• Employees work next to tanks for liquefied natural gas (LNG) at a factory in Xian, Shaanxi province, China June 3, 2019
    Last update: 14:00 07.06.2019
    14:00 07.06.2019

    Future Direction of China's Energy Sector is Promoting a Revolution - CNPC Chairman

    Energy will be one of the main topics at the SPIEF, which opened on Thursday. Over the past two decades, the use of natural gas in the Asia-Pacific region has tripled, making it set to become the global centre for gas trade in the future. China, especially, has an increasing demand for it.

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  • In this Feb. 7, 2019, photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma walks on the court during an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston. He is wearing Nike's latest performance basketball shoes, which from concept to reality, took about three years to put together. Or 30 years, depending on how you count. The Nike Adapt BB _ a self-lacing smart shoe that can be controlled by a smartphone _ gets released to the public on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, a date that just happens to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte. It has a motor embedded within the shoe, and a hefty $350 price tag.
    Last update: 10:26 07.06.2019
    10:26 07.06.2019

    Nike, Adidas, Uniqlo Want to Produce Goods in Russia - Deputy Trade Minister

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - International companies like Nike, Adidas and Uniqlo want to produce their goods in Russia, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Yevtukhov told Sputnik on Friday on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

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  • Nord Stream 2 pipes
    Last update: 10:02 07.06.2019
    10:02 07.06.2019

    Danish Stand on Nord Stream 2 Contradicts European Laws - Schroeder

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Denmark puts at risk timely completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline for delivering Russian gas to Europe, and Danish policy contradicts European laws, Gerhard Schroeder, the former German chancellor and the head of Nord Stream 2 operator's board of directors, said on Friday.

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  • Online shopping
    Last update: 06:46 07.06.2019
    06:46 07.06.2019

    Amazon Bestselling Author Reveals How AI Could Shape Personal Banking

    Brett King is a futurist, a bestselling author on Amazon, an award-winning speaker, the host of a globally-recognised radio show and the founder and executive chairman of neo-bank Moven. In an interview with Sputnik he outlines current challenges in personal banking and how artificial intelligence could become integral to the process.

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  • The Moscow International Business Center, Moscow City.
    Last update: 01:19 07.06.2019
    01:19 07.06.2019

    Inflation in Russia Slightly Accelerated in Early 2019, Now Showing Downward Trend - Putin

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russia's inflation slightly increased at the beginning of 2019 but is now showing a trend toward decline, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

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  • AI art exhibition at Hermitage Museum
    Last update: 21:39 06.06.2019
    21:39 06.06.2019

    AI Art Exhibition Opens at State Hermitage Museum as Part of SPIEF’19 Cultural Programme(PHOTOS)

    An unusual mix of contemporary art and AI technology is on display at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. The exhibition – part of the SPIEF’19 cultural programme – is a joint effort of the Russian Direct Investment Fund and its foreign partners.

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  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
    Last update: 19:44 06.06.2019
    19:44 06.06.2019

    UN Secretary General Calls on World Leaders to Make Effort to Avoid New Cold War

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Thursday, stressed the need to make greater efforts to avoid the new Cold War.

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  • Buildings are seen from across the water in Doha, Qatar June 5, 2017
    Last update: 17:06 06.06.2019
    17:06 06.06.2019

    Qatar’s Economy Booming Under Embargo, GDP Growth Expected at 2.5-3% - Gov’t Financial Body

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Qatar’s economy has been performing even better under economic sanctions than it did before, with GDP growth expected to reach 2.5-3 percent, Yousuf Al-Jaida, Chief Executive Officer at Qatar Financial Center Authority, told Sputnik on Thursday in an interview.

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    15:30 06.06.2019

    LIVE UPDATES: Day One at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

    St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is an annual Russian business forum held in St. Petersburg since 1997. This year, the event is taking place on 6–8 June at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019
  • Vienna view
    Last update: 14:43 06.06.2019
    14:43 06.06.2019

    Scandal in Vienna Won't Impact Austrian-Russian Ties - Austrian Politician

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Christoph Leitl, a member of the Austrian People's Party (OVP), told Sputnik he believed that a recent political scandal in Austria, which led to a vote of no confidence in the chancellor, would not hamper Russian-Austrian ties.

