NKC African Economics

NKC scans the political and macroeconomic conditions of 30 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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  • #Ghana’s 2019 budget projects the deficit will widen to 4.2% of GDP. While not immediately raising alarm in terms of debt sustainability, the budget is on the optimistic side and leaves the country more exposed to a revenue-side shock.

  • #SouthAfrica A notably improved CPI outlook for 2019, driven by significant fuel price declines expected in December, should provide the Sarb with some room to maintain the repo rate at the current level.

  • In #SouthAfrica a Joint Constitutional Review Committee has voted to amend the constitution so that land can be expropriated without compensation. Constitutional change to facilitate an overtly party-political agenda is dangerous.

  • Consumer price inflation eases across the board in most major #EastAfrica economies in October. Price pressure expected to build in coming months, and the monetary policy loosening cycle across most of the region has come to an end. #Rwanda #Ethiopia #Tanzania #Kenya #Uganda

  • Fitch affirms #Morocco investment-grade rating at BBB- with a stable outlook. Macroeconomic stability is accompanied by social tensions and some fiscal concerns.

  • #Libya’s main political actors met in Italy earlier this week but all that seemed to result was an agreement to meet again early next year. Elections, meanwhile, have seemingly been postponed until spring but that deadline will likely be pushed further back when the time comes.

  • Elize Kruger - There has been a lot of supply in the US and OPEC has upped their production in conjunction with moderating demand - there is a scenario of over-supply. sabcnews.com/sabcnews/lower… via @SABCNewsOnline

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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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