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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  • Worst-ever famine threatens #Zimbabwe as economy collapses bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @business

  • Oxford Economics expands UAE operations amid positive outlook consultancy-me.com/news/2346/oxfo… via @ConsultancyMENA

  • More disappointing #GDP data for #Namibia in Q2 2019. Double blow drags economy into deeper depression. Weak growth likely to persist for rest of 2019.

  • #Ghana growth slows to 5.7% as oil output stumbles; rebased CPI makes policy rate reduction more likely.

  • #Rwanda recorded 12.2% y-o-y real GDP growth in 2019 Q2, driven by construction and wholesale & retail trade sectors.

  • #Mozambique’s elections – due in less than a month – will go ahead as planned despite threats by a splinter group of Renamo fighters who have defied the party leadership and vowed to step up its violence unless campaigning for the upcoming polls is suspended.

  • #SouthAfrica MPC decides to maintain the repo rate at 6.5%, in line with expectations.

  • The killing of FDLR leader Sylvestre Mudacumura in #DRC illustrates the shift in thinking in Kinshasa with more assistance being given to #Rwanda’s aims in the volatile east of the country. Meanwhile, minerals continue to flood across the borders.

  • #Ghana’s new inflation rate below the midpoint of its target range, may not be enough for the central bank to ease policy just yet bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @markets

  • What the oil attack could mean for #SouthAfrica’s interest rate businesstech.co.za/news/energy/34… via @businesstechSA

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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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