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Ukraine Water Report Q3 2014

Ukraine
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: The ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, particularly the former’s demands for the latter’s federalisation in exchange for gas supplies, and the possibility that Crimea’s water supplies might be cut off entirely, pose significant risks to our forecasts. …

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Ukraine Commercial Banking Report Q3 2014

Ukraine
By Business Monitor International

BMI’s commercial banking forecast series covers 62 countries accounting for 80% of global GDP. Each report, researched at source, features BMI’s independent assessment and 5-year forecasts to end-2017 for the commercial banking sector in each market. Using its expertise in …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Turkey Tourism Report Q3 2014

By Business Monitor International

BMI expects to see positive growth in Turkey’s tourism market, with increases in terms of outbound travel outstripping the growth of inbound arrivals thanks to a positive domestic economic environment and increasing range of travel connections. Forecasts are reliant on …

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Turkey Freight Transport Report Q3 2014

By Business Monitor International

Following a year in which BMI believes steady growth was seen across the entire Turkish freight transport sector, 2014 will signal further increase in volumes, albeit at a slower pace, in line with our macroeconomic forecasts for the country. Total …

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Turkey Commercial Banking Report Q3 2014

By Business Monitor International

BMI’s commercial banking forecast series covers 62 countries accounting for 80% of global GDP. Each report, researched at source, features BMI’s independent assessment and 5-year forecasts to end-2017 for the commercial banking sector in each market. Using its expertise in …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Thailand Water Report Q3 2014

Thailand
By Business Monitor International

Since November 2013, Thailand’s infrastructure sector has been heavily affected by the political turmoil gripping the country, and our outlook for the country’s water infrastructure sector remains particularly poor and highly uncertain based on the state of the country’s business …

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Thailand Infrastructure Report Q3 2014

Thailand
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: The ongoing political crisis in Thailand continues to weigh heavily on our outlook of the country’s infrastructure sector, with delays to key public infrastructure plans and Q114 figures on construction supporting this outlook. We believe we have yet …

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Thailand Freight Transport Report Q3 2014

Thailand
By Business Monitor International

The Thai military’s assumption of power following failed talks between rival factions in the ongoing political crisis raises the prospect of an unelected government being installed. Such a move would risk a violent pro-government backlash, and we maintain our view …

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Thailand Defence and Security Report Q3 2014

Thailand
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: Thailand’s defence and security environment is dominated at present by the military coup of May 2014. Ostensibly to restore order and stability, this action serves to illustrate the powerful influence the armed forces continue to enjoy. Military rule …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Thailand Consumer Electronics Report Q3 2014

Thailand
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: Political instability and baht depreciation will continue to be a drag on consumer electronics spending growth in 2014, however we expect the impact will be diminished from 2013. As the market returns to stronger growth we expect the …

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Tanzania Commercial Banking Report Q3 2014

Tanzania, United Republic of
By Business Monitor International

BMI’s commercial banking forecast series covers 62 countries accounting for 80% of global GDP. Each report, researched at source, features BMI’s independent assessment and 5-year forecasts to end-2017 for the commercial banking sector in each market. Using its expertise in …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Taiwan Water Report Q3 2014

Taiwan
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: The Taiwanese water sector continues to grapple with long-term challenges borne by a severe shortage of adequate supply as evidenced by the temporary introduction of water rationing in the early part of 2014. We do not expect the …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Taiwan Shipping Report Q3 2014

Taiwan
By Business Monitor International

Our outlook for Taiwan’s economy has not changed substantially since our last quarterly report. Then, on the back of slightly stronger fourth-quarter 2013 data, we edged up our growth forecast for 2014 from 3.0% to 3.1%. Now, on the back …

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Taiwan Metals Report Q3 2014

Taiwan
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: In Q314 we continue to monitor the effects of overcapacity on the Taiwan steel sector as domestic producers find themselves increasingly challenged from an influx of cheap products from China and other local producers. Despite growing competition, Taiwan’s …

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Taiwan Insurance Report Q3 2014

Taiwan
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: Life insurance accounts for around 83% of all premiums written in Taiwan, receiving USD77.2bn in premiums in 2013. At over USD3,300 per capita, life insurance density is among the highest in the world. The non-life sector is dominated …

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Taiwan Consumer Electronics Report Q3 2014

Taiwan
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: We maintain a positive outlook for Taiwan’s consumer electronics market, however growth rates will underperform emerging markets in the APAC region due to relatively high penetration in key device categories such as smartphones and tablets. We forecast growth …

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Syria Defence and Security Report Q3 2014

