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Country Risk

Mali Country Risk

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  • 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.


  • There have...

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Mali Mining

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BMI View: West Africa's growth outlook will be dented by continued mineral price weakness, countries' inadequate infrastructure and the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak over the coming quarters. Miners operating within the region will suffer from declining profit margins and increasing difficulties in obtaining finance. However, the region's long-term growth outlook remains promising due to countries' vast untapped mineral reserves, positive foreign investment outlook and infrastructure developments.

Cote d'Ivoire - Cote d'Ivoire's gold production will experience solid growth due to new...

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