NKC African Economics

With our core expertise we specialise in providing economic forecasts and insights, political and risk assessments for 29 major African economies while assessing the economic trends for the remaining 25 countries on the continent. All of these reports and the detailed databank are included in the full NKC Africa Macro Forecast Service.

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Latest Analysis

Get unparalleled economic and political insight into 54 African economies. Download up to three Research Briefings for free. Or, to get unlimited access to NKC African Economics' full database of briefings, commentary, daily analysis, high-quality research and data, request a free trial today.

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  • Thousands take to the streets for the Millions March anniversary demonstration in #Sudan, protesting the slow pace of socio-political change and the delayed implementation of the transitional agreement. Sudan has come far in a year but much remains to be done.

  • .#Senegal’s economic growth slowed for a second-consecutive quarter to 1.4% y-o-y in Q1. A broad-based slowdown within the tertiary sector led to a contraction for the sector and the subsequent lower growth figure.

  • WATCH: Rand trades flat overnight iol.co.za/business-repor… #SouthAfrica

  • Work begins on #Ghana’s new voters’ roll following Supreme Court ruling. Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) claims too little time to complete work before December 7 elections and that documentation requirements will disenfranchise many voters.

  • As of Thursday, active #Covid19 cases in #Africa stood at practically 215,000 – up almost 42,000 in the week. #SouthAfrica now accounts for 39% of all active cases, while both #Algeria and #Morocco are suffering a second wave.

  • A doubling in the merchandise trade surplus has pushed #SouthAfrica’s current account into surplus for the first time since Q1 2003.

  • Current account deficit narrows in Q1 2020 as #Kenya’s exports and diaspora remittances remained resilient while imports declined on lower oil prices. The impact of Covid-19 on external balances intensified in Q2 2020 and we could see the current account deficit widen this year.

  • Rand dips after GDP data, stocks up ewn.co.za/2020/06/30/ran… via @ewnreporter #SouthAfrica

Africa Economic Insight

Get unparalleled economic and political insight into 54 African economies. Download up to three Research Briefings for free. Or, to get unlimited access to NKC African Economics' full database of briefings, commentary, daily analysis, high-quality research and data, request a free trial today.

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Sample Country Report

Download a free sample report, highlighting our economic analysis, as well as incorporating our political assessment for Nigeria in 2018.

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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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