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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  • #SouthAfrica's rand, #Eskom dollar bonds hit by load shedding reut.rs/36j8FnN

  • #SouthAfrica WATCH: Rand trips as load shedding intensifies iol.co.za/business-repor… via @IOL

  • Despite muted core and energy & fuels price inflation, a 22-month-high food & non-alcoholic beverages price inflation drove #Tanzania’s headline inflation higher in November to 3.8% y-o-y from 3.6% y-o-y the previous month.

  • #SouthAfrica manufacturing sector lifts its head somewhat in October, but many headwinds remain.

  • #Ethiopia’s inflation marches past 20% y-o-y – passing highs last seen in August 2012 – amid a food and hard currency drought, but peak still lies ahead.

  • #SouthAfrica endures Stage 6 load-shedding for the first time. Mining firms halting some operations and manufacturers, retailers set to suffer as well. Chances of a H2 technical recession have just increased.

  • #Kenya Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been arrested for corruption. It’s very possible that the decision to lay corruption charges against Sonko is both politically motivated and well founded.

  • #SouthAfrica’s flagging economy could face a second recession in as many years due to a new wave of nationwide power cuts bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @markets

  • #SouthAfrica Miners bearing brunt of load-shedding, but SA economy at risk of Q4 recession miningmx.com/top-story/3950… via @miningmx

  • #SouthAfrica Air transport is a key industry, and #SAA has a big impact, says industry body fin24.com/Companies/Indu… via @Fin24

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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.

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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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