The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Tuesday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares took a breather on Tuesday after three straight sessions of gains, with markets consolidating in the hope an upswing in global growth could outlast a likely hike in U.S. borrowing costs this week. WORLD OIL PRICES Brent crude oil prices jumped above $65 per barrel for the first time since 2015 after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supply from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts. EMERGING MARKETS For the top emerging markets news, double click on AFRICA STOCKS For the latest news on African stocks, click on SOUTH AFRICA MARKETS South Africa's rand firmed against the dollar on Monday as the greenback retreated, while a recovery of Steinhoff's SNHG.DESHFFp.J shares following a week of turmoil at the global retailer lifted blue chip stocks. SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday it had extended the deadline for President Jacob Zuma to submit arguments on why he should not be prosecuted for corruption to the end of next month. SOUTH AFRICA ECONOMY South African exchange operator JSE JSEJ.J launched an investigation on Monday into whether Steinhoff SNHG.DE, SHFFp.J broke disclosure rules, heaping pressure on the retailer as it tries to contain an accounting scandal. KENYA MARKETS The Kenyan shilling KES was stable against the dollar on Monday, with demand from importers matched by inflows from charities and offshore investors buying government debt, traders said. CONGO MINING Junior explorer Sula Iron and Gold SULA.L plans to change its name to African Battery Metals, reflecting a shift in focus after it bought a controlling stake in a cobalt licence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). DJIBOUTI ECONOMY Djibouti's economy is expected to expand by 7 percent in 2018 up from an estimated 6.5 percent this year and government spending should also rise slightly in a budget focused on healthcare, a senior official said.