Business Monitor International provides world-leading analysis of economics, politics, business risk and company activity across 175 countries.
Business Monitor International
Business Monitor International (BMI) provides unparalleled analysis of Country Risk, Financial Markets, 22 Industries and Company activity across 175 countries. Our mission is to fully integrate analysis at global, regional and country level across all our services, in order to fully leverage our expertise for clients who use our analysis to inform strategic decision-making, operational planning and competitor analysis at every level in their organisation.
BMI provides services for clients in over 140 countries worldwide. Our user base extends to multinational corporations – including 400 of the Global Fortune 500 companies – as well as government, academia, financial institutions, investment funds and research centres.
Our flagship online service features daily news analysis, systematic country market assessments – with 5- and 10-year forecasts; analysis of latest global economic and financial market trends; and competitive intelligence on leading global and national companies. The service also includes a fully searchable and exportable database of key economic, demographic, industry and company indicators and a unique risk/reward investment comparison tool.
Apr 03 2013 – For this quarter's update of the Pharmaceutical RRRs, the indicators used to assess the attractiveness of a pharmaceutical market are now visible, improving the transparency of the rating system and enabling the identification of regional or group outperformers across single indicators. A market's RRR score is made up of a sum of the Rewards score (Industry Rewards + Country Rewards) and the Risks score (Industry Risks + Country Risks). The weight assigned to each subsector (such as Industry Rewards or Industry Risks) shows its influence within the final Rewards or Risks...
Apr 03 2013 – The governments of Asian countries have raised the minimum wages in order to lower discontent over an expanding wealth gap. The average pay in Asia was increased by almost twofold between 2000 and 2011, compared with around a 23% rise in wages in the world, according to the International Labour Organisation. Average remuneration in China jumped the most, with more than threefold rise in the reported period. Meanwhile, the increase in wages has threatened a rise in global price levels as the region shipped goods worth US$5.98trn in 2011. Singapore's inflation...
Apr 03 2013 – Ukrtransgaz, a subsidiary of Ukraine's state-owned Naftogas, boosted gas imports by pipeline from Poland by 150% to more than 4.8mn cubic metres per day from April 1 2013. The increase is aimed at reducing Ukrainian dependence on Russian natural gas imports. The company is eyeing gas supplies from Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania as these nations are connected with the Ukrainian gas transportation system. Russian natural gas imports to Ukraine fell 23.2% year-on-year during January-February 2013.
Apr 03 2013 – Hong Kong's political scene has been heating up in recent weeks, following an apparent change in Beijing's stance towards democratic reform within the city. Up until recently, Beijing pledged to allow universal suffrage in the 2017 elections to choose Hong Kong's next Chief Executive. However, in a closed-door session with Hong Kong policymakers, a senior Chinese official has said that the capital will still have the last say in the appointment. While this has unquestionably attracted the ire of the city's pro-democracy advocates, we are more concerned with any possible...
Apr 03 2013 – Taiwan's Premier Jiang Yi-hua on April 2 approved a 1.42% increase in monthly minimum wages owing to an improving economy. The country posted a 3.72% y-o-y rise in the economy in Q412. Meanwhile, the economy is projected to expand by 3.26% in Q113. The decision to increase the wages was kept on hold by former premier Sean Chen in September 2012, triggering the resignation of labour minister Wang Ju-hsuan.