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Talking Point: Ivory Coast - Higher inflation trend continues in December
According to the latest data from the National Statistics Institute (INS), the consumer price index (CPI) was up by 1.0% y-o-y in December, lower than the 1.8% y-o-y inflation reading in November, but...
Talking Point: South Africa - Retail sales spike driven by Black Friday sales
Real retail sales (unadjusted) increased by 3.1% y-o-y in November 2018 compared to a revised 2.1% y-o-y increase recorded in October (previously: 2.2% y-o-y), according to Statistics South Africa...
Talking Point: Nigeria - Inflation trends higher in December
The National Bureau of Statistics’ (NBS) consumer price index (CPI) data for December indicates that inflation edged higher at the end of last year. The headline print came in at 11.44% y-o-y in Decem...
South Africa: Following a disappointing growth performance in 2018, a moderate recovery is forecast for 2019
Following on a disappointing growth performance in 2018, a moderate economic recovery is forecast for South Africa in 2019, admittedly off a low base. Driven by a modest improvement in domestic demand...
Talking Point: Ethiopia - Price pressures ease further in December
Price pressures eased for a sixth consecutive month last month, with December recording the lowest consumer price inflation rate in almost 18 months. The consumer price index (CPI) rose by 10.4% y-o-y...
Talking Point: Kenya - Al-Shabaab attack in Nairobi
On Tuesday afternoon, January 15, Somalia-based extremist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for an attack on the 14 Riverside hotel and office complex in Westlands Nairobi. According to early re...
SA Daily Economic Report: Morning market update
Mining production plunges in November Steady US PPI gives Fed room to manoeuvre ZAR edges firmer overnight Bullion rebounds in late trade
Fixed Income Daily: Bond market and currency metrics for African capital markets
Egypt – The tight end eased markedly as the December inflation surprised to the downside; consumer price inflation is expected to ease further in the coming year thanks to the decline in global oil pr...
Daily Africa Insight: An overview of today’s key events and developments
Gabon: Bongo returns home to swear in a new cabinet. Ivory Coast: Gbagbo may walk. Mauritius: CPI inflation slows to a crawl in December. Namibia: Annual inflation rate eases in Decemb...
Talking Point: Ivory Coast - Gbagbo may walk
Former President Laurent Gbagbo’s trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) may be over. On Tuesday, January 15, the panel of judges in his cases acquitted him and Charles Ble Goude, his co-accu...
Talking Point: Namibia - Annual inflation rate eases in December
Namibia’s consumer price index (CPI) inflation rate was recorded at 5.1% y-o-y in December 2018, down from 5.6% y-o-y in November, according to the Namibia Statistics Agency’s (NSA) latest statistical...
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#Senegal - With the list of candidates being what it is, and the BBY coalition having a strong presence across the country, we see very little chance of President Sall losing the race - Francois Conradie @FDConradie @NKCAfrica cnbcafrica.com/news/west-afri… via @cnbcafrica
Elize Kruger, a senior economist @NKCAfrica expects inflation to average 4.8% for 2019 with the inflation outlook “signalling no imminent need for further monetary policy tightening in the short to medium term”. @Elize_carpediem businesslive.co.za/bd/economy/201… via @BDliveSA
ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Cyril Ramaphosa on a mission to Davos to attract investment - goo.gl/alerts/bfuo5 #GoogleAlerts
Al-Qaeda's Disciples Still a Threat to African Business Hub - goo.gl/alerts/oZVgh #GoogleAlerts
Success of the strike in #Tunisia puts the UGTT in a strong position as negotiations continue. UGTT demanding a 15% rise in wage bill, government proposed 7% in line with inflation. IMF projects a 9.9% rise, giving the government some room, but this does not include new recruits.
GABON, CONGO AND DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA - goo.gl/alerts/n11Vz #GoogleAlerts
#DRC The power vacuum resulting from the election (and which persists owing to the dispute) is the context for the terrible massacre in Yumbi in mid-December, which is only hitting headlines now. It is the worst massacre in the Congo in years.
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