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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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Government is moving forward with a plan to change the constitution by referendum to keep President Blaise Compaoré in power past next Novembe ...Login to read article

 LESOTHO - Monetary and fiscal policy update   (22 Oct 14 - 10h16)

The Central Bank of Lesotho’s (CBL) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided at a meeting on October 21 to lift their target for Net Internation ...Login to read article

 SUDAN - Bashir will run again in 2015   (22 Oct 14 - 10h15)

President Omar Al-Bashir will be the National Congress Party’s (NCP) presidential candidate in the election to be held in April 2015. The NCP&r ...Login to read article

 DRC - Tight fiscal stance maintained   (22 Oct 14 - 10h12)

The Banque Centrale du Congo’s (BCC, the central bank) Statistical Bulletin for August suggests the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been ...Login to read article

 AFRICA - Daily Fixed Income Update   (22 Oct 14 - 08h17)

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