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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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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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