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Africa Risk Reward Index 2021

Oxford Economics Africa and Control Risks’ Africa experts are pleased to present the sixth 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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Gain unparalleled economic and political insight into 54 African economies. Download up to three Research Briefings for free. Or, to get unlimited access to Oxford Economics Africa's full database of briefings, commentary, daily analysis, high-quality research and data, request an obligation-free trial today.

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  • .#Egypt's Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 49.9 points in June, up slightly from 48.6 points in May. Although this marks an improvement, the index remains slightly below the 50-point level, signalling a continued contraction in the non-oil sector.

  • Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tells #Ethiopia's parliament that federal troops completed a strategic withdrawal from Tigray rather than being displaced by a rebel advance. Meanwhile, the TPLF has laid out the conditions for it to accept a ceasefire.

  • .#Kenya PMI came in at 51 in June, down from the 52.5 recorded the month before.

  • .#Lesotho’s economy contracted by 13.8% in Q1 2021 compared with a contraction of 9.4% in Q4 2020, as stricter lockdown restrictions in January take their toll.

  • Violent pro-democracy protests have rocked the kingdom of #eSwatini for a week now. The state has muzzled the media and imposed an internet shutdown, making reporting on the situation difficult. Dozens of people have reportedly been killed.

  • Private sector sentiment declined to a 14-month low in #Ghana in June. This deterioration is largely due to rising cost pressures as fuel, transportation and wage costs in the country continue to rise.

  • As #Namibia suffers through a terrible third wave of #Covid19, credit extension growth and other high-frequency economic indicators have remained lacklustre in the first five months of 2021, which dims the growth outlook for this year.

  • Due to the imposition of a 42-day lockdown in #Uganda its private sector activity nosedived in June as measured in the latest purchasing managers’ index (PMI).

Africa Economic Insight

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

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BESPOKE REPORT IN COLLABORATION WITH UNECA

Unemployment and underemployment remain pervasive across the continent, and demographic trends suggest that the situation will deteriorate further if not effectively addressed. In collaboration with UNECA, Oxford Economics Africa examined 34 employment initiatives across 15 different countries, with the aim that key lessons will inform policy recommendations across the continent.

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TAILORED ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Oxford Economics Africa was commissioned by AB InBev to estimate the contribution of its local subsidiary, Nile Breweries Limited (NBL), to the Ugandan economy. The study also quantified the loss/reduction in AB InBev’s economic contribution as a result of a possible waiver of the excise exemptions on beer produced from local inputs, and finally considered some of the pressures and risks the industry is faced with in light of the introduction of Digital Tax Stamps and the role of illicit activity.

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