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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  • #SouthAfrica Consumer confidence trends lower in Q1, confirming indications that Q1’s GDP growth rate is likely to disappoint

  • #Botswana – Headline inflation was unchanged at 3.3% y-o-y March. The inflation rate is close to the lower bound of the 3% to 6% target range, whilst the risks to the inflation outlook remains balanced.

  • Tense Border Standoff Threatens East African Stability - Presidents of Western security allies Rwanda and Uganda, once close allies, hurl accusations as armies stare each other down, putting region’s economic integration at risk wsj.com/articles/a-sca…

  • As the world moves towards protectionism, Africa could be on the brink of a free trade boom telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/… via @telebusiness

  • #Ghana real GDP growth eased somewhat in 2018, coming in at a still-commendable 6.3% compared with an 8.1% real GDP growth rate in 2017. All three major sectors recorded weaker growth last year relative to 2017.

  • #Mozambique #inflation decreases to 3.4% in March. However, the inflation environment is set to change over the short term once the effects of Cyclone Idai filter through the economy.

  • #Zimbabwe price inflation reaches 66.8% y-o-y in March, but concerns regarding measurement accuracy persist.

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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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