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PRETORIA, Jan 29- Miners in South Africa gathered for a rally near Lonmin's Marikana mine on Wednesday as government-brokered talks between the world's top three platinum producers and the striking AMCU union continued.
WEDNESDAY, JAN 29 WASHINGTON- U.S. EDINBURGH, Scotland- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks in Edinburgh- 1215 GMT. THURSDAY, JAN 30 BERN- Bank of Italy's former Deputy Governor, Fabrizio Saccomanni, visits Switzerland.
Jan 27- For other related diaries, please. BRUSSELS- Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council. BRUSSELS- IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos will attend the IMF Book launch function titled "Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery"- 0700 GMT.
Jan 27- For other related diaries, please. TUESDAY, JAN 28 BRUSSELS- IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos will attend an IMF book launch function "Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery"- 0700 GMT.
PRETORIA, Jan 27- Government-brokered talks between South Africa's AMCU union and the world's top three platinum producers ended on Monday with no breakthrough in efforts to end a strike that has hit half of global output of the precious metal.
Jan 27- South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has launched strikes in a dispute over wages with the world's top three platinum producers. The following are some facts and figures about AMCU's demands, the offers from Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin, and wages in the sector.
JOHANNESBURG, Jan 27- Government-brokered talks between South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and the world's top three platinum producers began on Monday in a bid to end a strike that has hit half of global output of the precious metal.
*Police out in force near Lonmin's Marikana mine. RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 23- South Africa's hardline Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union began a strike over pay in the platinum sector on Thursday, bringing mines that produce half the world's platinum to a standstill.
JOHANNESBURG, Jan 22- Anglo American Platinum swung back into profit in 2013 as it rebounded from a wave of wildcat strikes but its recovery is threatened by looming strikes across South Africa's platinum belt.
A 29.6 carat blue diamond, with a possible price tag of tens of millions of dollars, has been discovered at a mine in South Africa.
The threat of a year of industrial action at South Africa's platinum mines will not affect the market for the metal, an HSBC analyst said.
LONDON, Jan 21- A 29.6 carat blue diamond, one of the rarest and most coveted in the world with a possible price tag of tens of millions of dollars, has been discovered at a South African mine by Petra Diamonds.
JOHANNESBURG, Jan 21- South African food company Tiger Brands has agreed to buy a Kenyan milling and confectionery firm for $25 million, the Business Day newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing a company executive. A spokesman for Tiger Brands was not immediately able to comment.
The president of South Africa's main trade union for platinum workers told CNBC that miners were treated like slaves, after ordering strikes that will start on Thursday.
Joseph Mathunjwa, president of South Africa's AMCU, says the miners' strike will hit platinum producers and possibly gold producers, as workers demand better wages.
*Drug firms may threaten to cut South Africa investment. JOHANNESBURG, Jan 17- South Africa on Friday slammed global drug firms over a covert campaign against its planned overhaul of intellectual property laws to favour cheaper generic drugs, accusing pharmaceutical companies of a "satanic" plot to commit "genocide".
JOHANNESBURG, Jan 17- Global drug firms may threaten to cut their South African investments as part of a campaign against Pretoria's plans to overhaul its intellectual property laws to favour generic production, documents seen by Reuters show.
JOHANNESBURG, Jan 16- A plunge in the rand is combining with record high maize prices to drive up inflation expectations in South Africa, increasing the chance of interest rate hikes and raising concerns about food security before a spring election.
JOHANNESBURG, Jan 16- South Africa's Bidvest Group will close its offer for a stake in drugmaker Adcock Ingram early next month, it said on Thursday, in what may be an attempt to speed up a takeover battle that has been waylaid by delays.
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