NKC African Economics

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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  • The goods trade surplus narrowed in #Botswana as the diamond trade enters the quieter period of the year.

  • Industrial activity in #CôtedIvoire ended 2020 on a strong note, although contracting by 1.2% overall. The surge in global #Covid19 cases early in 2021, however, dampened activity once more. Should global cases remain low, activity should recover again from 2021 Q2 onwards.

  • The submission of only two bids for the telecom operating licenses in #Ethiopia came as a disappointment, but the partial privatisation of Ethio Telecom should lure greater interest.

  • Total declares force majeure on $20bn LNG project in #Mozambique ft.com/content/841a63… via @financialtimes @NKCAfrica

  • The cost of living in #EastAfrica countries is on a worrying upward trend, with governments shifting huge debt repayments burdens to households and businesses through increased taxation measures. theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/business/c… via @The_EastAfrican

  • .#Zambia has taken on $1.5 billion in debt to acquire a loss-making copper mine, raising fears it could ultimately hand the strategic asset to its top creditor, China wsj.com/articles/after… via @WSJ @NKCAfrica

  • .#Angola #GDP contracts by 5.4% y-o-y in Q4 2020 amid an 11% y-o-y drop in petroleum industry production, confirming that annual economic growth has declined for five straight years. bit.ly/3vm4W5t

  • The Bank of #Uganda’s composite index of economic activity shows recovery in February following election turmoil.

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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