Syrian Arab Republic
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: Syria has remained in a state of civil war since 2011, pitting the government of President Bashar al-Assad against an armed rebel movement seeking his removal from power. The conflict is increasingly assuming a regional dimension, with the …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Sweden Information Technology Report Q3 2014

Sweden
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: Sweden’s IT market growth will underperform emerging markets in the region over the medium term, but in the context of market maturity IT spending growth is forecast to remain robust. We base our outlook on a supportive economic …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Sudan Power Report Q3 2014

Sudan
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: The end of the civil war provides a window of opportunity for investors to exploit the hydrocarbons base and ample sunshine to develop a generation capacity in both Sudan and South Sudan. However, the commercial environment in both …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Sri Lanka Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q3 2014

Sri Lanka
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: Sri Lanka’s pharmaceutical sector has received investment from domestic and foreign – notably Indian – investors in recent years, as economic growth has picked up and the government focused on improving the domestic pharmaceutical sector. We therefore expect …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Spain Water Report Q3 2014

Spain
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: Spain’s water sector is highly developed. Water supply networks and sanitation are of a high quality due to the application of advanced technology, and water tariffs are some of the lowest in the EU. However, there is a …

23-Jul-2014$1295

South Korea Food and Drink Report Q3 2014

South Korea
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: South Korea’s relatively strong Q114 real GDP growth print has prompted us to upgrade our 2014 growth forecast to 3.5% from 3.0% previously. Korean exporters will continue to ride on the economic recovery in the developed markets for …

23-Jul-2014$1295

South Korea Commercial Banking Report Q3 2014

South Korea
By Business Monitor International

BMI’s commercial banking forecast series covers 62 countries accounting for 80% of global GDP. Each report, researched at source, features BMI’s independent assessment and 5-year forecasts to end-2017 for the commercial banking sector in each market. Using its expertise in …

23-Jul-2014$1295

South Africa Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q3 2014

South Africa
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: South Africa is the best investment opportunity for multinational drugmakers seeking to enter the African market – boasting the largest medicines market on the continent and poised for high single-digit growth over the next decade. Headline Expenditure Projections …

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South Africa Oil and Gas Report Q3 2014

South Africa
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: South Africa’s oil and gas sector is set for growth, as an upsurge in exploration and the increasing prospectivity of the country’s offshore acreage point towards considerable upside potential for the country’s long-term upstream prospects. The country also …

23-Jul-2014$1295

South Africa Mining Report Q3 2014

South Africa
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: The past decade of minimal growth in South Africa’s mining sector is set to continue as the country’s gold and platinum sectors face diminishing margins and industrial strife. Potential for growth in the iron ore and coal sectors …

23-Jul-2014$1295

South Africa Infrastructure Report Q3 2014

South Africa
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: In line with our view, growth in South Africa’s construction industry continues to gather pace, with the industry growing in real terms by 4.9% in Q114. That said, we expect the multitude of downside risks affecting the market …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Slovenia Oil and Gas Report Q3 2014

Slovenia
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: There are glimmers of hope in the upstream oil and gas segment, with the Ascent-operated Petišovci tight gas scheme capable of improving near-term energy self-sufficiency and slowing the rate of growth in gas imports. The project is currently …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Slovenia Commercial Banking Report Q3 2014

Slovenia
By Business Monitor International

BMI’s commercial banking forecast series covers 62 countries accounting for 80% of global GDP. Each report, researched at source, features BMI’s independent assessment and 5-year forecasts to end-2017 for the commercial banking sector in each market. Using its expertise in …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Slovakia Power Report Q3 2014

Slovakia
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: The energy sector will expand steadily in the short and longer term. An expansion of Slovakia’s nuclear capacity will drive generation, while a steady expansion of its manufacturing sector will drive consumption. By mid-decade, Slovakia should become a …

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Slovakia Insurance Report Q3 2014

Slovakia
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: As of mid-2014, the latest newsflow indicates that premiums are rising slowly in both of the main segments. Given the slippage in both life premiums and motor vehicle related premiums in the past, this is significant. Profits appear …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Slovakia Food and Drink Report Q3 2014

Slovakia
By Business Monitor International

Though household consumption has recovered slightly over recent quarters, we remain fairly cautious in relation to Slovakia’s near-term discretionary spending in the food and drink sector. We forecast unemployment to fall to 12.5% in 2014, the first time the rate …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Singapore Consumer Electronics Report Q3 2014

Singapore
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: We forecast that Singapore’s consumer electronics spending will increase 6.9% in US dollar terms in 2014 to reach USD4.6bn, with the smartphone and tablet device markets continuing to be the most dynamic market segments. We expect market growth …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Sierra Leone Telecommunications Report 2014

