Subject to Western sanctions and accused of stirring instability, Russia is, unsurprisingly, a bad bet for global investors. A new analysis out Wednesday concludes that a $100 investment in Russia over 10 years would lose $30 to political turmoil. But Russia’s chief victim in nearly a year of strife, Ukraine, is an even riskier place to bankroll, and the same investment there would lose $34.
The findings, by insurance broker Willis Group Holdings Plc. and U.K.-based consultancy Oxford Analytica, illustrate the impact that political conflicts and war wreak on business. Evaluating the political environment is an inevitable part of deciding where …read more
Source: Foreign Policy