NKC African Economics

NKC scans the political and macroeconomic conditions of 30 African countries and is able to measure sovereign 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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  • The Libyan National Army states that it has retaken the oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider from Ibrahim Jadhran’s Petroleum Facilities Guards. The events of the past week highlight the risks to #Libya’s fragile economic and political recovery as elections approach.

  • #Botswana’s inflation dips slightly to 3.3% in May, whilst the central bank decides to maintain the repo rate at 5%.

  • #SouthAfrica current account deficit widens notably due to deteriorating #trade account

  • Claims by #Zimbabwe opposition candidate for the upcoming election, Nelson Chamisa, that he is being targeted by the government appear to be overblown. The opposition has many challenges ahead of the polls, but for once threats of violence aren’t among them.

  • #SouthAfrica #Inflation ticks lower in May reflecting benign inflationary pressures

  • #Namibia economy stuck in the sand in Q1, but construction sector starts rebuilding

  • #Morocco interest rates kept unchanged; but upside inflationary risks from rising global oil and domestic food prices present some concerns

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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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