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 the political and macroeconomic risk.

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Get unparalleled economic and political insight for 29 African economies. Download up to three Research Briefings for free. Or, to get unlimited access to NKC African Economics' full database of briefings, commentary, daily analysis, high-quality research and data, request a free trial today.

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  • The central bank of #Nigeria kept the policy rate at 13.5% but raised the CRR to 27.5%. We are doubtful whether excess liquidity is driving inflation significantly higher and how this will help banks to step up lending to the private sector.

  • Government’s 2020 growth forecast for #Zambia on the optimistic side as impact of terms-of-trade shock persists.

  • .#SouthAfrican rand weaker as investors calculate impact of China virus af.reuters.com/article/africa…

  • .#SouthAfrica WATCH: Rand starts the week on a softer footing iol.co.za/business-repor… via @IOL

Africa Economic Insight

Get unparalleled economic and political insight for 29 African economies. Download up to three Research Briefings for free. Or, to get unlimited access to NKC African Economics' full database of briefings, commentary, daily analysis, high-quality research and data, request a free trial today.

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Sample Country Report

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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