We publish a range of reports designed to directly address the information needs of both, professional investors and senior business decision makers engaged in Africa expansion. These reports span up-to-the-minute alerts and weekly newsletters on the continent to country-specific quarterly reports.
Fixed Income Daily: Bond market and currency metrics for African capital markets
Uganda – In stark contrast to previous auction, marginal rates held broadly steady at the latest auction. Marginal rates have endured strenuous upward pressure in H1, notwithstanding new multi-year lo...
Daily Africa Insight: An overview of today’s key events and developments
Angola: Surprise interest rate reduction. South Africa: Retail sales recovered somewhat in May. South Africa: Consumer inflation surprising to the downside. Tunisia: Fiscal deficit nar...
Uganda Quarterly Update: GDP growth sluggish in Q1 2018, but economic outlook remains positive
Real GDP growth is expected to ease to 5.9% this year from 6.4% in 2017 due to a slowdown in agricultural sector growth. The sector recorded a disappointing 0.1% q-o-q growth rate in Q1 2018 on declin...
Talking Point: South Africa - Retail sector recovered somewhat in May
Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) released its latest retail trade sales report on Wednesday, July 18. According to the report, real retail sales (unadjusted) increased by 1.9% y-o-y in May 2018 compa...
Talking Point: South Africa - Consumer inflation surprises to the downside again
Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) released its latest consumer price index (CPI) report on Wednesday, July 18. The headline index increased by 0.4% m-o-m in June 2018 versus 0.2% m-o-m in May. June is...
Talking Point: Tunisia - Fiscal deficit narrows but significant risks remain
The fiscal deficit narrowed by 42% y-o-y to TD1.4bn over the first five months of 2018, reflecting strong fiscal revenue growth and lower spending on wages and goods & services. Fiscal revenue inc...
Talking Point: Angola - Surprise interest rate reduction
The Bank of Angola (BNA, the central bank) concluded its most recent Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on July 17. In a surprise move, the MPC decided to lower the policy rate by 150 bps to 16.5...
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#SouthAfrica #retail sector recovered somewhat in May, but not quite out of the woods as consumers still face many headwinds
#SouthAfrica #Inflation surprises on the downside again, despite hefty fuel price increases, reflecting muted pricing pressures in the broader economy
#Tunisia - Fiscal deficit narrows during January - May 2018, but ongoing efforts to rationalise recurrent spending will likely be met with social opposition as consumers’ purchasing power is increasingly decaying
BNA loosens monetary policy stance to support #Angola economic rebound, but increase in money supply could slow the disinflation process even further and add more pressure on the exchange rate
#Tanzania President Magufuli says the CCM will be in power forever, but recent election results and polling show support for his party is in decline. Remaining in power may require doing away with elections altogether. What are the chances of that?
#SouthAfrica consumer #confidence fades only slightly from all-time high despite depressed economic climate
#Zimbabwe – More local flights will be a boon for the tourism industry
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