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Recovery Ahead For European Carmakers?

The European passenger car market has seen sustained declines in recent years, and this has taken its toll on companies across the supply chain. BMI maintains a bearish regional outlook for 2013, and...

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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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Myanmar: From Promise To Profits

Over a year after our last special report on the topic, and approximately three years since widely ridiculed elections installed a fresh, nominally civilian government in the country, Myanmar...

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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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Chinese Investment In African Oil

Africa is now China’s second largest source of oil, surpassed only by the Middle East. This week we will look at how growing Chinese demand for energy is affecting African economies. Is Chinese...

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Rising Bond Yields In Emerging Markets

Since the end of the global recession in 2009, yields on emerging market bonds have headed ever lower, with historical lows recorded earlier this year in Poland, Mexico, Turkey and South Africa.  In...

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