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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

ASEAN, China renew commitment to forge closer cooperation

12 April 2016

The 17th Meeting of the ASEAN-China Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) held in Jakarta held on April 11, 2016 reaffirmed the importance of ASEAN-China partnership and renewed commitments to forge closer cooperation. The Meeting acknowledged the strong momentum to further strengthen ASEAN-China relations.

Tags: ASEAN

BRICS Business Council summarized the Russian presidency outcomes

11 April 2016

The meeting of the BRICS Business Council held in Moscow on April 6, 2016 was attended by heads of national chapters of the Council, namely Mr. Sergey Katyrin, CCI of Russia, Indian - Mr. Onkar Kanwar, Apollo Tyres, Brazilian - Mr. José Rubens de La Rosa, Chinese - Mr. XU Lirong, China COSCO Shipping, Mr. Brian Molefe, Eskom Holdings SOC as well as business representatives of the BRICS countries.

Russia supports an idea of holding BRICS exhibition and fair on the eve of the Leaders summit

11 April 2016


Russia supports the Indian BRICS presidency initiative to organize a large exhibition and fair on the eve of the Leaders summit in October 2016. Russia also believes that its initiatives elaborated in 2015, in particular on advancing export supplies insurance and reinsurance mechanism, establishment of BRICS rating agency, deepening joint research, use of national currencies in payments between BRICS member countries will be further developed and implemented.

A seminar on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement’s influence on Russia`s economy was held in the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) on April 8, 2016

11 April 2016

Director of the Department for Trade Negotiations of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Medvedkov was a keynote speaker of the event.

G20 Leaders Launch Global Partnership and Website to Help Advance Inclusive Business

11 April 2016

The G20 officially launched the Global Platform on Inclusive Business (GPIB) in Nanjing, China on April 6, 2016. The Platform is a global partnership that will provide support to policymakers and accelerate the adoption of inclusive business policies and programs globally.

Tags: G20/B20

The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and PwC announced the launch of a joint Corporate Tax Award

8 April 2016

We’re pleased to invite your company’s tax department to take part in our new Corporate Tax Award 2016 contest.

EAEU member countries elaborate a dialogue mechanism of engagement with China

8 April 2016

As Grigoriy Karasin, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation pointed out in his interview to the newspaper “Kazakhstan Pravda”, the Eurasian Economic Union member countries agreed to collaborate in implementing the Chinese initiative One Belt, One Road in parallel to holding talks on signing an agreement on trade and economic cooperation between the EAEU and China.

Russia and Austria will continue implementing the Declaration on Partnership and Modernisation

6 April 2016

It was announced by President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the talks with Federal President of Austria Heinz Fischer on April 6, 2016. Russia and Austria also will work to facilitate a favourable business climate and deepen industrial and technological cooperation.

A meeting of senior officials of Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the level of deputy foreign ministers

5 April 2016

A meeting of senior officials of Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the level of deputy foreign ministers was held in Moscow on April 5, 2016

International Forum within the Russian Business Week focused on new conditions and opportunities for economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific and Eurasian Regions

25 March 2016

The International Forum “New Conditions and Opportunities for Economic Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific and Eurasian Regions” within the Russian Business Week was held on March 23, 2016. The first part of the event was devoted to the regional and integration projects implemented in these regions, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and other free trade zones, Silk Road Economic Belt, Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and coordinating development of EAEU and Silk Road Economic Belt. Aleksey Maslov, Head of the School of Asian Studies of the National Research University Higher School of Economics moderated the discussion.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin met with Ambassador of Mexico to the Russian Federation H.E. Ruben Beltran

26 February 2016

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin met with Ambassador of Mexico to the Russian Federation H.E. Ruben Beltran.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin held a meeting with Her Majesty's Ambassador to Russia Dr Laurie Bristow

25 February 2016

At the meeting Alexander Shokhin and Laurie Bristow discussed the state of play in the global economy, perspectives of Russian – UK economic cooperation as well as priorities of Russia`s economic development. Alexander Shokhin emphasized the importance of Russian-UK engagement within the multilateral fora, such as G20.

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin met with President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) Alexander Shokhin

24 February 2016

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin met with President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) Alexander Shokhin on February 15, 2016. The discussion focused on the actual agenda of state – business engagement and key challenges the business community faces. Alexander Shokhin told about the preparations to the RSPP annual congress to be held within the Russian Business Week on March 24, 2016.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin attended the Munich Security Conference

15 February 2016

52nd Munich Security Conference (MSC) was held on February 12-14, 2016. The discussion focused on fight against “Daeshing Terror”, migrant crisis in the EU, trade and security, health security, future of NATO, climate and energy security, Euro-Atlantic integration perspectives and others.

