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Political Risk Analysis - Botswana To Remain An Investor Favourite - MAY 2018

Southern Africa March 2018 / Botswana / Political Risk

Botswana is likely to benefit from continued political stability in the run up to the 2019 general election, as a broad-based economic recovery will likely temper social tensions in the short-term. Meanwhile, with the new government - headed by vice president Mokgweetsi Masisi - likely to increase spending on major capital development in a bid to distance himself from his predecessor, this will also bolster the country's business environment.


Economic Analysis - Higher Cocoa Prices To Narrow Deficit After 2018 - MAY 2018

West Africa March 2018 / Cote d`Ivoire / Economy

C?te d'Ivoire's current account deficit will widen slightly in 2018 due to a fall in cocoa and oil exports and robust demand for capital goods imports. In the subsequent years we expect this trend to reverse as export growth slowly recovers and the gradual completion of construction projects reduces import demand.