Economic Analysis - KES: Increasing Stability But Pressures Weighted To The Downside - 18 DEC 2017
Emerging Markets Monitor December 2017 / Kenya / Economy
The Kenyan shilling is likely to see increased stability in the coming months given greater confidence in the country's political outlook. That said, this will not deter the shilling's long-term...
Economic Analysis - Forecasts Revised Down On Election Uncertainty - 02 OCT 2017
Emerging Markets Monitor September 2017 / Kenya / Economy
We have revised down our forecasts for real GDP growth in Kenya over 2017 and 2018, as political uncertainty following the annulled presidential election will weigh on business sentiment. That...
Currency Forecast - Shilling Set For Modest Losses - 10 JULY 2017
Emerging Markets Monitor July 2017 / Kenya / Economy
The Kenyan shilling looks set to continue along its ongoing depreciatory trend over the coming quarters, driven by higher inflation and concerns over the government's growing debt burden amongst...
Political Risk Analysis - Continued Protests Will Weigh On Economy As Tourism Wanes - 27 JUNE 2016
Emerging Markets Monitor June 2016 / Kenya / Political Risk
Electoral violence will continue to feature in Kenya's political outlook over the next 12 months, as the opposition look to stir public protest against the corruption and failings of the Kenyatta...
Political Risk Analysis - Kenyatta In Poll Position For 2017, But Political Risk To Rise - 12 OCT 2015
Emerging Markets Monitor October 2015 / Kenya / Economy
While Kenya's next general election is not until August 2017, electoral manoeuvrings have begun. At this stage, we believe that another term for President Uhuru Kenyatta is the most likely electora...
Economic Analysis - Further Hikes Will Come - 28 SEPT 2015
Emerging Markets Monitor September 2015 / Kenya / Economy
Despite adopting a more wait-and-see approach of late, we believe that upside risks to inflation, currency pressures and a looming Fed hike will see the Central Bank of Kenya pursue further tighten...
Industry Forecast - Banking Sector Poised For Strong, Sustained Growth - 29 JUNE 2015
Emerging Markets Monitor June 2015 / Kenya / Economy
An accelerating domestic economy, the proliferation of mobile financial services and regional expansion opportunities will see Kenya's large and developed banking sector continue to grow rapidly over the coming years.
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Economic Analysis - CBK Scandal No Threat To Eurobond Debut - 24 FEB 2014
Emerging Markets Monitor February 2014 / Kenya / Economy
While embarrassing, corruption charges against Central Bank of Kenya Governor Njuguna Ndung'u will not dent investor interest in the imminent debut eurobond. Kenya has, however, missed the window...