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  • PORT OF SPAIN- Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago holds its policy meeting. JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at the launch of an initiative by EOH and Radio 702 that aims "to provide solutions to South Africa's skills development challenges"- 0430 GMT. LUANDA- Bank of Angola interest rate decision- 1600 GMT.

  • UMLAZI, Durban, July 28- Young, poor, supporters of South Africa's African National Congress are weary of reminders of its liberation struggle, concentrating instead on the ruling party's failure to deliver jobs which could cost it votes in local elections next week. Polls say the main opposition party, the Democractic Alliance will win 36 percent of the vote in...

  • CAPE TOWN, July 28- South Africa's largest oil refinery, jointly operated by Shell and BP, has not shut down due to a workers' strike over wages, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, contradicting an earlier union claim. A senior union official had said the refinery, situated in the east coast Durban port and capable of refining 190,000 barrels per day of crude oil, had come...

  • THURSDAY, JULY 28 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT. COLOMBO- Central Bank of Srilanka monetary policy committee meeting- 1230 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech Banking Association holds a press conference on the updated macroeconomic forecast- 0800 GMT.

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting. POLOKWANE, South Africa- South African central bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele speaks at a business breakfast event in the city of Polokwane- 0700 GMT. THURSDAY, JULY 28 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT.

  • *WeChat almost unknown in some part of Africa. The move is leading the South Africa- China joint venture down a fiercely competitive path as Facebook's WhatsApp is already part of the social media fabric in most African countries. Africa is not often the scene of battles between tech giants, but the outcome could help determine who can turn the exponential growth...

  • July 21- Confidence in prospects for the global economy has been dented following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, with a growing view that monetary policy is a fading force and many governments now need to borrow and spend, Reuters polls showed. "Given how fragile the global economy is nearly eight years after the start of the global financial crisis,...

  • THURSDAY, JULY 21 JAKARTA- Indonesia central bank rate decision- 0700 GMT. PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank rate decision- 1300 GMT. MONDAY, JULY 25 JERUSALEM- Bank of Israel interest rate decision- 1300 GMT.

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 BEIJING- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim to visit China. THURSDAY, JULY 21 JAKARTA- Indonesia central bank rate decision- 0700 GMT. PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank rate decision- 1300 GMT.

  • JOHANNESBURG, July 19- Africa's biggest mobile phone operator MTN Group flagged lower first-half profit on Tuesday, blaming a hefty fine in Nigeria and sending its shares sliding nearly 4 percent. After months of talks, MTN said on June 10 it had agreed to pay a heavily reduced fine of 330 billion naira, or a third of the initial penalty, in a settlement with Nigeria...

  • TUESDAY, JULY 19 LONDON- International Monetary Fund publishes update to World Economic Outlook, including new UK growth forecasts- 1300 GMT. ANKARA- Turkey central bank monetary policy meeting- 1100 GMT. PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank starts its three-day monetary policy committee meeting.

  • KAMPALA/ NAIROBI, July 15- International brewers in Africa are expanding their production of beers based on local ingredients, snapping up craft brewers and introducing more brands as low-cost beers gain popularity on the fast-growing but still poor continent. Diageo unit Uganda Breweries Limited has pinned hopes on Ngule, or "Crown" in the Luganda language,...

  • FRIDAY, JULY 15 ANKARA- Launch of OECD Economic Survey of Turkey. PHNOM PENH- International Monetary Fund representative in Cambodia holds press conference about economy- 0600 GMT. TUESDAY, JULY 19 LONDON- International Monetary Fund publishes update to World Economic Outlook, including new UK growth forecasts- 1300 GMT.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 14 WASHINGTON- International Monetary Fund's head Christine Lagarde speaks at Center for Global Development in Washington on "Redoubling our Resolve for Global Development". PRETORIA- South African central bank Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo speaks at South Africa's first ever Public Economics Winter School, where tax policy, industrial...

  • LONDON/ JOHANNESBURG July 13- South African retailer Steinhoff has agreed to pay nearly $800 million for British-based discount chain Poundland after two previous attempts to expand in Europe fell through this year. The $23 billion company, which sells beds and cupboards to less affluent shoppers in Europe, southern Africa and Asia, is keen to grow its...

  • SARAJEVO- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Vice President Philip Bennett visits Bosnia. MANILA- Philippines central bank governor Amando Tetangco to speak at the central bank's luncheon for stakeholders- 0200 GMT. SARAJEVO- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Bosnia to sign a 71 million euro infrastructure loan- 0730 GMT.

  • The latest Reuters poll of over 250 analysts, fund managers and brokers worldwide taken June 27- July 11 also showed an intensifying pull between stretched share prices- with Wall Street at a record high- and bond markets, with most government bond yields at record lows and vast swathes of them negative. The Bank of England is set to reverse course in response to...

  • MSCI's emerging equity index rose half a percent, up for the fourth straight day while many bourses in Asia such as Indonesia and India hit one-year highs. Cristian Maggio, head of EM strategy at TD Securities, said "a wall of money" was coming back to emerging markets. Japan is seen adopting more stimulus and the Bank of England may cut interest rates this week to...

  • TUESDAY, JULY 12 JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at a South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry meeting- 0730 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank to publish the minutes of its June board meeting- 0700 GMT. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank non-rate-setting meeting.

  • MONDAY, JULY 11 PRETORIA- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan addresses delegates at the country's first ever' public economics winter school', where tax policy, industrial economic competitiveness and health reform and social security policy will come under the spotlight- 1600 GMT. TUESDAY, JULY 12 JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister...