NKC African Economics

With our core expertise we specialise in providing economic forecasts and insights, political and risk assessments for 29 major African economies while assessing the economic trends for the remaining 25 countries on the continent. All of these reports and the detailed databank are included in the full NKC Africa Macro Forecast Service.

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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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  • Good news at last – weekly active #Covid19 cases in #Africa decrease for the first time since the pandemic began.

  • As expected, President Alassane Ouattara will seek a third term in #CôtedIvoire’s October elections. Opposition parties have condemned the decision as “deplorable” and have reportedly vowed to back each other’s candidates in a run-off.

  • .#SouthAfrica’s gross reserves position rose by a considerable $5.6bn (+10.6% m o m) to reach $57.9bn in July, offsetting all the declines incurred this year.

  • .#Tunisia’s inflation lowers again in July, largely due to declining food and transport prices. Headline print expected to continue trending lower as the strengthening currency, high forex reserves, and stable food supply facilitate a low price environment throughout H2 2020.

  • Real GDP growth in #Algeria declined by 3.9% y-o-y in Q1 2020, compared with an increase of 1.3% in Q1 2019. A sizeable contraction before the actual effects of the pandemic had properly filtered through to the economy suggests that Q2’s figures will be even more gloomy.

  • .#SouthAfrica’s National Treasury announces end to emergency Covid-19 procurement deviations amid widespread allegations of graft and price-gouging, but reports suggest looters have already feasted.

  • .#Egypts Purchasing Managers Index rose by 5.0 pts to 49.6 pts in July, reaching its highest level in 12 months. A slower contraction in the non-oil sector was supported by a reopening of tourism and hospitality sectors and an improvement in export demand from Europe and Africa

  • President Ouattara has not yet announced his candidacy for president of #CotedIvoire, but it now looks certain that Gbagbo will not return home for it. N’Guessan sees an opportunity but we think he will do little more than split the vote for Bédié.

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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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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