Kieran Siney

ETM Analytics

Head of African Markets @ ETM Analytics

Kieran is the Co-Head of Financial Markets at ETM Analytics, a world-leading emerging and frontier market research firm specialising in FX, fixed income, derivatives and commodities. Kieran is responsible for leading a team of analysts in identifying market dislocations and providing solutions for traders, treasury professionals, buy side and corporate executives through the use of quantitative models to cut through the noise. In addition to this role, Kieran heads up the Africa desk and has extensive experience in a number of other markets, including Latin America, CEE and G10. Given the dependence of many of these economies on commodities, Kieran has also amassed a wealth of knowledge in the commodity market and has been instrumental in building out proprietary commodity models to gauge demand and supply-side dynamics. Kieran is also a member of ETM Capital’s Investment Committee and is involved in the funds' strategic asset allocation decision making.

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Near term outlook for African bonds is gloomy as inflation pressures build

Oil prices have gapped sharply lower this morning as commodities in general have taken a battering from growing recession concerns. Egypt’s GDP growth rate slowed to 0.8% q/q in Q1 from 4.6% q/q in Q4, reflecting the impact of the war in Ukraine, whi...
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Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 1 July 2022

Relative bond attractiveness in focus, bond outflows weigh on Egyptian pound

It appears that bond markets are pricing in major central bankers slowly winning the fight against inflation and inflation expectations. Democratic Republic of Congo: The World Bank has approved $750mn in funding for the DRC, including its first dire...
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Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 30 June 2022

Africa’s bond market is dominated by South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria

Oil prices rallied for a third straight session yesterday but are on the defensive this morning as the focus is shifting back towards the weaker growth narrative. South Africa's refinery capacity has faced several challenges, such as unplanned closur...
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Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 29 June 2022

Africa is pioneering the adoption of digital currencies

Some caution is evident in the markets this morning through the Asian session, with US Treasuries climbing alongside JGBs as equities struggle for traction. Access to reliable and affordable digital infrastructure remains a challenge for many countri...
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Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 28 June 2022

Egypt, Kenya and Nigeria join the distressed club, Fitch downgrades Namibia

Oil prices have kicked off the new week on a steady footing this morning, holding onto Friday’s gains with the front-month Brent contract hovering around $113 per barrel while WTI is trading near $108 per barrel. The winner of the election will have ...
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Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 27 June 2022

Deteriorating terms of trade explain the Kenyan shilling's weakness

Global bond yields have stabilised this morning it seems, if what is happening in the UST market is anything to go by. In the near term risks have shifted to the downside as investors price for lower economic dynamism across the globe. While inflatio...
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Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 24 June 2022

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