Russia breakfast meeting with Helge Blakkisrud was held on 26 September

Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) and Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) had a pleasure to invite their members to Russia Breakfast Meeting with Helge Blakkisrud, Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Research group on Russia, Eurasia and the Arctic at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. The meeting took place at NHO facilities.

The topic of the meeting was "Duma elections in Russia 2016: Results and Consequences". The Russian Federation held its elections for the seventh convocation of the State Duma, its lower house of parliament, on 18 September. Only four political parties managed to win seats in the Duma, among them pro-Kremlin political party United Russia (54,2%), The Communist Party (13,3%), far-right Liberal Democratic Party (13,1%), and A Fair Russia party (6,2%). The results significantly strengthen the United Russia's dominance in the Duma and reinforce President Putin’s position ahead of the 2018 presidential elections. Less than a half of Russia's registered voters turned up at polling station in this election.

Helge Blakkisrud discussed the electoral system in Russia and the results of the recent parliamentary elections. He also outlined possible impacts of the elections' results on Russia's political system.

We thank all the participants in the meeting for the interactive communication.

Watch video recording from the meeting (please note that only NRCC members with activated accounts on the NRCC website can access the video recording).

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Russia breakfast meeting with Arild Moe was held on 21 September

Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) and Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) had a pleasure to invite their memebrs to Russia Breakfast Meeting with Arild Moe, an expert on Russian petroleum resources in the Arctic and a senior research fellow at Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway. The meeting took place at NHO facilities.

The topic of the meeting was "Petroleum development in the Arctic", where Arild discussed prospects for the development of the Arctic offshore and competitiveness of the region, as technology and costs change over time. In addition, environmental concerns have increased the cost of exploration and production in the Arctic - and have influenced political guidlines in the region. Arild Moe underlined that Norwegian-Russian collaboration in the oil and gas sector in the Arctic contunies and has future prospects, even taking into account the current limitations on the Russian shelf because of the sanctions. 

We take this opportunity to thank participants in the meeting for their valuable support for their valuable support, questions and all interactive communication.

Watch video recording from the meeting (please note that only NRCC members with activated accounts on the NRCC website can access the video recording).

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Russian Economic Developments - №9 - 2016

9.2016-cover.engExperts of Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy present a survey "Russian Economic Developments" №9, 2016. 

Core themes of the issue:

-  Russian industry in H1 2016: zero dynamics;

-  Business fixed investment in H1 2016;

-  Adaptability index in Q3 2016: all-time high for monitoring years;

-  Russian regions: ongoing slow rolling crisis;

-  The real estate market in the Russian Federation in H1 2016;

-  Russia in global exports: 2015-2016;

-  Russian food embargo: minor losses in western countries;

-  Bank of Russia liquidity management of the banking sector: observations based on the past three years’ experience;

-  The effect of renewable energy sources on the global power industry;

-  The raise of excise tax rates will hamper the tax manoeuvre.

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Russian Economic Developments - №8 - 2016

8.2016-cover.engExperts of Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy present a survey "Russian Economic Developments" №8, 2016. 

Core themes of the issue:

- Balance of payments: January–June 2016;

- Regional budgets: debt reductions amid austerity;

- Banking sector: state banks generate all profit;

- Pass-through effect: rise in prices in Q3 will slow down;

- Russian industry in June 2016 (based on data obtained from business surveys conducted by Gaidar Institute); 

Networking meeting in Oslo - 06 September 2016

On 6 September 2016, the NRCC Networking Meeting took place in Oslo, in the facilities of the NRCC member company DLA Piper Law Firm. About 65 participants took part in the meeting.

Watch video recording from the meeting (note that only NRCC members with activated accounts on the website can access the video recording). Please log in with your user name and password in order to watch. 

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NRCC Networking Meeting participants

Scandinavian breakfast meeting15 September 2016 from 09:30 to 11:30 a business breakfast "Practical aspects of business with Scandinavian countries" will take place at Moscow Exchange - the largest financial institution of Russia.

Among speakers:

  • Joonas Heiskanen, Minister-Counsellor, Head of Economy and Trade Section Embassy of Finland
  • Victor Lebedev, Head of Finance Atelier GrottBjorn
  • Daniel Korablev, Head of sales-credit organizations PJSC "Moscow Exchange"
  • Vladimir Bagreev, Advisor to the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce in Russia 
  • Jukka Huuhtanen, Country Director, Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce

It is a great opportunity to learn about new financial instruments which will allow your business to avoid almost completely dependence from currency fluctuations, and to strike up new business acquaintances. The event is open to members of the NRCC and FRCC for up to 2 representatives from same company.

Read more about the program and register on-line.

 

 

IMG 3373On 25 August, NRCC representatives attended Aftenposten's event "Foreign Affairs with Russia". Topics discussed concerned Russian history, culture, everyday life and political development. 


Former Aftenposten's correspondents in Russia, Per Anders Johansen and Jahn Otto Johansen, Halvor Tjønn, Kjell Dragnes, Per Kristian Aale, Aftenposten's US correspondent Kristoffer Rønneberg and Aftenposten's Europe correspondent Øystein Langenberg took part in the discussions and shared their opinions about Russia'a political and economical situation and future outlooks.

 

 

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