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Today's headlines:

1. The prices of goods leaving SA's farms and factories increased by 2.4% for August, the highest rate in five months. Producer price inflation has been subdued during lockdown, but food prices have marched higher recently.

2. Despite a weakening in the rand – last at R17.04/$ - fuel prices look set for a cut in a week’s time. The latest calculation from the Central Energy Fund projects a 32c/litre decrease in 95 petrol (24c for 93 petrol), while diesel is on track for a cut of more than 90c.

3. Workers at Eskom Rotek Industries will start a strike today, in protest against the use of labour brokers at the division. The Eskom unit supplies construction, maintenance and transportation services to the power utility.

4. For the year to 30 June 2020, Remgro suffered a 61% drop in its total headline profit to R3.167 billion. Its intrinsic net asset value per share decreased by 34% from R233 at 30 June 2019 to R154.47. Remgro is currently trading below R110.

5. Liberty Two Degrees reported that the latest weekend visitor numbers to its malls is at 80% of 2019 levels. The top performers are Sandton City (85%), Midlands Mall (88%) and Eastgate (97%).

Percentages of the day:

Share of world's coronavirus deaths.

US: 20.7%

Brazil: 14.1%

India: 9.5%

Mexico: 7.5%

UK: 4.1%

Italy: 3.4%

Peru: 3.1%

France: 3%

Spain: 3%

Iran: 2.5%


South Africa: 1.7%Rest of world: 27%Source: Spectator Index

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