BMI View: Despite the fact that World Bank considers Gabon an upper-middle-income country, its retail
sector is small and underdeveloped. Over the near term, Gabon's oil-dependent economy will continue to
suffer from lower export revenues, which will weigh on public ..."
BMI View: We forecast significant expansion in the tourism sector of Mauritius. This expansion will be
driven by strong increases in arrivals, which in turn will be a result of strong governmental promotion of
the island as a travel destination. Improved links conti ..."
BMI View: The short-term outlook for Mozambique's retail sector is subdued, hampered by the weak
domestic economic outlook, widespread poverty and high rates of inflation. Although a relatively populated
country, total household spending levels of around USD8bn make ..."
BMI View: Growth in Namibia's retail sector will remain subdued over the next few quarters due to
sluggish economic performance, while tightening crediting conditions and elevated inflation will weigh on
consumer spending and purchasing power. However, a stronger gr ..."
BMI View: We hold a generally positive outlook for the Zimbabwean tourism sector over the course of our
forecast period to 2020, due to growing arrivals from Asia and outside Africa. Nevertheless, we hold a
somewhat subdued outlook for 2016, mainly due to the influe ..."
Kenya's inbound tourism market continued to contract in 2015 in the wake of security concerns caused by Al-Shabaab, a jihadi group based in neighboring Somalia. Due to this, western countries such as France have issued warnings to their nationa ..."
BMI View: Kenya's tourism market is expected to return to positive growth in 2016 with international
tourist arrivals from key European and North American source markets set to expand. The tourism industry
is supported by extensive travel infrastructure, including exp ..."
BMI View: Angola's retail market offers enormous growth potential. Economic diversification in the
country is supporting improvements to household income rates; and the middle class population is growing,
which will stimulate demand for a range of non-essential produc ..."
BMI View: Uganda's tourism market offers significant growth potential. The Ugandan government is
taking significant steps to promote the industry, particularly to local travellers. Arrivals are set to increase
steadily over our five-year forecast period to 2020. Howev ..."
BMI View: Modern retail continues to slowly push ahead in Ghana. In addition to several new malls that
have opened in Accra since 2013, two more will open in Kumasi in 2017, expanding the total available real
estate stock - crucial for new brands to either grow or ent ..."