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Africa Risk Reward Index

NKC African Economics’ and Control Risks’ Africa experts are pleased to present the fifth edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index. The index captures the evolution of the investment environment and risk landscape in major African markets.

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  • Manufacturing production in #SouthAfrica rose by a massive 87.9% y-o-y in April but dropped on a monthly basis. Nevertheless, confidence levels among manufacturers are on the up, which bodes well for the sector in Q2.

  • Business confidence improves in #Angola in Q1 2021. Nevertheless, our growth forecast for this year will be revised lower.

  • .#SouthAfrica’s mining sector posted massive growth of 116.5% y-o-y in April. The triple-digit growth rate is largely a result of base effects on the one hand, and excessive commodity prices on the other.

  • .#SouthAfrica’s current account surplus rose to R267bn – the second largest on record – in Q1. An improvement in the primary income account was the main driver, while the other balances moved sideways.

  • The release of #Zambia’s balance of payments figures for Q1 confirmed that the copper price rally led the current account surplus to a multi-year high.

  • Both #Gabon and #Cameroon recently managed to secure staff-level agreements pertaining to new deals with the #IMF. Should these programmes be signed off by the Fund’s executive board, the two Central African nations will benefit from the IMF's guidance and resources.

  • .#EastAfrica Seeks $16 Billion of Debt to Boost Economic Growth bloombergquint.com/business/east-… @NKCAfrica

  • President Yoweri Museveni has reshuffled his Cabinet in #Uganda. Almost half of the ministers, including some senior officials, from the previous Cabinet, have been replaced. After a disputed election in January, his appointees indicate his ambitions to remain in power for life.

Africa Economic Insight

Get unparalleled economic and political insight into 54 African economies. Download up to three Research Briefings for free. Or, to get unlimited access to NKC African Economics' full database of briefings, commentary, daily analysis, high-quality research and data, request a free trial today.

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Sample Country Report

Download a free sample report, highlighting our economic analysis, as well as incorporating our political assessment for Nigeria in 2018.

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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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