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Since March 2020, Airmic has been issuing Friday Reading, a curated series of readings and knowledge resources sent by email to Airmic members. The objective of Airmic Friday Reading was initially to keep members informed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, Airmic Friday Reading has evolved in scope to include content on a wide range of subjects with each email edition following a theme. This page is a searchable archive of all the readings and knowledge resources that have been shared.

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KPMG, 1st April 2022
Friday Reading Edition 102 (14th April 2022)
Released April 2022, this report considers the impact of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, as well as a range of localised issues on the economic outlook, and examine three potential scenarios of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and their impact on global economic growth and inflation.
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Marsh, 25th March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 102 (14th April 2022)
Some of the immediate global effects of the Russia-Ukraine crisis are within commodity supply chains, particularly related to food and energy, with potentially long-lasting social and institutional implications.
S&P Global, 23rd March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 102 (14th April 2022)
[Free to access upon setting up an account] Beyond the devastating human costs, the Russia-Ukraine conflict is disrupting economic conditions and financial and credit markets--with implications for S&P’s credit ratings. Since the conflict began and the subsequent imposition of strict sanctions on Russia by the international community, many macroeconomic and credit implications have begun to reshape markets and the international order.
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Control Risks, 3rd January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 102 (14th April 2022)
[Free to read upon sharing contact details] As the build-up and response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has clearly demonstrated, the US, EU, UK, and many other countries use sanctions as both a reactive and proactive tool in foreign policy. Whether used as deterrent to specific actions or in response to major geopolitical actions, the sanctions themselves have significant and widespread implications for business that increase legal, operational and reputational risks to business across the globe.
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The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Friday Reading Edition 102 (14th April 2022)
[Free to read upon sharing contact details] Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will weigh on growth in G7 economies in 2022 through three main channels: the impact of Western sanctions, higher global prices for commodities and supply chain disruptions. This global economic outlook report analyses which countries in the G7 will most heavily feel the effects of the conflict.
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WTW, 31st March 2022
The survey results paint a picture of globalised companies surprised to be caught between geopolitical competitors. In the 2020 survey, the ratio of respondents who declared themselves “concerned” about political risk in the Asia-Pacific region to those who expressed no concern was well below 2:1. In this year’s survey, that ratio nearly reached 20:1.
Crawford, 18th March 2022
Russia and Ukraine together account for 25-30% of global wheat production. Sanctions against Russia and the crippling of Ukraine’s agriculture industry have sent the price of wheat and various other commodities skyward and disrupted supplies in the global food production chain.
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Baker Tilly, 15th March 2022
The crisis in Ukraine is having a major impact on companies with suppliers, distributors, customers and employees in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. Some of the ramifications are obvious, while others are taking place "behind the scenes”. Here is a guide to help business leaders formulate a proactive strategy, to protect their business.
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Lockton, 3rd March 2022
Knowledge of how war exclusions have been interpreted in the past can be useful in evaluating the applicability of the exclusion under the current circumstances around the Ukraine crisis.
Howden
The Ukraine crisis presents a myriad of risks to the sector – direct underwriting losses, rapidly rising prices, slower economic growth, financial market volatility and the potential for asset shocks – that are not altogether different to what occurred during COVID-19 and the financial crisis. But with direct investment and underwriting exposures limited overall, and with second order effects in financial markets currently manageable, the sector is strongly positioned to support clients through this period of uncertainty.