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Business South Africa

  • LONDON, Oct 4- The activists who have protested in recent months at the tax arrangements of some leading British companies are united with many politicians in wanting to cut corporate tax avoidance.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 4- South Africa's rand sank this week to within sight of three-year lows against the dollar as a wave of strikes spread beyond the mining sector, threatening the biggest industrial crisis since the end of apartheid.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Turkish stocks fell 1.6 percent on Thursday and credit default swaps jumped after a sharp escalation in political risks caused by retaliatory military raids within the Syrian border. "Clearly a short-term risk for Turkey and Turkish assets," said Simon Quijano-Evans, chief EEMEA economist at ING. MSCI emerging stocks rose 0.3 percent.

  • STOCKS NEWS Reuters Results diary Stocks on the move Real-time Equity News 0914 GMT 04 Oct12- Gold One Intl falls, suspends wildcat strikers-------------------------------------------------------------. Shares in Gold One International fall more than 1 percent in Johannesburg as the bullion producer suspends illegally striking workers at its Ezulwini mine in South Africa.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 4- South Africa's Chamber of Mines said on Thursday it was not planning to reopen wage talks for existing agreements in the gold and coal sectors, rebuffing a union report. "Our position at the Chamber of Mines is that there is no reopening of negotiations," spokesman Jabu Maphalala told Reuters.

  • CAPE TOWN, Oct 4- A wave of illegal strikes sweeping through South Africa's mines has spread to the manufacturing sector, with Japanese car giant Toyota saying on Thursday all production at its Durban plant had halted this week after a staff walkout over pay.

  • CAPE TOWN, Oct 4- An illegal strike has halted production at Toyota Motor Corp's manufacturing plant in the South African city of Durban for the last three days, a company official said on Thursday. The plant produces 120,000 units a year, with 50 percent of the cars destined for the export market and the rest sold in South Africa and neighbouring states.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 4- Merafe Resources Ltd:.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 4- Prices for iron ore forward swaps rose on Thursday, extending gains from late last week, as buyers banked on expectations for a rebound in spot iron ore prices when top consumer China returns next week from a holiday. traded at $111 a tonne, said a Hong Kong- based trader, up 2 percent from Wednesday's close of $108.75.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 4- Mr Price Group Ltd:.

  • DIARY For South Africa corporate diary, click on For southern and South Africa diary, click on ECONOMIC EVENTS JOHANNESBURG- September Reuters Econometer survey.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 4-* Says it has issued suspension notices to illegally striking workers at its.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 4- Gold One International Ltd:.

  • *NIGERIA- Nigeria's cabinet expected to deliver the government's 2013. *ZAMBIA- Bank of Zambia auctions Treasury bills of various maturities. MAURITIUS- Bank of Mauritius auctions 273- day Treasury bills worth a.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 4- South African stocks rose for the first time in three sessions on Thursday with mining shares among the gainers as higher commodity prices and a weaker rand helped offset labour unrest in the nation's mines.

  • *Kumba Iron Ore says 300 employees involved, limited effect. JOHANNESBURG, Oct 3- A series of wildcat miners' strikes spread to South Africa's iron ore sector on Wednesday and hit another gold firm in an escalation of the labour unrest that is testing President Jacob Zuma's leadership.

  • *Kumba Iron Ore says 300 employees involved, limited effect. JOHANNESBURG, Oct 3- A series of wildcat miners' strikes in South Africa spread to the iron ore sector on Wednesday and hit another gold firm in an escalation of the labour unrest that is testing President Jacob Zuma's leadership.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 3- South African stocks ended slightly lower on Wednesday, falling for a second day, with Kumba Iron Ore tumbling nearly 5 percent as wildcat strikes plaguing the mining industry spread to one of its mines. Pick n Pay, South Africa's No.2 grocer, jumped 4.8 percent to 46.47 rand after it named the former UK head of Tesco.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 2- South African stocks ended slightly lower on Wednesday, falling for a second day, with Kumba Iron Ore tumbling nearly 5 percent as wildcat strikes plaguing the mining industry spread to one of its mines. Pick n Pay, South Africa's No.2 grocer, jumped 4.8 percent to 46.47 rand after it named the former UK head of Tesco.

  • *To transfer sales staff from South Europe to South America. AARHUS, Denmark, Oct 3- Ailing Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas said on Wednesday it is stopping all non-profitable projects as it battles worsening prospects by slashing costs and jobs to lift medium-term operating margins to high single digit levels.