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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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The Short Distance To A Global War Scare

The distance to a truly global geopolitical crisis is not as far as most people would think. In recent years, we have seen several regional crises, but not a truly global one – at least, not since 9/...

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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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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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