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Economics Chartbook - Downside risks to growth building (3Q22)

Global: GDP growth will probably slow to 3.0% this year (previously 3.3%) and 2.8% next year (from 3.4%). Headwinds from the Russia-Ukraine conflict have combined with COVID-19 lockdowns in China to push inflation up further and slow the pace of econ...
UniCredit Marco
Marco Valli @ UniCredit 29 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...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 29 June 2022

Russia wakes up to sovereign default

Russia has reportedly finally fallen into default on its foreign debt today, barring a last-minute surprise, as the 30-day grace period for coupons on two sovereign bonds (US$ '26s and EUR '36s) that were due on 27 May expired on 26 June (Sunday) wit...
Tellimer Research Stuart
Stuart Culverhouse @ Tellimer Research 27 June 2022
Russia wakes up to sovereign default
Russia wakes up to sovereign default

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...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 24 June 2022

Where fintechs need to improve most

One of the major drivers of fintechs' success over the past decade has been their ability to provide their clients with innovative and quality products, but customers still feel that there is room for improvement in some areas. Our survey of 900 cons...
Tellimer Research Rohit
Rohit Kumar @ Tellimer Research 22 June 2022
Where fintechs need to improve most
Where fintechs need to improve most

The regulations that are holding back emerging market fintechs

Regulation is one of the biggest constraints on fintech growth, together with funding/capital shortages and competition. Fintechs citing data protection regulations as a hurdle to their growth include Yeahka (Payments, China), Spenny (Investech, Indi...
Tellimer Research Rahul
Rahul Shah @ Tellimer Research 21 June 2022
The regulations that are holding back emerging market fintechs
The regulations that are holding back emerging market fintechs