Articles tagged 'nkc african economics'

Zim's credit rating improves 8 March 2018 HARARE - Respected South Africa-based economic research firm NKC African Economics (NKC) yesterday upgraded Zimbabwe's sovereign credit rating or ability to borrow money for the first time in nearly 20 years, saying continued progress on economic and institutional reforms would boost the country'...
"Mawarire arrest may trigger protests" 8 February 2017 HARARE - The detention of cleric and #ThisFlag campaign leader Evan Mawarire may trigger mass protests, a respected South African think-tank has claimed, with local analysts querying the claim. The Oxford-linked NKC African Economics (NKC) in its latest research instalment on Zimbabwe said the...
'Mugabe smells defeat' 28 November 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and his ever fighting Zanu PF party are in panic mode as they fear losing the 2018 elections, with the rotting economy only worsening their fright, analysts and opposition parties said. Mugabe, the only leader Zimbabwe has ever known since independence in 1980,...
Mugabe's Zanu PF in catch-22 situation 1 September 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF are caught between a rock and a hard place on whether to use force in quashing the escalating protests or consider dialogue with the opposition, a respected think tank has said. In its latest report, South Africa-based NKC African Economics said the...
'Protests to split Zanu PF further' 30 August 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF's rift is set to widen further, as the escalating anti-President Robert Mugabe protests are likely to create more divisions within the ruling party, an Oxford-linked think tank, NKC African Economics (NKC), said. NKC's analyst, Gary van Staden, said “we can . . . expect to see...
Act on impending food shortages 19 August 2016 HARARE - South Africa-based NKC African Economics (NKC) this week warned the Zimbabwean government over the impending food shortages emanating from the El Nino-induced drought and the recently gazetted import restrictions. What is scary about this situation is that the country has been battlin...
Zim warned over food shortages 18 August 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe is set to experience a spat of basic commodities price increases and food shortages in the coming months due to drought and recent import restrictions, a research firm has warned. South Africa-based NKC African Economics (NKC), cautioned that government's Statutory Instrument...
Zanu PF panics at prospect of opposition coalition 8 May 2016 HARARE - As a united opposition front against President Robert Mugabe gains momentum, the beleaguered governing Zanu PF has been thrown into panic, desperately trying to woo back expelled members, a South Africa-based think-tank NKC African Economics has said. The apparent willingness of Movem...
'Mugabe a master of empty promises' 26 April 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's recent promise to review the salary of civil servants upwards should not be taken seriously since he is a master of doublespeak, a respected South Africa-based think-tank has said. The Oxford-linked NKC African Economics (NKC) in its latest research instalmen...
RBZ urged to tackle deflation 21 January 2016 HARARE - The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) must introduce an inflation-oriented policy as part of strategies to halt deflation and grow the economy, a South African-based think tank has warned. Oxford Economics research company NKC African Economics (NKC) said in light of deflationary pressur...
Mugabe's end nigh: Think tank 8 January 2016 HARARE - With Zimbabwe teetering on the brink of total collapse due to a worsening political and economic environment, a leading global think tank says 2016 is likely to be one of the most difficult years for President Robert Mugabe and his ruling post-congress Zanu PF. In a research paper com...
Zim to remain in deflation until 2016 19 November 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe is expected to remain in deflationary mode until the end of 2016 in the absence of strong economic policies, an international think-tank has said. This comes as the country's annual inflation rate receded by 0,18 percentage points to -3,29 percent  in October from  of -3,11 p...