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Fixed Income Daily affords insight which could influence trading in African capital markets
COMMON MONETARY AREA: The rand rallied during European trade on Monday, buoyed by Moody’s and Fitch’s decisions late on Friday not to downgrade South Africa’s credit rating. Emerging market curren...
South Africa - PSCE growth slows, but M3 money supply higher than expected
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) reported money supply and credit extension data for October on Tuesday, November 29. Private sector credit extension (PSCE) growth moderated notably to 6.31% y-o-...
Sudan - Three days of civil disobedience
Tuesday, November 29, marks the third and last day of the civil disobedience campaign called for by activists to protest against the cutting of subsidies and the dramatic increase in prices in general...
Kenya - Policy rate maintained
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) adhered to market expectations by maintaining the country’s benchmark interest rate at the Monetary Policy Committee’s (MPC) meeting held on Monday, November 28. The co...
South Africa - The sound of thunder, but Zuma remains at the helm - NEC has no power to force him out
After three days of intensive, acrimonious and divisive debate, the African National Congress (ANC) is expected to announce at its press conference today, Tuesday November 29, that President Jacob Zum...
Daily Africa Insight reveals the day's Talking Points in one consolidated report
Kenya: Policy rate maintained. South Africa: PSCE growth slows, but M3 money supply higher than expected. South Africa: The sound of thunder, but Zuma remains at the helm - NEC has no powe...
SA Daily Economics provides an early morning update on most important events affecting the SA market
• Zuma remains at helm - NEC has no power to force him out • ZAR rallies to 2-week high • Oil price ticks higher ahead of OPEC meeting • Gold price falls on expectations of higher US inflation
Lesotho - Coalition musical chairs will not solve stability problems
Lesotho is teetering on the brink of yet another bout of political instability, with the coalition government of Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili set to fall anytime between the next week and early n...
Zimbabwe - Bond notes enter the market
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) introduced bond notes into the market on Monday, November 28. The initial release of the bond notes comprised of Z$10m worth of Z$2 denominations, which will be rele...
Uganda - Rwenzori unrest flares up again
On Saturday, November 26, clashes between security forces and members of the Rwenzururu kingdom in Rwenzori region – on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – claimed 55 lives (those...
South Africa - Zuma opponents find some backbone, but this fight is not over yet
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) on Sunday, November 27, pushed its last meeting of 2016 into an extra day on Monday to finalise an intense and often acrim...
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#SouthAfrica non-farm jobs up by 87,000 q-o-q during 2018 Q4, reaching 10,151,000 in December 2018. Full-time employment up by 50,000 q-o-q ( 9,086,000), part-time employment up by 37,000 q-o-q (1,065,000)
#IvoryCoast #CIV CPI inflation accelerated to 2.1% y-o-y in January before dropping to -0.4% y-o-y in February. The main reason for the whipsaw CPI inflation figures was sharp changes in food price inflation in the first two months of 2019.
The CBE will keep interested rates on hold this month, due to the recent uptick in price inflation. But considering the need for private sector stimulus, the CBE is expected to reduce rates by 100 bps before year end - Nadene Johnson @NKCAfrica iol.co.za/business-repor… via @IOL
UN Says Damage From Southern African Cyclone May Top $1 Billion - goo.gl/alerts/qzpYD
Egypt's central bank seen maintaining key rates - goo.gl/alerts/KmSn7
Sars’ inflation forecast of 5.3% for next year means there’s no option for a cut, but there’s also no scope to increase rates because economic growth is under pressure, Elize Kruger, moneyweb.co.za/news/africa/wh… via @Moneyweb
Food-price inflation to rise sharply as Mozambican authorities import food with an already weakened currency - Pieter du Preez @NKCAfrica bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @business
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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.
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.