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SOUTH AFRICA DAYBOOK: Business Confidence, Sasol Gas, Grains

April 03, 2013

South Africa Bureau for Economic Research publishes its first-quarter business confidence index at 12 p.m., while the South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry releases its March confidence survey at 11:30 a.m.

(All events in Central African Time.)

(For daybook of sub-Saharan Africa events excluding South Africa, click here.)

(Click here for daily South Africa Daybook news alert.)

WHAT TO WATCH: * 8:30am: National Energy Regulator of South Africa briefs reporters on decision on Sasol Gas’s application for max. prices of piped gas * 12pm: South Africa’s Grain Information Service releases imports, exports data for wk through March 29 on website

EQUITY PREVIEW: * Adcock (AIP SJ): co. says won’t back $670m offer from Bidvest in present form

MARKETS: * FTSE/JSE Africa All-Share Index rose 0.5% to 40,041.32 * Rand weakened 0.2% to 9.2106/$ * Yield on 10.5% bond due Dec. 2026 fell <1bps to 7.375%

To contact the reporter on this story: John Bowker in Johannesburg at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: David Risser at

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