What Our Analysts Are Reading – 8/11/2017

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Each week Frontier Strategy Group’s global team shares their view on key media stories, and what the implications are for businesses that operate in emerging markets. For more information about how to contact our analysts, send us an email.

Dalia Naguib on “Renault signs landmark auto deal in Iran”

“Iran’s €660 million deal with Renault shows continued commitment from European companies to penetrate the Iranian market. Partnering with a local company that will improve Renault’s ability to assess the market landscape and target the right customer segments.”

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Alex Shober on “Chilean Economic Activity (Imacec) Expands 1.4% in June and Surpasses Market Expectations”

“Chile’s monthly indicator of economic activity (Imacec) showed a YOY expansion of 1.4% in June. This surpassed market expectations of 1.2% growth. Mining still has not recovered, contracting 0.9% YOY in June. The tepid growth of the Chilean economy will be the main concern of voters in the November elections. MNCs should pay attention to how confidence indices react around election season.”

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Alec LeeAlec Lee on “191.5 Megawatt Pirapora Solar Project Receives First Ever Solar Financing From Brazilian Development Bank “

“Financing for the project demonstrates the current government’s intention to develop renewable energy projects outside of hydroelectric dams moving forward. While energy demand in Brazil remained flat during the recession, the government will need to ensure continued investment in new capacity in the near term.”

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William Attwell on “Jacob Zuma narrowly survives no-confidence vote in South African parliament”

“The results from the no confidence vote in President Zuma indicate 26 MPs from his party – the ANC – voted to oust him. Although he survived by a narrow margin, the vote results indicate the growing influence of, and momentum behind, the anti-Zuma faction in the ruling party.”

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