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6506 Reports from BMI Research

  • Saudi Arabia Insurance Q1 2018

    ... to the comprehensive and generous social security system made available for Saudi citizens. Expatriates potentially offer a bigger customer base but with many on low wages, they are unlikely to offset the effects of slow ... Read More

  • Saudi Arabia Power Q1 2018

    ... mean we do not expect 9.5GW of renewables capacity to be online by 2023. Available funding for other power projects will be reduced if the government proceeds with plans to develop over 17GW of nuclear ... Read More

  • Slovenia Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Q1 2018

    ... cancer and cardiovascular diseases in particular, pose such a great burden. However, despite an attractive epidemiological profile, the country's small population and market size will somewhat act as deterrent to any major investment from multinationals. Read More

  • South Africa Information Technology Q1 2018

    ... be particular outperformers as public and private sector organisations leverage a growing availability of cloud-based solutions to drive cost-cutting and efficiency gains in their operations. On the hardware side, weakened purchasing power for imported devices ... Read More

  • South Africa Infrastructure Q1 2018

    ... power capacity will underpin industry growth, with further support stemming from the rollout of the national social housing programme, investment in water infrastructure and the build of mixed-use developments in the economic hub of Gauteng. Read More

  • South Korea Banking & Financial Services Q1 2018

    ... crisis, though efforts have now shifted to deregulation in an attempt to stimulate development and attract more international players. New flexibility will also enable domestic firms to diversify and seek profitable opportunities overseas. Geo-political risks ... Read More

  • South Korea Consumer & Retail Q1 2018

    ... companies from Q217. Economic growth will also be boosted by low and stable inflation. On the domestic front, excessive youth unemployment and high levels of household indebtedness will remain major structural issues constraining household spending. Read More

  • Sri Lanka Information Technology Q1 2018

    ... solution penetration rates. The local industry is also a positive, where the growth of outsourcing companies has momentum. There are however, some downside risks including smartphone competition for PC spending, an IT industry skills bottleneck, ... Read More

  • Sub-Saharan Africa Autos Q1 2018

    ... global average of 3.6%, which is an improvement on its below-average performance in 2017. A return to confidence for consumers and businesses alike will see growth evenly split between the passenger and commercial vehicle segments. Read More

  • Sweden Banking & Financial Services Q1 2018

    ... the region. Regulatory oversight has been overhauled over recent years to reduce risk exposure across the industry. The banking and financial services sector is now considered to be stable and well- capitalised, which is a ... Read More

  • Tanzania Mining Q1 2018

    ... development of the local mining industry. We highlight a fragile investment climate, in which foreign-owned mining operators have been subjected to growing restrictions and financial charges, most notably in the case of a long-running dispute ... Read More

  • Thailand Information Technology Q1 2018

    ... as technology trends such as the cloud computing, data analytics, cyber security and the internet of things. The key risks are hardware demand cannibalisation, an increase in domestic political tensions and a financial crisis in ... Read More

  • Uganda Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Q1 2018

    ... with opportunities being presented for multinationals selling high-value patented drugs. On the other hand, Uganda's public healthcare sector will remain underfunded, and hence underdeveloped, with the private sector remaining the largest in terms of value. Read More

  • Uganda Telecommunications Q1 2018

    ... growth trend, driven by low penetration rates. Despite only modest uptake of advanced data networks, mobile financial services are likely to remain the primary VAS in the mobile market. With low urbanisation rates, high dependency ... Read More

  • United Arab Emirates Consumer Electronics Q1 2018

    ... categories means there is not a strong volume growth engine, but there are opportunities in an expanding population with rising purchasing power. There is also some downside, mainly arising from regional political and security risks, ... Read More

  • Tunisia Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Q1 2018

    ... sector any beyond, with Tunisia already boasting impressive levels of medical tourism. The next key step will be the removal of market access barriers for innovative medicines, with an uncertain and inflexible regulatory environment currently ... Read More

  • United States Agribusiness Q1 2018

    ... long term, the poultry sub-sector will remain the outperformer in the livestock complex, and we see the strongest production growth potential for soybean among the grains complex. We believe grains production will generally stagnate because ... Read More

  • United Arab Emirates Information Technology Q1 2018

    ... consumer base. There are medium term opportunities such as premium PCs, data analytics, cyber security, cloud computing and Internet of Things solutions that will be tapped as the economy records steady growth. There is however ... Read More

  • France Oil & Gas Q1 2018

    ... opposition to exploration of shale oil and gas resources. Though downstream margins have benefited from cheaper oil prices, the long-term outlook for the refining sector in France, and in Europe more widely, remains largely negative. Read More

  • Angola Banking & Financial Services Q1 2018

    ... management sectors will likely be significantly limited until their exposure to the oil sector is reduced. Furthermore, other pertinent structural barriers are hindering growth opportunities within these sectors. These include the strict foreign exchange and ... Read More

  • Asia Food & Drink Q1 2018

    ... as a result of rising real wages. We note that the Chinese economy is set to decelerate over the coming years, posing some downside risks to our growth forecasts, given the size and importance of ... Read More

  • Asia Oil & Gas Q1 2018

    ... cleaner energy sources. The region will remain a global engine for both refined fuels and gas consumption growth, driven by positive macroeconomic and demographic trends in its emerging markets and growing investment into LNG-to-power projects. Read More

  • Bahrain Consumer Electronics Q1 2018

    ... to counter the limitations on growth set by a mature core market where most device categories are saturated by 2018. This should see modest overall device spending growth; with upside if new technologies such as ... Read More

  • Belarus Food & Drink Q1 2018

    ... in 2017, most of this could be attributed to high inflation and low base effects. A gradually improving economic and consumer outlook will lift sales expansion in 2018, but Belarus will remain one of the ... Read More

  • Brazil Infrastructure Q1 2018

    ... persist through to the October 2018 election, combined with weak economic indicators, is weighing on private investor appetite for greenfield infrastructure investment, while continued government budget cuts have seen public sector investment continue to fall. Read More

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