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Industry Risk/Reward Ratings - Americas Risk/Reward Index - Q1 2015 - JAN 2015

Americas November 2014 / Latin America / Industry

All markets saw changes in their scores this quarter, but only Mexico really saw any major change. The country overtook Chile - one of the region's strongest markets - to sit in third place. Mexico's improved position is a reflection of changes taking place in the Telecoms market, which BMI believes will have a knock-on positive impact on Consumer Electronics sales in the country.

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Company News Alert - Telstra Telehealth Investment Key To Revenue Diversification - JAN 2015

Asia November 2014 / Australia / Industry

BMI View: Telstra's investment in Orion Health underscores the potential of Australia's telehealth market and highlights the operator's strategy of diversifying into new revenue-generating businesses.

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Industry Risk/Reward Ratings - Central And Eastern Europe - Q1 2015 - JAN 2015

Emerging Europe November 2014 / Europe / Industry

BMI's updated Risk/Reward Index for consumer electronics markets in Europe in Q1 2015 saw a small decline in the average regional score as a result of the detrimental impact of sanctions on Russia and the heightened regional uncertainty. The average consumer electronics market score for the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region declined 0.9pps q-o-q to 44.7 in the Q1 2015 update. Meanwhile, economic risks continued to weigh on the scores for several markets in the region, most notably Bulgaria and the Czech Republic where the consumption outlook has weakened.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Tablet Launch Underlines Success Of Operator-Branded Devices - JAN 2015

Middle East & Africa November 2014 / South Africa / Industry

MTN and Vodacom's plans to launch low-cost tablets in South Africa suggest that there has been strong demand for their own-branded smartphones launched earlier in 2014. Their entry into the tablet market supports our view that mobile devices will drive broadband penetration in South Africa, and will also be a crucial component insulating revenues from the impact of MTR cuts.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Hitachi Targets Denmark Super Hospital Concept To Grow Healthcare IT Pursuit - JAN 2015

Western Europe November 2014 / Denmark / Industry

Denmark is an ideal market to pursue big healthcare data development; the market is mature with above average per capita spending. The country's 'Super Hospital' concept will allow Hitachi to trial its big data developments, and will aid Denmark in becoming a model for advanced healthcare efficiency.

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