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African Markets - Factors to watch on Oct 9

NAIROBI, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Tuesday.

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BOTSWANA - Bank of Botswana is due to auction 14-day Treasury bills.

GLOBAL MARKETS

Asian shares rose on Tuesday but were capped by concerns over global

growth prospects, especially in the world's second-biggest economy China,

and expected weak U.S. corporate earnings.

� WORLD OIL PRICES

Brent crude futures rose towards $113 a barrel on Tuesday after two days

of losses, with supply fears due to escalating tensions in the Middle East

prevailing over a sluggish outlook for global demand.

SOUTH AFRICA STRIKES

* South Africa's local government workers' union said on Monday it would

launch a strike over pay in the next few days, the first sign of a wave of

labour unrest in Africa's biggest economy spreading from the mines into

the public sector. EMERGING MARKETS

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SOUTH AFRICA MARKETS

* South Africa's rand fell to a 3-1/2 year low against the dollar on

Monday and came close of breaching the key 9.0 rand level as mining and

other strikes continued to shake investor confidence.

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* The impact of Iran's currency slide has reached beyond its borders,

hitting shares of MTN Group

, the South African mobile operator

that derives nearly a tenth of its revenue from the Middle Eastern

country. NIGERIA MARKETS

* Nigeria's naira currency closed unchanged against the U.S dollar on the

interbank market and firmed marginally at the official window on Monday,

as dollar sales by oil companies comfortably met rising dollar demand in

the market.

* Nigeria said on Monday it plans to sell between 160 billion naira and

240 billion naira ($1.02 bln-$1.53 bln) in sovereign bonds

ranging between 5 and 10 years in the fourth quarter of the year.

NIGERIA SECURITY

At least 35 people were killed on Monday when Nigerian soldiers opened

fire after a bomb blast struck their convoy in the northeastern city of

Maiduguri, nurses at the hospital that received the bodies said.

KENYA MARKETS

Dollar demand from banks and importers pushed the Kenyan shilling

lower on Monday after it failed to break below the 85.00 support level

last week, while stocks were dragged lower by Barclays Bank of Kenya

. GHANA DEBT

The Bank of Ghana will issue 500 million cedis ($264.6 million) worth of

three-year government bonds on October 25 to restructure short-term debt,

Finance Minister Kwabena Duffuor said on Monday.

� MOZAMBIQUE INFLATION

Mozambique's inflation edged up to 1.55 percent year-on-year in September

from 1.41 percent in August, its statistics agency said on Monday.

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((Compiled by Nairobi Newsroom))

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