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    Russian Labor Market Tempts Few Workers but Lures Seekers of Income Boost

    Apr. 20 – According to a recent survey conducted by international online recruitment service The Network, only 7 percent of foreigners would like to work in Russia. Among the 66,000 polled from 35 different nations, citizens of Finland (36 percent), Latvia (20 percent) and Ukraine (17 percent) were more positive towards the thought of working[…..]

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    Russians to Re-enter Ukraine in Exchange for Gas Price Cuts

    Apr. 18 – A decision on cutting the price of gas for Ukraine in exchange for participation in the country’s energy sector could be made on Tuesday, when Ukrainian Fuel and Energy Minister Yuri Boiko returns to Moscow for additional talks, as told by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin to reporters in Murmansk on[…..]

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    Russia to Join WTO Without Customs Union Members

    Apr. 16 – Russia may reject its plans to join the World Trade Organization together with Kazakhstan and Belarus, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said Thursday during The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Congress, recanting a plan that many experts said was doomed from the start. The Russian government had earlier indicated a[…..]

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    Foreign Investment Commission Approves Plant, Oil and Gold Mine Deals

    Apr. 14 – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and the government’s foreign investment commission on Tuesday approved a deal to sell a private insulin plant to Europe’s biggest drug maker, France-based Sanofi-Aventis. The plant was bought in Oct 2009 from Bioton Vostok in Oryol region of Russian Federation which lies in 382 kilometers to the south[…..]

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    Chinese Tencent Enters Russian Internet Service Market

    Apr. 13 – Digital Sky Technologies has sold 10 percent of their business to the largest Chinese Internet company Tencent, as reported by a joint press release. London and Moscow based Internet investment group Digital Sky Technologies (DST) is owned by Russian businessmen Yuri Milner, Grigory Finger and Alisher Usmanov. The company has investments in[…..]

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    Russian Companies to Acquire ICQ

    Apr. 7 – “ICQ might become Russian,” Russian newspaper Vedomosti proclaimed yesterday. Parent company AOL has collected binding offers filed by Russian Internet investment groups Digital Sky Technologies (DST) and Prof-Media to purchase ICQ’s instant-messaging service and also from Chinese company Tencent. According to multiple reports DST started the early stages of negotiations to acquire[…..]

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    Russian Judicial Loophole May Hamper Foreign Transactions

    Apr. 2 – Any deal to buy a strategic enterprise by a Russian company that has foreign daughter companies may be declared null and void. Blame the broad interpretation by the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service and the courts for their elastic notion of what constitutes a group of persons. Even major Gazprom deals could be contested.[…..]

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    Daimler Trucks Expands its Local Presence in Russia

    Mar. 31 – Daimler AG and Russia’s investment bank Troika Dialog have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the strengthening of Daimler’s role in the Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ, through the acquisition of five percent of the KAMAZ shares held by Troika Dialog. Under this plan, Daimler AG and the European Bank for Reconstruction and[…..]

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    Retail Giant Auchan to Declare 2009 Turnover in a Court Ruling

    Mar. 30 – French retail giant Auchan, which has never publicized its financial indicators in Russia, has now been compelled to do so in a judicial dispute with tax inspectors. The operational company of the hypermarket network Auchan, is trying to challenge the decision of the Moscow branch of The Russian Federal Tax Service (FTS)[…..]

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    Russia Needs Modernization as Well as a Welcoming Business Climate

    Mar. 29 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia’s 10th annual Investment Conference held last week examined current trends and their likely impact on the business environment in the country. The theme of the 2010 conference was “A Post-Crisis Russia: Modernization is the Way Forward.” AmCham representatives said Russia still needed to deal with[…..]

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