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    State Duma Considers Bill to Introduce Luxury Tax

    Jun. 11 – The State Duma is considering the proposed bill for introducing a luxury tax. This initiative was born three years ago on the eve of the Duma election campaign, but the bill reading had been postponed for a “better time,” Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports. As the authors of the bill explain, their initiative has[…..]

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    Moscow Wants to Become an International Financial Hub

    Jun. 4 – Former Soviet republics may start to sell their bonds in Russian stock exchanges, Finance Minister and vice-premier Alexei Kudrin said yesterday. According to the minister, this is the next step for Moscow to become one of the financial centers of the world. “Our stock exchanges are ready for such step – to[…..]

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    Microcredits could Aid Russia’s Economic Recovery

    May 25 – The development of microfinancing credit opportunities could help the Russian economy recover from the recent economic downturn, stated members of the Association of Russian Banks during the first edition of the State Duma’s approval of the microfinancing bill, reports RosBusinessConsulting. According to data from the National Institute for System Studies of Entrepreneurship[…..]

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    Russia to Issue New Property Tax Laws for 2013

    May 13 – Current land and real estate tax might be replaced by new property tax laws in 2013 after the next presidential election in Russia. According to Vedomosti, the new tax laws should become a basis for filling local budgets. The Ministry for Economic Development and Trade and the Ministry of Finance said the[…..]

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    Novosibirsk Mortgage Credit on a ‘Post-Crisis’ Mend

    May 10 – Long term commercial mortgage credit issuing grew two times faster on average in the Novosibirsk region than in the rest Russian Federation, reports the Central Bank. Over 40,400 commercial mortgages were issued in Russia between January and March 2010 amounting to a sum total of 48.95 billion rubles. Compared with the same[…..]

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    Russian Firms Race Ahead to Raise IPOs

    Apr. 21 – Four firms from Russia and Ukraine pressed ahead with share offerings to raise up to US$2 billion, with two lowering valuations following weak demand for a placement last week and a fall in share prices on Monday, Reuters reports. Dozens of Russian companies plan initial public offerings this year, seeking to replenish[…..]

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    Transneft Could Issue IPO

    Apr. 13 – Prosperity Capital Management, East Capital International and Vostok Nafta Investment, who own 17 percent of the monopoly’s privileged shares, have proposed issuing an IPO for Transneft. Prosperity announced on Friday that they sent a letter to RF Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko, who heads the board of directors, and Deputy Prime Minister Alexei[…..]

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    Russia goes Socialist on Pension Plans

    Apr. 6 – Russia will spend a record amount of money for pensioners this year, with almost 10 percent of gross national product going into pension funds as the Russian Federation joins the ranks of countries with the highest mandatory pension payments. After increased pension payout deductions planned for 2011 (from 20 to 26 percent[…..]

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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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