Russia ratified the Agreement with China on avoidance of double taxation and prevention of tax evasion regarding income taxes as well as the Amendment Protocol

11 February 2016

The Agreement was signed in October 2014. The Protocol on Amendments was signed in May 2015. The Agreement will come into effect in January 2017 (ab initio of new fiscal period).

WTO releases new statistical profiles on global value chains

29 January 2016

The WTO has released new statistical profiles on global value chains (GVCs) for 61 economies. These profiles bring together a set of indicators on trade taking place within GVCs.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin gave a speech at the plenary session of the B20 Kick-Off meeting within the Chinese presidency

26 January 2016

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin gave a speech at the plenary session of the B20 Kick-Off meeting within the Chinese presidency held in Beijing on January 26, 2016

Historic Reforms Double Quota Resources and Enhance Voice of Emerging and Developing Economies

26 January 2016

The 2010 IMF quota and governance reforms took effect on January 26, 2016. The reforms mark an important step forward for the IMF.

World Economic Forum released the Global Risks Report 2016

19 January 2016

According to the report the risks about which it has been warning over the past decade are starting to manifest themselves in new, sometimes unexpected ways and harm people, institutions and economies. The Report also analyses the significance of global risks to the business community at a regional and country-level.

World Economic Forum Activities in 2016

18 January 2016

In addition to annual WEF meeting in January the Forum will launch new reports and hold regional and thematic meetings.

Chinese Vice Finance Minister: The BRICS countries are the key suppliers of raw materials for the global economy

12 January 2016

The BRICS countries are the key suppliers of raw materials for the global economy, Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said at the 4th Economic and Financial Forum of BRICS Countries that was held in Beijing on 12 January 2016.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Arkady Dvorkovich met with the heads of international companies operating in Russia in a meeting of the International Council for Cooperation and Investment

16 December 2015

The International Council for Cooperation and Investment (ICCI) meeting with participation of Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Arkady Dvorkovich was held in RSPP on December 11, 2015.

Chinese renminbi will be included into the IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket

7 December 2015

The decision was made on November 30, 2015 during the SDR basket valuation review which is carried by the IMF each five years.

Alexander Shokhin: Russian business plans to boost cooperation within multilateral and bilateral platforms in the Asia-Pacific region

4 December 2015

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin and the Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the Russian Federation H.E. Carlos D. Sorreta presented the special issue of the bulletin “Asia-Pacific News Brief” (in English, in Russian) prepared by the National Coordination Center for Developing Economic Cooperation with the Countries of Asia-Pacific Region (NCC APR) for the APEC leaders week on November 9, 2015. 

BRICS countries to finance New Development Bank’s statutory capital soon

3 December 2015

In early 2016, the BRICS countries will make the first contributions to the initial $10 billion statutory capital of the BRICS New Development Bank, said the bank's President Kundapur Vaman Kamath.

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to Strengthen Ties with ASEAN

3 December 2015

During the meeting between Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Secretary-General Dmitry Mezentsev and ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh held on December 2, 2015, it was announced that the SCO intends to work closely with ASEAN through the Secretariat-to-Secretariat level and beyond.

First block of New Development Bank projects to be formed by April 2016

2 December 2015

The first block of projects of the BRICS New Development Bank should be prepared by the end of April, the bank's Vice President, Vladimir Kazbekov, said at the opening ceremony of the BRICS media summit in Beijing, China.

APEC Leaders held their annual summit in Manila, Philippines on November 18-19, 2015

2 December 2015

The Philippines previously hosted the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting nearly two decades ago - in 1996 in Subic Bay.

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade chairs the B20 starting from December 1, 2015

2 December 2015

According to CCPIT Chairman Jiang Zengwei, the B20 process will focus on global economic growth, trade and investment, infrastructure, SME development, employment and anti-corruption. The B20 recommendations to the G20 leaders will be elaborated by six taskforces.

BIAC and OECD took stock of their work within the Turkish G20 Presidency

30 November 2015

The chart includes the references of OECD current and new mandates in the Antalya G20 Leaders’ Communique, BIAC participation in this process as well as B20 work and impact of its recommendations.

BRICS New Development Bank vice presidents purviews defined

27 November 2015

The scope of responsibilities for BRICS New Development Bank vice presidents has been defined, the South African Foreign Ministry said, citing Bank President Kundapur Vaman Kamath (India).

Seminar “Operational Aspects of Work with Chinese Investors and Partners”

25 November 2015

Seminar “Operational Aspects of Work with Chinese Investors and Partners” organized by the NCC APR jointly with RSPP, KPMG with support by Clifford Chance was held on November 25, 2015

Appointment of Russia’s representatives to BRICS Business Council for 2016–2018

24 November 2015

Vladimir Putin signed an instruction appointing representatives of the Russian Federation to the BRICS Business Council for 2016-2018.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin addressed the participants of the B20 summit in Antalya

16 November 2015

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin addressed the participants of the B20 summit in Antalya (Turkey) which was held on November 14-15, 2015. The summit was a concluding event of the Turkey B20 presidency. On the first day of the summit the participants summed up the B20 activities in 2015, emphasized the main achievements and recommendations. B20 handover ceremony from the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) to the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) took place.

