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African sovereign bonds through the pandemic: Winners and losers

It is – loosely speaking – the one-year anniversary from when African eurobonds began to feel the full force of the coronavirus pandemic. Although global markets began to weaken towards the end of February, we date the fall in Sub-Sharan Africa (SSA)...
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Stuart Culverhouse @ Tellimer Research 5 March 2021
African sovereign bonds through the pandemic: Winners and losers
African sovereign bonds through the pandemic: Winners and losers

No, I would no longer rather be back in Africa

As Covid-19 gripped the world in March 2020, I reflected on my experience over the preceding six months traveling overland from Cape Town to Kigali and concluded that I’d rather be back in Africa. Before looking at why Africa will suffer in 2021, I’d...
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Paul Domjan @ Tellimer Research 23 January 2021
No, I would no longer rather be back in Africa
No, I would no longer rather be back in Africa

Rwanda: Digital transactions value jumps 45% – positive for banks

According to the National Bank of Rwanda, the value of total digital transactions (payments, mobile banking and internet banking) jumped by 45% yoy in H1 20 following the implementation of Covid-19 relief measures that were meant to spur cashless tra...
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Faith Mwangi @ Tellimer Research 20 November 2020
Rwanda: Digital transactions value jumps 45% – positive for banks
Rwanda: Digital transactions value jumps 45% – positive for banks

Rwanda: 39% of loan book restructured but IMF is optimistic for 2021

The IMF recently completed its review mission to Rwanda. As we said in September, we think Rwanda’s growth model is sustainable and high growth will likely return. On the capital front, since the suspension of payment of 2019 dividends, the regulator...
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Faith Mwangi @ Tellimer Research 28 October 2020
Rwanda: 39% of loan book restructured but IMF is optimistic for 2021
Rwanda: 39% of loan book restructured but IMF is optimistic for 2021

Rwanda: Less potential but more progress than regional peers

Rwanda has averaged real GDP growth of 8.8% annually over the past 25 years and 7.4% over the past decade, the fifth-highest growth rate globally and second only to Ethiopia in SSA. However, like Ethiopia, growth has so far been driven largely by the...
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Patrick Curran @ Tellimer Research 14 September 2020
Rwanda: Less potential but more progress than regional peers
Rwanda: Less potential but more progress than regional peers

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...
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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