NKC African Economics

With our core expertise we specialise in providing economic forecasts and insights, political and risk assessments for 29 major African economies while assessing the economic trends for the remaining 25 countries on the continent.

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  • CBN cuts #Nigeria policy rate to 12.5% in a move which might be considered a little behind the curve and with a question mark regarding the actual impact it will have.

  • .#Kenya’s benchmark interest rate unchanged at 7.0% in May as the central bank assess the impact of its monetary policy stimulus

  • Gaping #budget deficit presages more austerity ahead for #Namibia

  • Opposition MDC-A activists, including a Member of Parliament, charged with breaking lockdown regulations in #Zimbabwe two weeks after allegedly being brutalised by security operatives. Expect future opposition activity to be met with the same tactics.

  • Producer price inflation for final manufactured goods in #SouthAfrica dropped from 4.5% y-o-y in February to 3.3% y-o-y in March.

  • Moody’s has placed its rating on #Cameroon on review for downgrade. The agency cites the G20 DSSI initiative as a reason, but macroeconomics will have played a role. It is crucial for the government to reduce its dependency on oil rents.

  • The #SouthAfrica Reserve Bank’s (Sarb) latest financial stability review concluded that the country’s large financial institutions remain well capitalised, but the Sarb governor stressed that risks are firmly tilted to the downside

  • .#Zambia appointed Lazard Frères for advisory services as the pandemic-related global shock galvanised efforts to commence with a liability management exercise.

Africa Economic Insight

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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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