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Talking Point: Tunisia - Strike action from all corners hurting economy
Fuel workers are now the latest in the line of labourers from various sectors that have downed tools in protest for higher wages. According to Reuters, fuel distribution workers commenced a three-day...
Talking Point: Kenya - Inflation surges in April on higher food prices
The latest consumer price index (CPI) release shows that price pressures rose markedly last month. Consumer price inflation rose from 4.3% y-o-y in March to 6.6% y-o-y in April, largely driven by an 8...
Weekly Africa Political Risk Report: Overview of the past week’s political developments
Cameroon: Separatists kidnap Fru Ndi (Apr 29). Gabon: Social dialogue begins as Bongo remains absent (Apr 26). South Africa: The sound and fury that signifies little will actually change (...
SA Daily Economic Report: Morning market update
PMI rises but still in contractionary territory For whom the polls toll US jobless claims hold steady at 3-month high BoE sends mixed signals on interest rates
Fixed Income Daily: Bond market and currency metrics for African capital markets
Namibia – We expect that the policy rate will be kept unchanged throughout 2019 as transitory inflation risks are juxtaposed by a weak growth environment. We have lowered our GDP forecast to 1.1% for...
Daily Africa Insight: An overview of today’s key events and developments
DRC: Central bank reduces policy rate. Kenya: Fitch affirms sovereign credit rating. Nigeria: PMIs bounce back in April. South Africa: Downward revision to GDP growth forecasts. South...
Weekly Africa Insight: Overview of the past week’s political and macroeconomic developments
Algeria: Inflation up only slightly in March (Apr 30). Angola: Non-oil economy sparks growth in Q4 (Apr 29). Botswana: No surprises as the central bank keeps rate on hold (Apr 29). Cameroo...
Talking Point: South Africa - Downward revision to GDP growth forecasts
South Africa started the year on a disappointing note, with the return of sporadic load shedding, higher fuel prices, a higher tax burden, the strike in the gold mining sector and a moderating global...
Nigeria: Near-term growth prospects improve on higher oil prices
The economy’s near-term prospects have improved. Oil prices have rebounded, while portfolio inflows remain robust, aided by dovish shifts by the Fed and ECB. In turn, reserves have trended broadly hig...
Talking Point: Uganda - Bobi Wine arrested and media muzzled
On Thursday, May 2, member of Parliament (MP) Robert Kyagulanyi (popularly known as Bobi Wine, his stage name as a musician) appeared in court via video link from Luzira maximum security prison for hi...
Talking Point: Kenya - Fitch Ratings affirms sovereign credit rating
Fitch Ratings affirmed Kenya’s sovereign credit rating at B with a stable outlook on October 18. The ratings agency adjusted the outlook on the rating from negative to stable in February this year, a...
Talking Point: Kenya - Fitch affirms sovereign credit rating
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Kenya’s sovereign credit rating at B with a stable outlook. The agency noted that the East African nation’s credit rating balances strong and stable economic growth against...
Talking Point: DRC - Central bank reduces policy rate
On April 30, the Central Bank of Congo (BCC) reduced its benchmark interest rate for the first time in over a year. The BCC’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) cut the policy rate by 500 basis points fr...
Talking Point: South Africa - PMI improves but remains in contractionary territory
The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose from 45.0 points in March to 47.2 points in April. This follows three consecutive monthly decreases. Despite the slight increase last...
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Inflation (0.8% y-o-y) recorded in April for #IvoryCoast, and prices are expected to rise in 2019 due to a slow start to the rainy season this year.
#Botswana #inflation eases in April, dropping below lower target level of 3%.
#Sudan’s military announces a 72-hour suspension of negotiations following clashes in #Khartoum. This is soon after a breakthrough agreement was announced less than a day ago.
#Namibia annual #inflation rate remains unchanged at 4.5%; no change in repo rate expected in 2019.
#Tunisia growth slows sharply in Q1 as agriculture and industry contract. Outlook also fairly bleak, with rising global trade tensions, protests before the election and higher energy costs weighing on industrial activity.
#Rwanda Victoire Ingabire is taken in for questioning for an unauthorised public meeting. Could authorities use this event to lock her up again? Meanwhile, there is no news on her assistant Anselme Mutuyimana’s mysterious death in March.
#Nigeria inflation increases to 11.4% in April, first rise this year. Risks to the outlook are also mounting. Aside from stubbornly high food prices, demand conditions have also improved and the higher minimum wage will provide a further boost.
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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.