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    Understanding Russia’s e-Commerce Market

    The e-commerce market in Russia is constantly growing. The volume of cross-border trade in Q1, 2016, grew more than twice compared with the same period in 2015. In 2017, Russian buyers will spend 37 percent more via foreign online stores than in the past. According to AKIT, the association of e-commerce companies, online sales volume[…..]

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    Apple Pay to Launch in Russia

    By Marina Romanova 10 Russian financial institutions including VTB 24, Alfa-Bank, Tinkoff Bank and Raiffeisen bank are planning to launch Apple Pay following the market leader, state owned Sberbank, which has launched Apple contactless payment service since last week, Russian media reports. According to the appleinsider.com, at launch, participating retailers include ATAK, Aushan, Azbuka Vkusa,[…..]

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    From Russia through Prism of ‘Prisma’

    By Marina Romanova Mail.ru, Russia’s leading LSE-listed Internet company, said Tuesday it had “became an investor in Prisma”, Russian and international media quoted Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, the owner of the firm, as saying. The news came out just over a week the new app hit the market. Mail.Ru reportedly bought a 10 percent stake amounts[…..]

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    Russia to reduce its reliance on Boeing and Airbus with new passenger jet

    By Marina Romanova Siberian Irkut Corp. assembling plant, part of the Russian state-run United Aircraft Corporation, rollout a new mid-range passenger jet MC-21-300 this Wednesday in corporation’s home city of Irkutsk, corporation press release said. The much-anticipated new aircraft was named as a successor to the Tu-154, the legendary Soviet-era trusty beast which had faithfully served then[…..]

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    The region largest mobile solar power plant launched in Uzbekistan

    By Marina Romanova The largest ever stand-alone mobile solar power plant with capacity of 1.2 MW entered into commercial operation near the Bukhara city of Uzbekistan. The new solar power plant, launched by international oilfield service group ERIELL in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates’s ENESOL, has no analogues in the Central Asia and former[…..]

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    Q&A: Electronic Document Interchange in Russia

    I don’t see other companies using EDI so why should I? Because EDI is a common back-office function, it is often not visible to the end-user but its usage is felt everywhere. Also, while EDI is rather new in Russia, companies are still learning about the possibility and many are not aware of the capabilities[…..]

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    Electronic Document Interchange Security in Russia

    By Alexey Kozlov and Dmitry Slinkov Following the global trend of digitalization, the Russian Federation enacted legislation that allows companies to carry out an electronic exchange of legally valid documents, such VAT invoices, goods acceptance protocols and service acceptance protocols. The banking industry has been a pioneer and key driver in the electronic document interchange,[…..]

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    Electronic Document Interchange: International Experience

    By Paul Sprague For quite some time, there has been a movement in Europe and the United States towards creating an electronic document interchange (EDI) between companies that would reduce cost and improve accuracy in the long term. This movement was started with the implementation of communication standards in the mid 1980’s followed by legislative[…..]

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    Runet to Represent 2.8 Percent of Russian GDP by 2016

    Oct. 11 – Russian internet, or Runet, has been labeled the fastest-growing Internet economy in Europe and now represents 1 percent of the country’s GDP, according to a recent report released by the Moscow Higher School of Economics and the Russian Electronic Communications Association. According to the report, Internet businesses are demonstrating strong sales across[…..]

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    Russia’s Super-Rich Lack ‘Dynastic Will’

    Sept. 21 – Russian entrepreneurs have shown little desire to pass their companies onto their children, according to a survey released on Tuesday by Swiss banking giant UBS and Campden Research. The research polled 22 businessmen domiciled in Russia who have a net worth of about US$50 million each. The total revenue of the businesses[…..]

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