NKC African Economics

With our core expertise we specialise in providing economic forecasts and insights, political and risk assessments for 29 major African economies while assessing the economic trends for the remaining 25 countries on the continent. All of these reports and the detailed databank are included in the full NKC Africa Macro Forecast Service.

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Get unparalleled economic and political insight into 54 African economies. Download up to three Research Briefings for free. Or, to get unlimited access to NKC African Economics' full database of briefings, commentary, daily analysis, high-quality research and data, request a free trial today.

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  • Former officials implicated at Zondo Commission in #SouthAfrica as testimony produces more tawdry details of State Capture and corruption. However, the prosecution of former administration officials still seem far off, even more so action against current ones.

  • The Central Bank of #Egypt decided to hold key policy rates steady at its Monetary Policy Committee meeting on Thursday, August 13.

  • Active #Covid19 cases in #Africa are down by 50,000 from their July 30 peak thanks to sharp declines in #SouthAfrica and #Egypt. Although there are countries of concern – especially hugely populous #Ethiopia – the picture at the continental level is positive.

  • Lower rental and fuel prices dampen #Namibia #inflation rate in July.

  • Despite government efforts, turnout was low in #Egypt’s Senate election this week. The new House will make no difference to governance but strengthens President Sisi’s hand by giving him 300 new high-status positions to distribute.

  • Protests in #CotedIvoire against President Ouattara’s third term bid have kicked off, and have already cost five lives. We expect unrest to continue for most of the rest of the year, with a downside risk of more serious paramilitary violence directed at police.

  • Senior Oromo members of #Ethiopia's ruling Prosperity Party have been suspended, including the minister of defence, as arrests continue to be reported in the Oromia region.

  • .#Ghana’s inflation surprised by ticking higher again to 11.4% in July, as food, utilities and transport costs kept inflation at elevated levels. Inflation is now forecast to average above the upper limit of the inflation target range this year.

Africa Economic Insight

Get unparalleled economic and political insight into 54 African economies. Download up to three Research Briefings for free. Or, to get unlimited access to NKC African Economics' full database of briefings, commentary, daily analysis, high-quality research and data, request a free trial today.

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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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