We publish a range of reports designed to directly address the information needs of professional investors and senior business decision makers engaged in Africa expansion. These reports span up-to-the-minute alerts and weekly newsletters on the continent to country-specific quarterly reports.
Weekly Africa Insight: Overview of the past week’s political and macroeconomic developments
DRC: Moves by Fayulu, Sadc and Cenco (Jan 14). Egypt: Inflation surprises to the downside (Jan 14). Ethiopia: Consumer prices ease further in December (Jan 16). Gabon: Bongo returns ho...
Talking Point: South Africa - Repo rate kept unchanged at 6.75%
The South African Reserve Bank’s (Sarb) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced on Thursday, January 17, its decision to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.75% following its first meeting of the year...
Talking Point: Sudan - Will the Revolution of the Hungry be the end for Bashir?
Large-scale anti-government protests have continued in urban centres around the country over the past week. On Tuesday morning, January 16, hundreds of protesters from Khartoum’s poorer neighbourhoods...
SA Daily Economic Report: Morning market update
Retail sales spike driven by Black Friday sales ANC won’t fiddle with Sarb’s independence, says Ramaphosa US government shutdown a triple threat ZAR steady amid tensions in US and UK
Fixed Income Daily: Bond market and currency metrics for African capital markets
Tanzania – Tanzanian long-dated securities generally fail to meet auction targets, which feed into the large spread between short- and long-dated rates (in excess of 1,400 bps). Nonetheless, the bid y...
Daily Africa Insight: An overview of today’s key events and developments
Ethiopia: Consumer prices ease further in December. Ivory Coast: Higher inflation trend continues in December. Kenya: Al-Shabaab attack in Nairobi. Nigeria: Inflation trends higher in...
Talking Point: Ivory Coast - Higher inflation trend continues in December
According to the latest data from the National Statistics Institute (INS), the consumer price index (CPI) was up by 1.0% y-o-y in December, lower than the 1.8% y-o-y inflation reading in November, but...
Talking Point: South Africa - Retail sales spike driven by Black Friday sales
Real retail sales (unadjusted) increased by 3.1% y-o-y in November 2018 compared to a revised 2.1% y-o-y increase recorded in October (previously: 2.2% y-o-y), according to Statistics South Africa...
Talking Point: Nigeria - Inflation trends higher in December
The National Bureau of Statistics’ (NBS) consumer price index (CPI) data for December indicates that inflation edged higher at the end of last year. The headline print came in at 11.44% y-o-y in Decem...
South Africa: Following a disappointing growth performance in 2018, a moderate recovery is forecast for 2019
Following on a disappointing growth performance in 2018, a moderate economic recovery is forecast for South Africa in 2019, admittedly off a low base. Driven by a modest improvement in domestic demand...
Talking Point: Ethiopia - Price pressures ease further in December
Price pressures eased for a sixth consecutive month last month, with December recording the lowest consumer price inflation rate in almost 18 months. The consumer price index (CPI) rose by 10.4% y-o-y...
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Success of the strike in #Tunisia puts the UGTT in a strong position as negotiations continue. UGTT demanding a 15% rise in wage bill, government proposed 7% in line with inflation. IMF projects a 9.9% rise, giving the government some room, but this does not include new recruits.
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#DRC The power vacuum resulting from the election (and which persists owing to the dispute) is the context for the terrible massacre in Yumbi in mid-December, which is only hitting headlines now. It is the worst massacre in the Congo in years.
#Mozambique’s disinflation trend continued in December as consumer price inflation fell further to 3.5% y-o-y. Last year’s inflation environment was characterised by food prices remaining flat, whilst the cost of transport rised sharply. We expect the opposite to occur this year.
#Namibia #FDI dries up amid deep recession.
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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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