Global Growth Impact

PESA Editorial - Nigeria - 1Q2017/18

Impact of Slow Global Growth on Nigeria

Global output growth has been somewhat thwarted over the past few years due to lower global demand, particularly amongst advanced economies, averaging an estimated 3.25% per annum between FY2015/16 – affecting numerous countries across the world. Growth in emerging markets accounted for 70% of global growth during the same period.

PESA Editorial - Kenya - 1Q2017/18

Impact of Slow Global Growth on Kenya

As a high growth nation (HGN) Kenya continues to attract interest from foreign investors and institutions alike, in search of investment opportunities within emerging markets. Due to the significant structural and economic reforms that were implemented in the 2000’s, the East African nation has experienced consistent GDP growth over the past decade.

PESA Editorial – Swaziland - 1Q2017/18

Impact of Slow Global Growth on Swaziland

The Kingdom of Swaziland is one of the smallest countries on the African continent in terms of both population (1 109 000) and land area. The country is an absolute monarchy and the current constitution governing the country was adopted in 2005.

PESA Editorial – South Africa - 1Q2017/18

Impact of Slow Global Growth on South Africa

Former Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan delivered the much anticipated South African budget on 22 February 2017. The budget reflects the difficult economic environment with unemployment having increased to 26.7% in 2016 (2015: 25.4).

PESA Editorial - Seychelles - 1Q2017/18

Impact of Slow Global Growth on the Seychelles

Economic growth globally continues to be subdued. Brexit and the Trump victory are the two main factors which continue to present uncertainties for many countries. According to the Seychelles 2017 Budget Speech, which was delivered by the Minister of Finance, the uncertainties in the international markets continuously reduce investor confidence.

PESA Editorial - Namibia - 1Q2017/18

Impact of Slow Global Growth on Namibia

The Republic of Namibia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world with a total populations of just over 2.3 million and a land area of 824 292 square kilometers. The country is rich with mineral resources; mainly diamonds, uranium, copper, lead, zinc and gold.

PESA Editorial - Malawi - 1Q2017/18

Impact of Slow Global Growth on Malawi

Malawi’s economy has been affected by drought and floods for the past two years. Because of its narrow export base, specialized agriculture based economy and aid dependency, its economic growth decelerated to 2.9% in 2015.

PESA Editorial - Madagascar - 1Q2017/18

Impact of Slow Global Growth on Madagascar

Madagascar is still undergoing a process of recovery following a political crisis that has engulfed the country since 2009. While the country aims at restoring international and regional relations, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world.

PESA Editorial - Lesotho - 1Q2017/18

Impact of Slow Global Growth on Lesotho

The Kingdom of Lesotho is a Constitutional Monarchy since its independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. Since then the country has experienced several political problems and at the present moment the country facing a political stalemate.

PESA Editorial - DRC - 1Q2017/18

Impact of Slow Global Growth on the DRC

Despite the abundance of mineral resources in the DRC, the country has struggled to curb rising levels of poverty and unemployment. Additionally, falling global commodity prices, combined with slow economic growth in China, have negatively impacted the DRC’s economic growth in the past year.

PESA Editorial - Botswana - 1Q2017/18

Impact of Slow Global Growth on Botswana

The economy of Botswana is largely dependent on the regional economy, particularly the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), and global demand from the EU. The impact of the 2015 drought, uncertainties in the geopolitical environment, weak commodity prices and subdued global growth are some of the challenges that the Botswana 2017/18 budget proposals are responding to.

PESA Editorial - Angola - 1Q2017/18

Impact of Slow Global Growth on Angola

The Angolan government has made concerted efforts to diversify its economy following the 2014/15 oil crisis and the lasting effects of the 2008/09 global economic downturn. This, despite the decline in oil prices has resulting in decreased government revenue, lower gross national income and constrained government expenditure.