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Africa is pioneering the adoption of digital currencies

Some caution is evident in the markets this morning through the Asian session, with US Treasuries climbing alongside JGBs as equities struggle for traction. Access to reliable and affordable digital infrastructure remains a challenge for many countri...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 28 June 2022

OPEC+ decision suits Saudi, US, Russia but no oil price relief for importers

OPEC+ increased its output on 2 June but not by an amount that makes a meaningful dent in global supply. Should China demand growth snap back, in the event that Covid restrictions subside and policy stimulus come into effect, then oil prices could go...
Tellimer Research Hasnain
Hasnain Malik @ Tellimer Research 5 June 2022
OPEC+ decision suits Saudi, US, Russia but no oil price relief for importers
OPEC+ decision suits Saudi, US, Russia but no oil price relief for importers

Food prices off the boil for now, down 0.6% mom in May, still up 73% from trough

The latest UN FAO World Food Price index (published on 3 June) declined slightly again from the March all-time high: down 0.6% in May, but up 23% yoy, and up 73% from the May 2020 trough. This is the second consecutive month of slight moderation. Veg...
Tellimer Research Hasnain
Hasnain Malik @ Tellimer Research 3 June 2022
Food prices off the boil for now, down 0.6% mom in May, still up 73% from trough
Food prices off the boil for now, down 0.6% mom in May, still up 73% from trough

Kenyan lawmakers create a committee to look into matters of public deb

The May US Jobs report today will carry added focus as it will be eyed for any signs that recession concerns have started to impact hiring. The hike unwinds some of the 250bps points of easing announced since 2020 to prop up the economy ravaged by th...
ETM Analytics Takudzwa
Takudzwa Ndawona @ ETM Analytics 3 June 2022

Commodity currencies experience some pressure, Ugandan bond yields notch higher

Gold slid overnight as the investment community once again weighed up the outlook for tighter monetary policy from the Fed following the minutes of the FOMC. The lack of investment in new projects coupled with the green energy transition will keep th...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 26 May 2022

Ghana hikes rates by 200bps, focus shifts to the Central Bank of Nigeria

Expectations are for the Fed to raise its benchmark rate to 2% in August which for the most part is now priced into global markets, the risk is however if they do more. The continued slowdown in economic growth may persuade the CBN to continue its cu...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 24 May 2022