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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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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  • Opposition parties in #Kenya are reportedly set to battle over KSh4.1bn in party funding awarded to the ODM by the Court of Appeal. The fallout may finally clarify whether Nasa is truly defunct and where its co-principals now stand.

  • Attacks in #Ethiopia at the weekend left the head of the army and the president of the country’s Amhara state among at least five government officials dead. Assassinations Challenge Ethiopian Premier's Reform Agenda: Q&A - goo.gl/alerts/tN3WU

  • Harare - #Zimbabwe announced on Monday that it would abandon the use of foreign currencies which replaced the local dollar that was wiped out by hyperinflation ten years ago. Zimbabwe ending foreign currency could be disastrous, says economist - goo.gl/alerts/PQ1pi

  • #SouthAfrica latest Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) shows that employment increased by 22,000 q-o-q (+0.2%) during 2019 Q1, from 10,152,000 in December 2018 to 10,174,000 in March this year.

  • #Senegal Alioune Sall’s resignation will be seen as an admission of guilt and as implicating his brother in corruption in the oil sector. This will become more relevant to overall political risk as President Sall’s current term draws to a close.

  • #Algeria De facto leader Ahmed Gaid Salah seems happy to wait for protest energy to exhaust itself and is using the matter of the Amazigh flag to divide public opinion. There is no sign yet of an inclusive national conference – the best next step forward.

  • #Angola’s inflation rate declines further to 17.14% in May. Disinflation is forecast to persist with upside risks stemming from fiscal consolidation efforts, which has been moved out to October this year, and a weakened exchange rate.

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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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