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Russians represent the largest foreign business community in Kazakhstan

Ethnic Russians represent the largest foreign business community in Kazakhstan, according to a study of company directors names conducted by @FDIMagnet.

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Several EU countries have large business communities as well: Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, German expats or businessmen represent a significant share of Executive Directors and Board Members of the largest companies incorporated in Kazakhstan.

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17 June (Webinar) Russia Banking Sector – Rosbank, UniCredit etc.

Register now for our next Web Seminar, which will focus on Foreign banks in Russia with an analysis of (for example) Rosbank and UniCredit general ecosystems. It will take place on the 17th of June (10AM London, 11AM Paris, 13AM Moscow).

A year and half ago, Emerval published its views on the sector. This seminar will be an opportunity to reflect about what really happened during the period 2012-2013.

Why is this important ? Foreign owned banks represent a massive share of total Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) in Russia. The recent news show that operational risk is still significant and should be carefully assessed in valuing portfolios of investments in the banking sector in Russia.

We look forward to your joining the webinar and hope to make it an interactive experience.

La Retraite de Russie des banques de la zone euro. Vers une nouvelle Berezina?

Par Jean-Marc Brassac / 14/12/2011

Jean-Marc Brassac, spécialiste des marchés émergents de la société indépendante de conseil en investissements Emerval, brosse un tableau exhaustif de la situation bancaire russe à travers le retrait des grandes banques étrangères investies en Russie.

Le point sur les forces en présence.

Selon la banque d’affaire russe Uralsib (Source : Business New Europe, daté du 4 octobre 2011), les banques russes, au premier rang desquelles la principale banque d’Etat Sberbank, pourraient profiter des difficultés rencontrées par les banques de la zone euro (crainte de la contagion de la crise de la dette grecque, très probable récession dans la zone euro, contraintes liées aux règles prudentielles dites « Bâle III) et de la chute vertigineuse de leurs cours boursiers, pour acquérir leurs actifs situés en Europe centrale et orientale, et en Turquie.

Constitueraient, notamment, des cibles potentielles pour des opérations de fusions & acquisitions à moyen terme, les actifs des banques européennes suivantes : Société Générale (France), UniCredit (Italie), Raffeisen (Autriche) et le groupe belge KBC.
Plusieurs journaux ont ainsi rapporté le souhait de Sberbank de se porter acquéreur de la filiale de Dexia en Turquie : Denizbank. Cependant, Sberbank a récemment indiqué renoncer à cette acquisition, découragée par le prix élevé demandé (5,3 mds d’USD) et aussi par la crainte de se voir opposer un refus de la part du régulateur turc.

Au-delà des rumeurs, ce qui est certain, c’est que nous assistons depuis quelques mois à une retraite massive des banques de la zone euro, du marché russe de la banque de détail.
Un marché pourtant des plus prometteurs en termes de croissance. Qu’il suffise ici de citer un chiffre : seulement 24 % des foyers russes possèderaient un compte bancaire (Sources : Crédit Suisse / Bloomberg Businessweek).Cette retraite des banques européennes du marché russe de la banque de détail  est donc pour nous l’occasion de faire le point sur les forces en présence et de dresser à destination des investisseurs intéressés par le marché russe, un panorama du secteur bancaire russe, à l’heure où sont publiés les résultats au troisième trimestre 2011. […]

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Russian tourists are advised not to travel to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar

How immune to sanitary events is Dubai tourism industry? While international interest in MERS-CoV Coronavirus seems to recede, the Russian sanitary Rospotrebnadzor issued a warning and advised Russian tourists are not to travel to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar.

Источник: ИТАР-ТАСС. Москва.
Дата выпуска: 22.05.2013  17:21
Рубрика: ОБЩЕСТВО: ИНФЕКЦИЯ-КОРОНАВИРУС-РОСПОТРЕБНАДЗОР
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Роспотребнадзор просит Ростуризм информировать туристов о вероятности заражения
коронавирусом в Саудовской Аравии, ОАЭ и Катаре    МОСКВА, 22 мая. /ИТАР-ТАСС/. Туристы, отправляющиеся в Саудовскую Аравию,
Объединенные Арабские Эмираты /ОАЭ/ и Катар, должны быть информированы об
опасности заражения коронавирусом. Такое предложение в адрес Ростуризма направил
Роспотребнадзор. [...]

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Automotive Industry Focus – the example of Renault-Nissan AVTOVAZ

If you missed yesterday’s Webinar, register now the next one about Gazprom & Rosneft. It will take place on the 27th of May (10AM London, 11AM Paris, 13AM Moscow).

Understanding the local context of Renault-Nissan in Russia might prove strategically significant in the next months, given the current economic trend in Europe and Russia:

Data analysts can download the GEPHI source file here 201305_Avtovaz_Russia_102. If you would like to share you own #DataViz,  please mention RussoScopie/INTEGRUM as the DataSource and let us know, so we can re-tweet and share. Enjoy the freebie!

201305 Avtovaz Russia Gephi

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2013 Annual Report of the CCIFR French-Russian Observatory

The first edition of the French-Russian Observatory Annual Report (2013) is now available (in French).

Read the Table of Content and order now at a discounted price or from the 2nd of May online with FNAC.

The Russian version will be presented during the next St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on 20-22 June 2013.

