The past couple of months have been a wildly interesting time in our country and the world over; a period marked by global and local turbulence. Locally, we have just come out of an intense but important time — elections. Times such as these tend to create uncertainty amid a flurry of conflicting perspectives and reports, sometimes making it difficult to get a real sense of the outlook ahead.

As we turn to the second half of the year — past the hump — it’s important to review some major economic data points that might help clarify what some may view as chaos. A political puzzle comes together. On the fiscal front, the country continues to watch with bated breath the developments of the government of national unity (GNU), as negotiations continue on the political way forward. Despite the difficulties that came with the post-election flicker, members of the GNU have collectively displayed a dedication to creating stability in the political environment...

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