Africa Economics

Africa Economic Outlook

13 April, 2018

Economic recovery will peak this year

We expect that economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa will continue to accelerate in 2018. This recovery will be driven largely by South Africa and Nigeria, where growth is set to pick up by more than most expect. Performances elsewhere in the region will be mixed, but growth will probably accelerate in more economies than it eases. Despite this broadly positive picture, several economies still face key risks. We’ve long highlighted Angola’s overvalued currency and large US dollar debts as very

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