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5477 Reports from BMI Research

  • Romania Oil & Gas Q2 2018

    ... and taxes go through. The Domino project was delayedby two years following a delayed first investment decision target-date, pushing back an increase in gas production to 2022. Refineryoutput demand and fuels demand have improved on ... Read More

  • Saudi Arabia Insurance Q2 2018

    ... by non-life insurance where health and motor insurance are the two keylines - both of which are supported by compulsory covers and are relatively well catered for by domestic providers. In the small lifeinsurance sector, ... Read More

  • South Africa Insurance Q2 2018

    ... currently in process, which could see some non-life sectors struggle togenerate growth in real terms over the next couple of years, although upside risks are generated by the long-anticipated change ofpresidency in February 2018, which ... Read More

  • Sweden Renewables Q2 2018

    ... Growth in the sector will be largely driven bywind power, which will benefit from the recent extension of power subsidy scheme between Sweden and Norway. Biomass willremain an important contributor as well, although it is ... Read More

  • Thailand Infrastructure Q2 2018

    ... the country's economicstagnation and political turmoil. We expect that the military's continuing influence in government will support grand infrastructuredevelopment initiatives like the Eastern Economic Corridor and attract private and foreign investment in transport and powerprojects. Read More

  • Argentina Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... by intrusive and protectionist regulations, as well as poor public confidence,the administration of President Mauricio Macri has substantially reformed regulations and boosted the country's growth outlook. Banking, insurance, asset management and the stock market are ... Read More

  • Bangladesh Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... and burdened with excessive NPLs, while private and foreign banks farefar better. In the event of an economic shock, state banks would fail, causing contagion throughout the banking sector. Governmentbail-outs would not be without risks, ... Read More

  • Botswana Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... in equities and reduce the government's issuance of debt paper, freeing up the private sector toraise debt. Having struggled for much of the past two years, we believe Botswana's mining sector (centred on diamonds production)will ... Read More

  • Bulgaria Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... Regulatory improvements in line with EU standards have helped restorestability and ensure remaining banks are well capitalised, despite ongoing weakness in asset quality. The non-bank financial sectorsare relatively small and fragmented, and though all have ... Read More

  • China Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... Conference in December 2017, and we believe that policymakers will, therefore, make aconcerted effort to curb the financial sector's expansion. The opaque shadow banking system will be negatively impacted, alongsideinsurance and asset management due to ... Read More

  • Colombia Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... and Chile in terms of scale and sophistication. We expect healthyexpansion to continue in the coming years as the economy rebounds after suffering the impact of a slump in global oil prices. Though exposure to ... Read More

  • Cote d'Ivoire Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... Sub-Saharan African peers, such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana. There is significantopportunity for the country to emerge as a Francophone West African financial services hub, as the Ivorian banking and financialservices sectors hold ... Read More

  • Czech Republic Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... households to consider more sophisticated financial products for theirsavings and investments. The banking sector in particular is in a relatively stable and healthy condition, supported by a robustregulatory framework now underpinned by EU directives. The ... Read More

  • Egypt Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... stable position, there remain a number of risks related to the country'sprecarious economic recovery. Yet, opportunities exist with high rates of loans growth and a massive unbanked population,particularly outside the main cities. While high risk, ... Read More

  • Ethiopia Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... trade, industrial and construction sectors will create formalemployment opportunities and bolster the ranks of the country's middle class, who in turn will increasingly demand financialservices. From a relatively low base, we expect both sectors to ... Read More

  • France Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... ranks at number three, behind the UK and Germany. Although smaller in absoluteterms, it suggests that France's financial services industry is less saturated and relies less on financial services for economic growthcompared with other regional ... Read More

  • Hungary Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... economic upswing and supportive fiscal and monetary policies. The industry remains highlyconcentrated, with large local and international financial groups dominating - these conglomerates are expected to benefit mostfrom the improving outlook after navigating a period ... Read More

  • Kazakhstan Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... long-term growth as the financial system becomes more stable and less susceptible toshocks. Despite recent volatility, an improving economic backdrop will see loan growth accelerate modestly in 2018-2019. Theoutlook for Kazakhstan's insurance market is broadly ... Read More

  • Mauritius Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... tax relationships with dozens of countries to develop as an internationalfinancial centre. Robust supervision, investor-friendly regulations and a stable macroeconomic and political environment allunderpin the country's appeal to firms seeking global financial services. That said, ... Read More

  • Oman Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... development prospects. The banking industry and stock market in particular are expected tosuffer the most, although credit growth has improved in the past year. Nonetheless, efforts to diversify and upgrade the country'sfinancial infrastructure should reap ... Read More

  • Iran Consumer Electronics Q2 2018

    ... vendors will tap relatively low device penetration rates, purchasingpower growth and supportive demographics. While the core scenario is positive, risks are weighted to the downside because ofsector specific operating challenges in the form of high ... Read More

  • Pakistan Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... of domestic savings, key to the development and growth of capital markets, remains low, whileforeign investors will remain cautious on the market with further escalation of political and macroeconomic headwinds. Eventhough the domestic insurance market ... Read More

  • Qatar Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... in the foreseeable future. Its lack of independent regulators, however, has beenholding it back and the recent regional dispute has hampered its progression since June 2017. The banking and insurance sectors inparticular appear to be ... Read More

  • Romania Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... in terms of industry value, we expect to see an average y-o-y increment of around 11% between theyears of 2018 and 2023. This has largely been driven by the robust expectations for the country's economic ... Read More

  • Russia Banking & Financial Services Q2 2018

    ... country's economy recovers from its two-year recession. This is on the back of improving economicfundamentals and increasing household disposable incomes as global crude prices trend higher, and as the CBR persists in cleaningup the Russian ... Read More

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