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For more than 30 years, our forecasts, data and analyses have been used by multinationals, governments and financial institutions to guide critical strategic, tactical and investment decisions. Clients include a majority of Global Fortune 500 companies.

With offices in London, New York, Singapore and Pretoria, BMI Research is part of Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services.

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6506 Reports from BMI Research

  • Malaysia Information Technology Q1 2018

    ... the medium term. There are several positive fundamentals underpinning our positive outlook including modernisation and expansion of key industries for IT demand, supportive government policy and procurement programs, and a robust purchasing power growth forecast. Read More

  • Mongolia Infrastructure Q1 2018

    ... View: The construction industry in Mongolia will experience stable growth over the next decade, as commodity prices recover and foreign investment interest picks up again. The underdeveloped transport and power sectors have high growth potential. Read More

  • Morocco Infrastructure Q1 2018

    ... a series of high-value rail and power projects currently under construction, with gathering momentum in the country's renewables space offering support over the longer term. Morocco's risk environment and robust legal framework offers upside risk. Read More

  • Namibia Insurance Q1 2018

    ... local currency terms over the next five years, enabling it to pick up market share at the relative (but not absolute) expense of the life sector. In US dollar terms, the value of insurance premiums ... Read More

  • Namibia Mining Q1 2018

    ... poorly educated labour force, high levels of red tape and underdeveloped financial markets constrain growth. The country has substantial unexploited diamond and uranium deposits, and we expect production to grow rapidly as a series of ... Read More

  • Netherlands Renewables Q1 2018

    ... capacity. The government has implemented an extensive development programme (the ongoing SDE+) to ensure continued investment in the market. There is a solid project pipeline in place, supporting our forecasts for steady growth in capacity ... Read More

  • Niger Telecommunications Q1 2018

    ... forecasts. We expect 2G/3G access to be a key growth driver of the overall mobile market, on the back of exponential growth by operators such as Celtel and Moov. Nevertheless, chronic poverty, low spending powers ... Read More

  • Nigeria Autos Q1 2018

    ... BMI View: New vehicle sales in Nigeria will grow 2.8% in 2018 as the country's continuing economic recovery, improving access to foreign currency and drop in inflation and interest rates help to bolster consumer spending. Read More

  • Pakistan Consumer Electronics Q1 2018

    ... vulnerabilities could be exposed by deterioration in external conditions and financing. Meanwhile, for vendors operating in the country operational challenges will persist, including underdeveloped logistics/retail, security risks and a high tax burden on some devices. Read More

  • Papua New Guinea Oil & Gas Q1 2018

    ... become the region's third largest LNG exporter behind Australia and Malaysia by 2019. PNG's low-cost, high-quality gas, alongside strong government backing for the LNG industry and geographical proximity to key growth markets, lend it a ... Read More

  • Peru Oil & Gas Q1 2018

    ... support. The country will, however, produce below its potential, notably in terms of crude, as a history of strong environmentalist opposition and a highly competitive regional market will reduce the attractiveness of the country's supplies. Read More

  • Qatar Consumer Electronics Q1 2018

    ... in incomes. There is, however, also heightened downside risk since 2017 when Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed a blockade on Qatar, which was a source of short-term trade flow disruption, and could have more ... Read More

  • Qatar Food & Drink Q1 2018

    ... owing to the negative impact of the crisis on consumer confidence. That said, the impact will be only modest as we see limited room for further escalation and as the government absorbs the majority of ... Read More

  • Qatar Infrastructure Q1 2018

    ... World Cup and these are being supported by significant investment in the expansion of the country's road and rail network. The government has also committed to the improvement of greater health and education services and ... Read More

  • Romania Information Technology Q1 2018

    ... is positioned to be a regional outperformer. We expect robust economic growth and modernisation momentum will fuel increases in IT spending, especially enterprise demand for software and services such as cloud, Internet of Things, data ... Read More

  • Russia Consumer Electronics Q1 2018

    ... to a lesser extent 2018, as the economy emerges from crisis, medium-term potential is significantly reduced by economic conditions and device saturation. There is also downside risk, primarily around external trends such as the oil ... Read More

  • Saudi Arabia Autos Q1 2018

    BMI View: For 2018, we forecast 2.3% growth in new vehicle sales, with commercial vehicle sales (3.7%) to outperform passenger vehicle sales (2%). Read More

  • Saudi Arabia Consumer Electronics Q1 2018

    ... Q118 update, reflecting the positive implications of faster economic growth on device spending after the 2018 budget showed an easing of fiscal austerity, and the modernisation and anti-corruption agenda was given additional political impetus. Growth ... Read More

  • Singapore Consumer Electronics Q1 2018

    ... most lucrative in theregion with high device prices and short replacement cycles, but the downside of maturity is the limitedvolume growth potential in the absence of new products gaining mass market traction with local consumers. Read More

  • Slovenia Banking & Financial Services Q1 2018

    ... should spur robust growth across the financial services industry, albeit from a low base in the non-banking sectors. Despite the relatively small market, there remains potential for greater foreign participation given the positive economic outlook ... Read More

  • Slovenia Insurance Q1 2018

    ... the benefits of insurance solutions. There will also be challenges to insurance providers, however; with the country's supplementary pensions system putting pressure on the growth potential of life insurance and intensive price competition in the ... Read More

  • South Africa Consumer Electronics Q1 2018

    ... adds further pressure for vendors. Smartphones have also begun to reclaim connected device market share from tablets, as larger smartphone screens and better functionality have made these higher-priced products more essential purchases in consumers' minds. Read More

  • South Africa Mining Q1 2018

    BMI View: South Africa's mining sector will face persistent headwinds because of labour unrest, a muted price recovery and challenging regulations that will lead to divestments. Read More

  • Sub-Saharan Africa Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Q1 2018

    ... number of upside risks for drugmaker opportunities, including expanding healthcare coverage, governments' providing investment incentives, and regulatory harmonisation, these face a number of logistical hurdles that will limit companies revenue-earning capabilities and only materialise over ... Read More

  • Sweden Autos Q1 2018

    BMI View: For 2018, we are forecasting 6.6% growth in new vehicle sales, with passenger vehicle (PV) sales (6.8%) set to outperform commercial vehicle (CV) sales (5.7%). Read More

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