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OPEC's Decision: Global Implications

Our expectation that OPEC would coordinate modest cuts in production has not played out, with the group deciding to maintain the 30mn b/d ceiling and let the markets take their course. Our risk...

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Kenya: Africa's Renewables Hotspot

Inefficiencies within Kenya's power sector and an overreliance on hydropower and diesel electricity generation are hindering economic and social growth in the country. However, the government is...

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Sub-Saharan Africa's Tower Market Explodes

Huge media attention and investment has made Sub-Saharan Africa's telecoms towers market one of the hottest topics in telecoms globally. BMI estimates mobile operators in the region have sold around...

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A World Of City States?

For some years now, social scientists and some economic historians have spoken about how cities are displacing nation-states as the most important actors on the world stage. According to the city-...

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Full Impact Of Ebola Yet To Be Felt

Since the first officially reported case in Guinea on March 21, the West Africa Ebola outbreak has spread to three other countries (Sierra Leone, Liberia and, most recently, Nigeria). At the time of...

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BMI On The Ground In Lagos And Abuja

BMI visited Lagos and Abuja in early June, where we met a range of stakeholders including the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, and several of our major...

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