Sierra Leone
By Business Monitor International

Sierra Leone’s mobile market falls far behind its regional peers with mobile penetration expected to remain below 85% even at the end of our five-year forecast period. The mobile market has five competitors with the latest launching in H114. However, …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Saudi Arabia Shipping Report Q3 2014

Saudi Arabia
By Business Monitor International

Saudi ports are expected to have healthy growth in 2014, following a year of contractions for many of the facilities in 2013, though we note that these contractions followed a year of extraordinary growth in 2012 and so are not …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Saudi Arabia Oil and Gas Report Q3 2014

Saudi Arabia
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: We expect Saudi crude production to remain elevated by historical standards in 2014 and 2015. This view is based on continued OPEC outages, a mediocre global supply picture (Libya, Nigeria, Kashagan, Iraq), a continued increase of domestic consumption …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Saudi Arabia Consumer Electronics Report Q3 2014

Saudi Arabia
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: After a challenging 2013, which we estimate saw a contraction in sales for all three segments of the Saudi market, the market is expected to recover from 2014. There are however continued drags on growth including the security …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Russia Shipping Report Q3 2014

Russian Federation
By Business Monitor International

Russia’s two bellwethers, the port of St Petersburg, Russia’s main box facility, and the port of Novorossiysk, one of the country’s largest ports in terms of total throughout, are set to hold their respective positions in Russia’s maritime sector in …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Russia Retail Report Q3 2014

Russian Federation
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: Russia’s retail market is an extremely attractive investment prospect, with an increasingly affluent population leading to projected household spending growth of 6.7% over 2014-2018. International chains in particular are eager to cash in on Russia’s increasing purchasing power, …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Russia Mining Report Q3 2014

Russian Federation
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: Despite boasting rich mineral deposits, a mining boom is unlikely to catch up with Russia anytime soon. A growing number of domestic miners will be forced to put the brakes on investment as mineral prices continue to trend …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Russia Metals Report Q3 2014

Russian Federation
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: The Russian metals sector will face headwinds over coming quarters as European and US demand remains weak and global oversupply weighs on metal prices. We expect production of key metals to remain modest, with company investment plans focusing …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Russia Information Technology Report Q3 2014

Russian Federation
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: Investment in the Russian data centre and cloud computing market has been strong in the first half of 2014, backed by a well-developed telecoms sector, skilled IT professionals, large internet population and opportunities for outsourcing. This is indicative …

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Russia Consumer Electronics Report Q3 2014

Russian Federation
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: We expect to see growth in Russian Consumer Electronics driven by demand for digital lifestyle products such as smartphones, smart TVs and tablets/ultra-thin notebooks. Penetration of these devices still remains low by developed market standards but with local …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Romania Insurance Report Q3 2014

Romania
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: As of mid-2014, there are signs that profitability is improving for at least some of the leading players in Romania’s insurance sector, where conditions have been challenging since before 2013. In essence, the majors are adapting to irrational …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Romania Information Technology Report Q3 2014

Romania
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: the Romania IT market is forecast to expand over the medium term, and outperfrom many markets in the region. We forecast total IT market spending will increase to RON5.17bn in 2014, growth of 9.1% in local currency terms …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Romania Commercial Banking Report Q3 2014

Romania
By Business Monitor International

BMI’s commercial banking forecast series covers 62 countries accounting for 80% of global GDP. Each report, researched at source, features BMI’s independent assessment and 5-year forecasts to end-2017 for the commercial banking sector in each market. Using its expertise in …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Qatar Real Estate Report Q3 2014

Qatar
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: The Qatar real estate sector will remain among the clear outperformers in the Middle East over the coming decade as a combination of economic and demographic factors drive demand for commercial space. While rental rates are likely to …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Qatar Power Report Q3 2014

Qatar
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: The Qatari power sector is set for strong growth over the coming decade as the government continues to spend heavily on new infrastructure projects, and energy consumption continues to grow. With no sign of a let-up in government …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Qatar Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q3 2014

Qatar
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: Medicine prices are expected to decline shortly in Qatar amid the ‘imminent’ unification of medicine importation channels and the adoption of a new medicine pricing mechanism by the member countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC). The unified …

23-Jul-2014$1295

Qatar Oil and Gas Report Q3 2014

Qatar
By Business Monitor International

BMI View: Fuelled by the world’s third largest proven conventional gas reserves, Qatar has positioned itself as the leading global exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Rising competition, led by liquefaction growth in Australia and potentially the US and East …

23-Jul-2014$1295