NKC African Economics

NKC scans the political and macroeconomic conditions of 29 African countries and is able to measure country risk in detail. Our core expertise is our understanding of the continent’s opportunities and pitfalls due to our ability to weigh political and macroeconomic risk.

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  • Further signs that FinMin Tito Mboweni’s plan for #SouthAfrica’s economy is gaining traction within the ANC raise optimism, with even the Deputy President David Mabuza reportedly now behind it. The hard-left alliance partners will object, but their influence is shrinking.

  • #Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta refuses to sign off on budget if the current interest rate caps are not removed – a move that could see a rise in credit extension to poorer households and would be a welcome boost to economic growth.

  • #Angola #Inflation eases to lowest rate in nearly four years, but upward pressures thwart further interest rate cuts this year.

  • Elections in #Mozambique consist of two contests: one for the voters’ ballot and the other over the credibility (or otherwise) of the process. Once again, we are seeing Renamo attempt to discredit the poll, but the results will likely reflect the general will of Mozambicans.

  • The return of load-shedding emphasises that #SouthAfrica's Eskom troubles aren’t just financial. The utility represents the principal threat to South Africa’s economic recovery.

  • #Botswana #Inflation rate edges back into the target range

  • #Ghana inflation now much lower following rebasing and also on a downward trend, falling to 7.6% in September. The central bank may now find it difficult to justify another rate hold decision next month.

  • IMF lowers #SouthAfrica’s growth forecast for 2019 to a paltry 0.7% iol.co.za/business-repor… via @IOL

  • #Namibia #CPI inflation slows as transport price inflation hits the brakes.

  • #SouthAfrica retail sales muddle along in August, signalling that consumers remain under strain.

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A detailed scenario analysis of different policy actions the Central Bank of Nigeria could take in response to the foreign exchange liquidity squeeze in 2016, the effects on foreign reserves to be expected under each, and the resulting consequences for firms needing to repatriate profits.

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A report on logistics in Djibouti covering infrastructure, human resources, electricity and the financial sector, and which included macroeconomic overviews of the neighbouring countries for which Djibouti serves as a transport hub. For an Emirati harbour logistics firm.

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