-01-23R 1.7200

Upcoming AGMs**
CodeCompany NameDateStatus
BCABusiness Connexion Group Ltd13/01/2012Unconfirmed
BCXBusiness Connexion Group Ltd13/01/2012Unconfirmed
CLSClicks Group Ltd17/01/2012Confirmed
POYPoynting Holdings Ltd18/01/2012Confirmed
CCLCompu-Clearing Outsourcing Ltd19/01/2012Confirmed

Stock Exchange News Service
13/01/201217:40 Digicore Holdings Limited - Acquisition by Digicore of the remaining
13/01/201217:16GEN - FTSE/JSE Africa Index Series - Adaptit Holdings (South Africa): Shares in
13/01/201216:45 ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited - Newcastle Facility : in full
13/01/201216:30 Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited - Director Dealing in
13/01/201216:25ABLS2B - African Bank Limited - Interest Rate Reset Announcement
13/01/201216:00 Old Mutual Plc - Cancellation of Treasury Shares
13/01/201215:57 Omnia Holdings Limited - Dealing in securities by a director
13/01/201215:55 Palabora Mining Company Limited - Further cautionary announcement
13/01/201215:04 Argent Industrial Limited - Dealing in securities by director
13/01/201214:58FRC55 - FirstRand Bank Limited - Interest Rate Reset announcement
13/01/201214:57BIFR1 - FirstRand Bank Limited - Listing of Tap Issues
13/01/201214:00ING128 - iNguza Investments (Proprietary) Limited - Listing of Tap Issue
13/01/201213:46 Miranda Mineral Holdings Limited - Resignation of directors
13/01/201213:44 Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium Limited - Fourth quarter ending
13/01/201212:22SBR003 - The Standard Bank Of South Africa Limited - Interest Rate
13/01/201211:34PTXSPY - Proptrax Sapy - Distribution finalisation announcement
13/01/201211:33PTXTEN - Proptrax Ten - Distribution finalisation announcement
13/01/201210:40TOPSKM/SCIB - The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited - Issue of Knockout
13/01/201209:58 Vukile Property Fund Limited - Dealing in securities by a director
13/01/201209:29ABS5 - Absa Bank Limited - New Financial Instrument Listing
13/01/201209:00 Ferrum Crescent Limited - Amendment to constitution of the Company
13/01/201207:23 Village Main Reef Limited - Dealing in securities
13/01/201207:12 Anglo American plc - Anglo American Share Incentive Plan
13/01/201207:11 Rockwell Diamonds Incorporated - Rockwell announces results for third
13/01/201207:11SYN887 - Synthesis Funding Limited - New Financial Instrument Listing
13/01/201207:10 Lonmin Plc - Keysha dispute
13/01/201207:05 Rockwell Diamonds Incorporated - Unaudited Condensed Interim Consolidated
13/01/201207:05ABMN - Absa Bank Limited - DMTN Programme - Increase in maximum aggregate

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