UK’s pre-summit push to ‘divide and rule EU 27’ impeded Brexit talks

The British government’s attempt to lobby individual EU leaders in the run-up to the recent crunch EU summit, where member states were to judge the progress of the negotiations, actively damaged Theresa May’s hopes of a better outcome, the Guardian has learned. A secret plan had been drawn up under … More

The themed train ‘The Heart of Russia’ launched on the London underground

Over the course of centuries, Russia has contributed greatly to world culture – and now its greatest achievements will be showcased with the launch of specially themed train operating on London’s underground. Seven uniquely designed carriages will provide a valuable insight into Russian achievements in various landmark subjects such as … More

Guardian analysis of key economic figures paints a picture of deepening gloom, with rising inflation denting consumer spending and investment

The Bank of England is seriously considering raising rates for the first time in 10 years against a backdrop of lacklustre economic growth, as a Guardian analysis shows the Brexit vote sapping business confidence and hitting household income. As Mark Carney, the Bank’s governor, prepares to hike the cost of … More

First Day of “Open Innovations” Forum “CORPTECH: DNA OF THE CORPORATION OF THE FUTURE” Completes in Moscow

Digital transformation of business and development of corporations of the future became the key topic of the first day of Open Innovations Moscow International Forum. This year the Forum brought together at Skolkovo Technopark some 18,000 participants: internationally famous futurologists, professors of leading international business schools, technological evangelists and leading … More

Russia’s Gazprom Topples U.S.’ ExxonMobil for 1st Place: S&P Global Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings®

The results of the 2017 S&P Global Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings® , now in its 16th year, show a two-pronged changing of the guard, the most profound in the Rankings history. First, Russia’s Gazprom snagged the number 1 spot, ending U.S. oil and gas giant ExxonMobil’s 12-year … More

Moscow | RBCC RussiaTALK Investment Forum at CCIRF, Thursday 2 November 2017

The Forum will be started off by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent (Patron of RBCC), Sergei Katyrin (President, RF CCI), Roger Munnings (Chairman of the Board of Directors, RBCC), representatives of British Embassy and Russian government. The Forum will be concluded by evening reception hosted by Her Britannic … More

Fitch Ratings ups Russia’s GDP outlook to 2% on consumption recovery

Fitch Ratings upgraded Russia’s GDP outlook for 2017 to 2% from previous 1.6%, according to the Global Economic Outlook (GEO) of the agency. Fitch is the only “big three” agency maintaining an investment-grade rating on Russia, the outlook on which it recently improved to Positive. The agency noted that Russia’s … More

REGIONAL MANAGERS PRESENTED FIRST PROJECTS FOR VNESHECONOMBANK’S PORTFOLIO

From 25 to 26 September, the first conference of Vnesheconombank’s regional managers was held. The conference brought together managers from 16 Russia’s regions, who had been selected via a multi-stage selection procedure, as well as industry and government officers. In anticipation of the conference, regional managers from 13 regions submitted … More