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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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  • .#Egypt's Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 49.9 points in June, up slightly from 48.6 points in May. Although this marks an improvement, the index remains slightly below the 50-point level, signalling a continued contraction in the non-oil sector.

  • Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tells #Ethiopia's parliament that federal troops completed a strategic withdrawal from Tigray rather than being displaced by a rebel advance. Meanwhile, the TPLF has laid out the conditions for it to accept a ceasefire.

  • .#Kenya PMI came in at 51 in June, down from the 52.5 recorded the month before.

  • .#Lesotho’s economy contracted by 13.8% in Q1 2021 compared with a contraction of 9.4% in Q4 2020, as stricter lockdown restrictions in January take their toll.

  • Violent pro-democracy protests have rocked the kingdom of #eSwatini for a week now. The state has muzzled the media and imposed an internet shutdown, making reporting on the situation difficult. Dozens of people have reportedly been killed.

  • Private sector sentiment declined to a 14-month low in #Ghana in June. This deterioration is largely due to rising cost pressures as fuel, transportation and wage costs in the country continue to rise.

  • As #Namibia suffers through a terrible third wave of #Covid19, credit extension growth and other high-frequency economic indicators have remained lacklustre in the first five months of 2021, which dims the growth outlook for this year.

  • Due to the imposition of a 42-day lockdown in #Uganda its private sector activity nosedived in June as measured in the latest purchasing managers’ index (PMI).

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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