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*Gold still heads for weekly gain on Ukraine tensions. LONDON, March 7- Gold tumbled more than 1 percent on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data helped soothe fears of an abrupt slowdown in the world's biggest economy. Gold futures for April delivery fell $16.70 to $1,335.00 an ounce.
*Gold heads for 2 percent weekly gain on Ukraine. LONDON, March 7- Gold edged lower on Friday, as investors marked time ahead of a U.S. jobs report, but the metal was on track for a fifth straight week of gains on support from a weaker dollar and tensions in Ukraine. Gold futures for April delivery were down 0.2 percent at $1,348.90 an ounce.
JOHANNESBURG, March 5- Wage talks between the world's top platinum producers and South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction workers Union collapsed on Wednesday, dashing hopes for an early end to a crippling six-week strike.
PRETORIA, South Africa-- A South African TV channel has apologized for broadcasting an image of a witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial after the woman requested that she not be shown. News channel eNCA says it used the picture of state witness Michelle Burger in a broadcast while she was giving testimony Tuesday.
NEW YORK/ ABU DHABI, March 4- Ben Bernanke earned more in 40 minutes on Tuesday than he made all of last year as head of the U.S. Bernanke was paid at least $250,000 for his first public speaking engagement, in Abu Dhabi, since stepping down in January, according to sources familiar with the matter.
MEXICO CITY, Mexico- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks before the Mexican Bankers Association- 0000 GMT. TORONTO, Canada- Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Tiff Macklem speaks at an event in Toronto- 0015 GMT.
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 27- South Africa's Impala Platinum on Thursday declared force majeure on supply contracts at its strike-hit Rustenburg mine, as five weeks of labour unrest took their toll on the battered mining industry.
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 27- Talks between the world's top three platinum producers and South Africa's striking AMCU union will resume on Friday in an effort to end a five-week stoppage over wages, the chief executive of Impala Platinum said.
The South African budget is all about "fiscal prudence" explains Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's finance minister, who introduced a "detailed 5-year plan" for the economy.
Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's finance minister, discusses the country's economy and says the currency must be at a level at which exporters can stay competitive
South Africa's message to foreign investors is that the government has "declared war on corruption" says Jacob Zuma, South Africa president.
South Africa President Jacob Zuma tells CNBC Africa's Bronwyn Nielsen, that the U.S. dollar was to blame for recent volatility in the South African rand.
South Africa has seen rising protests in mostly black townships, where millions remain in poverty. CNBC Africa's Bronwyn Nielsen asked President Jacob Zuma whether he was concerned that his country is facing its own Arab Spring.
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 21- Oil and politics make a turbid mix, and the suspension of Nigeria's central bank chief and anti-graft whistleblower Lamido Sanusi is a cautionary tale for newer African oil producers trying to avoid the "resource curse".
LAGOS, Feb 20- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan suspended Central Bank Governor Lamido Sanusi on Thursday, removing an increasingly outspoken critic of the government's record on tackling rampant corruption in Africa's leading energy producer.
BENONI, South Africa, Feb 19- After eight days decomposing in a disused South African gold mine, 32- year-old Blessing's body was so bloated it could barely fit through the tiny tunnel entrance hidden at the foot of a towering mine dump in a town east of Johannesburg.
SINGAPORE, Feb 18- Gold drifted slightly lower on Tuesday after scaling fresh 3-1/ 2 month highs early in the session, as safe-haven bids continued to support the metal amid a weaker U.S. dollar and concerns over economic growth. Silver rose for a fourth session and was trading near its highest since early November.
While stabilization may have set in for emerging markets, Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, Australia & New Zealand at HSBC, says the 'fragile five' remain weak with the Fed's continued taper.
CAPE TOWN, Feb 14- South Africa's telecoms regulator is delaying by two months a plan to cut fees that mobile operators charge rivals for using their networks, allowing it time to respond to a court challenge from Africa's biggest mobile operator.
Tom Wilson, director of intelligence and analysis at Africapractice, highlights the challenges facing South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, ahead of his state of the union address on Thursday.