We publish a range of reports designed to directly address the information needs of professional investors and senior business decision makers engaged in Africa expansion. These reports span up-to-the-minute alerts and weekly newsletters on the continent to country-specific quarterly reports.
Weekly Political Risk Report highlights developments in countries on the Africa Alerts and Watch List
Fighting broke out in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, threatening to send the country back to civil war. Less than a week after signs of improvement in the country’s conflict, rioters took to the streets...
SA Daily Economics provides an early morning update on most important events affecting the SA market
• Monthly uptick in mining production could see economy avoid recession • US producer price index climbs in June • US weekly initial jobless claims unchanged from previous reading • ZAR gains on dovis...
South Africa: Above-target inflation and external deficit still problematic, meaning GDP growth of just 0.3% in 2016
The current account deficit widened from 4.6% of GDP in Q4 2015 to 5% in Q1 this year. The structural current account deficit is one of the key concerns for international investors given South Africa...
South Africa - Monthly uptick in mining production could see economy avoid recession
Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) released the latest mining production data on Thursday, July 14. According to the monthly report, the volume of mining production increased by 2.5% m-o-m on a seasona...
Ivory Coast - Lower food prices drag inflation down in June
According to the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INS), the consumer price index (CPI) dropped in June. The statistics indicate that Ivory Coast’s CPI contracted by 1% m-o-m i...
Fixed Income Daily affords insight which could influence trading in African capital markets
COMMON MONETARY AREA: The rand oscillated between gains and losses against the US dollar during European trade on Wednesday, coming within touching distance of the multi-month high seen the previo...
Zimbabwe - Government blinks and lets Mawarire go
The brief court hearing of dissident Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire on Wednesday, July 13, promises to echo in society for some time. While less dramatic than inflection points in political transitio...
Ghana Country Profile July 2016
This year is all about the November elections in Ghana. The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) will have a tough time convincing voters that it deserves another term to govern. The opposition N...
Nigeria - Pengassan suspends strike as key conditions met
On July 13, it was announced that the strike by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (Pengassan) would be suspended after talks between the union, the petroleum ministry,...
Nigeria - The pipeline bombing that may have been
On July 11, ExxonMobil issued a statement highlighting that no attacks had occurred on its Qua Iboe pipeline by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA). The pipeline is one of the country’s largest and usually...
Egypt - Human rights, labour action and international relations
Human rights violations in Egypt intersect with questions of labour rights, and have affected the country’s international relations. On Wednesday, July 13, Amnesty International released a report on r...
Ghana - Inflation eases as expected in June
The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) released its most recent inflation report on July 13, with the headline figure easing off recent highs as expected. The consumer price index (CPI) increased by 18.4...
Daily Africa Insight reveals the day's Talking Points in one consolidated report
Egypt: Human rights, labour action and international relations. Ghana: Inflation eases as expected in June. Ivory Coast: Lower food prices drag inflation down in June. Nigeria: Pengass...
Africa Weekly Insight offers an overview of the week's events and developments
Angola: Inflation reaches new multi-year high in June. DRC: Value-added tax (VAT) on imports suspended for mining companies. Egypt: Human rights, labour action and international relations....
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#Kenya budget: restricting capital spending to ongoing projects is prudent and the tax measures taken to increase revenue are necessary, but as always it will come down to the government’s ability to walk the talk without stumbling.
#Nigeria CBN changes rate on website but then reverts to official rate. Despite smoke and mirrors, we think a de facto unification remains unlikely.
#Libya oil production increases to a six-year high despite the ongoing conflict in #Tripoli.
#Namibia #CPI inflation eases in May, mainly thanks to moderation in food and tobacco price inflation.
#Gabon inflation skyrocketed in 2018, driven by higher prices in all twelve sub-indices – notably education, communication, transport, and health.
Some short-term action plans which NKC researchers, Gary van Staden and Elize Kruger, say South Africa must do to reassure the world that the economy is poised to grow. fin24.com/Economy/fix-sa…
#Ghana inflation down slightly to 9.4% in May. Tariff decision due this month and weaker cedi seen adding to price pressures in H2 - tariffs kept unchanged could provide temporary reprieve, but cause more damage later.
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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.