NKC African Economics

NKC scans the political and macroeconomic conditions of 30 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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NKC African Economics is majority owned by Oxford Economics, the world’s foremost independent global advisory firm. NKC clients have access to the same insights and analysis that they trust and rely on, that is now backed by Oxford Economics’ powerful models and analytical framework.

The addition of NKC’s team of economists and political analysts to the Oxford Economics group of companies significantly enhances Oxford Economics’ ability to directly address the needs of investors and companies engaged in Africa expansion through the provision of event-driven alerts, regular newsletters, and reports.

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  • The inheritance debate in #Tunisia will widen the old divide between Islamists and secularists, and hasten the break-up of the already fragile entente between Ennahdha and Nidaa Tounes

  • ALERT Expect unrest in #Uganda as #FreeBobiWine campaign gains momentum. There is a real risk that instability grows and President Museveni’s government does not appear well-positioned to deal with the fallout.

  • #Namibia BoN keeps #interest rates unchanged

  • #Egypt: economic growth continues its upward climb in Q3 2017/18, reaching 5.4%; real exports and investment represent the main drivers, supported by the manufacturing, energy and construction sectors

  • #Botswana #inflation rate remains unchanged at 3.1% y-o-y in July as higher transport costs are offset by lower food prices

  • #Nigeria inflation declines for an eighteenth consecutive month to 11.1% in July, but not likely to sway policymakers’ minds to start loosening monetary policy

  • #Ghana inflation surprised on the downside at 9.6% in July, but this fits our view that the central bank will lower the policy rate again this year

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Bespoke Policy and Scenario Analysis

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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Bespoke Macroeconomic Report

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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