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.
South Sudan - Inflation surges again and aid agencies warn of famine
South Sudan’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released its monthly report on the consumer price index (CPI) for October showing that inflation accelerated to a record high. According to the NBS, t...
DRC - Kabila's new prime minister
On Thursday, November 17, President Jospeh Kabila named his new prime minister in a terse letter. The new man is Samy Badibanga, a 54-year-old member (or former member, his status is unclear) of the 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. In Benghazi, Libya, there was news of the Libyan National Army sustaining heavy losses in its fight against extremist groups. Meanw...
Daily Africa Insight reveals the day's Talking Points in one consolidated report
DRC: Kabila's new prime minister. South Sudan: Inflation surges again and aid agencies warn of famine.
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 staged a recovery early in the week after taking a battering late last week after the US presidential election. Global bond yields spiked last wee...
SA Daily Economics provides an early morning update on most important events affecting the SA market
• Real wholesale retail sales growth slows in September • Economists expect SARB to keep interest rates unchanged in 2017 • US consumer inflation in line with expectations • US housing starts much str...
Angola - NKC African Economics downgrades sovereign credit rating
As a result of our economic analysis, as well as incorporating our political assessment, we have decided to downgrade Angola’s sovereign credit rating from “B” with a stable outlook to “B-” with a sta...
Libya: Oil output rising but weak oil prices mean fourth year of GDP decline in 2016, with government still hobbled
Politically, the Government of National Accord (GNA) remains hamstrung by the House of Representatives in Tobruk refusing to recognise its authority. Economically, the GNA has clashed with the centra...
Fixed Income Daily affords insight which could influence trading in African capital markets
COMMON MONETARY AREA: The rand weakened against the US dollar during Wednesday’s European trade, tracking other emerging market currencies. Market sentiment towards emerging markets soured on Wedn...
DRC - Kabila's deals with Gertler and Kamerhe (?)
Global Witness, a Britain-based NGO, published a report on Tuesday, November 15, that outlines high-level corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The report reveals a deal between the Ge...
Kenya - Opposition already sowing doubt about next year’s elections
Picking a new chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is a tricky business and close scrutiny is being applied. The previous chairman and commissioners are being repl...
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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.