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Food Price Inflation: Where Are The Risks?

After three major food price spikes in the preceding five years, grain prices declined sharply over 2013, falling by an average of 25%. At BMI, we expect grain prices to head further south in 2014,...

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Argentina: Can Another Crisis Be Avoided?

We've long viewed Argentina as characterised by unorthodox economic policies and an unattractive investment climate. That said, we've highlighted in recent months that the country appears to be...

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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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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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Mexico Energy Reform A Paradigm Shift

The landmark reform of Mexico's energy sector will pave the way for foreign investment into the country's troubled oil and gas industry. Key challenges remain in the form of secondary legisaltion,...

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