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    St. Petersburg Authorities will Change the Tax Law in Favor of Large Investments

    Jun. 7 – The government of St. Petersburg lifted up the sum of investments which grants the right to tax privileges and prolongs the term of their action, Vedomosti reports. Industrial and transportation companies, which have invested more than 800 million rubles in the city economy over the last three years, will be released from[…..]

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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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    Diamond Miner JCS Alrosa Considers Joint Stock Option to Attract Investment

    Jun. 3 – Russian state-owned diamond miner JCS Alrosa has announced intentions to change its business entity to an open joint-stock company to attract investment. If successful, Alrosa then hopes to achieve the next step and list an initial public offering. According to the RIA Novosti news agency, the company’s president Feodor Andreev has started[…..]

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    Krasnodar Rated Best Russian City for Business by Forbes

    Jun. 2 – The Russian edition of Forbes magazine has rated Krasnodar the best city in Russia to do business for the third time. Located southwest of Moscow, Krasnodar is well known for its investment friendly and supportive business environment. Khabarovsk city in the Russia’s Far Eastern region was ranked second followed by Ekaterinburg in[…..]

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    Hong Kong Businesses Eye Investments in Primorsky Krai

    Jun. 1 – The Hong Kong business community, led by the Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region John Tsang, participated in the Vladivostok investment conference last week. “We are here to strengthen collaboration between the two nations. This particular region of Russia has huge natural resources…we have to use these advantages for[…..]

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    Chinese Companies Look to Fund Russian Mining Railroad

    May 31 – China Railway Materials Commercial Corp. and SUYU Railroad Material Co. could get involved in funding a railroad branch line to be constructed to the Ozernoye mining site in the Buryat Republic of Russia. Conditions of the financing agreement state that the owner of the deposit IFC Metropol will buy construction equipment, railroad[…..]

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    Russian Superior Court Sessions to Be Made Available Online

    May 28 – Russia’s Supreme Commercial Court plans to start online broadcasting of its sessions, the chairman of the court Anton Ivanov told Vedomosti. “We are testing the records system now, by the beginning of June records will be available on the court web site with one day delay, and by the end of the[…..]

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    Foreign Investment in St. Petersburg Reaches Record High

    May 27 – Foreign investments contributing to the St. Petersburg economy reached US$1.35 billion within the first three months of this year, a figure nearly double that seen over the same period last year. According to data from the city statistic office Petrostat, 88 percent of foreign investments were on bank credits, the volume which[…..]

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    China Huandian Power Sign Joint Venture Deal with Russia’s TGK-2

    May 26 – Chinese Huadian Power International Corporation Ltd. (HPIC) will finally have a share of the Russian power market after a long bidding process. The company has entered a joint venture with Russian regional power generator TGK-2 for a thermal electric power plant project in Yaroslavl. Russia’s TGK-2, controlled by energy firm Sintez Group[…..]

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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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