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The Brief: Nigerian central bank boldly hikes rates by 400 basis points

The Brief: Nigerian central bank boldly hikes rates by 400 basis points

We assess the immediate and future implications of the CBN’s 400 bps rate hike.

Dumebi O.

27 Feb 2024

Weekly Report: The CBN’s inflation-targeting success hinges on a robust monetary policy transmission

Weekly Report: The CBN’s inflation-targeting success hinges on a robust monetary policy transmission

We unpack the CBN’s decision to adopt the inflation-targeting framework using evidence from pe...

Dumebi O.

26 Feb 2024

Kenya's $1.5 billion Eurobond at 9.75% heightens consumer tax risk

Kenya's $1.5 billion Eurobond at 9.75% heightens consumer tax risk

Kenya’s $1.5 billion Eurobond offers short-term relief, but challenges such as high debt, elev...

Beryl N.

14 Feb 2024

Kenyans face higher borrowing rates as CBK tackles inflation

Kenyans face higher borrowing rates as CBK tackles inflation

The Central Bank of Kenya has remained hawkish to curb inflation. However, the short-term impl...

Dumebi O.

09 Feb 2024

February 2024 FX outlook: implications of the naira’s sharp decline

February 2024 FX outlook: implications of the naira’s sharp decline

Forex market disequilibrium and the lingering dollar dearth continue to fuel currency pressure...

Dumebi O.

02 Feb 2024

Quick Take: South Africa’s Reserve Bank holds rates at its first MPC meeting in 2024

Quick Take: South Africa’s Reserve Bank holds rates at its first MPC meeting in 2024

We assess the implications of the SARB’s decision to keep interest rates at 8.25%.

Bolatito B.

30 Jan 2024

Quick Take: Kenya receives an additional $941.2 million from the IMF

Quick Take: Kenya receives an additional $941.2 million from the IMF

Kenya secured a $941.2 million loan, with an immediate disbursement of $624.5 million from the...

Beryl N.

24 Jan 2024

Nigerian Equity Market to maintain bullish run in 2024

Nigerian Equity Market to maintain bullish run in 2024

We provide our view on the themes that will drive the performance of the Nigerian equity marke...

Bolatito B.

22 Jan 2024