Sudan and South Sudan Infrastructure Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports

Sudan and South Sudan Infrastructure Report

Sudan and South Sudan Infrastructure Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports
Sudan and South Sudan Infrastructure Report
Published Aug 27, 2016
32 pages — Published Aug 27, 2016
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The outlook for the construction industry growth in Sudan and South Sudan will remain subdued over our ---year forecast period, given the domestic instability experienced in both markets, which has displaced thousands of people and disrupted normal economic activity. Lower oil prices will continue to impact both governments ability to execute their spending plans in infrastructure development, given that the commodity is the lifeblood of both economies. ...This could impact vital Chinese investment in the construction industry by making firms more cautious about operating in the market. There is also violence along the border between Ethiopia and Sudan, as the move to place the El Fashaga locality under Sudanese territory - both governments have agreed to redraw the border established during colonialism - is met with armed resistance by Ethiopian farmers. We note, however, that despite the severe economic upheaval that followed the secession of South Sudan in ---- (with most of its oil revenues) a degree of economic stability has been restored in recent quarters, owing to a tight fiscal and monetary policy stance. ...We note, however, that despite the severe economic upheaval that followed the secession of South Sudan in ---- (with most of its oil revenues) a degree of economic stability has been restored in recent quarters, owing to a tight fiscal and monetary policy stance. The Sudanese government is also attempting to improve international ties with the Arab world, notably with Saudi Arabia - investments from Saudi Arabia account for almost half of all Sudanese inward FDI stock - and Qatar, as US-led sanctions persist, leaving the majority of western business on the sidelines and hindering investment.

...South Sudan is heavily reliant on international donors to address its severe infrastructure deficit, but the ongoing political and institutional unrest, driven by ethnic divides, threaten economic stability and limit the potential to attract foreign investment. Our Country Risk team sees little scope for meaningful improvement in the security or political landscape, particularly in the wake of heightened conflict in July ----, which saw the removal of Vice-President Riek Machar, part of the unity government and a key signatory of the country s peace deal. ...While escalation into full civil war appears unlikely, this change in leadership will exacerbate the tenuous political situation and increase the scope for unrest (see New Vice President Appointment Increasing Security Risks , July --). As a result, government spending, already constrained by weak fiscal resources and the steep drop in oil prices, will be heavily directed towards security expenditure rather than other projects that would boost economic competitiveness, raise growth or improve the country s social development indicators. Moreover, we note the risk that South Sudan could suspend its oil exports unless oil fees to Sudan are renegotiated following the continued fall in global crude prices. ...Moreover, we note the risk that South Sudan could suspend its oil exports unless oil fees to Sudan are renegotiated following the continued fall in global crude prices.

...Sudan and South Sudan remain the weakest performing markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, with dim growth prospects the result of continued economic and political instability. Government expenditure, already constrained as by persistently low oil prices - the lifeblood of both economies -will continue to be directed primarily towards security expenditure. ...

  
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