JOHANNESBURG, March 31 South Africa's Chamber of Mines said on Friday that it was "seriously concerned" by the dismissal of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister at a time when South Africa’s sovereign credit rating is at risk and investor confidence in the economy is at a very low ebb, it said in a statement.
President Jacob Zuma's midnight sacking of his finance minister shook South African financial markets on Friday.
(Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Writing by Ed Stoddard; Editing by James Macharia)
UPDATE 5-Brazil defends beef after 'system-wide problem' prompts U.S. ban
CHICAGO/BRASILIA, June 23 Brazil scrambled to shore up its beef industry's reputation on Friday after the United States blocked shipments of fresh cuts, saying it found abscesses in the meat and signs of systemic failure of inspections in the world's largest beef exporter.
BRIEF-CalPERS says IAC abandons plan to issue non-voting stock in response to CalPERS Lawsuit
June 23 California Public Employees' Retirement System: