NKC African Economics

NKC scans the political and macroeconomic conditions of 30 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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  • #SouthAfrica - Ramaphosa reveals economic recovery plan

  • BNA’s decision to suspend direct FX sales and allow banks more autonomy raises the risk that we may see more abrupt movements in the #Angola kwanza from next month

  • Jacques Nel @NKCAfrica - East Africa economies best performing in the continent cnbcafrica.com/videos/2018/09… via @cnbcafrica

  • #SouthAfrica Repo rate remains unchanged (for now), but risks to the inflation outlook remain on the upside

  • #Tanzania’s main opposition, Chadema, announces it will boycott future by-elections one month after the US criticised authorities for violence and irregularities around the polls. Democracy in the country is in peril under President Magufuli.

  • Tune in to @cnbcafrica at 11:00 CAT as Jacques Nel, our Chief Economist: East and Southern Africa, chats to Michael Mugisha about the outlook for #EastAfrica

  • Rand firms on consumer inflation surprise - goo.gl/alerts/HBDSL #GoogleAlerts

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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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