South African Markets - Factors to watch on Aug 13

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South African Markets - Factors to watch on Aug 13
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The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect South African markets on Monday.

ECONOMIC EVENTS

Exchange operator JSE Ltd JSEJ.J . releases data on foreigners' buying and selling of South African bonds and stocks during the previous week.

SOUTH AFRICAN MARKETS

The South African rand fell more than 10 percent versus the U.S. dollar on Monday to hit its lowest levels since June 2016, as massive falls in the Turkish lira spread to other emerging market currencies. The rand fell to as low as 15.70 rand per dollar ZAR=D3 , down more than 10 percent from late last week. MARKETS

Asia share markets skidded and the euro hit one-year lows on Monday as a renewed rout in the Turkish lira infected the South African rand and drove demand for safe harbours, including the U.S. dollar, Swiss franc and yen. MKTS/GLOB

WALL STREET

U.S. stocks slid on Friday as a deepening economic crisis in Turkey dragged on bank shares and triggered a move out of riskier assets. .N

GOLD XAU=

Gold prices extended declines into a third session on Monday, as the U.S. dollar climbed to a 13-month high against major peers amid financial crisis in Turkey. GOL/

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

BUSINESS DAY

- Trade union NUMSA to list financial services firm on JSE.

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