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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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 MAURITIUS - Most recent Quarterly Update   (01 Oct 14 - 12h12)

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 EGYPT - NKC changes outlook on credit rating   (01 Oct 14 - 12h07)

There have been some notable positive developments that have affected Egypt’s creditworthiness over the past year or so. The most notable has b ...Login to read article

 TUNISIA - 27 candidates retained for presidential vote   (01 Oct 14 - 11h34)

The Higher Independent Election Authority (ISIE) has retained 27 candidates for the presidential election on November 23. The list was narrowed down ...Login to read article

 UGANDA - Price inflation continues to fall in September   (01 Oct 14 - 11h30)

According to figures from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), consumer price inflation continued the remarkable drop that started in March this y ...Login to read article

 NAMIBIA - Uranium price rebound could run out of steam   (01 Oct 14 - 11h26)

Uranium prices have been trending steadily lower in recent years. The international spot price of yellowcake declined from $63.25/lb at the end of 20 ...Login to read article

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