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Talking Point: Sudan - Negotiations suspended as conflict flairs up
On Thursday, May 16, the leader of the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and de facto president of Sudan, Army General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, announced that the military had suspended all ne...
Talking Point: Namibia - Annual inflation rate remains unchanged
According to the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA), the annual headline inflation rate as measured by the consumer price index (CPI) was unchanged in April compared to the preceding month. More specific...
Talking Point: Tunisia - Growth down sharply in Q1
According to the National Institute of Statistics (INS), real GDP growth slumped down to just 1.1% y-o-y in 2019 Q1 compared to an expansion of 2.1% y-o-y in the previous quarter. Agricultural output...
Talking Point: Rwanda - Ingabire questioned for organising meeting
Leader of the United Democratic Forces (FDU-Inkingi) Victoire Ingabire was questioned by the Rwandan Investigation Bureau (RIB) on Monday, May 13, after holding an unauthorised meeting over the weeken...
Talking Point: Nigeria - Inflation shifts direction in April
Following a three-month downward trajectory, inflation trended higher last month. The headline print rose to 11.4% y-o-y, on par with the reading at the start of the year but roughly 10 bps higher com...
Talking Point: Kenya - Another heavily oversubscribed Eurobond
Kenya returned to international capital markets with a dual-tranche offering on May 15. The East African nation shrugged off volatile global risk sentiment and concerns regarding the pace of Kenyan pu...
Talking Point: Ghana - Inflation surprises to the upside
Inflation rose for a third consecutive month in April. The headline reading also came in slightly higher than anticipated, rising from 9.3% y-o-y in March to 9.5% y-o-y in April. When considering the...
SA Daily Economic Report: Morning market update
Retail sales remain muted in March German economy bounces back in Q1 US industrial output slows, headwinds grow ZAR lifted slightly by China stimulus hopes
Fixed Income Daily: Bond market and currency metrics for African capital markets
Namibia – We have lowered our GDP forecast to 1.1% for 2019 and to 2.1% for 2020. The economic recovery is expected to be more gradual than earlier anticipated due to a slowdown in global growth that...
Daily Africa Insight: An overview of today’s key events and developments
Cameroon: Bearing the fekeng branch of peace. Mauritius: CPI crawls out of deflationary territory in April. South Africa: Retail sales remain muted in March. Sudan: Transitional talks...
Talking Point: Sudan - Transitional talks produce major breakthroughs
On Tuesday, May 14, the joint council consisting of the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) – an umbrella organisation consisting of various civilian...
Talking Point: Mauritius - CPI crawls out of deflationary territory in April
The consumer price index (CPI) inflation rate crawled out of deflationary territory in April 2019, but remains very low due mainly to food and fuel prices coming off a high base.
Talking Point: South Africa - Retail sales remain muted in March
Measured in real terms (constant 2015 prices), retail trade sales increased by only 0.2% y-o-y in March, which is somewhat lower than the revised growth rate of 1.4% y-o-y for February (previously:...
Talking Point: Cameroon - Bearing the fekeng branch of peace
There has been some positive recent news from Cameroon – positive in that it indicates a softening of President Paul Biya’s previously intransigent position towards the Ambazonian separatists in Camer...
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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.
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.