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The current military conflict in Ukraine has caused significant disruption to the world’s economic affairs. In the past couple of days, we have identified the most notable developments in Russia that will affect global and regional business communities.
On 08 April 2022, Audere International donated two ambulances filled with tonnes of medical supplies to help the people of Lutsk, Ukraine. This effort was led by our CEO Charles Blackmore and COO Oliver Blackmore, who drove the ambulances from London to Ukraine.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has further dampened the economic prospects for developing countries in Asia, meaning lower economic growth and higher poverty. In the past few days, some countries in Asia have been witnessing significant local economic stress and political turmoil, bringing further uncertainty to the region.
Audere International was delighted to host a talk last month (March 2022) by Cairn Energy (now renamed Capricorn Energy PLC) Director of Corporate Affairs, David Nisbet, who provided unique insights into Cairn’s recent successful arbitration with the Government of India.
On 10 March 2022 Audere International hosted a webinar to discuss the consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
On 09 March 2022 Audere International was live on Sky News. Monika Rihma, Director, Head of Russia, CEE & CIS, discussed Audere's operations in Ukraine.
I had thought he was a rational actor. If he is not, then we should take his nuclear threats seriously.
Following COP26 an emphasis on sustainability within the financial sector has increased substantially. Specifically, investors are looking to invest in sectors with a strong environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) focus. India has 10 ESG-exclusive funds, 6 of which were introduced in FY21. This has diversified ESG investment portfolio in the country.
Despite the threatening image it presents to foreign investors, Russia is surprisingly well-suited for foreign direct investment. According to a recent survey, the country ranks eleventh in FDI attractiveness among European countries.
The UK is considered to have “lost the art of grand strategy” since 1960s when the country “lost an empire but [had] not yet found a role”. With Brexit, a game-changer for UK foreign policy, a new strategy was needed to define the UK’s future outside the EU.
For investors and businesses, doing business and investing in frontier and emerging markets is all about assessing risk, and pricing it. In some ways, risk is in the eye of the beholder, and risk premia differ depending on who is doing the pricing.
In many Arab and muslim countries and communities worldwide, tomorrow marks the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
Russians have a bracing midwinter tradition of cutting a hole in the ice and plunging into the icy water beneath. That is what has just happened to US/Russia relations.
China-bound export growth accelerated in the latter half of 2020; in 2019, 40% of the top US-destined exporting firms in China were from Taiwan. To escape dependence, Taiwan’s long-standing electronics intermediates trade with China may need to be re-routed.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria have become increasingly important in global investment markets in recent years. Some $40 trillion, more than a quarter of total professionally managed assets, is now in funds that have overt ESG objectives.