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South African Markets - Factors to watch on Sept 4

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves may affect South African markets on Tuesday.

ECONOMIC EVENTS

Gross domestic product data

COMPANIES

Insurer Discovery releases financial results

SOUTH AFRICAN MARKETS

South Africa's rand fell more than 1 percent on Monday as emerging markets remained on the back foot, while stocks were flat.

GLOBAL MARKETS

Asian shares fell and the dollar turned higher on Tuesday as the trade dispute between the United States and China threatened to escalate, and as emergency measures in Argentina underscored the turbulence in emerging markets.

GOLD

Gold prices inched down on Tuesday as the dollar hit a one-week high on the back of intensifying global trade tensions and economic worries in emerging markets.

EMERGING MARKETS

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Some of the main stories out in the South African press:

BUSINESS DAY

- Solidarity labour action puts pressure on Sasol

- Mantashe shuts shady Mpumalanga mining office

(Compiled by Alexander Winning)

2018-09-04 07:32:05

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