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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...
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Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 17 May 2021

Slow vaccine progress, new variants weigh on Africa’s economic recovery hopes

The threat of tightening credit and price caps in China have dampened demand for industrial metals into the weekend. After initially jumping on the higher than anticipated inflation numbers, the USD has paused its bull-run to some degree. However, wi...
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Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 14 May 2021

South Africa: Mining output also beats consensus with 21.3% y/y growth in March

Mining output is stronger than expected and should make a decent contribution to Q1 GDP. Largest contribution comes from PGMs but also iron, manganese and gold.
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Research Team @ EmergingMarketWatch 13 May 2021

Kenya: BBI implications on governance

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Research Team @ EmergingMarketWatch 13 May 2021

Risk assets took a beating on Wednesday as US inflation trounced expectations

Wall Street took a pounding yesterday, and while futures this morning point to a modest bounce, the outlook is more troubled given the jump in inflation that has prompted speculation that the Federal Reserve may have to unwind some of its stimulus ef...
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Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 13 May 2021

Nigeria: Imported capital drops 24% m/m to USD 662mn in March

M/M drop in March driven by slowing portfolio inflows into money market instruments, loans. March saw strong inflow of USD 111mn into local bonds. Global uncertainty and Nigeria's vulnerability to external shocks have kept foreign investors away sinc...
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Research Team @ EmergingMarketWatch 12 May 2021