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Philippines Hands Over CPR Chairmanship to Singapore

11 December

The Permanent Representative of the Philippines to ASEAN, H.E. Ambassador Elizabeth P. Buensuceso, handed over her duties as the Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) to the Permanent Representative of Singapore to ASEAN, H.E. Ambassador Tan Hung Seng, at the ASEAN Secretariat on 8 December 2017. 

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin attended a meeting of the Russian Parliamentarian European Club

6 December

A regular meeting of the Russian Parliamentarian European Club under the theme “Russia-EU Business Engagement Perspectives” was held in Moscow on 6 December 2017.

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin attended the WEF Shaping the Future of Production in Russia Leadership Council Meeting

6 December

The World Economic Forum Shaping the Future of Production in Russia Leadership Council Meeting was held in the House of Government on 6 December 2017.

APEC to Channel Digital Disruptions under New Chair

5 December

The 21 APEC member economies will take steps toward enabling more digitally-driven and inclusive trade and growth in 2018, the group’s incoming chair, Papua New Guinea, announced at a key planning meeting in Port Moresby. The focus will be on empowering workers and businesses, in all parts of the region, to thrive in an age of digital disruption.

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin met with Mexican Ambassador to the Russian Federation H.E. Ms. Norma Pensado

8 November

SPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin met with Mexican Ambassador to the Russian Federation H.E. Ms. Norma Pensado Moreno on 7 November 2017.

From Berlin to Buenos Aires - B20 Handover

31 October

B20 Chairs Heraeus and Funes: B20 process is crucial for G20 to effectively shape globalization.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) launched Investment Laws Navigator

12 October

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) launched the Investment Laws Navigator. The new database contains detailed mapping of over 100 investment laws around the globe. Together with UNCTAD's databases on policy measures, international investment agreements and dispute settlement, it represents the key features of national and international investment policies.

B20 at WTO Public Forum: lobby for open and inclusive trade

11 October

More than 1.500 trade experts from the private sector as well as officials met in Geneva from 26 – 28 September 2017 for this year’s WTO Public Forum.

Andrey Guryev, Chairman of the Russia-Argentina Business Council discussed with the Ambassador of Argentina to Russia corporate sector development issues

26 September

Moscow – The CEO of PhosAgro and Chairman of the Russia-Argentina Business Council (“RABC“, the Council”) Andrey Guryev attended a meeting organised by the Ambassador of Argentina to Russia Ricardo Ernesto Lagorio in honor of the Council.

Greece and EAEU countries reveal the potential of economic cooperation between countries

14 September

The first business forum ‘EAEU–Greece: A New Bridge for Cooperation and Development’, which was held as part of the TIF-Helexpo 2017 exhibition, has concluded in Thessaloniki (Greece).

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin met with the Federation of German Industries (BDI) leadership

4 July

RSPP President Dr. Alexander Shokhin met with BDI President Dr. Dieter Kempf, BDI Director General and Member of the Presidential Board Dr. Joachim Lang as well as Managing Director of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations Dr. Michael Harms at the RSPP headquarters on 4 July 2017.

RSPP and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vietnam (VCCI) heads discussed preparations to the APEC CEO summit 2017

29 June

The delegation of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vietnam (VCCI) which chairs the APEC CEO summit 2017 visited the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) on 29 June 2017.

Stay the course on globalization but make it work better, say Asia-Pacific business leaders

3 May

Members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), meeting in Seoul to prepare recommendations on business priorities for APEC Trade Ministers in May, emphasized the tremendous benefits that more open trade has delivered for Asia-Pacific communities, lifting millions from poverty, enhancing productivity and generating dynamic growth in the region.

Dr. Alexander Shokhin participates in the B20 summit in Berlin

2 May

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin participates in the key B20 event under the German presidency - B20 summit in Berlin on May 2-3, 2017.
On the sidelines of the summit Dr. Alexander Shokhin held working meetings with BDI Director General Joachim Lang, BUSINESSEUROPE President Emma Marcegaglia and JUMORE E-COMMERCE CO., LTD delegation.

Chairman’s Statement 30th ASEAN Summit

30 April

1. We, the Heads of State /Government of ASEAN Member States, gathered for the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila on 29 April 2017 under the Chairmanship of the Republic of the Philippines with the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World,” which envisions an integrated, peaceful, stable and resilient ASEAN Community that actively takes a leading role as a regional and global player in advancing political-security cooperation, sustainable economic growth and socio-cultural development in Southeast Asia and in the world.

