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Key stories from this month's issue...

Industry Risk/Reward Index - Brazil Still On Top, But Narrowing Gap With Chile - SEPT 2015

Americas July 2015 / Latin America / Industry

Brazil continues to lead our Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index for Latin America. Despite a slowdown in consumer spending over the past quarters, Brazil's Food & Drink sector remains the strongest in Latin America, due to a large population, high food consumption and a risk score well above average. Since the last iteration of our Risk/Reward Index for Latin America, Mexico has been catching up with Chile, on the back of an improved short-term economic outlook.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Agribusiness 2015 Key Themes Revisited - SEPT 2015

Asia July 2015 / Global / Industry

We have revisited our key themes for 2015, which we laid out at the end of 2014. Most themes are either playing out or else still in play. We will also introduce new trends that we believe will become more prevalent over the following six to 12 months.

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Global Industry Overview - Food & Drink Global Industry Overview - Q215 - SEPT 2015

Emerging Europe July 2015 / Global / Industry

Although the March-June second quarter did not provide another deal to rival the Q1 3G Capital orchestrated merger between Kraft Foods and Heinz, the consolidation theme remained intact with some notable deals across North America and the Asia Pacific region. Globally, the eurozone consumer continues to look marginally better stronger than it did at the beginning of 2015 (notwithstanding the ongoing Greece crisis), with deflationary pressures easing in countries such as the likes of Spain. However, while the US and the UK will continue to lead developed world opportunities. Touching on food prices, our aAgribusiness and wider cCommodities teams expect global agricultural prices to broadly trade sideways over Q3.

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Industry Trend Analysis - West Africa Retail: Underdeveloped But Investment Ahead - SEPT 2015

Middle East & Africa July 2015 / Africa / Industry

Investment in the West African MGR sector will pick up over our forecast period to 2019, on the back of regional and global retailers' willingness to expand their geographic reach, existing sector immaturity and economic growth in the region. Despite its growth slowdown, Nigeria remains the region's standout opportunity, while Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire will be increasingly attractive for retailers.

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Industry Risk/Reward Index - UK Maintains Gap Ahead Of Scandinavian Trio - SEPT 2015

Western Europe July 2015 / Europe / Industry

Although there have been some economical improvements over the past year across parts of Western Europe, the economic outlook for many countries remains weak. For a number of quarters now, the UK has performed better than its regional peers. The UK's relative strength is reflected by the Risk/Reward scores in Q415; it continues to lead with an overall score of 65.5, with the Nordic countries following behind.

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