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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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Russia - Olympian Challenges Ahead

The Winter Olympics were clearly designed to showcase the superpower ambitions of Vladimir Putin's Russia, but lingering allegations of corruption have highlighted some of the country's many...

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Riyadh’s Struggle With ‘Saudisation’

Saudi authorities are cracking down on undocumented immigrants, deporting hundreds of thousands of foreign workers from the country. The move is part of a broader ‘Saudisation’ scheme that seeks to...

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Africa Attracting Global Automakers

Long ignored by international auto makers due to low incomes and poor business environments, Sub-Saharan Africa is now the focus of increasing interest  in the global automotive sector. As incomes...

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US Farm Bill Controversies

The US Congress remains unable to reach a decision on renewing America’s mammoth Farm Bill, a US$500bn federal programme outlining agricultural spending in the world’s largest food...

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