Our comprehensive assessment of Mali's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Mali, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Mali'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 Mali before your competitors.
Mali Country Risk
Annual real GDP growth in Benin will average 5.0% between 2014 and 2023 as consumer spending increases and the country's political stability engenders elevated levels of fixed investment. Nevertheless, a sporadic electricity supply and reliance on cotton production will hold back the pace of economic development.
Benin's political landscape shows little sign of fragility, and will remain one of the most stable, open and accountable in West Africa in the years ahead, enjoined by a free press and a multitude of political parties. Nevertheless, the country faces challenges in the long term such as an overspill of violence from piracy and terrorist activity in the region, and the potential for tribal/ethnic schisms to open.
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Mali Industry Coverage (2)
BMI View: West Africa's iron ore production growth will face difficult times ahead, as the collapse in global iron ore prices and outbreak of the Ebola virus will slash mining companies' revenue, limit capital expenditure options, force the evacuation of workers and disrupt supply chains.
Weak global prices and the Ebola virus outbreak will dent West Africa's growth outlook as mining companies suffer reduced revenue, difficulties in obtaining finance and lacking infrastructure.
|Growth To Be Gradual|
|Select Countries - Iron Ore Production (Mn tonnes)|
BMI View: Our Q115 West and Central Africa report analyses latest industry, regulatory and macroeconomic developments in the telecoms markets of seven countries: Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. As mobile subscriptions growth slows down in these markets, operators will increasingly shift their resources towards advanced data services to sustain revenue growth. Their efforts will be complemented by the proliferation of low-cost smartphones and tablets as well as cheaper and more reliable access to international bandwidth connectivity via submarine cables.
The average mobile market growth for the seven countries in our coverage in Q314 was 4...