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Talking Point: Egypt - Inflation remains elevated in March
Consumer price inflation remained elevated in March, albeit easing slightly compared to the previous month. According to the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), consumer price index (CPI) inflation decelerat...
Talking Point: Ghana - Inflation edges higher in March
According to Ghana Business News, the acting deputy government statistician of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) announced on April 10 that inflation edged slightly higher in March. Specifically, th...
SA Daily Economic Report: Morning market update
Ramaphosa boasts about Nissan’s R3bn Pretoria plant expansion Sanral heading off to development banks to find finance for projects US core CPI eases on apparel price decline ZAR rallies on trade hop...
Fixed Income Daily: Bond market and currency metrics for African capital markets
Lesotho – We anticipate that the benchmark rate will be kept at 6.75% this year, which will imply only modest upward pressure on nominal yields as inflationary headwinds gather pace towards the end o...
Daily African Insight: An overview of today’s key events and developments
Botswana: Masisi holds onto BDP nomination Egypt: PMI index recovers slightly in March, but risks remain Tanzania: Price inflation remains subdued in March
Talking Point: Egypt - PMI index recovers slightly in March, but risks remain
The latest reading of the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) by Markit Emirates NBD improved slightly last month. The PMI reading rose to its highest level in seven months at 49.9 in March 2019, just sh...
Lesotho: Economic activity picked up in the beginning of the year and we expect the economy to grow by 2.5% in 2019
Economic activity received a boost from an uptick in domestic demand at the start of the new year. Our forecast for real GDP growth in 2019 stands at 2.5% – slightly lower than our previous projection...
Talking Point: Tanzania - Price inflation remains subdued in March
The latest consumer price index (CPI) figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show that inflation held steady in March. Headline price inflation was recorded at 3.1% yo-y in March compare...
Lesotho Quarterly Update: Our view of the economy remains broadly unchanged, but we forecast real GDP growth at 2.5% in 2019, compared to 2.9% expected before
Economic activity has risen at the start of the new year thanks to an uptick in domestic demand. Our forecast for real GDP growth in 2019 stands at 2.5% – slightly lower than our previous projection o...
Talking Point: Botswana - Masisi holds onto BDP nomination
The struggle for the leadership of the governing Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) ended prematurely and dramatically last Friday, April 4, when former cabinet minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi withdrew f...
SA Daily Economic Report: Morning market update
S&P says 2% real GDP growth could affect positive rating action IMF lowers its growth forecast for 2019 US job openings drop to 11-month low but remain strong in February Eurozone corporate deman...
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#Ghana real GDP growth eased somewhat in 2018, coming in at a still-commendable 6.3% compared with an 8.1% real GDP growth rate in 2017. All three major sectors recorded weaker growth last year relative to 2017.
#Mozambique #inflation decreases to 3.4% in March. However, the inflation environment is set to change over the short term once the effects of Cyclone Idai filter through the economy.
#Zimbabwe price inflation reaches 66.8% y-o-y in March, but concerns regarding measurement accuracy persist.
#Egypt fiscal deficit set to narrow further in the coming fiscal year as subsidies are reduced on energy products
#Egypt Pres. Sisi risks a referendum on presidential term limits just as the region sees the backs of two of his peers due to popular protests. Will Egyptians rise up once again or have they chosen the stability of a military-backed authoritarian over dreams of democracy?
#SouthAfrica retail sales growth eases slightly from 1.2% in January to 1.1% in February
#SouthAfrica inflation increases from 4.1% y-o-y in February to 4.5% y-o-y in March – the 24th consecutive month below the 6% upper-target level of the South African Reserve Bank.
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