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April 15, 2019

  • KASI CCI drops by 6 points 

  • Consumer confidence in current economic conditions 3 points lower than last month

  • A dimmed outlook on the economy substantially lowers consumer confidence

Negative movements of individual index scores were recorded for six of...

February 28, 2019

The annual Nedbank and Old Mutual Competition

The Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech competition is a yearly event that was initiated in 1972 and has since challenged students across South Africa to engage with socio-economic topic and recommend ways in which these ca...

February 13, 2019

  • KASI CCI dropped slightly by 1 percent 

  • Short term outlook dampened by challenges with jobs and spending

  • Long term outlook remains positive despite month over month decline

In contrast to recent months, there were no drastic movements of individual inde...

January 18, 2019

  • KASI CCI unchanged in December

  • Current economic conditions improved, though still negative

  • Future economic expectations down due to worsening personal finances

The unchanged consumer confidence index level from November  may be regarded encouraging in l...

December 17, 2018


  • KASI CCI declined by 1 point in November

  • Spending and job security prospects remotely change

  • Continued anticipation of deteriorating personal finances drives down expectations

It appears that the year will end at a low note given the co...

November 15, 2018


  • KASI CCI declined by 2 points in October

  • Inflation and shrinking purchasing power cloud short-term outlook

  • Post-elections jitters in Cameroon & recent events in Tanzania drive down expectations

Though a continuation in the upward trend of th...

October 26, 2018

If you are an economist at the Africa development bank in Abidjan, an equity trader at UBA Capital markets in Lagos or an investment manager at Cytonn Investments in Nairobi, you are probably using a Bloomberg terminal. Bloomberg users pay at least $20,000 per year to...

October 21, 2018


  • KASI CCI growth slows in September

  • Spending and job security continues to dampen short-term outlook

  • Elections in Cameroon & inflationary policies in Kenya drive down expectations

Across the 7 countries, a +1 point increase was recorded for t...

October 15, 2018

In digital Africa, where users are increasingly glued to connected devices, banks target consumers through multiple online channels, including websites and mobile apps. It’s no longer enough for African banks to roll out sites with designs and functionality that resemb...

October 9, 2018


  • KASI CCI rose 2 percent in August

  • Spending and job security dampen outlook

  • Low inflation drives positive expectations

The month of August saw a +2 point increase in the consumer confidence index score from its July value of +7. Across the 7...

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