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1320GMT 24March14 - Investec (LSE: INVP.L - news) shares up on FY earnings outlook

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Shares of investment bank and asset manager Investec climb morethan 4 percent to around 5-1/2 year highs after it announced on Thursday itsfull-year earnings would rise after it cut its bad debt charges.

South African financial markets were closed on Friday for a national publicholiday.

Investec, which is also listed in London, rose 4.07 percent to 82.35 rand, its highest level in 5-1/2 years, according to Thomson Reuters (Frankfurt: TOC.F - news) data.

Reuters Messaging: zandi.shabalala.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net

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