New Occupational Health White Paper: Investing and operating in Russia

28 April

IOE partner company International SOS has produced a new whitepaper, in English and Russian, entitled, “Investing and Operating in Russia. Mitigate Occupational Health Risks and Meet Regulatory Compliance”, featuring a case study from the IOE's Russian member (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs).

RSPP Vice President Marina Larionova discussed negative impact of sanctions on realization of human rights with the UN delegation

25 April

Dr. Marina Larionova, RSPP Vice President for International Relations held a meeting with Idriss Jazairy, Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights on April 25, 2017. 

WTO Business Focus Group Chaired by B20 Sherpa Adopts Recommendations

14 April

More than 60 business representatives from all over the world that constitute the WTO Business Focus Groups (BFGs) agreed on joint recommendations on how to improve the process of the WTO and make it more relevant for business.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin attended the DER-Dialog Advisory Board meeting in Lech, Austria

3 April

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin attended the DER-Dialog Advisory Board meeting in Lech, Austria held on April 2-3, 2017.

Russia, China Agree to Expand Cooperation on Arctic Exploration

30 March


Co-chairs of Russian-Chinese commission for preparation of regular meetings of heads of governments held talks on the sidelines of the International Arctic Forum in Arkhangelsk.

Russia, China Agree to Expand Cooperation on Arctic Exploration

29 March

Co-chairs of Russian-Chinese commission for preparation of regular meetings of heads of governments held talks on the sidelines of the International Arctic Forum in Arkhangelsk.

Dr. Alexander Shokhin: SMEs support is one of key priorities of the G20 agenda

22 March

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin participated in the B20 events under the German presidency on 22 March 2017.

Business leaders urge G20 to put climate change back on agenda

22 March

Business executives and scientists urged the world's leading economies to put global warming back on the G20 agenda after finance ministers and central bankers failed to reaffirm their readiness to finance measures against climate change.

A new issue of the Asia-Pacific News Brief on the occasion of the Russian Business Week released

21 March

A new issue of the Asia-Pacific News Brief on the occasion of the Russian Business Week is released.  The publication opens with a Foreword by from Dr. Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

RSPP organized the International Forum devoted to the integration in Greater Eurasia

15 March

The Forum held on 15 March 2017 was attended by more than 350 representatives of the Russian companies operating / interested in entering the markets of the Asia-Pacific region, Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and European Union companies, including Gazprom, VTB Bank, Vnesheconombank, Nornickel, Metalloinvest, NLMK Group, RUSAL, SUEK, Russian Railways, Sinara-Transport Machines, Summa Group, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and many others

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin attended the 53rd edition of the Munich Security Conference

20 February

Alexander Shokhin`s visit to Munich, Germany on February 17-19, 2017 included participation in the German-Russian Business Breakfast with attendance of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and Russian and German business leaders. Dr. Shokhin also attended the key events of the Munich Security Conference and met with representatives of the RSPP partner organizations, namely German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, Federation of German Industries (BDI) and German companies.

RSPP Executive Vice President Victor Cherepov met with the U.S.-Russia Business Council delegation

25 January

RSPP Executive Vice President Victor Cherepov met with the U.S.-Russia Business Council delegation on January 25, 2017.

Dr. Alexander Shokhin, RSPP President met with Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, IIASA Director General and CEO on the sidelines of the Gaidar Forum

16 January

Dr. Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) met with Dr. Pavel Kabat, Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) on the sidelines of the Gaidar Forum on January 14, 2017.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin met with US Ambassador to the Russian Federation John F. Tefft

30 November 2016

Alexander Shokhin and John Tefft discussed the prospects of economic growth in Russia, investment climate and bilateral cooperation prospects. Alexander Shokhin told John Tefft about the RSPP work with the partners in the framework of Eurasian Economic Union.

2016 APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) report to the APEC Leaders is released

30 September 2016

The report emphasized a need for economic growth to be inclusive through a range of policy measures, which address the needs of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), women and younger generation.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin held a working meeting with Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC) Secretary General Li Zhonghang

16 September 2016

Alexander Shokhin and Li Zhonghang discussed outcomes of the Silk Road Business Summit and SRCIC Cooperation and Development Conference held in Xi`an on September 5-8, 2016, signing by the RSPP the Framewфork Agreement on Jointly Establishing a Mechanism and Platform for International Industry and Commerce Cooperation as well as RSPP-SRCIC joint focus-session ‘One Belt One Road: Prospects for Business’ to be held in the framework of the Russian-Asian International Business Forum in Moscow on November 1, 2016.

Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs participated in the DER-Dialog-Europe-Russia Advisory Board meeting held in Salzburg

23 August 2016

The discussion of the meeting focused on boosting economic growth through economic reform and perspectives of the EU-Russia relations.

