All Posts Tagged With: "foreign investment"

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Medvedev Wants Russia to Stop Scaring Business

Speaking at a conference for small and mid-sized businesses, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev said law enforcement agencies and the government must “stop causing nightmares for business.”

Jul 31, 2008 | Continued
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Putin and Russia’s Collapsing Stock Market

In an article for the Yezhednevny Zhurnal, journalist Yulia Latynina comments on the evolving situation around Mechel, a Russian coal mining company that has lost a great deal of its market capitalization after a reprimand by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Jul 29, 2008 | Continued
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Putin Signs Law Limiting Foreign Investment

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that limits foreign investment in 42 sectors of the economy deemed “strategic.”

May 5, 2008 | Continued
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Riyadh on the Volga

The Putin administration has seen many aggressive takeovers of domestic and foreign energy holdings by Putin and his closest allies at Gazprom and Rosneft. Yukos was dismembered and parceled out like loot from a pirate raid. The Russian licensing agency Rosnedra has become a tool to squeeze foreign companies out. Meanwhile, the gang in charge […]

Jul 11, 2007 | Continued