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Global Macroeconomic Themes (Update)

Here, we reiterate some of our key global macroeconomic themes, as outlined in a recent feature article in our online service. US To Outperform Other Developed States US Dollar Bull Market...

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Russia-NATO Baltic War Scenarios

BMI Research regularly carries out scenario analysis of 'low probability-high impact' events that fall outside our core forecasts, yet would be a tremendous shock to the international system if they...

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Greece: On A Knife Edge

Greece faces a tumultuous year. The election of the far-left Syriza party has raised questions over the country's ability to continue with its troika bailout, and ultimately, whether it will be able...

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Greece: Implications Of Syriza's Victory

Following yesterday's general election in Greece, the far-left Syriza party is to form a coalition government with the right-wing Independent Greeks party. Although the two parties have little in...

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The ECB Goes Big: Implications

The European Central Bank (ECB) on January 22 unveiled a quantitative easing programme under which it will purchase a minimum of EUR1.1trn in securities. The ECB will purchase EUR60bn per...

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The Swiss Surprise

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) abandoned the CHF1.2000/EUR minimum exchange rate on the euro on January 15, and dropped the deposit rate to -0.75% from -0.25% and its 3-month LIBOR target range to -1....

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France Terror Attacks: Initial Thoughts

Details about the terror attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are still emerging, and no doubt we will hear more about the perpetrators and their motivations over the coming days....

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