BRIEF-South Africa's Holdsport H1 core headline EPS up 3.8 pct

JOHANNESBURG Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:05am EDT

JOHANNESBURG Oct 11 (Reuters) - Holdsport Ltd : * Says H1 sales up 5.0% to R630.9 million * Says core headline earnings per share increased by 3.8% to 163.1 cents * Says interim gross dividend increased to 75 cents per share * Expects trading conditions to remain challenging for the remainder of the

year * Plans to open two new stores in the next financial year and are evaluating

other opportunities

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After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.