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 18, 2018) - The guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) transits the Pacific Ocean while underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.
    Last update: 14:18 06.06.2019
    14:18 06.06.2019

    Putin Sees Significant Risk International Arms Control System Will Break Down

    In late-May, US Defenсe Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley said that the United States believes Russia may not be adhering to the nuclear testing moratorium outlined in the 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin
    Last update: 14:05 06.06.2019
    14:05 06.06.2019

    Russian President Putin Meets Heads of Int'l News Agencies at SPIEF (VIDEO)

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting with the heads of international news agencies during the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

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  • Stenin Photo Contest Award-Winning Works
    Last update: 13:09 06.06.2019
    13:09 06.06.2019

    Exhibition of 2018 Stenin Photo Contest Award-Winning Works Opens in Uruguay

    MONTEVIDEO (Sputnik) - The exhibition of more than 30 photographs by the finalists of the 2018 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest has opened in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo at the parliament building.

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  • The district of West Bay, Doha. File photo
    Last update: 12:32 06.06.2019
    12:32 06.06.2019

    Qatar to Use Sovereign Wealth Fund for Investing in Diversifying Energy Sources - Minister

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Qatar, which holds a significant part of the world's oil and natural gas reserves, intends to use the country's sovereign wealth fund to invest in other types of energy, Qatari Finance Minister Ali Shareef Emadi said on Thursday at a panel discussion at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

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  • Oil production in cities of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug
    Last update: 11:57 06.06.2019
    11:57 06.06.2019

    US De Facto Controls Range of Russian Industry Fields Due to Sanctions - Rosneft

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The US administration has de facto seized control over Russian aluminum giant Rusal and, subsequently, over a range of Russian industry areas, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said on Thursday at a panel discussion at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

    St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019
  • Current UMP right-wing opposition party President and former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy speaks during a campaign rally ahead of the French departmental elections, on March 20, 2015 in Dammarie-les-Lys, south of Paris
    Last update: 11:02 06.06.2019
    11:02 06.06.2019

    Bonjour, Guys: WATCH Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy Jogging in Russian Park

    The former president of France arrived in the Russian city to take part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which will run from Thursday to Saturday. The forum includes delegations from nearly all EU countries, as well as other states from around the globe.

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  • PDVSA
    Last update: 10:12 06.06.2019
    10:12 06.06.2019

    Office of Venezuelan Oil Giant PDVSA to Open in Moscow in June

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - An office of Venezuelan oil giant PDVSA will be opened in the Russian capital Moscow in June, Venezuelan Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said on Thursday.

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  • US Dollar
    Last update: 09:18 06.06.2019
    09:18 06.06.2019

    US Became Leading Foreign Investor in Russian Economy in 2018 - Survey

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The United States beat China by the number of investment projects in Russia and became the leading investor in that country in 2018 for the first time since 2013 despite tense relations between Moscow and Washington in recent years, a survey, carried out by EY consultancy and obtained by Sputnik, has shown.

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  • St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2019
    Last update: 08:00 06.06.2019
    08:00 06.06.2019

    International Economic Forum to Kick Off in St. Petersburg

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Delegations from nearly all EU countries, as well as senior officials from Cambodia, Vietnam, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, the Central African Republic and Ivory Coast, will take part in various business sessions at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

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  • An Aurus Senate limousine is displayed at ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre ahead of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that will be held on June 6-8, in St. Petersburg, Russia
    Last update: 14:50 05.06.2019
    14:50 05.06.2019

    Russian Luxury Kortezh Golden Aurus Senat Car Presented at SPIEF 2019

    The golden Russian Aurus Senat car is being presented on the Expoforum boardwalk, where the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is being held.

    St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019