The African economic landscape is set to take a battering this year as the Covid-19 pandemic spreads across the world. The continent is expected...

Minimising social costs is the top priority, but the economic costs related to lockdowns cannot be ignored. The collapse of financial support...

The enforcement of curfews and partial or complete lockdowns to flatten the Covid-19 infection curve will contribute to the African economy’s...

The slowdown in economic growth in Nigeria and Egypt and a deep economic contraction in South Africa alone will shave off 1 ppt from Africa’s...

The dual Covid-19 and commodity price slump shocks will permeate across Africa.

In our view, South Africa’s economic fundamentals do not warrant an investment-grade sovereign credit rating and we expect Moody’s will cut its...

Africa | Top calls for 2020

Posted by NKC African Economics on Dec 19, 2019 4:20:00 PM

The continent’s two biggest engines, South Africa and Nigeria, face a testing start to the new decade. The probability that South Africa will lose...