NKC African Economics

NKC scans the political and macroeconomic conditions of 30 African countries and is able to measure sovereign 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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  • #SouthAfrica #retail sector recovered somewhat in May, but not quite out of the woods as consumers still face many headwinds

  • #SouthAfrica #Inflation surprises on the downside again, despite hefty fuel price increases, reflecting muted pricing pressures in the broader economy

  • #Tunisia - Fiscal deficit narrows during January - May 2018, but ongoing efforts to rationalise recurrent spending will likely be met with social opposition as consumers’ purchasing power is increasingly decaying

  • BNA loosens monetary policy stance to support #Angola economic rebound, but increase in money supply could slow the disinflation process even further and add more pressure on the exchange rate

  • #Tanzania President Magufuli says the CCM will be in power forever, but recent election results and polling show support for his party is in decline. Remaining in power may require doing away with elections altogether. What are the chances of that?

  • #SouthAfrica consumer #confidence fades only slightly from all-time high despite depressed economic climate

  • #Zimbabwe – More local flights will be a boon for the tourism industry

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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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