African Markets - Factors to watch on Sept. 5 - REUTERS

September 5 2017

NAIROBI, Sept 5 (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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GLOBAL MARKETS
Asian shares were on the defensive on worries about North Korea but expectations that Beijing will maintain support for its economy ahead of a key congress supported Chinese stocks and copper prices.

WORLD OIL PRICES
U.S. oil prices edged up on Tuesday as the gradual restart of refineries in the Gulf of Mexico that were shut by Hurricane Harvey raised demand for crude, their main feedstock.

EMERGING MARKETS
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AFRICA STOCKS
For the latest news on African stocks, click on SOUTH AFRICA MARKETS South Africa's rand weakened slightly against the dollar on Monday ahead of second-quarter GDP numbers and as safe-haven assets gained after a nuclear test by North Korea; but stocks were weaker.

KENYA ELECTIONS
Kenya's election commission on Monday set Oct. 17 as the date for a new vote ordered by the Supreme Court when it annulled an August poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

KENYA MARKETS
Kenya's main share index of blue chip firms, the NSE-20 , dropped 2 percent on Monday, extending its losses after the Supreme Court unexpectedly annulled August's presidential election, forcing a re-run.

ANGOLA CRUDE
Angola's sole liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility will begin delivering shipments to commodity trader Vitol later this year under a deal announced on Monday, a project spokeswoman said.

BURUNDI POLITICS
Burundian officials at the highest level should be held accountable for crimes against humanity, and a list of suspects has been drawn up, a U.N. Commission of Inquiry said on Monday.