NKC African Economics

NKC scans the political and macroeconomic conditions of 29 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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  • #Malawi inflation drops to a 12-month low, recorded at 7.9% in February

  • #SouthAfrica retail sale rose by 1.2% y-o-y in January following a 1.6% y-o-y drop in December

  • #Lesotho’s annual budget for the 2019/20 fiscal year sets out to balance the fiscal position whilst creating more sustainable jobs

  • #SouthAfrica inflation up slightly from 4.0% y-o-y in January to 4.1% y-o-y in February

  • #Morocco - #BAM leaves interest rates unchanged at 2.25%; forecast for inflation lower, while rates are expected to remain on hold this year

  • Atiku Abubakar and the PDP are pushing ahead with their court challenge to #Nigeria’s presidential election results. Success is unlikely, and they know it, but raising the ire of their supporters ahead of close rerun gubernatorial elections can’t hurt.

  • #Kenya court finds the controversial law capping commercial interest rates to be unconstitutional, but the ruling has been suspended for a 12-month period to give the National Assembly sufficient time to reconsider the law’s provisions.

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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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