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Divide Widens Across The Pond

BMI View: As expected, weak demand continued to rein in price spikes in November. The Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip and a temporarily solution to the Greek debt crisis saw Brent rise to US$...

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Retail Attracting Interest

Following dollarisation in 2009, retail in Zimbabwe has come back strongly, with shelves filling up and consumer spending returning to some degree of normality after shoppers mostly relied on the...

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Impala Platinum - Q1 2013

Impala Platinum is principally engaged in the mining and refining of platinum group metals (PGM), but is also involved in the extraction of nickel, copper and cobalt. It is the second largest...

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Africa Q1 2013

Africa has more than half the world's reserves of gold, chrome and platinum, and vast quantities of diamonds. Uranium mining should also become an increasingly important source of revenue,...

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Ambitious Bank Bailout Is No Panacea

BMI View: We are sceptical that a planned Zimbabwean banking sector bailout will go ahead due to the government's financial constraints and possible reluctance on the part of the banking sector. Even...

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