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Business intelligence on 205 countries

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France: First primary debate confirms Alain Juppé's lead
The minor candidates benefited the most from the first debate, but the former prime minister is expected to win the primary election of the Les Républicains.


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Venezuela: Budget woes
The president’s approval of the budget reinforces the executive's dominance, but the budget appears highly opaque.


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Vietnam: Tackling graft
The ruling Communist Party of Vietnam’s renewed anti-corruption push is unlikely to pose a threat to the one-party system.


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Turkey: Reforms
The likely support from the Nationalist Action Party paves the way for the transfer of executive powers to the president.

Middle East and Africa

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Iran: Sanctions
The US's new guidance will be welcomed by international financial firms, but they are still likely to avoid Iran.

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World: EIU forecast
Global growth will accelerate in 2017 before slowing in 2018, as China acts to stem the rapid expansion in credit. Recent webcasts

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UK: Retail sales
Robust retail sales in the third quarter as a whole largely reflect strong growth in July. However, data indicate that demand has weakened in recent months.

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