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.
Angola Quarterly Update November 2016
As a result of our economic analysis, as well as incorporating our political assessment, we have decided to downgrade Angola’s sovereign credit rating by one notch to “B-” with a stable outlook. Apart...
Ivory Coast - Inflation eases marginally in October
Recent figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INS) reveal that the consumer price index (CPI) inflation rate eased slightly in October. The headline inflation rate eased to 0.6% y-o-y in O...
Libya Quarterly Update November 2016
The past quarter has seen a dramatic change in the political environment. The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by the controversial General Khalifa Haftar and aligned to the House of Representatives (H...
Africa Weekly Insight offers an overview of the week's events and developments
Angola: NKC African Economics downgrades sovereign credit rating. Botswana: Inflation remains benign in October. DRC: Kabila's deals with Gertler and Kamerhe (?). Egypt: Morsi's death...
Daily Africa Insight reveals the day's Talking Points in one consolidated report
Angola: NKC African Economics downgrades sovereign credit rating. DRC: Kabila's deals with Gertler and Kamerhe (?). Ivory Coast: Inflation eases marginally in October. Kenya: Oppositio...
SA Daily Economics provides an early morning update on most important events affecting the SA market
• Retail sales recover in September • US industrial production flat in October • US producer inflation unchanged in last month • Domestic bond prices rise slightly
Zambia - MPC maintains policy stance, lifts some quantitative restrictions
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Zambia (BoZ, the central bank) released a statement on November 16, following its two-day quarterly convention. In a well-anticipated move, the bench...
Zimbabwe - IMF removes remedial measures
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lifted remedial measures applied to Zimbabwe on November 14. The remedial measures removed include: (i) the declaration of non-cooperation with the IMF; (ii)...
Fixed Income Daily affords insight which could influence trading in African capital markets
COMMON MONETARY AREA: The rand recovered slightly during Tuesday’s European trade, following broader emerging market currencies stronger as the global bond rout stalled. A spike in US Treasury yie...
Egypt - Morsi's death sentence overturned
Egypt’s Court of Cassation on Tuesday, November 15, overturned a death sentence that a criminal court had handed to former president Mohammed Moursi in 2015, for murder and attempted murder. The charg...
Namibia - Trade deficit narrows in third quarter
According to the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA), the country’s trade deficit narrowed during the third quarter of the year and is significantly narrower compared to the same period last year. The tra...
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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.