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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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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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Big Moves In Emerging Market Currencies

The Chinese yuan has lost 1.6% against the US dollar since end-January, in line with our Asia team's long-held view that multi-year yuan appreciation was not a one-way bet. While the currency is...

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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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