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.
On the sidelines of Russia's SPIEF in St. Petersburg, Sputnik spoke to the founder of Universa Blockchain Alexander Borodich about the challenges of Russia's digital transformation and prospects of country's "blockchainization".
On the sidelines of Russia's SPIEF in St. Petersburg, Sputnik spoke to Global Financial Services Industry leader for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited Bob Contri about the challenges and prospects of Russia's emerging financial digital market.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The Russian authorities will continue efforts to ensure a sustainable growth of the Russian economy aiming to join the list of Top-5 global economies, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Russia is interested in developing cooperation with Japan in the hi-tech sector, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has agreed to continue a dialogue with at least 15 Russian companies in light of the results of meetings at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), SAGIA's deputy governor for investment, Sultan Mofti, told Sputnik on Friday.
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Italy’s eurosceptic Lega party expects to get enough ministerial posts in the new government to implement key points of its election program, with regard to anti-Russia sanctions, immigration and EU economic policies, Paolo Grimoldi, a secretary for the party in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, told Sputnik.
Speaking to Sputnik on the sidelines of the ongoing 2018 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Chinese businessmen specifically underscored the importance of boosting economic ties between Moscow and Beijing.
There are different versions of the MH17 crash, but nobody takes them into account, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The Russian Finance Ministry may replicate the UK experiment of introducing excises on so-called "harmful products" such as sugary drinks, the Russian Finance Ministry told Sputnik on Friday.
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Russian pipeline systems have no competition on the European market according to the price of gas for consumers, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - France wants to become the leader of foreign investment in Russia, winning the top spot by beating Germany, French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, are addressing participants of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Syria may need more than previously estimated $400 billion for its reconstruction efforts, and is expecting to cover cost with the help of internal sources and foreign aid, including from Russia, Syrian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Samer Khalil told Sputnik on Friday on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The EU attempts to continue investments in Iran despite the US decision to re-impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic are impossible for energy giants as they need access to the US banking system, Total President and CEO Patrick Pouyanne said Friday during an Energy session of the SPIEF.
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Russia’s Rosneft said on Friday it had signed a memorandum of understanding on potential cooperation in implementation of projects in Africa with Nigeria’s Oranto Petroleum Limited.
The 2018 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) kicked off on May 24, in an annual three-day event that gathers business representatives and top politicians. Speaking to Sputnik, Pekka Viljakainen, Senior Advisor to the President of the Skolkovo Foundation, has lauded the SPIEF in light of burgeoning Russian-Finnish relations.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The policy of sanctions and ultimatums being used in the oil and gas markets may lead to commodity "super-cycles" — decades-long periods when the price of a certain commodity spikes and then falls — and record high oil prices, Russian energy giant Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said at the SPIEF on Friday.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The meeting of the Joint OPEC-non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) in June will address the figures for the possible increase in the oil output within the Vienna deal among other issues, Russian Energy Minister Novak said on Friday.
ST.PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russian-US economic cooperation, including revenue of the US businesses which operate in Russia, is expected to continue growing in 2018 despite the tense political environment, Alexis Rodzianko, president and CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Russia, said on Friday.
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and 10 other major oil producers reached a conformity level with oil production cuts under the Vienna deal of over 150 percent in April, Energy and Industry Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Suhail Mazroui told Sputnik on Friday.