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‘I don’t think any­body re­alised how big the Soc­cer World Cup is to the South African view­ing pub­lic.’ – BRIAN WEY­ERS, Sho­prite Hold­ings mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor, re­spond­ing to re­ports re­tail­ers mis­judged the de­mand for World Cup mer­chan­dise. ‘The reg­u­la­tory au­thor­i­ties are eval­u­at­ing this closely, with the con­cern for pro­tect­ing in­vestors and pre­vent­ing this from hap­pen­ing again, and they will make find­ings of their re­view pub­lic.’ – BARACK OBAMA, United States Pres­i­dent, an­nounc­ing a probe into un­usual ac­tiv­ity on the mar­ket last week that led to a 9% slump in the value of se­cu­ri­ties.

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