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Sudan Business Forecast Report Q1 2012

  • Publication Date:October 2011
  • Publisher:Business Monitor
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:1
  • ISBN:158420

Sudan Business Forecast Report Q1 2012

Core Views
Post-secession military clashes along the disputed border between Sudan and South Sudan are likely to continue over the coming months, and a sustained constructive engagement by major world powers will be required if the partition of the two territories is not to herald a return to outright war.
The division of Sudan into separate states is set to unleash a period of marked economic volatility and uncertainty.

Major Forecast Changes
No
Major Forecast Changes.

Key Risks To Outlook
Secession is likely to be accompanied by further militia confrontations, with particular risks in Abyei, Unity state, Upper Nile state and Jonglei. These clashes may escalate into outright north-south confrontation - possibly in Abyei at first, but also in the states referred to above - if no oil deal is agreed.
Executive Summary.... 5
Core Views...5

Major Forecast Changes.....5

Key Risks To Outlook...5
Chapter 1: Political Outlook... 7
SWOT Analysis..... 7
BMI Political Risk Ratings..... 7
Domestic Politics 8
Regime Implosion On The Cards?.8
The Sudanese regime of President Omar al-Bashir is probably more vulnerable to collapse now than at any other time since he seized
power in 1989. However, we expect his government to ‘muddle through'.
Foreign Policy 9
Time Running Out For Post-Secession Deal..9
Three months after South Sudan's independence, a post-secession political agreement remains absent, ensuring that the risk of a
return to outright north-south conflict remains high.
Chapter 2: Economic Outlook.... 11
SWOT Analysis... 11
BMI Economic Risk Ratings 11
Investment Climate . 12
On The Ground In Southern Kordofan....12
On the back of an on-the-ground visit to war-torn Southern Kordofan, we expect fighting in this oil-rich Sudanese state to escalate when
the dry season begins in November, thereby potentially compromising the regime's control of hydrocarbon assets.
Economic Activity I.. 13
Minerals To Help Replace Oil In Northern Economy?...13
With the secession of South Sudan and its oil fields, Sudan is looking for new ways to help bolster the economy and foment growth.
Exploration for deposits of industrial and precious metals may provide an answer, although political risk, investor perceptions and
logistical complications all pose constraints to the sector's growth in the medium term.
TABLE: ECONOMIC ACTIVITY 13
Economic Activity II . 14
The Challenge Of Building An Economy14
South Sudan's prospects for economic growth are characterised by both strong potential and difficult challenges. Successfully
navigating the development of the oil sector (including maintaining and establishing transport links), attracting investment and
encouraging diversification will all be important long-term priorities for policymakers.
Regional Outlook 16
Diamonds Emerging From The Rough?.16
TABLE: MAIN EXPANSION PLANS ..... 16
Chapter 3: 10-Year Forecast 19
The Sudanese Economy To 2021... 19
Secession Poses Key Risk For Long-Term Growth .....19
There is strong economic growth potential in the non-oil sector, but the uncertainties related to the secession of South Sudan generate
risks for many variables, particularly the fiscal accounts. We see Sudan's economy (excluding South Sudan) expanding by an annual
average 4.0-5.0% over 2012-2021.
TABLE: LONG-TERM MACROECONOMIC FORECASTS 19
Chapter 4:Business Environment.... 21
SWOT Analysis... 21
BMI Business Environment Risk Ratings.. 21
Business Environment Outlook 22
Institutions.... 22
TABLE: BMI BUSINESS AND OPERATION RISK RATINGS. 22
TABLE: BMI LEGAL FRAMEWORK RATING. 23
Infrastructure 24
TABLE: LABOUR FORCE QUALITY... 24
TABLE: MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA, ANNUAL FDI INFLOWS. 25
Market Orientation.... 26
TABLE: TRADE AND INVESTMENT RATINGS..... 26
Operational Risk. 27
Chapter 5: BMI Global Assumptions..... 29
Global Outlook.... 29
Europe On The Edge...29
TABLE: GLOBAL ASSUMPTIONS . 29
Table: EMERGING MARKETS AGGREGATE GROWTH..... 30
Table: DEVELOPED STATES REAL GDP GROWTH FORECAST .. 31
Table: REAL GDP GROWTH CONSENSUS FORECASTS .. 31
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