A sanctioned operation

The list of sanctions against prominent Russian figures grows ever longer. In addition to the ‘usual suspects’ of high-ranking political, economic and military figures, the consequences of the war are now becoming a family affair, with Putin’s two adult children and the daughter of Foreign Minister Lavrov included in the latest round for the first …

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Wheel Of Misfortune

There was a brief moment when it looked as if Viktor Orban had changed. As the European Union voted to impose wide-ranging sanctions on Russia in a response to their invasion of Ukraine, Hungary’s representative – so often the EU outlier in his autocratic nature and his naked approval towards, and support of, Vladimir Putin …

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Strange Bedfellows

The war in Ukraine continues to cause ripple effects around the world. In purely business terms (although not to diminish the humanitarian atrocities), the biggest ‘story’ has been the world’s pivot away from Russian oil & gas and the search for alternatives. While this has led to curious rapprochements, such as a potential thawing of …

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Political Risk Advisory Briefing: Ukraine – December 2019

The Latest Political Risk Advisory Briefing from KCS Group Europe focuses on Ukraine. This latest report includes: Background to disaster The investment environment and challenges to doing business Consolidation of political power An environment undermined by rampant corruption Ambitious reform agenda targeting 5%-7% annual GDP growth Russian influence on the rise? Conclusions Based on selected …

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