Economics

Media appearances on Zimbabwe’s political crisis, post-Mugabe elections and economic outlook

November 2017 The military was likely to broker a power-sharing deal between Mugabe and former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, country risk analyst at IHS Markit Theophilus Acheampong said. https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/markets/2017-11-20-bonds-weaker-as-market-eyes-zimbabwe-and-credit-ratings-decisions/ Experts speculate that Mugabe will be held as…

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Ghana FY2016 Economic Update

Notes from Recent IMF Staff Visit to Ghana Large fiscal slippages observed last year will require strong efforts of fiscal consolidation – aka more austerity. Bank of Ghana’s (BoG) monetary policy has been instrumental in…




Nigeria Devalues the Naira: An Update

The Buhari government finally made a bold move today to abolish the moribund fixed (pegged) exchange rate regime it adopted last year for the Naira amidst plummeting oil prices in favour of a floating regime…