Economy // Events
22 february 2017
On February 22, RIAC welcomed Credit Suisse and Citadel representatives. The parties discussed the relations between Russia and the West, prospects of lifting EU and U.S. financial sactions, structural reforms of the Russian economy, peculiarities of Russia's investment climate and the possibilities of increasing the volume of foreign direct and portfolio investments in Russia.
09 february 2017
On February 9, RIAC welcomed a delegation from PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company). PIMCO is one of the key investment funds on the global stock market. The total value of assets under the company's management is over U.S. $1,8 billion. The guests were informed on RIAC activities and discussed Russia's current foreign policy's issues, Russia-U.S. and Russia-EU relations as well as the prospects of lifting the sanctions imposed on Russia.
23 january 2017
The traditionally sour relationship between Moscow and Doha showed some signs of improvement in 2016. This, however, does not imply that Russia and Qatar have embarked on a way for a closer, strategic relationship. Rather, the Syrian crisis and oil market situation have forced the two countries to soften their rhetoric and cooperate on a select number of issues. It remains to be seen how sustainable the “rapprochement” really is.
14 december 2016
Retirement age in Russia has to be raised. That’s the verdict of the majority of sociologists, political analysts, and of the Ministry of Economic Development, who have been supporting the retirement age increase up to 63-65 years. However, according to opinion polls, the population of Russia is against any retirement age rise. People of 25–34 age group mostly tend to oppose the retirement age rise, which is surprising. And even if some people advocate for a later retirement, they definitely link it to the rise of the pension funds.
27 september 2016
On September 15, 2016, the news broke that the UK government had approved the Hinkley Point nuclear power station construction project that is being financed, among others, by a Chinese state corporation. In July, the decision on the matter was delayed due to security reasons and the need for a more detailed assessment of possible consequences that the increased investments of Chinese companies into the UK economy’s strategic sectors could have. The UK authorities introduced protective measures aimed at retaining control over foreign investments into strategic infrastructure projects, including nuclear energy.
24 — 25 may 2016
On May 24-25, 2016 an international conference “Russia: The Inside Track” was held in Moscow under the auspices of Sberbank of Russia. The participants discussed prospects for attracting foreign direct and portfolio investments in Russia.
25 may 2016
24 may 2016
Established by more than 50 nations in 2015 and officially opened for business in January 2016, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has become a new international financial institution, one of the People’s Republic of China’s largest international projects and a new format for that country’s interaction with the world at large. Will AIIB be able to outgrow the role of a financial tool of Chinese diplomacy?
09 february 2016
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