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African central banks likely to keep rates on hold amid growth concerns

The resumption of risk appetite at the end of last week has failed to spill over into early morning Asian trade with mixed sentiment caused by softer Chinese retail sales and industrial production figures. Partially offsetting this increase in annual...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 17 May 2021

East Africa Weekly: 10-14 May 2021

Given the global focus on inflation at the moment amid soaring commodity and food prices, which have spurred global reflation trade in recent months and a rise in US Treasury yields, investors paid added focus to the latest inflation reading out of T...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 11 May 2021

Nigerian bonds under pressure as inflation continues to soar

Last week's non-farm payrolls jobs report was poor, missing expectations by miles. In the commodity space, copper is printing new highs almost daily at the moment. Base metals in general remain supported given the thoughts of a recovery in global eco...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 10 May 2021

Renewed reflation concerns pose a risk to African bonds

Some profit taking on global stock markets as well as the broader need for a market correction to clear out stale short USD positions has been enough to drive a rally in the USD. Markit said that sentiment regarding the year ahead remained upbeat, wi...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 5 May 2021

Resurgent USD catches many short-sellers by surprise

The USD surged on Friday and will have caught many short-sellers by surprise. Supply concerns and speculative bids have driven the metal to new highs and the trend remains very much topside focused. Money supply growth decelerated for the second succ...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 3 May 2021

Ethiopia has been held back by its telecoms monopoly, but change is coming

The Ethiopian government is in the process of privatising part of its telecommunications industry, by selling two licenses and a 40% stake in state-owned monopoly operator Ethio Telecom, which has a client base of c49mn subscribers. However, the proc...
Tellimer Research Ayobami
Ayobami Omole @ Tellimer Research 3 May 2021
Ethiopia has been held back by its telecoms monopoly, but change is coming
Ethiopia has been held back by its telecoms monopoly, but change is coming