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Africa Risk Reward Index

NKC African Economics’ and Control Risks’ Africa experts are pleased to present the fifth edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index. The index captures the evolution of the investment environment and risk landscape in major African markets.

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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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  • Bank of #Namibia holds repo rate at 3.75%. We expect this rate will remain unchanged until at least the end of this year.

  • .#SouthAfrica retail sales exceeded consensus expectations when it increased 2.3% on an annual basis in February; the first positive y-o-y reading since March 2020.

  • The comments by President Saïed of #Tunisia on a visit to #Egypt were divisive - intentionally so. He is firing up secular opinion in his country to try to push the Islamists, and PM Mechichi, into concessions. But we do not see either side backing down.

  • A fightback has been launched by Ace Magashule, the corruption-charged secretary general of #SouthAfrica's ruling ANC, as he seeks to widen the step-aside rule to include those merely implicated in wrongdoing - and to take the factional battle to the provinces.

  • [Webinar] Shining a spotlight on key African economic sectors in the post-Covid-19 world bit.ly/2QoRfTS

  • French oil giant Total and Chinese company CNOOC signed agreements with the governments of #Uganda and #Tanzania for the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). Total expects production to start by 2025.

  • PM Lukonde in the #DRC has finally named a Cabinet, after two months in the job. The team consolidates President Tshisekedi’s Sacred Union and strikes a balance across parties and regions. Action on security, against the ADF in the east, is especially urgent.

  • .#Mozambican currency surges to best level in two years against #USD; we don’t think the trend will last until the end of 2021.

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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