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


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's macroeconomic growth outlook for 2016 remains subdued, due to political instability, diminished tourist arrivals from Russia and lower production and prices for aluminium, its main commodity export. We forecast real GDP to expand by 2.8% in 2016, from an estimated 1.9% in 2015.

  • While the vote of no confidence to oust Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic in January 2016 was unsuccessful, we expect political instability to rise in the coming months, with a snap ballot becoming a prominent possibility ahead of the scheduled parliamentary election in the fall of 2016.

Key Risks

  • 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...

Kosovo Industry Coverage (1)


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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