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The EU's Uncertain Energy Future

The operating environment for energy firms in the European Union is extremely challenging, as the bloc's energy policy and its future direction remains confused. Governments are struggling to balance...

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Emerging Market Currencies On The Edge

Two weeks ago in our online service, we outlined the degree to which emerging markets (EMs) remained vulnerable to rising US yields even after a significant sell-off between May and September. With...

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BMI Launches Frontier Markets Monitor

Business Monitor International (BMI) has just launched Frontier Markets Monitor (FMM), a monthly newsletter that provides readers with our views and analysis of political and economic...

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ECB Pushing On A String

Hamstrung by a restrictive mandate that prevents discretionary intervention, the European Central Bank (ECB) has, in recent years, been forced to exploit loopholes in its statute and adopt a gritted...

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Russia: Growth Model Under Pressure

We believe that the sharp slowdown in Russia's economic activity so far this year is structural and not cyclical in nature. This means that there are no easy fixes in sight, and that growth will...

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Turkey At 90

Today, October 29, 2013, marks the 90th anniversary of the establishment of Turkey as a republic. Rather than reflect on the past, we will consider the country's future. The future of Turkey is of...

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BMI's Europe Equity Strategy

Despite rising investor concerns over a potential debt default in the United States, most major European equity indices have performed reasonably well over the past few days. Spain's IBEX Small Caps...

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