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 the political and macroeconomic risk.

Download the Africa Risk-Reward Index 2019

Latest Analysis

Get unparalleled economic and political insight for 29 African economies. Download up to three Research Briefings for free. Or, to get unlimited access to NKC African Economics' full database of briefings, commentary, daily analysis, high-quality research and data, request a free trial today.

Download Research Briefings.

See all tweets

Latest Tweets

  • #Egypt marked its third successful return to international capital markets this year (first time this fiscal year) with the issuance of multi-tranche sovereign bond worth $2bn on November 13.

  • #SouthAfrica Business Maverick: Data suggests that SA’s economy contracted in Q3 dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-1…

  • #Egypt Deceleration in pace of inflation in recent months supported the CBE's decision to cut key policy rates by 100 bps on November 14, bringing the cumulative rate cut to 450 bps this year. The most recent rate cut should provide further impetus for private sector consumption.

  • #Rwanda consumer prices rushed higher in October on account of rising food price inflation. We expect inflationary pressures will continue to build for the remainder of 2019.

  • #SouthAfrica Retail sales tick up 0.2% year-on-year in September on Apple Podcasts - goo.gl/alerts/qDJJp

  • #Ghana budget sees deficit at 4.7% of GDP, but revenue & spending to increase sharply despite persistent shortfalls in recent years. Authorities will have to walk a tight rope, and they haven’t done themselves any favours by failing to build enough buffers to soften possible slip

  • #DRC #Price pressures remained stable while CPI inflation increased slightly to 3.6% y-o-y in October 2019.

  • #SouthAfrica mining production still in doldrums, contracting in Q3.

  • #Egypt Since January, the Egyptian pound has gained 10% y-t-d against the greenback. Although an increase in capital inflows has helped buoy reserves and supported the currency, the data suggests something else may be driving the appreciation, questioning if CBE is intervening.

  • #Kenya Citizens are still waiting for the release of the Building Bridges Initiative final report. In the meantime, political temperatures are rising and a referendum on the BBI’s recommendations could see tempers boil over.

Get unparalleled economic and political insight for 29 African economies. Download up to three Research Briefings for free. Or, to get unlimited access to NKC African Economics' full database of briefings, commentary, daily analysis, high-quality research and data, request a free trial today.

Download Research Briefings

Download a free sample report, highlighting our economic analysis, as well as incorporating our political assessment for Nigeria in 2018.

Get the report

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.

Learn more

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.

Learn more