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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NKC African Economics is majority owned by Oxford Economics, the world’s foremost independent global advisory firm. NKC clients have access to the same insights and analysis that they trust and rely on, that is now backed by Oxford Economics’ powerful models and analytical framework.

The addition of NKC’s team of economists and political analysts to the Oxford Economics group of companies significantly enhances Oxford Economics’ ability to directly address the needs of investors and companies engaged in Africa expansion through the provision of event-driven alerts, regular newsletters, and reports.

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  • The appointment of a new finance minister in #Zambia signals a softening stance towards the challenges faced by the private sector. Meanwhile, the 2019 GDP growth revision reflects concern for mining sector difficulties.

  • Social media activism goes #BlueForSudan businesslive.co.za/fm/features/af… via @BusinessLiveSA

  • #Cameroon IMF approves $76.2m disbursement, bringing total disbursements under the three-year Extended Credit Facility arrangement to $514.5m (SDR372.6m).

  • #Morocco household confidence drops significantly in Q2; prospects appear bleak as living costs and unemployment expected to rise over the next year.

  • #Angola’s inflation rate declines further to 16.93% in June. Exchange rate depreciation quickening over the past couple of months and fiscal revenue mobilisation efforts are the biggest upside risks to the inflation environment over the short term.

  • #Mozambique #inflation rate ticked down further to 2.3% in June. Despite this being the lowest reading since August 2015, we do expect considerable upside pressure during H2.

  • #SouthAfrica No surprises as the Sarb opts to cut the repo rate by 25 bps to 6.5%. The benign inflation environment and weak economic outlook paved the way for monetary policy loosening.

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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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