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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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  • Supreme Court in #Ghana dismisses opposition leader John Mahama's election petition, upholding President Nana Akufo-Addo's victory in the December polls. Although Mr Akufo-Addo's victory margin was small, the ruling was expected.

  • .#SouthAfrica’s gross reserves declined to $53.8bn in February. Reserves are expected to decline further this year as commodity prices and an increase in domestic demand add pressure to the import bill.

  • 1.7 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine arrived in the #DRC this week.

  • .#Uganda’s fiscal deficit for January exceeded the budgeted amount by 57.1%, as tax revenues fell and foreign aid dried up in the period surrounding turbulent elections.

  • High-frequency data releases published in the past month suggest that #Namibia recession continued in Q4 2020.

  • .#Uganda recorded the worst trade deficit on record during December 2020.

  • .#Algeria’s CPI inflation rate surged by more than a percentage point to 3.8% in January, driven by food price increases and a weakening exchange rate.

  • Recovery in #African countries will depend on underlying economic fundamentals, not on achieving herd immunity. abmagazine.accaglobal.com/global/article… @NKCAfrica

Africa Economic Insight

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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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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