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Talking Point: Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe might get a new currency by year’s end
Zimbabwe will introduce a new currency in the next 12 months, the Minister of Finance, Mthuli Ncube, said during a townhall meeting on Friday, January 11. The Southern African nation has struggled to...
Talking Point: South Africa - ANC manifesto a stale crowd-pleaser
The tens of thousands of African National Congress (ANC) supporters who packed into Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban at the weekend to witness the launch of the ruling party’s election manifesto and to...
Talking Point: Tanzania - Inflation trends higher in December
The latest consumer price index (CPI) figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show that inflation increased in December. Headline price inflation came in at 3.3% y-o-y last month, which...
Talking Point: South Africa - Data preview: Repo rate to remain unchanged
Markets will keep a keen eye on the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting this week, while mining production and retail sales data for November are also due. On 22...
SA Daily Economic Report: Morning market update
Economists believe Sarb will be dovish at this week’s meeting Business confidence dips in December 2018 Behaved inflation gives Fed breathing room ZAR under pressure after Chinese trade data
Fixed Income Daily: Bond market and currency metrics for African capital markets
Kenya – Risks to the outlook are skewed to the upside in the face of cost-push pressures (despite soft international crude prices, which will alleviate some pressure off the import bill) amid a deteri...
Daily Africa Insight: An overview of today’s key events and developments
Rwanda: Inflation gains traction in December. Senegal: Inflation up in December.
SA Weekly Economic Report: Key developments for the week ended January 11
The JSE All Share Index rose during the second week of 2019. The local bourse kicked the week off trading in the red but managed to regain traction soon after. Optimism that the world’s two largest ec...
Talking Point: Rwanda - Inflation gains traction in December
While still trending at levels that most other African nations would sign up for, price pressure have started to mount in Rwanda. The consumer price index (CPI) rose by 1.1% y-o-y in December, reflect...
Talking Point: Senegal - Inflation up in December
The latest consumer price index (CPI) data from the National Agency for Statistics and Demography (ANSD) shows that annual inflation rose to 1.3% y-o-y in December 2018, much higher than the 0.5% y-o-...
Weekly Africa Political Risk Report: Overview of the past week’s political developments
DRC: Alert – Tshisekedi declared winner of presidential vote (Jan 10). DRC: Ceni delays announcement, raising tensions (Jan 8). DRC: Election goes ahead, some trouble in store (Jan 3). Gab...
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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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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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