The SPIEF (St. Petersburg International Economic Forum) 2018 annual forum will be held in Russia's second largest city of St. Petersburg on May 24-26. The event is a major global platform for communication between business representatives and the discussion of crucial economic issues. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Emmanuel Macron are due to attend the forum.
Sputnik spoke with Michio Kaku, an American theoretical physicist, futurist, and popularizer of science at the 2018 International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
Dmitry Morozov, chief executive officer of the closed joint stock company (CJSC) and leading Russian innovative biotechnical company BIOCAD, has spoken to Sputnik about the country’s brand new medical technologies.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – The Russian authorities are developing measures aimed at supporting the national aluminum industry, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak told Sputnik.
Following the second round of talks on economy and trade, the US and China are aiming to strengthen mutual trade cooperation. Sputnik has spoken with Vice President of the Chinese Metallurgical Group Xu Xiangchun and general director of the Chinese Corporation Chengtong Holdings Group, Zhou Liqun about the recent development.
On the sidelines of Russia's SPIEF in St. Petersburg, Sputnik spoke to the managing partner of Deloitte CIS, Ian Colebourne, about the introduction of digital technologies in consulting firms.
On the sidelines of Russia's SPIEF in St. Petersburg, Sputnik spoke to the CEO of US Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Alexis Rodzianko, about the prospects of foreign investment in Russia.
On the sidelines of Russia's SPIEF in St. Petersburg, Sputnik spoke to Honorary President of the Indian Business Alliance Sammy Kotwani about cultural relations between the two countries and the upcoming cultural events in Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The new Italian cabinet will face a wave of critical statements across Europe if it signs agreements with Russia, Paolo Grimoldi, a member of the Italian parliament representing the Lega party, told Sputnik on Saturday.
ST.PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-cartel producers, which are part of the oil output cut agreement, plan to work out parameters for easing the oil cuts within a month, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told the RBC broadcaster Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - A total of 550 agreements worth more than 2.36 trillion rubles ($38 billion) have been signed at the 2018 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Anton Kobyakov, the Russian presidential adviser said Saturday.
ST.PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Falih said Saturday he had held meetings with LUKoil head Vagit Alekperov and Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom will barely make a decision to introduce sanctions targeting the Russian sovereign debt, as such developments are not within the framework of the official position of London, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The pullout of Russian forces from South Ossetia is out of the agenda, the military forces of the two states have elaborated a joint security approach, South Ossetia’s President Anatoly Bibilov told Sputnik in an interview.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russia could start producing motorcycles of the domestic Kortezh (Cortege) project in 2019 at the earliest, CEO of the Rostec state corporation Sergey Chemezov said Saturday.
MADRID (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected as "nonsense" accusations of his government’s role in last year’s Catalan independence bid as he spoke in support of Spanish integrity at the meeting with journalists on Friday.
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russia is trying to develop certain preferential conditions for the development of its digital economy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday took part in a plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), during which he spoke on challenges of the world economy, as well as key foreign policy issues.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Italian Eni did not make a decision to leave joint ventures with Russia's Rosneft because of sanctions, reports about this are pure speculations, company's CEO Claudio Descalzi told Sputnik Friday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin assured foreign business representatives at a meeting on the sidelines of SPIEF on Friday that they should not be concerned about the draft law on responsibility for compliance with Western sanctions against Russia since the problem had been resolved, a participant of the meeting told reporters.
On the sidelines of Russia's SPIEF in St. Petersburg, Sputnik spoke to Secretary General of the World Energy Council, Christoph Frei about the prospects of energy sector's digitalization.