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S.Africa's rand hits week high as strike suspended

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JOHANNESBURG, Oct 12 (Reuters) - South Africa's randextended earlier gains to a fresh one-week high against thedollar on Friday after news that employers and unions hadreached an agreement to end a three-week long truckers' strike.

The rand firmed to 8.5920, its strongest levelsince last week Friday, gaining from 8.6305 before the news ofthe agreement. It closed at 8.66 in Thursday's New York session.

(Reporting by Xola Potelwa)

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