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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  • The #JobSummit in #SouthAfrica represents a credibility test for President Cyril Ramaphosa and his ability to lead the country out of its current political and economic mire. Will its proposals, like those of former summits, come to naught?

  • #Zimbabwe’s budget deficit skyrocketed during the first half of the year due to considerable unbudgeted spending.

  • #SouthAfrica Sarb gross gold and forex reserves increase somewhat in September; remaining at an adequate level.

  • #Uganda’s monetary policy tightens as inflationary pressure builds – policy rate increased by 100bps to 10% in October MPC meeting.

  • Talk of a referendum in #Kenya is growing louder, with Raila Odinga stating one may take place next year. Should it go ahead, political risk would likely rise and attention would be drawn away from governance and policymaking.

  • #Gabon’s legislative election starts on Saturday. Expect the PDG to retain its majority but for the opposition to get more seats and ministerial portfolios. This will boost Bongo’s political capital to push through reforms, which civil servants will keep opposing.

  • #Kenya economic growth (6.3% in Q2) and inflation (5.7% in September) surprise to the upside. Both these developments suggest we have reached the end of the monetary policy loosening cycle.

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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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