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BMI Launches Frontier Markets Monitor

Business Monitor International (BMI) has just launched Frontier Markets Monitor (FMM), a monthly newsletter that provides readers with our views and analysis of political and economic...

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ECB Pushing On A String

Hamstrung by a restrictive mandate that prevents discretionary intervention, the European Central Bank (ECB) has, in recent years, been forced to exploit loopholes in its statute and adopt a gritted...

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Russia: Growth Model Under Pressure

We believe that the sharp slowdown in Russia's economic activity so far this year is structural and not cyclical in nature. This means that there are no easy fixes in sight, and that growth will...

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Turkey At 90

Today, October 29, 2013, marks the 90th anniversary of the establishment of Turkey as a republic. Rather than reflect on the past, we will consider the country's future. The future of Turkey is of...

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BMI's Europe Equity Strategy

Despite rising investor concerns over a potential debt default in the United States, most major European equity indices have performed reasonably well over the past few days. Spain's IBEX Small Caps...

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Global FX Update: Sterling Firing Up

The continued slew of positive economic data coming out of the UK is proving a boon for the British pound, which has hit US$1.61/GBP and is up nearly 7% since the beginning of August. If the current...

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Microsoft's Mobile Future?

Microsoft's purchase of Nokia's mobile phone division signifies that the software giant is continuing its headlong rush into the mobile technology market. Existing Windows Phones have failed to...

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