NKC African Economics

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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  • Benchmark policy rate in #Kenya remains unchanged at 7.0% as inflation remains within target and economic activity continues to recover.

  • .#SouthAfrica, #Egypt and #Algeria witness significant increases in active #Covid19 cases; WHO warns about adverse effect of colder temperatures in North Africa.

  • .#Ghana’s trade balance deteriorated only marginally over the first three quarters of the year, as a slump in oil export receipts was somewhat counterbalanced by a rise in both gold and cocoa export receipts.

  • A rise in goods #exports and a fall in goods #imports saw #Tanzania’s current account deficit narrowing by more than 50% y-o-y in the first 10 months of 2020.

  • World Bank now expects #Kenya’s economy to contract by at least 1.0% this year due to the sudden financial and economic stops caused by Covid-19 containment measures and disruptions.

  • A motion of no confidence in #SouthAfrica’s Cyril Ramaphosa, moved by the fringe African Transformation Movement (ATM), is doomed to fail but will give opposition parties an opportunity to grandstand during the debate on December 3.

  • Headline inflation raced towards a four-year high in November as #Zambia endures exchange rate pass-through and an early start to the lean season.

  • Higher demand for foreign construction services and travel restrictions weigh on #Mozambique current account deficit in Q3 2020.

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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