Kosovo
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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  • As accession talks get underway, Montenegro will need to adhere to the EU's acquis communitaire accumulated legislation, which will require the incorporation and implementation of all EU norms and regulations into the country's legal system. Given the still substantial gap that needs to be bridged between the Montenegrin and EU legal systems, we expect that accession talks will last at least until the latter half of the decade.

  • The ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) faces a growing rift with its junior coalition partner over the selection of a mayor for Podgorica. However, their disagreements at local level will not impede their cooperation at national-level government.

  • The fallout from the bankruptcy of Montenegro's largest industrial plant - Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica AD...

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Kosovo Industry Coverage (1)

Telecommunications

Kosovo Telecommunications

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BMI View : The Kosovan telecommunications market remains considerably underdeveloped but offers only limited opportunities for companies willing to risk investing in the sector. Downside risks include the small but already highly penetrated mobile market, which yields fairly low average revenues per user (ARPUs). This could change once advanced mobile data and broadband services are rolled out but, with consumer spending power relatively weak even by regional standards, and with consumers clearly preferring low-cost prepaid services, moving to a premium service strategy poses considerable risks. The broadband market is similarly small but is highly fragmented, and is populated by a large number of very small locally-focused players. Just three major alternative operators are driving the market and their reluctance to acquire their smaller peers suggests they lack the incentive to turn to consolidation to boost their scale...

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