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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 - Weekly Economic and Political Update   (23 Oct 14 - 17h26)

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 AFRICA - Daily Africa Insight Update   (23 Oct 14 - 17h16)

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 BOTSWANA - Election shake-up for BDP, but no tight race   (23 Oct 14 - 15h26)

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) will shed some support in elections on Friday, October 24, but its overall victory is not in serious doubt ...Login to read article

 SOUTH AFRICA - Finding Nene... the politics of troubled fiscal waters   (23 Oct 14 - 15h02)

Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene presented the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) to Parliament on Wednesday, October 22. General consensus ...Login to read article

 MOROCCO - Inflation remains subdued   (23 Oct 14 - 14h20)

Consumer price inflation remained subdued in September on the back of a stable exchange rate, falling international commodity prices, and tight domes ...Login to read article

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