Article from the RBC (RosBusinessConsulting) news agency 

On 29th of December 2014 RBC news agency has published informative article about Western companies that have found ways to bypass the sanctions in order to work in the Arctic. English translation of the article can be downloaded here.
 
The article is translated from Russian to English by persons that do not have English nor American as their native tongue. We consider though the translation to be very close in meaning of the Russian text. Read the article in Russian here.

Russian Economic Developments - №12

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Experts of Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy present a survey "Russian Economic Developments" №12, 2014. In this issue: Political and economic results of November 2014 - Inflation and monetary policy in October 2014 - Financial markets in October 2014 - Russia's real sector: factors and trends in January-October 2014 - The Russian industry in October 2014 - Russia's state budget in January-October 2014 - The banking sector in October 2014 - The mortgage in the Russian Federation in October 2014 - Russia's foreign trade in October 2014 - Development of the continuing professional training system in Russia - Restructuring of the scientific research institutes formerly subordinated to the Russian Academy of Sciencies: an assesment of change - A review of taxation regulatory documents adopted in the period of October-November 2014 - The review of Russia's economic legislation in October 2014 - Interdepartamental interaction issues interfere with Russia's participation in international economic organizations.

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Merry Chrismast and a Happy New Year!

From all at the NRCC team, we wish you a prosperous and peaceful Christmas! Oslo office is closed Dec 24 – Jan 4. Moscow office is closed Dec 30 –Jan 15.

See you next year!

NRCC President Liv Monica Stubholt commenting on the Norwegian restrictive measures against Russia (Dagsrevyen, NRK, 20.12.2014)

NRCC President Liv Monica Stubholt, gave a comment to the Norwegian daily news program Dagsrevyen on the effect of the Norwegian restrictive measures against Russia regarding oil and gas industry. The comment was given in connection with the visit to Norway by Mr Arthur Chilingarov, a special representative of the President of the Russian Federation on international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic.

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IV Norwegian-Russian Business Forum - 10-11 December 2014, Moscow

IMG 5810Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (CCI RF) organized the IV Norwegian-Russian Business Forum (IV NRBF) in Moscow on the 10th and 11th of December 2014 at the Hotel Metropol.

Norway and Russia have within various disciplines a close relationship in the cross-border area of Norway and Russia, especially within bilateral business activity. During the last decade, the cooperation has doubled. The member organisation, NRCC, works daily to networking initiatives that contribute to increased interaction in the business sector between Norway and Russia. A central meeting place for the industry in this work is the Norwegian-Russian Business Forum (NRBF) that is being held biannually in Oslo and Moscow. NRBF is organised in close cooperation with Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, and was organised last time in Oslo 2012.

In anticipation of the IV NRBF, President of the CCI RF Sergey Katyrin met with President of the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce Liv Monica Stubholt. Vice President CCI RF Alexander Rybakov, Vice President CCI RF Georgi Petrov, Managing Director of the NRCC Jarle Forbord, Head of the NRCC in Russia Vladimir Bagreev, Trade representative of RF in Norway Tamara Chernysheva and Regional Director in International Cooperation Department of CCI RF Dmitry Bystrov also attended the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the state and prospects of further cooperation between CCI of Russia and NRCC, the general climate of Russian-Norwegian trade and economic cooperation.

Russian Economic Developments - №11

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Experts of Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy present a survey "Russian Economic Developments" №11, 2014. In this issue: Political and economic results of October 2014 - Inflation and monetary policy in September 2014 - Financial markets in October 2014 - Russia's real sector of the economy in September 2014: factors and trends - The Russian industry in September 2014 - The state budget in January-September 2014 - Russian banks within the first three Quarters of 2014 - Mortgage in the Russian Federation in January-August 2014 - The foreign trade in August 2014 - The consequences of the imposition of restrictions on pork imports in 2014 and the import substitution prospects for Russia's domestic pig farming sector- The impact of politically motivated trade sanctions on Russia's foreign trade sector - Forthcoming changes in Russia's strategic planning system - The difference in the behaviour of domestic and foreign private investors in the Russian stock market - Migration processes in the H1 of 2014 - A review of Russia's taxation regulatory documents adopted in the period of September-October 2014 - Review of economic legislation in October 2014 - Decomposition of Russia's GDP growth in 1999-2014.

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Vladimir Putin calls Russia-Norway relations promising

VGTV talked to the Russain president Vladimir Putin after the closing ceremony of the World Chess Championship in Sochi, where Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen won. The President stated that a lot has already been done in developing the relations between Norway and Russia. “When Stoltenberg was Prime Minister we solved some of our problems concerning resources in northern waters. We have very good prospects when it comes to trade and development of our relations,” Putin said. “I hope that what we have achieved will not be lost, but that we will continue forward,” he added. æ
 

Read the full article and watch the news clip here (in Norwegian and Russian).

 

 

 

 

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