African Markets – Factors to watch on Nov 25 – Reuters

The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market
moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday.
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GLOBAL MARKETS
Asian stocks advanced on Friday as the Thanksgiving break in
the United States helped slow a relentless surge in the
dollar that has sucked capital out of most emerging markets.

WORLD OIL PRICES
Oil prices fell on Friday, under pressure from a strong
dollar, but activity was low after the U.S. Thanksgiving
holiday and with many traders reluctant to take big new
positions ahead of a planned OPEC-led crude output cut to be
decided next week.

EMERGING MARKETS
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AFRICA CURRENCIES
South Africa’s rand pared some of its earlier losses against
the dollar on Thursday after the central bank kept domestic
interest rates unchanged, but sounded a hawkish tone,
warning about inflation pressures.

SOUTH AFRICA MARKETS
South Africa’s rand pared some of its earlier losses against
the dollar on Thursday after the central bank kept domestic
interest rates unchanged, but sounded a hawkish tone,
warning about inflation pressures.

KENYA MARKETS
The Kenyan shilling KES= was stable on Thursday and traders
said they expected it to be under pressure from higher
demand for dollars from importers ahead of the holidays.

KENYA TREASURIES
Kenya 91-day Treasury bill yield rose to 8.326 percent at
auction on Thursday from 8.200 percent last week.

ZAMBIA INFLATION
Zambia’s inflation slowed to 8.8 percent year-on-year in
November from 12.5 percent in October, the statistics office
said on Thursday.