Kosovo

In-depth country-focused analysis on Kosovo's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Kosovo

Our comprehensive assessment of Kosovo's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Kosovo, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Kosovo's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Kosovo before your competitors.

Country Risk

Kosovo Country Risk

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Core Views

  • Montenegro will continue to make slow but steady progress towards EU membership, despite significant challenges relating to fighting organised crime and corruption. There is a strong political will in the establishment and growing public consensus towards integration with the West.

  • The outlook for the Montenegrin economy is bleak due to tepid external demand, which will weigh on the tourism sector and agricultural exports. Meanwhile, tight credit markets will prevent a full recovery in domestic demand

Key Risks To Outlook

  • Despite not being part of the eurozone, Montenegro has adopted the euro as its currency since it went into circulation in 2002. As a consequence, the country is highly exposed to a potential disorderly breakdown of the eurozone. Although this is not our...

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Kosovo Industry Coverage (1)

Telecommunications

Kosovo Telecommunications

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BMI View : The Kosovan telecommunications market offers few opportunities for prospective and existing investors alike. The wireline voice sector is small and the ageing infrastructure woefully under-utilised. Few alternative players have the means or the appetite to compete for a small user base. The mobile market is only a little more competitive, but with one MVNO having expired investors are advised to look elsewhere for growth opportunities. The wireline broadband market is more rounded, with a wider mix of players, yet there is really only one alternative player of note. The lack of consolidation in this fragmented market implies there is little value to be unlocked and plummeting mobile ARPUs indicate that consumer spending appetites are weak. Against this backdrop, there is the recurring problem of...

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