NKC African Economics

NKC scans the political and macroeconomic conditions of 29 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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  • #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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