NKC African Economics

NKC scans the political and macroeconomic conditions of 29 African countries and is able to measure country risk in detail. Our core expertise is our understanding of the continent’s opportunities and pitfalls due to our ability to weigh the political and macroeconomic risk.

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  • Tuesday’s shelling of #Tripoli harbour by the #LNA complicates negotiations, but the Geneva talks on #Libya were going nowhere anyway. As the build-up of men and materiel on both sides continues, the risk of a final and brutal battle for Tripoli goes up.

  • WATCH: Rand trades firmer overnight iol.co.za/business-repor… via @IOL #SouthAfrica

  • After the hopeful development of the Constitutional Court overturning the result of #Malawi’s May 2019 election, extra-legal tactics by President Mutharika and his DPP are disappointing.

  • Price inflation in #SouthAfrica up from 4.0% y-o-y in December to 4.5% y-o-y in January, largely driven by higher transport price inflation.

  • Benchmark policy rate unchanged at 9% in #Uganda as inflation remains contained (3.6% y-o-y in January) and below the medium-term target of 5.0%. Accommodative monetary policy is also aimed at supporting economic growth, as data up to Q3 2019 shows that it weakened last year.

  • After enduring notable pressure during yesterday’s session, the #SouthAfrica #rand is trading on a firmer footing against most prominent currencies this morning.

  • .#Egypt central bank seen keeping key interest rates steady af.reuters.com/article/invest…

  • The lifting of #EU sanctions on #Zimbabwe and very early-stage negotiations about negotiations between the government and the opposition are signs that give hope for an eventual political settlement.

Africa Economic Insight

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Bespoke Policy and Scenario Analysis

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.

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Bespoke Macroeconomic Report

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.

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