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Country Risk Report - Africa

Discussion in 'Market Predictions and Reports' started by f-man, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. f-man

    f-man 4Xangels Representative

    Dec 5, 2010
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    A very interesting updated report about the current situation in many Counties worldwide, divided by Continents:

    Algeria Strong domestic demand supports short-term growth prospects.

    Angola The operating climate remains challenging despite major investments in the hydrocarbons sector.

    Botswana The risk outlook deteriorates after negative socio-political developments.

    Cameroon Short-term economic growth prospects remain strong on the back of buoyant export prices.

    Congo, D.R. The US Dodd-Franks Bill is complicating the sourcing of minerals by US-listed companies.

    Cote d’Ivoire The country's economic recovery is under way but sovereign external debt default risk is considerable.

    Ethiopia Amid IMF warnings over inflation, the extent of the rains will have a strong economic impact.

    Gabon Potential new natural resource exploration projects could underpin solid medium-term growth.

    Ghana Political uncertainty eases somewhat, but challenges remain ahead of the 2012 election.

    Kenya Constitutional changes make progress but insufficient rainfall poses a major economic risk.

    Libya The military stalemate weighs negatively on the country risk outlook.

    Malawi Strained relations with key donors deteriorate further,
    complicating government budgeting.

    Mauritius Despite a stronger-than-expected recovery, several factors cloud the country's short-term outlook.

    Morocco D&B downgrades Morocco's country risk rating amid high political tensions.

    Mozambique Despite a number of downside risks the economic outlook is broadly positive.

    Namibia D&B downgrades Namibia's country risk rating due to adverse macroeconomic and mining policy developments.

    Nigeria D&B upgrades Nigeria's country risk rating amid improving economic prospects, but security risks remain high.

    Senegal Political risk increases following protests against proposed constitutional changes and power blackouts.

    Sierra Leone Growth prospects improve despite significant concerns about the banking sector.

    South Africa A number of factors increase investor uncertainty and undermine economic prospects.

    Sudan Political and security risks rise ahead of South Sudan's independence.

    Tanzania The power crisis continues, but manufacturing output remains resilient.

    Tunisia The economic outlook is slowly improving but significant downside risks remain.

    Uganda Government arrears lead power producers to instigate major electricity cuts.

    Zambia The buoyant copper sector underpins strong economic growth but economic diversification is needed.

    Zimbabwe Political parties agree on a draft election road map but remain divided on several key issues.

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