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  • Kenya’s Eurobond will positively impact the exchange, inflation, and interest rates.
  • Diamond Trust Bank revealed that Kenya’s $1.5 billion Eurobond attracted more than $6 billion in demand.
  • Kenya’s $1.5 Billion Eurobond will also be used to offset $2billion Eurobond maturing in June. 

The issuance of Kenya’s $1.5 Billion Eurobond is likely to ease concerns about the debt situation and lift the overall outlook for the country, one of the country’s banking industry players has said.

Diamond Trust Bank revealed that the new $1.5 billion Eurobond, which attracted demand of more than $6 billion, is likely to positively affect the exchange rate, inflation, interest rates, and government spending in the payment of debts and development.

Speaking at DTB’s Economic and Sustainability Forum, the bank’s Group CEO and Managing Director Nasim Devji said the recovery will be felt more in the second half of the year, and the economy will grow …

Sub Saharan Africa economic outlook 2022 by World Bank

The continent in the near future will have the largest population in the world. The population of Africa is urbanizing as citizens of the nations of the continent migrate from rural to urban areas.

This addition to its vast natural resources is a potent combination for its rapid economic expansion. The world witnessed first-hand the economic miracle where China transformed itself from a rural backwater in 1949 when the modern Chinese state was founded to an economic and military superpower by 2019. The year 2019 is significant to China because the country celebrated 70 years of its founding as a communist state, and the Asian country gained worldwide recognition as a military superpower.

China put on a military parade that displayed a weapons arsenal that made the United States sit up and take notice. How was this possible? China’s economic transformation was because of several factors. One of the most …

Haulage trucks. Moving goods around Africa has been a huge challenge.

This comes as the IMF has downgraded economic prospects for countries in this cluster. The downgrades have, however, been offset relatively by projections for some commodity producers and exporters that were upgraded on the back of rising commodity prices.

The economic prospects between wealthy nations and low-income countries are expected to be divergent and this divergence will remain of great concern to multilateral lenders and world leaders. In wealthy nations, for example, aggregate output for the cluster economies is expected to regain its pre-pandemic trend path in 2022 and exceed it by 0.9% in 2024 whereas the cluster of nations comprise emerging markets and developing economies (excluding China) will remain 5.5% below their pre-pandemic forecasts in 2024.

This event should it occur as forecast will set back improvements in living standards.…

Growth forecast for Sub-Saharan Africa economies

In Sub Saharan Africa, growth is expected to rebound by 2.3 per cent in 2021 and 3.1 percent in 2022 from a 2.0 percent contraction in 2020 according to a report by World Bank.

The report is dubbed “Covid-19 and the future of work in Africa: Emerging trends in digital technology adoption” by the World Bank.

Rebound in private consumption, industry and services will be supported by continued growth in the agriculture sector, rise in commodity prices due to rising demand for commodities.

This recovery may however be affected by delayed access to covid-19 vaccines and the resurgence of the pandemic.

Private consumption and business investment spending are likely to be affected by restrictions in case of a second wave before vaccines become widely available.

In 2022, growth is expected to rise to 4.1 percent as vaccines rollouts increases across the region, therefore, providing a stronger boost to consumer and …

African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)

Analysts at the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) annual roundtable noted that Africa is expected to see a subdued economic recovery in 2021 and not likely to reach 2019 growth levels until 2022.

The ATI virtual discussion hosted Uganda, Ghana and Senegal, international financial partners and risk analysts to discuss the most urgent risks and mitigation solutions.

During the virtual meeting, ATI’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Manuel Moses emphasized the importance of partnerships that will help African economies recover from the pandemic. He also said that ATI with the support of partners like the European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank, it plans to go through rapid membership expansions so as to lend more support to the most vulnerable economies.

One of the striking features of the impact of the pandemic that was revealed as a key factor that should guide the continent’s recovery is that the pandemic …

AFDB Regional Economic Outlook 2020: West Africa

Growth in West Africa which was seen to expand by 4.0 per cent in 2020 is now projected to contract by -2.0 per cent in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic the African Development Bank said in its regional economic outlook report.

The virtual launch of the report on 3 July was officially launched by Ghana’s Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta, in presence of other ministers of finance from the region, including Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Nigeria’s Federal Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

West Africa’s growing youth population offers a strategic workforce which can be used for employment and economic growth, despite the pandemic devastating the continent and global economies, the Bank said in its regional economic outlook report.

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