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Algeria - Protest against pension reforms
On the morning of Sunday, November 27, police deployed en masse to break up a demonstration against a proposed reform of the pensions system. The reforms, which are due to be debated in Parliament, wo...
Fixed Income Daily affords insight which could influence trading in African capital markets
COMMON MONETARY AREA: The rand traded in a narrow range during Friday’s European trading session, ahead of Moody’s credit rating review. Emerging market currencies in general were stronger on Frid...
Mauritius is a small, open economy, vulnerable to external shocks and with strong ties to Europe
Mauritius is a small, open economy, vulnerable to external shocks and with strong ties to Europe. The outlook is highly dependent on developments in Europe, but diversification efforts should have a...
Malawi - Inflation maintains downward momentum in October, MPC decides to reduce rate
According to the most recent figures released by the National Statistics Office (NSO), consumer price index (CPI) inflation decreased in October 2016. More specifically, the CPI rose by 20.1% y-o-y la...
We expect Malawi to experience stronger economic growth over the medium term on the back of improved agriculture, mining and services sector growth
We expect Malawi to experience stronger economic growth over the medium term on the back of improved agriculture, mining and services sector growth. However, poor weather still represents a major thr...
Tanzania: After reaching an estimated 7% last year, real GDP growth is expected to remain strong at 7.1% this year.
After reaching an estimated 7% last year, real GDP growth is expected to remain strong at 7.1% this year. The three primary growth pillars are rising private consumption, large infrastructure project...
Tunisia: GDP growth still seen at 1.2% this year and 2% in 2017, but external and fiscal deficits have widened
We have kept our GDP growth forecast for 2016 at 1.2% due to continued contraction in the agricultural sector and weak industrial activity. And growth is forecast to remain lacklustre at about 2% in...
South Africa - Fitch revises South Africa’s outlook to negative, while Moody’s maintains its view
Fitch Ratings affirmed South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at “BBB-” on Friday, November 25, but revised the outlook from stable to negative. The outcome w...
SA Daily Economics provides an early morning update on most important events affecting the SA market
• Fitch revises outlook to negative, while Moody’s maintains its view • Zuma opponents find some backbone but this fight is not over yet • ZAR strengthens after credit rating reviews • Oil price slump...
Daily Africa Insight reveals the day's Talking Points in one consolidated report
Algeria: Protest against pension reforms. Lesotho: Coalition musical chairs will not solve stability problems. Malawi: Inflation maintains downward momentum in October, MPC decides to redu...
Congo, Dem. Rep.: We expect GDP to grow by 4.1% this year on the back of lower commodity prices and a fall in copper production.
Subdued commodity prices for most of 2016 and the temporary closure of Glencore's Katanga copper mine weigh on growth this year. Further, political risk remains high after President Joseph Kabila ann...
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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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