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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  • In #Rwanda, RPF critic Diane Rwigara and her mother were acquitted of charges including inciting insurrection. Does the ruling count as evidence of judicial independence or of the political space opening up? Probably not.

  • #Angola #IMF deal getting closer, with MD Lagarde reportedly scheduled to visit Luanda. Oil prices falling, economy fragile, debt levels rising, reserves dwindling. IMF should help correct imbalances, but greatest boost could be from impact on sentiment and sorely needed FDI.

  • #Mauritius’s consumer price inflation unchanged at 2.8% y-o-y in November, as transport prices continue to add pressure on consumers.

  • #SouthAfrica Gross reserves ticked higher in November and is still sufficient to service the country’s short-term external debt due within the next year.

  • #SouthAfrica Fitch Ratings affirmed current credit ratings, but South Africa needs to get its house in order to prevent further ratings slippage.

  • #SouthAfrica Current account deteriorated slightly in Q3 driven by narrowing in trade surplus.

  • #Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir moves to change the constitution so that he can extend his stay in power. With the economy in crisis and the country trying to get off of the US’s state sponsor of terrorism list so that it can gain debt relief, this move may not help matters.

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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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