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Japan - Forced To Take The Nuclear Option

The future of Japan's nuclear energy sector looked highly uncertain following the 2011 Fukushima disaster, but BMI now believes that the high cost of imported fuel will force the country to bring...

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Emerging Markets Feel The Heat

Central banks across key emerging markets are hiking interest rates in an attempt to shore up investor confidence in the face of tightening US monetary policy. Two of the latest emerging market...

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Myanmar: From Promise To Profits

Over a year after our last special report on the topic, and approximately three years since widely ridiculed elections installed a fresh, nominally civilian government in the country, Myanmar...

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Chinese Investment In African Oil

Africa is now China’s second largest source of oil, surpassed only by the Middle East. This week we will look at how growing Chinese demand for energy is affecting African economies. Is Chinese...

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Freight Rates And The Global Economy

Over 90% of global trade travels by ship, making the international freight market a key part of the global economy. Since 2009, the cost of shipping goods by sea has been highly volatile, and now...

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