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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 Report   (23 Jul 14 - 16h53)

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 GHANA - General strike call for Thursday   (23 Jul 14 - 11h39)

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has called for a general strike on Thursday, July 24. The union federation’s secretary general, Kofi Asamoah, sa ...Login to read article

 NIGERIA - Monetary policy instruments left unchanged   (23 Jul 14 - 11h36)

The first Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting led by the new governor, Godwin Emefiele, was held on July 22. As at the May MPC meeting of the Cen ...Login to read article

 DRC - Attack on Kinshasa military base   (23 Jul 14 - 11h35)

A group of unknown armed assailants attacked Camp Tshatshi, a military base in Kinshasa, on Tuesday, July 22. From official reports of the incident i ...Login to read article

 AFRICA - Daily Fixed Income Report   (23 Jul 14 - 08h15)

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