The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is noteworthy as the only international financial institution located in London’s sprawling international financial centre. The EBRD is a multilateral financial institution (owned by sovereign states and organisations), which supports, mainly through the financing of projects, the transition of post-communist countries to market economies.
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Business and Trade Associations Russo-British Chamber of Commerce The Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC) exists to facilitate trade between Britain and Russia. Member services include the provision of a monthly business digest, in-depth regional and company profiles, exhibitions, conferences and up to the minute Russian business advice.
Vilnius is the geographical centre of Europe, even if some in Paris may disagree. The problem for companies in the Baltics — the “New Near Abroad” — is that people in London have different perceptions, and this gets more acute as you move across the Atlantic to that great “Europe over there”, as Sir Harold […]
So you want to live and work in the UK? Here is just an overview of some of the key issues: Registration of a Representative Office in the UK Every physical and legal person present on the territory of the UK must be accredited: for a legal entity this means, at a minimum, registration of […]
The UK has a long and proud tradition of objective, analytical business journalism. From the flagship Financial Times, perhaps the most highly regarded and widely read business daily in the world, through the business sections of the national daily newspapers, to the myriad newsletters and bulletins published by the Chambers of Commerce, Trade Federations and […]
Insurance plays an important role in world trade. It enables businesses to trade with greater confidence and venture their capital more freely than would otherwise be possible. Why? Because it provides protection against unforeseen losses. This means businesses can invest in the knowledge that they have financial security even if, due to unexpected circumstances, they […]
Companies and their shareholders consider publicly offering their equity in the form of shares to third-party investors — by means of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) — for a variety of reasons: ▼ Financing Growth. Many of the companies considering an IPO have reached a stage where they have strong expansion opportunities but are constrained […]
An important (yet often overlooked) aspect of any emerging markets company’s approach to the UK and its financial markets is to develop a solid network of contacts within the UK business, financial and government communities. Whether the company’s goal is to raise finance, find strategic partners or expand its business into the UK — taking […]
‘It is very vulgar to talk about one’s business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties.’ – Oscar Wilde There was a time when Oscar Wilde was right, a time when talking about one’s business was viewed as inappropriate or vulgar. However, recent commotion over transparency, disclosure requirements and Sarbanes […]
The UK offers companies a wide variety of financing options — some more traditional, some more easily accessible than others. The primary sources of finance are: ▼ London Listings (Corporate Finance / Equities), such as initial public offerings (IPOs) of securities on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), including the exchange for smaller companies operated by […]