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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   (30 Jul 14 - 17h00)

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 MOZAMBIQUE - Rio Tinto sells coal assets   (30 Jul 14 - 14h19)

Rio Tinto, the Anglo-Australian multinational, recently announced its agreement to sell the company’s Mozambican coal assets to an Indian joint ...Login to read article

 DRC - Opposition plans rally against a third term for Kabila   (30 Jul 14 - 10h57)

Three opposition leaders are planning a rally on August 4 in protest at any attempts to change the constitution. The leaders are Etienne Tshisekedi o ...Login to read article

 SOUTH SUDAN - Prices higher in June   (30 Jul 14 - 09h08)

The South Sudan National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recently released its monthly consumer price index (CPI) report for June. According to the NBS, i ...Login to read article

 AFRICA - Daily Fixed Income Report   (30 Jul 14 - 08h07)

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