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Ukraine Crisis: Global Ramifications

Russia's decision to intervene in Crimea, Ukraine, has several geopolitical ramifications: 1: It demonstrates Russia's willingness and ability to defend its interests militarily in the 'near abroad...

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Not All Internet Content Created Equal

A decision with huge global implications transpired in mid-January, when the US Court of Appeals struck down a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order from 2010 that forced Internet service...

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Pharma Majors Face 'Patent Cliff'

Multinational pharmaceutical companies face significant declines in revenue when the patents on their best-selling drugs expire, allowing for the diffusion of cheaper copies. BMI identifies two...

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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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New BMI Special Reports Now Available

Business Monitor International (BMI) has just published several special reports on key themes affecting the global economy and businesses. The most topical of these right now is our report, Iran-US...

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Cyclical Assets Outperforming

As we noted in last Friday's blog entry, one of our global themes for 2014 is that safe havens are no longer likely to be in such hot demand as economic uncertainty subsides in the US and Europe,...

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