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Africa Needs Progress on Free Trade Agreement to Accelerate

AfCFTA aims to create a single market size of 1.3bn people with a combined annual GDP of $3.4trn. Some progress has been made on the AfCFTA, with a pilot phase underway. There is a greater need to accelerate efforts towards implementation strategies....
ETM Analytics Edmond
Edmond Muzinda @ ETM Analytics 5 September 2022

Nigerian Eurobonds are no longer benefitting from high oil prices

Forex: Cedi slump persists despite recent central bank hike. Fixed Income: Positive impact of high oil prices on Nigerian Eurobonds has broken down. Macroeconomic: Congestion at US ports could drive up global shipping prices.
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 25 August 2022

Global markets remain volatile as geopolitical tensions intensify

It was quite a volatile session for USTs yesterday, with yields initially surging to keep up Tuesday’s momentum. The bias there was also for flattening of the curves, with front-end UK rates rising to near 1.820% ahead of today’s BoE meeting. Recall ...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 4 August 2022

The list of rating downgrades in Africa continues to grow

Global bonds rallied yesterday as recession risks intensified after the US posted a quarterly economic contraction for Q2. Zambia: Data from Zambia Statistics Agency showed that Zambia’s January to June copper exports fell by 0.4% y/y amid slowing gl...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 29 July 2022

The spotlight is on the Bank of Ghana ahead of Wednesday's FOMC decision

Oil is under pressure as we start the new week, with Brent futures dropping below $103 per barrel and WTI slumping to $94 per barrel. The BoG has hiked by 450bps this year, and risks are tilted in favour of another rate hike, given inflation is at it...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 25 July 2022

Tourism in emerging markets: Cheap holidays for investors

Global tourism is recovering — ask those lucky enough to spend 90 minutes getting through security at London Heathrow last weekend! While recession is a risk, there is a very long way to go simply to match pre-Covid levels. As school holidays start w...
Tellimer Research Hasnain
Hasnain Malik @ Tellimer Research 12 July 2022
Tourism in emerging markets: Cheap holidays for investors
Tourism in emerging markets: Cheap holidays for investors