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Flash Report / Global

Stripe acquires Nigeria’s Paystack — Game changer for Africa fintech

In what could easily be called Nigeria's "fintech deal of the decade", Paystack — a homegrown payments solution provider — is in the process of being acquired by US fintech giant Stripe. Although the terms of the deal have not been disclosed, reports...
Tellimer Research Busola Jeje
Busola Jeje @ Tellimer Research 16 October 2020
Stripe acquires Nigeria’s Paystack — Game changer for Africa fintech
Stripe acquires Nigeria’s Paystack — Game changer for Africa fintech
Sovereign Analysis / Ghana

Ghana: Slow pace of fiscal consolidation a key risk post-election

Ghana’s general election, scheduled for 7 December, is now only two months away. Added to this, a weakening economy, with slower growth and rising inflation, does not tend to benefit the party in power whatever the cause. Real GDP contracted in Q2, f...
Tellimer Research Stuart Culverhouse
Stuart Culverhouse @ Tellimer Research 6 October 2020
Ghana: Slow pace of fiscal consolidation a key risk post-election
Ghana: Slow pace of fiscal consolidation a key risk post-election
Strategy Note / Global

EM central bank firepower (in one chart)

Real interest rates (policy rate minus inflation) is one indicator of firepower (rate cuts) available to central banks. High real interest rates (above +2%) in the following countries (with GCC and Hong Kong US$ FX peg regimes excluded)......Indonesi...
Tellimer Research Hasnain Malik
Hasnain Malik @ Tellimer Research 14 September 2020
EM central bank firepower (in one chart)
EM central bank firepower (in one chart)
Strategy Note / Global

Sub Sahara Africa manufacturing potential: Ethiopia tops our regional scorecard

The investment to realise that manufacturing potential is likely driven by serving local and nearby regional markets in contrast to North Africa (EU exports) or South East Asia (global exports and China relocation). Our relative scorecard uses the sa...
Tellimer Research Hasnain Malik
Hasnain Malik @ Tellimer Research 3 September 2020
Sub Sahara Africa manufacturing potential: Ethiopia tops our regional scorecard
Sub Sahara Africa manufacturing potential: Ethiopia tops our regional scorecard
Macro Analysis / Global

Emerging Market sovereign bond issuance falls by 60% in July

EM hard currency sovereign bond issuance dropped to US$8.2bn in July, a fall of 60% compared to June, bringing total issuance YTD to US$131.7bn, based on our calculations using data from Bond Radar. For the year so far, 70% of issuance has been IG an...
Tellimer Research Stuart Culverhouse
Stuart Culverhouse @ Tellimer Research 3 August 2020
Emerging Market sovereign bond issuance falls by 60% in July
Emerging Market sovereign bond issuance falls by 60% in July
Macro Analysis / Ghana

Ghana: Digital payments pick up; central bank confident this is a "new normal"

At the May Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in Accra, the Governor of the BoG, Dr Ernest Addison, noted that the 3-week lockdown, which resulted in the absence of physical banking and physical payment systems in the country (as cash transactio...
Tellimer Research
Nkemdilim Nwadialor
Nkemdilim Nwadialor @ Tellimer Research 3 June 2020
Ghana: Digital payments pick up; central bank confident this is a "new normal"
Ghana: Digital payments pick up; central bank confident this is a "new normal"