BMI Research will be changing its name and location to Fitch Connect by the end of January 2020 – but please, do not despair! The country and industry data and analysis we have come to expect from BMI will all be available via the new platform on Fitch Connect.

Some users will already be familiar with the Fitch Connect platform. We used it for a previous subscription to its banking industry data. (If you are looking for banking data, please see our new subscription to Orbis Bank Focus).

Industry and sector reports

To access the sector research, simply click on the ‘Sectors’ tab. The familiar sectors menu will open on the right, exactly as it did on BMI.

Sectors pages – courtesy of Fitch Connect

Within each sector, select from familiar options available including ‘Daily Views’ and ‘Country Reports’.

Sector options – courtesy of Fitch Connect

Country risk reports

The easiest way to access BMI’s country risk reports is via the ‘global search’ box at the top right of your screen. Simply type in your country name.

Country options – courtesy of Fitch Connect

Select any country from the ‘Entities’ tab. (Please note that countries will always have the tag ‘Sovereigns’ under the country name).

Country homepage – courtesy of Fitch Connect

From the country homepage, select ‘Country Risk’ from the menu. Select the report you require from the on-screen options (see below, bottom right).

Country risk – courtesy of Fitch Connect

Data and forecasts

The BMI Data Tool has become more exciting courtesy of the new platform. Select ‘Data Tools’ from the menu bar, then ‘Interactive Charts’.

Accessing the Data Tool – courtesy of Fitch Connect

Once you arrive at the Interactive Charts page, start by selecting your entities / geographies.

Interactive Charting – courtesy of Fitch Connect

Once you have selected your geographies, choose your data items and date range. Finally, visualise your data via a wide variety of charts and tables.

Data visualisation – courtesy of Fitch Connect

A quick video intro to the changes is available here. Our transfer to the Fitch Connect platform should happen at the end of January 2020 so watch this space!

If you have any questions either on BMI Research, Fitch Connect or on any of the data and reports these services include, please contact MIRC.

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