As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on global economies, the economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa was projected to fall to -3.3% in 2020, pushing the region into its first recession in 25 years.*
The region is expected to rebound this year (2021), however, growth will vary across countries and the road to recovery may be a long and difficult one.
With the World Bank estimating that over 50% of inhabitants will be under 25 by 2050, Africa presents substantial opportunities for investors who can spot important trends and make informed decisions based on robust and timely economic data.
Listen to our on-demand webinar featuring expert speakers and get insights into the complete picture of the current African macro environment, emerging trends and gain an understanding their forecast of the market conditions for 2021.
We also present an overview of the Africa Economics Expansion for Refinitiv Datastream, the largest emerging market economic content available.
Topics to be discussed:
- Road to recovery – areas of opportunity, reforms, investments and more uncertainty?
- Investment in the digital economy and infrastructure – Can Africa catch up?
- 2022 and beyond – forecasting Africa’s growth
- Africa Economic Content Expansion for Refinitiv Datastream, covering 54 countries
Duration: 1 Hour
Dr Chris Loewald, Head: Economic Research Department - SARB
Asmita Parshotam, International Trade & Development Expert and Admitted Attorney
Izak Odendaal, Investment Strategist - Old Mutual Multi Managers
Oliver Dancel-Fiszer, Head of Economic Content - Refinitiv