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NKC Independent Economists is a privately owned political and economic research unit located in Paarl, Western Cape, with a focus on the African continent. Founded in 2002, NKC scans the political and macroeconomic environment of 30 African countries and is able to measure sovereign risk in detail. At the core of NKC's expertise lies not only its understanding of the continent and the possible opportunities and pitfalls for investors and businesspeople alike, but also our ability to weigh political and macroeconomic risk. In this regard, NKC has developed its own in-house sovereign risk ratings model, and is thus able to assess countries not rated by leading credit rating agencies such as Fitch or S&P. Where those ratings are available, NKC gives its own comparative rating. NKC has extensive access to information resources on the continent, with its thoroughly detailed country reports sure to put you ahead in the market. Apart from the comprehensive annual country profile published per country, the shorter, more concise quarterly reports will keep you abreast of more recent developments. NKC also publishes a weekly newsletter on the continent, thematic reports, and gives presentations at conferences, workshops, corporate breakfasts and seminars. Subscribers have continuous access to the whole NKC team and can discuss questions directly with the relevant country analyst. NKC caters to an extensive number of JSE-listed companies, but also to smaller companies which are keen to establish a presence on the continent. As an illustration of NKC's commitment to be the best there is in the market, in 2011 (upholding this title since 2009 and 2010), the company was judged number one in the Financial Mail's "Ranking the Analysts" survey in the category "Other African Economies and Markets".
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 AFRICA - Daily Africa Insight Update   (30 Jan 15 - 16h37)

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 SOUTH AFRICA - SARS records bigger-than-expected trade surplus   (30 Jan 15 - 16h33)

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) reported that the country’s trade balance swung into positive territory in December for the first time ...Login to read article

 SOUTH AFRICA - Most recent Political Ad Hoc Comment   (30 Jan 15 - 13h09)

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 AFRICA - FDI declines slightly in 2014   (30 Jan 15 - 13h03)

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reports in its latest Global Investment Trends Monitor report that foreign direct inv ...Login to read article

 SOUTH AFRICA - Yada, yada, yade while township thugs target foreigners   (30 Jan 15 - 13h00)

On Thursday, January 29, the African National Congress (ANC) issued a lengthy statement on its National Executive Committee (NEC) Lekgotla. The delib ...Login to read article

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