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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  • Inflation (0.8% y-o-y) recorded in April for #IvoryCoast, and prices are expected to rise in 2019 due to a slow start to the rainy season this year.

  • #Botswana #inflation eases in April, dropping below lower target level of 3%.

  • #Sudan’s military announces a 72-hour suspension of negotiations following clashes in #Khartoum. This is soon after a breakthrough agreement was announced less than a day ago.

  • #Namibia annual #inflation rate remains unchanged at 4.5%; no change in repo rate expected in 2019.

  • #Tunisia growth slows sharply in Q1 as agriculture and industry contract. Outlook also fairly bleak, with rising global trade tensions, protests before the election and higher energy costs weighing on industrial activity.

  • #Rwanda Victoire Ingabire is taken in for questioning for an unauthorised public meeting. Could authorities use this event to lock her up again? Meanwhile, there is no news on her assistant Anselme Mutuyimana’s mysterious death in March.

  • #Nigeria inflation increases to 11.4% in April, first rise this year. Risks to the outlook are also mounting. Aside from stubbornly high food prices, demand conditions have also improved and the higher minimum wage will provide a further boost.

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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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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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