Dr. Marina Larionova, RSPP Vice President for International Relations participated in the Chatham House International Policy Forum on Empowering Women for Economic Growth in the G20 member countries

12 July 2016

At the warm-up session of the Forum Dr. Marina Larionova presented an overview of the G20 work on promoting gender equality and empowering women for economic growth on the base of the ongoing project results with G20 effectiveness assessment as well recommendations on strengthening G20 cooperation in this sphere. Dr. Marina Larionova also shared with the participants the B20 gender-related activities and recommendations.

B20 2016 press conference held in Beijing on June 16, 2016

28 June 2016

The B20 Summit is scheduled to open in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province from September 3 to 4. Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders from G20 members will attend the meeting and discuss measures to boost the world economy.

Member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Andrey Guryev elected President of the Russian Association of Fertiliser Producers

7 June 2016

Member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev has begun his duties as President of the Russian Association of Fertiliser Producers (RAFP), and has been re-elected as Vice President Eastern Europe & Central Asia of the International Fertiliser Association (IFA).

Business representatives and experts discussed Russia`s approaches to concluding intergovernmental investment agreements in the RSPP

7 June 2016

The seminar on modernization of Russia`s approaches to concluding intergovernmental investment agreements was held in the RSPP on June 7, 2016. 

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin participated in the B20, BIAC, OECD roundtable on financing SMEs in global value chains

31 May 2016

In his statement Alexander Shokhin emphasized the G20 actions to support SMEs, particularly in access to finance and integration in global value chains. Alexander Shokhin said that despite some progress the G20 should build continuity and keep on delivering because both SMEs and GVCs are drivers of economic growth.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin addressed the plenary session of the RAND Business Leaders Forum

30 May 2016

In his statement Alexander Shokhin emphasized that assessments of business climate in Russia by international experts and Russian business are different. Russian companies are mostly concerned by a number of barriers including high fiscal burden, prices and tariffs increase, difficulties with access to credit resources as well as lack of qualified personnel. Foreign companies working in Russia are concerned mainly with administrative barriers and lack of protection of property rights.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin participated in the General Assembly of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) held in Paris on May 30, 2016

30 May 2016

The General Assembly discussion focused on key outcomes of the survey by the BIAC Economic Policy Committee, OECD agenda on investment and responsible business conduct, update on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project and others.

Alexander Shokhin,RSPP President addressed the plenary session of the ASEAN-Russia Business Forum in Sochi on May 19, 2016

19 May 2016

In his speech at the plenary session on Russia – ASEAN partnership and its significance for business, Alexander Shokhin highlighted the opportunities Russia offers for international investors, governmental authorities and business community work on improving business climate as well as investment potential of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) partner countries.

A special issue of the Asia-Pacific News Brief on the occasion of the ASEAN-Russia Commemorative Summit events

18 May 2016

On the occasion of the ASEAN-Russia Commemorative Summit and Russia-ASEAN Business Forum the special issue of the Asia-Pacific News Brief focuses on Russia’s and its Eurasian Economic Union partners’ cooperation with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Brief is published by the NCC APR with support of RSPP, KPMG, CIIR of the RANEPA and ERG.

RSPP Management Board Member Andrey Guryev Participated in Meeting of Russian Business Community with the Foreign Minister of Argentina

18 April 2016

Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) Management Board Member Andrey Guryev participated in a meeting of the Russian business community with the Foreign Minister of Argentina Susana Malcorra.

South Asia Remains World's Fastest Growing Region, but Should Be Vigilant to Fading Tailwinds

13 April 2016

Led by robust growth in India, South Asia shows resilience in the face of turbulent international markets and remains the fastest-growing region in the world, with economic growth forecasted to grad ually accelerate from 7.1 percent in 2016 to 7.3 percent in 2017, a World Bank report said.

East Asia Pacific Growth Remains Resilient in Face of Challenging Global Environment, Says World Bank

13 April 2016

Growth in developing East Asia and Pacific has remained resilient and is expected to ease only modestly during 2016-2018, according to a new World Bank report. This outlook is subject to elevated risks and countries should continue to prioritize monetary and fiscal policies that reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen credibility, while deepening structural reforms.

EU reaffirms continued commitment to further deepening partnership with ASEAN

12 April 2016

The European Union (EU) reiterated its strong commitment and interest in further substantiating the ASEAN-EU Dialogue Relations.

Tags: ASEAN

ASEAN and Global Green Growth Institute explore collaboration

12 April 2016

Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, welcomed the President of Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and former President of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the ASEAN Secretariat to discuss potential collaboration on green growth on April 11, 2016. Currently, five ASEAN Member States are members of GGGI: Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.

Tags: ASEAN

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