Chinese investment in Brazil’s oil sector

Despite their scale, Chinese investment in Brazil’s upstream and downstream oil sectors will have to confront the same major political and economic issues that Western investors face, which we now analyse in our latest thought piece.

Menas and Iran: The first 30 years

October 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the first issue of our monthly analysis of contemporary Iran. To mark the occasion our editor, Bijan Khajehpour, has reviewed Iran’s progress since 1988.

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Menas Associates has been providing actionable intelligence for multinational companies operating in Iran for over thirty years.

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We provide a range of consulting services to assist clients in achieving their objectives in emerging markets around the world. Our experience includes market entry strategy, due diligence, and stakeholder analysis as well as social and political risk advice, among other forms of consultancy.

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Our electronic publications explain and interpret the key political, economic and security issues in the Middle East, Africa, and the wider Caspian region. They draw on the unique country expertise and experience of our established network of external and in-house consultants.

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Former President of Chevron Global Aviation and President Chevron Petroleum India, currently Director Saffron Star International Ltd

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