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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Kenya - FEB 2015

East & Central Africa December 2014 / Kenya / Economy

Kenya

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Economic Analysis - Price Pressures To Pick Up In 2015 - FEB 2015

North Africa December 2014 / Tunisia / Economy

Price pressures in Tunisia will pick up gradually in 2015 on the back of elevated food prices, further cuts to energy subsidies and an increase in consumer spending. The central bank will increase the policy rate as a result, which we forecast coming in at 5.00% by the end of 2015 and 5.25% by the end of 2016 from 4.75% at present.

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Risk Summary - Zambia - FEB 2015

Southern Africa December 2014 / Zambia / Economy

The Zambian high court ruled in favour of Defence Minister Edgar Lungu, declaring him presidential candidate for leading party Patriotic Front (PF) in the January 20 election. After the death of President Michael Sata, the governing party has been split over the selection of his successor with one section supporting Lungu as the party's candidate, while another backed economist Miles Sampa. Both men were elected as the PF candidate at separate party meetings leading Lungu's supporters to challenge Sampa's nomination in court. Sampa said he would appeal against the ruling.

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Gabon - FEB 2015

West Africa December 2014 / Gabon / Economy

Gabon

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