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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  • South Africa's mining and manufacturing sectors show slight growth - goo.gl/alerts/XK7Yj #GoogleAlerts

  • Rand firms in early trade - goo.gl/alerts/YZUuo #GoogleAlerts

  • The past week has seen a medley of favourable data releases coming out of #Rwanda. GDP growth picked up to 7.7% in Q3 while price inflation remained low at 0.1% in November.

  • #Mozambique’s consumer price inflation fell further to 4.3% y-o-y in November as transport costs start to trend lower and food prices remain low. This provided the central bank with the necessary scope to lower the MIMO rate by another 75 bps to 14.25%.

  • #Angola’s inflation rose to 18.4% in November. We still expect broad disinflation next year on average, but at a slower rate compared to 2018 due to upside risks stemming from the exchange rate and fiscal tightening.

  • #IMF completes fourth review under the ECF and EFF arrangements with #IvoryCoast. Based on Ivory Coast’s good progress on implementing structural reforms and creating an upbeat macroeconomic environment, the Fund promised an immediate disbursement of $137.7m.

  • #Namibia headline #inflation reaches a 14-month high.

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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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