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Talking Point: Nigeria - Best laid plans?
At 2 am on Saturday morning, with just hours to go until polls opened for Nigeria’s presidential and legislative elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced it was postpo...
Talking Point: Nigeria - Inflation roughly stable at the start of the year
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) estimates that inflation remained roughly stable at the start of the year. The headline print came in at just below 11.4% y-o-y, almost unchanged from a month e...
SA Daily Economic Report: Morning market update
Data events to keep an eye on US industrial production falls on auto output reversal ZAR consolidates after previous week’s losses Bullion rises amid weak US data releases
Fixed Income Daily: Bond market and currency metrics for African capital markets
Zambia – We retain our base view for a moderate acceleration in price inflation towards mid-2019, as the dissipation of favourable base effects in the food price index coincides with intensifying cost...
Daily Africa Insight: An overview of today’s key events and developments
Cameroon: Crackdown on Kamto and the MRC. Egypt: CBE reduces interest rates. Namibia: Inflation subsides, repo rate stays put. South Africa: Upcoming data releases. Uganda: MTN CEO...
SA Weekly Economic Report: Key developments for the week ended February 15
The JSE All Share Index got its cue from weaker Asian markets as it opened lower this morning, after weak US retail sales data triggered concerns of a slowdown in the US economy. However, the Alsi rem...
Talking Point: South Africa - Upcoming data releases
All eyes will be on the upcoming National Budget, which will be delivered by Mr Tito Mboweni on Wednesday, February 20. The details and financing of a proposed rescue package for Eskom will take centr...
Talking Point: Egypt - CBE reduces interest rates earlier than expected
The Central Bank of Egypt’s (CBE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to reduce interest rates for the first time this year and since March 2018 at its meeting held on February 14. The outcome was...
Talking Point: Cameroon - Crackdown on Kamto and the MRC
The crackdown by President Paul Biya’s government on opposition leader Maurice Kamto and his Movement of the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC) is turning out to be harsher than we had thought it would be, and...
Talking Point: Uganda - MTN CEO deported
The CEO of South African multinational telecommunications company MTN in Uganda, Wim Vanhelleput, was deported on Thursday evening, February 14. He becomes the fourth employee of the company to be dep...
Talking Point: Namibia - Inflation subsides, repo rate stays put
The consumer price index (CPI) inflation rate was recorded at 4.7% y-o-y in January 2018, down from 5.1% y-o-y in December, according to the Namibia Statistics Agency’s (NSA) latest statistical releas...
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#BudgetSpeach2019 – NKC African Economics senior economist Elize Kruger expects “further moderate fiscal slippage given a difficult global growth backdrop, some state-owned entity bailouts and ongoing revenue underperformance”. @Elize_carpediem @NKCAfrica businesslive.co.za/bd/economy/201…
Elize Kruger, senior economist at NKC African Economics, noted that compared to a year earlier the economy hardly expanded in Q4 2018. @Elize_carpediem @NKCAfrica businesslive.co.za/bd/economy/201…
Elections in #Nigeria were postponed at the last minute – raising doubts about the process that could feed into a challenge of the results later on. We maintain our call that Buhari remains the favourite to win on February 23.
#Nigeria - inflation roughly stable at 11.4% in Jan. Risks to outlook tilted to the upside – the possible introduction of the new minimum wage, fiscal slippages ahead of the election still having to feed through to domestic prices, and the possibility of intensifying FX pressures
It appears Mr Museveni is taking a leaf out of Tanzanian President John Magufuli’s book by forcing international companies to list on the stock exchange and playing hardball with the renegotiation of agreements - Jared Jeffery @PolEconAfrica @NKCAfrica cnbcafrica.com/news/special-r…
Here's the skinny on who could win Nigeria's election - goo.gl/alerts/Vuyrw
MTN Uganda CEO deported, what you need to know - goo.gl/alerts/ej52g
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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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