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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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Is Japan’s ‘Revival’ For Real?

There’s been a lot of bullish sentiment towards Japan lately, as reflected by the Nikkei index’s 70% gain over the past six months – the index now stands above 15,000, at its highest...

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The Outlook For Global Container Shipping

Below is a summary of Business Monitor International (BMI)’s current views on the global shipping sector: Transpacific shipping rates are still doing relatively better than Asia-Europe rates,...

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Beneficiation In The Mining Sector

This week, Risk Watchdog discusses beneficiation in the mining sector with Ed Coughlan, the head of BMI’s mining analysis research team. Concerned that local populations are not benefiting from...

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