Ежегодный доклад «Россия 2013»

Это издание представляет глубокий анализ современной ситуации в России и охватывает самый широкий круг тем: экономика, внутренняя политика и общество, регионы, внешняя политика и оборона. Один из разделов посвященвопросам истории и искусства, он отражает богатство, глубину и разнообразие франко-российских отношений.

Французское издание Ежегодного доклада было торжественно представлено публике 18 апреля в Национальной ассамблее в Париже. Презентация российского издания запланирована на Петербургском международном экономическом форуме 20-22 июня 2013 года.

The CCIFR and the French-Russian Observatory are subscribers of INTEGRUM Russian Media Monitoring and INTEGRUM Companies.

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About the French-Russian Observatory
Created in March 2012 and linked to the Economic Council of the French-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFR), the French-Russian Observatory aims to produce an in-depth expertise on Russia, and promote a greater awareness of French realities among Russian political and economic elites. It publishes policy papers and the yearbook on Russia. It also organizes events such as colloquiums, seminars, press conferences in Paris, Moscow and Russian regions. The following are members of the French-Russian Observatory’s scientific advisory board, both scholars and experts, who actively participate in its work: Alain Blum, Pascal Boniface, Isabelle Facon, Peter Kopp, Jean Radvanyi, Marie-Pierre Rey, Yevgeny Gavrilenkov, Sergei Guriev, Sergei Karaganov, Fyodor Lukyanov, Ruslan Pukhov, Konstantin Simonov.

About INTEGRUM
INTEGRUM professional databases cover Russian newspapers, magazines, teletypes of information agencies, analytical and statistical bulletins, texts of laws, decrees, blogs etc. as well as Russian Companies.

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RUSSIA AND THE ARAB WORLD

The present topic pictures the assessment of the visibility of Arab world personalities and businesses as seen in the Russian news between January 2004 and April 2013.

New tools for new issues

Our objective was to put together a variety of expertise and work as a single team on a particularly complex issue in order to experiment several innovative information techniques.

The study

Both Russia and the Arab world are often scrutinized through a European or American prism, yet both areas are seldom observed from the viewpoint of their relations, whose historical and geographical relevance is paramount. These ties, however important, are not our only motive of study.

The current turmoil affecting many Arab countries and the essential diplomatic part Russia is playing should not be neglected – in this, the Syrian crisis is certainly the most blatant example. Therefore, access to the Russian-speaking media is probably the shortest way to get a genuine and thorough assessment of the Russian perception and priorities.

The methodology

We initially selected a sample of seven major Arab countries – namely Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
We subsequently used the Russian database INTEGRUM provided by RUSSOSCOPIE as a trial in order to extract a list of personalities, mostly politicians and diplomats, associated with each country. Once extracted, the comprehensive database only provided, however, raw information that required processing and qualification: hence, the list of hundreds of names had to be analysed and revised to come up with precise and accurate intelligence. In our case, this resulted in 280 different personalities reflecting Russian priorities in the news (concerning for instance Syria and Egypt). For each name, all the related articles are indexed in the database.

Aside from the press, the database also provided us with information regarding companies registered and/or present in Russia. We took either one of the selected countries or one single name in particular to find these companies. Dozens of Arab firms of different sizes and fields were subsequently singled out and categorized.
Such data have both geopolitical and microeconomic dimensions. On the one hand, they can be employed to outline the interactions between geopolitical areas of interest. On the other, they match the purpose of business prospection and competitive intelligence.

To come up with the results, a major asset was the onomastics software, provided by NAMSOR, applied to various alphabets including Russian Cyrillic, Latin and Arabic. Its ability to recognize similarity in names helped us find several other Arab personalities amongst the tens of thousands of names featured by the Russian media since 2004.

The results

In the end, the INTEGRUM database and the name recognition software combined with the analytical skills at AESMA brought interesting statistical results: THE EVOLUTION AND COMPARISON OF THE EXPOSURE OF ARAB PERSONALITIES IN RUSSIA SINCE 2004.

Arab People In Russian Media (2013)

At first glance, the Russian interest for the Arab world seems obvious, as shown by the hundreds of di€fferent Arab personalities mentioned in the Russian media. Comparisons within the Arab world but also between the Arab world and Europe lead to at least three conclusions:
(1) even though it is not a clear priority (compared with Europe for instance) the importance of the Arab world is increasing;
(2) media coverage is more reactive to events rather than to traditional alliances;
(3) due to current trends and developments, 2013 will be a milestone year in the relationship between Russia and Arab countries.

About the author

Adlene Mohammedi is a PhD candidate specialised in geopolitics and one of the authors of ARAPRISM.

About the contributors

The consulting firm AESMA™ is the editor of Eurasia Focus, a newsletter focused on business intelligence in Russia and the CIS.

RUSSOSCOPIE™ is the distributor of INTEGRUM, a leading professional database covering Russian media, companies, and decision makers.

NAMSOR™ is a provider of applied onomastics, sociolinguistics and name recognition software

©2013 All rights reserved.

Download the PDF Version in English White Paper AESMA-Russoscopie 2p EN, Russian White Paper AESMA-Russoscopie 2p RU or French White Paper AESMA-Russoscopie 2p FR.  This is a reblog, you may find the original article here.

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