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Nigerian Economic Update Issue 8

This short report comprises the following articles. The first headline: Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) discusses the decline in January 2016 of the Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing PMI, which measures business performance. The next article on...

Portfolio Diversification between Developed and less Developed Economies: The Case of US and UK Investors in Nigeria

The hedging effectiveness of portfolio investment diversification between developed and developing economies is examined in this study; with a focus on the Nigerian stock asset vis-à-vis the stock assets of the United States (US) and United Kingdo...

Export Commodity Prices and Long-Run Growth of Primary Commodities-Based African Economies

The impact of commodity prices on growth dynamics is evaluated in this paper, especially concerning selected primary commodities based African economies. Firstly, the conditions for different impacts of primary commodity prices on growth are expla...

A Note on the Economic Downturn in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Nigeria-South Africa Comparison

Movements recently in the dollar-naira exchange rate, which followed the removal of the currency peg, has stimulated ongoing debate in the media that South Africa has regained its position as the largest economy in Africa. The prevailing notion ...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 28

This brief update on the current stance of the Nigerian economy firstly discussed the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Reserves, starting with the depreciation of the Naira at the interbank foreign exchange market between June 17, 2016 and June 24,201...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 29

This economic update informs about the following matters relating to the Nigerian Economy. The first article is about the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) which measures business performance and briefly discusses the decline in both the Manufacturi...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 30

This brief report discusses several matters regarding the Nigerian economy. The first article is about Crude oil - it discusses the significant decline of Nigeria’s bonny light price by 5.2% from $47.91 per barrel on July 1, 2016 to $45.41 per bar...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 24

This economic update informs about the following matters relating to the Nigerian Economy. The first article is on the Monetary Policy - briefly discusses the outcome of the monitory policy Committee (MPC) which was held on the 23rd and 24th of Ma...

Regional Trade for Inclusive Development in West Africa

This study analyzed the potential of regional trade in facilitating the achievement of inclusive development in the West African region. Descriptive analysis is employed to examine the nature, composition and dimension of ECOWAS trade within the g...

Nigeria Economic Review Second Quarter Report 2016

An overview of the Nigerian economy is presented in this report by examining key macroeconomic indicators, external sector performance and key domestic sector performance in 2016Q2. The evidence presented shows that the internal and external secto...

Chinese Model of Infrastructure Development in Africa

Infrastructural development, which is a key step in providing a competitive business environment for African economies, provides the backbone for poverty reduction strategies and programmes designed to improve the livelihood of the poor. The absen...

Economic Growth and Job Creation: (2012 Q3 to 2013 Q4)

Recently, rising unemployment was experienced amidst impressive economic growth. This marks an uncharted paradigm in Nigeria’s history and calls for systematic monitoring of developments for policy purposes. In this report the pattern of economic...

Nigeria Economic Review : First Half Report 2015

An overview of the Nigerian economy is presented in this report, using key macroeconomic indicators. The performance of the economy both internally and externally is examined. According to the evidence presented, the internal performance in the fi...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 3

This document provides a brief update on several aspects of the Nigerian economy. An overview is given of Nigeria's merchandise trade toward the end of 2015. The trading of power resources, like oil and natural gas is discussed under the heading E...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 1

In this document several aspects regarding the Nigerian economy is explored. Firstly, under the heading: Economic Growth - the increase of the GDP growth rate is discussed. Energy, Oil and gas, talks about the decline of the OPEC weekly basket pri...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 2

This document discusses several issues regarding the Nigerian economy under the following headings; Fiscal Focus- talks briefly about the 2016-2018 Medium- Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), as well as the 2016 budget which introduced the zero-bas...

Nigeria Economic Review : First Half Report 2015

The Nigeria Economic Review is a biannual publication of CSEA. A concise overview is provided in this review of key aspects of the Nigerian economy. It is an attempt to track the developments in the relevant aspects of the economy over a six-mont...

Testing the Impact of Foreign Aid and Aid Uncertainty on Private Investment in West Africa

In this paper, the impact of aid on domestic private investment in West Africa was examined using both aggregate aid (total ODA) and disaggregated aid (multilateral and bilateral). The paper relied on the fixed effects estimation technique. The f...

Implementing the Fiscal Responsibility Act at the State Level in Nigeria

In many countries, fiscal responsibility acts have become increasingly common tools to enhance fiscal prudence and public expenditure transparency. Fiscal profligacy at the sub-national level in Nigeria, has emerged as a major contributor to stat...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 22

This brief report discusses several matters regarding the Nigerian economy. The first articles about Crude oil - discusses Nigeria’s Bonny light price increased by 6.1 percent from $44.17 per barrel on May 6, 2016 to $46.86 per barrel on May 13, ...

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