Russian E-Money Association presents second realese of “Meanwhile in Russia”

▪ Russian Parliament held hearings on the potential of digital economy in Russia. Digital economy became a focus of national politics recently, with the ministries, law-makers and think-tanks heavily involved in the discussions. The hearings were focused on the legal and financial aspects of developing country’s digital economy, raising crucial … More

S&P expects Russians’ real incomes to increase in 2018 amid growth of lending

S&P international rating agency forecasts the growth of real disposable incomes of Russian citizens in 2018 amid the growth in retail lending in the country. That is according to the agency’s report on the development of the Russian banking sector in 2018. According to S&P experts, growth in the retail … More

Russia’s top lender expects country’s digital economy to reach $1.1 trillion by 2025

Sberbank expects Russia’s digital economy to reach 65 trillion rubles ($1.1 trillion) by 2025, Chief Executive Officer of the country’s top lender Herman Gref said Thursday. “When developing our strategy we tried to make projections for digital economy. In our view, it may amount to about 65 trillion rubles by … More

Press-release «Hotelympia 2018»

On the 5-8th of March the Russian Trade Delegation in the UK took part in the exhibition “Hotelympia” 2018 that was held in ExCeL centre in London. “Hotelympia” is the unique international hospitality and foodservice event that brings together best industry professionals worldwide. “Hotelympia” attracts more than 26 000 visitors … More

Russia Country Report Mar18 – March, 2018

Preliminary figures from Rosstat show that Russia’s economy turned the corner in 2017 and GDP grew by 1.5%, slightly less than nearly all forecasters had expected. Recovery was relatively slow given that the oil price rose by over 25% from 2016. And growth was slowing again as the year ended: … More

SPIEF 2018: France as a guest country

Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov held a meeting in Moscow with French Ambassador to Russia Sylvie Bermann. The agenda included comprehensive issues concerning preparations for French President Emmanuel Macron’s participation in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2018) as part of his visit to … More

Sberbank shrugs off Brexit fears by doubling capital of its London business

Russia’s biggest lender Sberbank has shrugged off concerns about both Brexit and sanctions by committing another £40mn ($56mn) to its troubled London investment bank, bne IntelliNews can reveal. A filing made by the bank on February 8 with UK Companies House shows that £40mn was injected by the parent in … More

The Russian Business Week in London, 16-17, 23-24 February 2018

The Russian Business Week is RB&C’s most prominent event of the year. Run solely by students, this conference forms a unique platform where business, politics, culture and the economy are debated and analysed from every perspective. It is not just about Russia – it is about economic and political experiences, … More

AZBUKA becomes the UK’s first approved Russian-English bilingual school

The Azbuka School in South West London has been given high ratings across all four areas examined by Ofsted, following a successful inspection by the official government auditor of education standards. The assessment of “good” for overall effectiveness was matched by the same positive judgement for each of the four … More

4th Eastern Economic Forum, 6–7 September 2018, Vladivostok

The Eastern Economic Forum will be held on the 6th–7th of September 2018. EEF 2018 will take place on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) on Russky Island in Vladivostok. In the words of Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the … More