New “Business for 2030” web portal was launched

16 November 2015

New “Business for 2030” web-portal showcases business' past and continuing contributions to sustainable development through the prism of the SDGs.

RSPP Vice President, B20 Russia Sherpa Dr. Marina Larionova responded to the news channel Russia 24 questions about the Antalya G20 summit prospects

13 November 2015

In the interview to the news channel Russia 24 RSPP Vice President, B20 Russia Sherpa Dr. Marina Larionova told about the key achievements of the Turkish G20 presidency, the Antalya leaders` summit prospects as well as the recommendations prepared by the B20 for the G20 leaders.

Leaders Week Video Streaming at the official APEC web-site

13 November 2015

The APEC Week`s events include in particular APEC Ministerial Meeting (16 - 17 November), APEC CEO Summit (16 - 18 November), APEC SME Summit (17 November) and the key event - APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (18 - 19 November) as well as various expert meetings.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin held a business meeting with BUSINESSEUROPE Director General Markus Beyrer

12 November 2015

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin held a business meeting with BUSINESSEUROPE Director General Markus Beyrer in the RSPP on November 11, 2015.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin met with the business delegation of the Southern Germany

11 November 2015

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin held a working meeting with the business delegation of the Southern Germany headed by Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation for Baden Württemberg, Chief Executive Officer of Mangold Consulting GmbH Klaus Mangold.

RSPP and Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture discuss prospects for increasing Russia-Brazil trade turnover

27 October 2015

The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) delegation headed by Vice President Viktor Cherepov met with the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of Brazil to discuss the prospects for increasing trade turnover between Russia and Brazil.

Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) and Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) signed the Agreement on Establishing the Argentine–Russian Business Dialogue

22 October 2015

Buenos Aires, October 22, 2015 - Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) and Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) signed the Agreement on Establishing the Argentine–Russian Business Dialogue. The document was signed by Member of the RSPP Board, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of OJSC PhosAgro Andrey Guryev and UIA President Adrián Kaufmann Brea.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin addressed the participants of IV Eurasian Forum in Verona

22 October 2015

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin addressed the participants of IV Eurasian Forum in Verona which is held on October 22-23, 2015.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin addressed the opening session of the RussiaTALK Investment Forum

21 October 2015

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin addressed the opening session of the RussiaTALK Investment Forum organized by the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC) in Moscow on October 21, 2015.

Meeting of the BRICS Heads of Industrial Authorities

20 October 2015

On 20 October 2015, Moscow hosted the first Meeting of the BRICS Heads of Industrial Authorities. The meeting focused on industrial cooperation between BRICS countries and new opportunities for growth.

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin participated in the official ceremony of commemorative postage stamp cancellation on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Russian – Mexican diplomatic relationships establishment

19 October 2015

RSPP President Alexander Shokhin participated in the official ceremony of commemorative postage stamp cancellation on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Russian – Mexican diplomatic relationships establishment which was held on October 19, 2015.

The third China-Russia Expo will be held in Russia

14 October 2015

As the First Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Russia Alexey Likhachev noted at the second China-Russia Expo in Harbin, China, starting from the next year the Expo will be organized by rotation in Russia and China. In 2016 the event is planned to be held in St. Petersburg or Ekaterinburg.

Priorities on the transportation sphere development in the APEC region are adopted

12 October 2015

The Ministers responsible for transportation in the APEC region met in Cebu, the Philippines on October 9, 2015 to discuss a relationship between inclusive mobility and sustainable transport systems and economic growth. As Philippine Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya pointed out, “Advancing inclusive mobility means addressing the transportation requirements of all, especially those in vulnerable sectors of our society-the persons with disability, women, children, and the elderly... Improving mobility translates to increased productivity which helps accelerate economic progress”.

Russian – Indian mutual investments volume could reach USD15 billion by 2025

9 October 2015

The third meeting of the Russian-Indian working group on high-priority investment projects chaired by Alexey Likhachev, the first deputy of the Minister of Economic Development of Russia, and Amitabh Kant, the deputy of the Minister of Commerce and Industry of India was held on October 8, 2015.

Business does still have concerns that some of the BEPS recommendations may lead to double taxation of income

7 October 2015

“Business does still have concerns that some of the recommendations may lead to double taxation of income, and many important details remain to be worked out. We look forward to working with the OECD and G20 on those”, BIAC Tax Committee Chair Will Morris emphasized on the occasion of the release of the OECD’s 2015 BEPS deliverables package.

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