NAIROBI, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. - - - - - EVENTS: SOUTH AFRICA - Trade and Industry Department due to release monthly new vehicle sales data for November. GLOBAL MARKETS: Oil prices, and energy shares swept higher on Thursday after OPEC agreed to cut crude output to clear a glut, while the dollar and bond yields rose sharply on prospects that resulting inflationary pressures will lead to higher interest rates. WORLD OIL PRICES Oil shot up over 10 percent after producer club OPEC and Russia cut a deal to reduce output to drain a global supply glut, but analysts warned prices could recede this month, while other producers stand ready to fill the gap in the longer term. 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 weakened on Wednesday as traders treaded cautiously ahead of major data releases late this week, with Standard & Poor's the last of three main rating agencies to decide on the country's debt. NIGERIA RESERVES Nigeria's official foreign exchange reserves stood at $24.69 bln on Nov. 28, central bank data showed on Wednesday, the first monthly rise in 15 months. ZIMBABWE CURRENCY Zimbabwean riot police used water cannon on Wednesday to scatter 20 activists protesting at the introduction of "bond notes", a new domestic currency they say could touch off uncontrolled money printing and a return to hyperinflation. MAURITIUS BONDS The Stock Exchange of Mauritius will get its first listing of a "masala" bond - international corporate bonds denominated in Indian rupees - in the next two weeks, paving the way for additional products, its chief executive said. KENYA MARKETS The Kenyan shilling was steady on Wednesday with the usual end-of-month corporate demand for dollars relatively subdued. KENYA BOURSE Kenya's Nairobi Securities Exchange expects its first exchange traded fund (ETF) to be approved by the regulator this year and trading to start soon after. KENYA INFLATION Kenya's inflation rate edged up to 6.68 pct year-on-year in November from 6.47 per cent in October, the statistics office said on Monday. UGANDA INFLATION Uganda's year-on-year headline inflation rose to 4.6 percent in November from 4.1 percent last month, pushed higher by a surge in fruit prices, the statistics office said on Wednesday.