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Sub-Saharan Africa's Tower Market Explodes

Huge media attention and investment has made Sub-Saharan Africa's telecoms towers market one of the hottest topics in telecoms globally. BMI estimates mobile operators in the region have sold around...

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Can Renewable Energy Light Up Africa?

Electrification rates in Sub-Saharan Africa are the lowest in the world, and many governments in the region are turning to renewable energy as a means of providing the power needed for both economic...

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Big Moves In Emerging Market Currencies

The Chinese yuan has lost 1.6% against the US dollar since end-January, in line with our Asia team's long-held view that multi-year yuan appreciation was not a one-way bet. While the currency is...

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Emerging Markets Feel The Heat

Central banks across key emerging markets are hiking interest rates in an attempt to shore up investor confidence in the face of tightening US monetary policy. Two of the latest emerging market...

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Emerging Market Currencies On The Edge

Two weeks ago in our online service, we outlined the degree to which emerging markets (EMs) remained vulnerable to rising US yields even after a significant sell-off between May and September. With...

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