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Africa Weekly Insight offers an overview of the week's events and developments
Egypt: An election of absences. Ethiopia: EPRDF elects Abiy as chairman. Ghana: BoG opts for more aggressive easing. Ivory Coast: The Senate elections. Kenya: ‘Bridge builder’ Odin...
Daily Africa Insight reveals the day's Talking Points in one consolidated report
Mauritius: Moody’s affirms sovereign credit rating. Rwanda: BNR keeps benchmark rate unchanged. South Africa: Disappointing trade performance in February signals a potential drag on GDP in...
South Africa - Disappointing trade performance in February signals a potential drag on GDP in Q1
The South African Revenue Service (Sars) reported on Thursday, March 29, that a marginal merchandise trade surplus of R0.43bn was recorded in February 2018, following the shocker deficit of R27.1bn in...
Fixed Income Daily affords insight which could influence trading in African capital markets
COMMON MONETARY AREA: The rand weakened against the US dollar during European trade on Thursday. The South African currency continued to trade weaker after the South African central bank lowered i...
Weekly Political Risk Report highlights developments in countries on the Africa Alerts and Watch List
No conflict zones showed clear signs of deterioration over the past week. The US airstrikes in southwest Libya on March 24 targeted suspected extremists from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and...
South Africa - Producer inflation moderates notably in February due to lower fuel prices
Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) released its latest producer price index (PPI) report on Thursday, March 29. The report revealed that the PPI for final manufactured goods moderated notably to 4.2% y...
SA Weekly Economics compiled the most important events seen in and affecting the SA Market during the week
Capital Market - Domestic debt prices traded stronger earlier in the week aided by Moody’s decision, but subsequently dropped due to a depreciation in the rand.
Rwanda - BNR keeps benchmark rate unchanged
The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) decided to keep the benchmark interest rate stable following the conclusion of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on March 28. The policy rate therefore rema...
Congo, Dem. Rep.: DRC: Mining sector recovery prompts upward revision of 2017 growth estimate to 3.2%, outlook has improved slightly but broader economic and political risks remain high
Mining sector activity in the DRC recovered last year, supported by a rise in the prices and output levels of the country’s main export commodities. According to the Central Bank of Congo’s (BCC’s), p...
Mauritius - Moody’s affirms sovereign credit rating
Moody’s Investors Service affirmed Mauritius’s sovereign debt rating on Tuesday, March 27. More specifically, the ratings agency kept the island nation’s government bond rating at “Baa1” (equivalent t...
South Africa - Both monetary aggregates accelerated in February, driven by higher credit extension to corporates
The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) reported on money supply and credit extension data for February 2018, on Thursday, March 29. Private sector credit extension (PSCE) growth accelerated to 5.7% y-o...
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