Africa Country Risk Views

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Running On Fumes

The combination of stagnating oil production and faltering public investment spending has sent Equatorial Guinea's economy into a crisis, and we expect the country's GDP to contract by 1.9% in 2013...

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Westgate Attack: Key Implications

The ability of al-Shabaab to launch a complex and large-scale attack against a shopping centre in Nairobi indicates that military defeats in Somali have led the group to focus on civilian targets...

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Appreciation To Prove Temporary

We expect the appreciation of the Egyptian pound following the foreign exchange auction to prove temporary and anticipate deprecation to resume in the coming months. Whilst current levels may be...

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The Global Impact Of US Syria Strike

US airstrikes against Syria would have consequences beyond the Middle East. Despite their opposition, Russia and China may see some unexpected benefits, while North Korea will be nervous.

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