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Mozambique - NKC downgrades sovereign risk rating to ‘extremely speculative’ territory
Mozambique’s sovereign debt rating has come under considerable pressure over the last year and a half. On top of Mozambique’s deteriorating macroeconomic environment, the finance ministry also stated...
Fixed Income Daily affords insight which could influence trading in African capital markets
COMMON MONETARY AREA: The rand whipsawed against the US dollar during Thursday’s European session. The South African currency initially weakened, in line with other global currencies, as the US do...
Morocco - Inflation remains low and stable in October
According to the High Planning Commission (HCP), consumer price inflation eased during October following an increase the previous month. Specifically, consumer price index (CPI) inflation slowed to 1....
Domestic crude oil production represents a significant growth driver in Gabon
Domestic crude oil production represents a significant growth driver in Gabon, but the low energy price environment has had a negative effect on economic activity, recording less robust growth rates...
Ivory Coast: Economic growth is expected to remain robust this year
Economic growth is expected to remain robust this year on the back of the government’s expansionary fiscal policy, implementation of structural reforms, increased public investment in infrastructure,...
Zimbabwe: GDP is expected to fall by 0.2% in 2016 and 1.7% in 2017 after 1.1% growth in 2015
GDP is expected to fall by 0.2% in 2016 and 1.7% in 2017 after 1.1% growth in 2015. Over the period 2016-2020 the economy is expected to grow on average by 0.3%. This compares to average annual growt...
Rwanda: GDP is expected to rise by 6.7% in 2016 and 7.1% in 2017 after 7.0% growth in 2015
GDP is expected to rise by 6.7% in 2016 and 7.1% in 2017 after 7.0% growth in 2015. Over the period 2016-2020 the economy is expected to grow on average by 7.1%. This compares to average annual growt...
The Namibian economy looks set to face stronger headwinds this year due to negative spill overs from it's neighbours.
The Namibian economy looks set to face stronger headwinds this year due to negative spill overs from it's neighbours. The economy should find itself on a firmer footing next year however, driven by a...
Ethiopia: Economic growth is expected to ease markedly in 2016 due to the severe drought earlier in the year
Economic growth is expected to ease markedly in 2016 due to the severe drought earlier in the year. But looking ahead, the country’s abundance of natural resources, favourable demographics and infras...
Cameroon: Overall, we expect real GDP growth to ease slightly from 6.2% last year to 5.5% in 2016
Overall, we expect real GDP growth to ease slightly from 6.2% last year to 5.5% in 2016. This is underpinned by increased infrastructure investment, strong domestic demand, as well as on-going initia...
Sudan: The economy has only gradually recovered from losing almost 75% of its oil production capacity after secession in 2011.
The economy has only gradually recovered from losing almost 75% of its oil production capacity after secession in 2011. Nevertheless, the agricultural and mining sectors have provided some support in...
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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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