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NEW! Africa Risk Reward Index

NKC African Economics’ and Control Risks’ Africa experts are pleased to present the fifth edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index. The index captures the evolution of the investment environment and risk landscape in major African markets.

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Get unparalleled economic and political insight into 54 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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  • .#Tunisia’s fiscal deficit reported to increase to 14% of GDP in 2020.

  • Bank of #Mozambique keeps policy rate unchanged at 10.25% due to worsening inflation risks. We now expect interest rates will remain on hold for remainder of 2020.

  • Talks between #Libya’s rival governments in Geneva have yielded some agreements, and give reason for optimism that the political dialogue in #Tunisia next month can make progress on some of the more difficult issues.

  • During his time in office, President John Magufuli has increasingly closed up on the democratic space in #Tanzania. Will he ‘bulldoze’ his way through next week’s elections to secure a second term in office?

  • The Bank of #Namibia kept the repo rate at 3.75%. Next week’s South African medium-term budget statement could signal the future direction of interest rates.

  • S&P cut #Zambia to SD ahead of expiry of grace period on missed coupon payment as government statement alluded to unwillingness to pay.

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga receive report from Building Bridges Initiative steering committee as #Kenya moves one step closer to a constitutional referendum. Deputy President William Ruto remains hostile to key recommendations.

  • The #IMF has announced its second disbursement under the #RCF to #Cameroon worth $156m. The additional funding is meant to assist the country in light of persistently weak external demand and the deepening economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Africa Economic Insight

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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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