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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  • #Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says the soldiers that marched on his offices on October 10 wanted to stop his reforms – or even kill him. Is this a plausible story or is the prime minister looking to create a narrative of an enemy in order to build unity?

  • A cabinet reshuffle in #Rwanda follows #Ethiopia’s lead by reducing ministries and giving women half the positions. The reshuffle is another curious event – following the release of political prisoners and an iffy legislative election - that hints something is afoot in Kigali.

  • Who will Nigeria choose as president? Mr Clean vs Mr 'Action' - goo.gl/alerts/te42Z #GoogleAlerts

  • Lesotho, Namibia, and Eswatini also affected by South Africa's economic slump - goo.gl/alerts/KArU2 #GoogleAlerts

  • #Fitch affirms #Kenya credit rating at B+/Stable. Rating reflects strong medium-term growth prospects balanced against persistent twin deficits and elevated debt levels. Public finances remain a rating weakness, but progress expected to be made on this front.

  • The president’s slow response to clashes between farmers and herdsmen could lose him votes in central states, which have borne the brunt of the conflict, even if Abubakar hasn’t proposed any firm solutions - Jared Jeffery bloombergquint.com/business/mr-cl… via @BloombergQuint

  • Riots over poor services, poverty hit record in 2018 - goo.gl/alerts/cKMCM #GoogleAlerts

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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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