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Botswana ranks amongst the most fiscally prudent in ETM's fiscal risk model

Sentiment towards the USD has improved or rather, global growth sentiment has deteriorated and a rotation back towards the USD is now evident. Since November, the tourism sector has been further battered by a decision to ban incoming flights to the c...
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Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 19 January 2022

Fitch downgrades Ghana, oil hits a 7-year high

Commodities are in focus this morning. Equally faith in the longer term strength of the dollar is fading and this could well underpin the yellow metal going forward. Specifically, tax income in the six months through December grew by nearly a third t...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 17 January 2022

USD overvalued by 15-20%, interest in crypto in Africa continues to grow

In the commodity space, oil prices are steady this morning after continuing with their new year rally yesterday. Note, the World Bank forecasts that crude oil prices will average $74 per barrel in 2022 as oil demand strengthens and reaches pre-pandem...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 13 January 2022

Commodity rebound provides a boost to EM FX, Omicron lockdown fears ease

Given the prevailing news flow where overall levels of risk appetite are recovering and where the Omicron variant may not be the variant initially feared, the USD has lost some attraction as a safe-haven destination. The flattening in the Kenyan Euro...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 8 December 2021

Investors flock to haven assets as Omicron fears rise, OPEC meeting in focus

The Omicron variant has been discovered in the US. This would contrast to some of the preventative measures taken by some central banks in the region. Adding wind to the sails of Nigerian Naira bulls, data published by the central bank revealed that ...
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Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 2 December 2021

Southern Africa hit with UK travel restrictions, Zambia inflation at 1-year low

Speculation is building that the Fed will progress to a faster pace of tapering start in January. If anything, this will strengthen the USD bulls' resolve and heighten calls for the Fed to turn more conservative. Angola: Data published by the Finance...
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Lloyd Miller @ ETM Analytics 26 November 2021