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.



SochiForum2016Let us hereby inform you that Roscongress Foundation invites partners to the Sochi International Investment Forum 2016. The main events of the forum will be held from September 29 to October 2, 2016 in the Olympic Park’s Main Media Centre.

Address: 1 Olympic Prospekt, Adler, Sochi, Krasnodar Territory

For all matters concerning the Forum, please contact the Roscongress Foundation’s Information Centre on:

Tel.: +7 (495) 640 6547

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The Sochi Forum is a traditional platform for presenting Russia’s investment and economic potential and regional aspects of the global economy, and for boosting cooperation and strengthening ties between Russian and foreign business leaders, experts, and media representatives.

The Forum is held with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.

More information can be found on the official website of the forum

Passengers of cruise vessels arriving the ports of Murmansk and Arkhangelsk can now stay in Russia without visas for 72 hours in case of staying on the board of the vessel or other place according to the group tourist program.

RussiaAccording to the decree of the Russian Federation Government signed on 22 July 2016, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Zarubino (Port of Zarubino in Primorsky District) are included in the list of ports with allowed entry to the Russian Federation for foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving as tourists aboard the cruise vessels authorized for passenger transportation.Consequently, foreign citizens and stateless persons who visit seaports of Murmansk and Arkhangelsk in tourist groups arrived bycruise vessels have an opportunity to stay in these regions for 72 hours without a visa.

From 1 February 2002 citizens of Schengen states, United Kingdom and Japan may visit the Kaliningrad region as tourists and obtain a 72-hour visa at the border check points of Bagrationovsk, Mamonovo and Khrabrovo Airport if travelling through one of the approved travel agencies. The Russian Government was planning to cancel this service in 2015, but after appeals management of Kaliningrad region and the MFA of Russia, this possibility has been extended. Addressing parliament the Minister of Foreign Affairs reported about extension of service for 2016.


The aim of the NRCC is to stimulate and improve business relations between Norwegian and Russian companies regarding import, export, shipping, business development, tourism or investment activities. More...


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