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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  • #Egypt #CBE reduces interest rates earlier than expected by 100 bps in February; one further rate cut expected as underlying inflationary pressures subside and demand-led growth remains weak.

  • #Cameroon Maurice Kamto faces at least 10 years in jail. We had thought he and Biya were playing a game, but no: he will probably face the same fate as Biya’s other political challengers in Kondengui, and stay behind bars until Mr Biya dies.

  • #MTN #Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleput becomes the company’s fourth employee to be deported in a month. The telco is currently renegotiating its licence in the country after 20 years and the government is clearly playing hardball.

  • #Namibia #CPI inflation subsides in January, repo rate unchanged at 6.75%.

  • #SouthAfrica mining production remains under pressure in December, as gold production tumbles further.

  • Inflation falls to 9% in January - lowest level in more than six years. But this combined with the more dovish central bank places the cedi under more pressure. The utility price announcement has also been delayed. Will Accra again accumulate more debt to address these drivers?

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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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