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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  • #Ghana real GDP growth eased somewhat in 2018, coming in at a still-commendable 6.3% compared with an 8.1% real GDP growth rate in 2017. All three major sectors recorded weaker growth last year relative to 2017.

  • #Mozambique #inflation decreases to 3.4% in March. However, the inflation environment is set to change over the short term once the effects of Cyclone Idai filter through the economy.

  • #Zimbabwe price inflation reaches 66.8% y-o-y in March, but concerns regarding measurement accuracy persist.

  • #Egypt fiscal deficit set to narrow further in the coming fiscal year as subsidies are reduced on energy products

  • #Egypt Pres. Sisi risks a referendum on presidential term limits just as the region sees the backs of two of his peers due to popular protests. Will Egyptians rise up once again or have they chosen the stability of a military-backed authoritarian over dreams of democracy?

  • #SouthAfrica retail sales growth eases slightly from 1.2% in January to 1.1% in February

  • #SouthAfrica inflation increases from 4.1% y-o-y in February to 4.5% y-o-y in March – the 24th consecutive month below the 6% upper-target level of the South African Reserve Bank.

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

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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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