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NEW! 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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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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  • .#SouthAfrica’s merchandise trade surplus narrowed somewhat in September as imports recover from the coronavirus-induced slump.

  • Loan deferral agreement with CDB allows #Zambia some liquidity breathing space, but vague statements in adherence to confidentiality clauses will likely remain a sticky point with other creditors.

  • .#Sudan will end fuel subsidies with a fivefold increase in the petrol price.

  • WEBINAR What is the economic impact of Covid-19 on Africa?

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  • .#US efforts to block the appointment of #Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director-general of the #WTO, and their continued promotion of South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee, may force a first-ever vote at its next General Council on November 9.

  • General elections were held in #Tanzania yesterday. Deaths have been reported, as have irregularities in vote counting procedures and an internet slowdown. More violence may follow if President John Magufuli’s victory is in widespread doubt.

  • The latest figures from the #SARB continue to reflect weak appetite for credit in #SouthAfrica. Credit claims on the domestic private sector grew by a meagre 3.1% y-o-y in September.

  • .#Gabon recently announced its provisional #budget for 2021. While providing limited scope for investment, government has vowed to continue its projects through PPPs. The budget is based on optimistic #oil output figures, which may be offset by conservative oil price estimates.

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Sample Country Report

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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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