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Economics and Country Risk Briefing

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IHS Markit is presenting the Economics & Country Risk Briefing in Sandton, South Africa on October 10, 2017.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Where will growth outperform expectations?

Investor sentiment toward emerging markets has shown a meaningful improvement since mid-2016. The IHS Markit Purchasing Managers Index shows a significantly improved outlook in Nigeria and Zambia, although conditions in Kenya and South Africa remain subdued. Key risk factors from capital controls to disputed leadership battles also persist across the region, raising questions around whether early indicators of rebound are credible.

Key questions we will address:

  • Will political developments in leading sub-Saharan African economies derail the region’s recovery?
  • Which countries and sectors in the region could outperform expectations?
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