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Due to an expected weak oil price outlook, prospects for economic improvement in oil-dependent South Sudan are dim.
Due to an expected weak oil price outlook, prospects for economic improvement in oil-dependent South Sudan are dim. Added to this are domestic factors such as the plummeting value of the South Sudane...
Nigeria: GDP fell 2.3% in Q3 as same issues continue to weigh on activity, with overall 2016 decline now seen at 1.6%
The Nigerian economy fared even worse in Q3 than in the previous quarter, with GDP contracting 2.3% year-on-year compared with a 2.2% fall in Q2. Agriculture continued to perform well, expanding by 4...
South Africa - Cosatu repeats its endorsement of Ramaphosa to annoyance of ANC
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) this week repeated earlier calls for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma at next year’s scheduled National Conference o...
Weekly Political Risk Report highlights developments in countries on the Africa Alerts and Watch List
Two conflict zones showed signs of deteriorating over the past week. Two days of fighting in Bria in the Central African Republic left 16 people dead. In Mali, five soldiers were killed in attacks on...
SA Weekly Economics compiled the most important events seen in and affecting the SA Market during the week
Capital Market - South African government bond prices again came under pressure this week, following last week’s partial recovery from the sell-off that occurred after the US presidential election. US...
SA Daily Economics provides an early morning update on most important events affecting the SA market
• Central bank maintains policy rate • PPI inflation increases above expectations • ZAR trading on firmer footing this morning ahead of Moody’s statement • Gold price falls to fresh 9.5-month lows in...
Daily Africa Insight reveals the day's Talking Points in one consolidated report
Morocco: Inflation remains low and stable in October. Mozambique: NKC downgrades sovereign risk rating to ‘extremely speculative’ territory. South Africa: Cosatu repeats its endorsement of...
Zambia - Consolidation eyed as Zambia courts multilateral support, seeks to narrow structural imbalances
The Zambian minister of finance, Felix Mutati, presented the budget for the 2017 fiscal year (FY, January - December) entitled “Restoring Fiscal Fitness for Sustained Inclusive Growth and Development”...
South Africa - Central bank maintains policy rate
The South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB, the central bank) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced on Thursday, November 24, that it made an unanimous decision to keep the repurchase (repo) rate unch...
South Africa - PPI inflation increases above expectations
Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) released its latest producer price index (PPI) report on Thursday, November 24. The PPI for final manufactured goods increased by 0.9% m-o-m in October, in contrast t...
Rwanda - Government blocks return of priest looking to contest 2017 election
On Wednesday, November 23, Thomas Nahimana – a Catholic priest with ambitions to run for president in 2017 – was blocked from boarding his connecting flight to Kigali from Nairobi (Mr Nahimana lives i...
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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.