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SOUTH AFRICA DAYBOOK: Current Account, Transnet, Zuma, Aspen

September 13, 2011

(See SARB <GO> for South Africa’s central bank.)

(See ECO SA <GO> for South African economic events.)

Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) -- South Africa’s current account deficit probably widened to 3.4 percent of gross domestic product in the second quarter, according to the median estimate of 13 economists polled by Bloomberg.

The shortfall was 3.1 percent in the first quarter. The South African Reserve Bank releases the data, and second-quarter expenditure figures, in its quarterly bulletin at 10 a.m. today.

--Editor: Karl Maier

To contact the reporter on this story: Gordon Bell in Johannesburg at gbell16@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Vernon Wessels at vwessels@bloomberg.net


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