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  • LG Signs On for Rovi Data

    Leading Consumer Electronics Maker to Launch Rovi Data Service to New Markets - Brazil and Russia

    Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), a global leader in entertainment discovery, today announced that LG Electronics has signed on to use Rovi video metadata in LG smart devices.  Rovi Data is a broad portfolio of data covering 55 countries, available in more than 15 languages and built on a standard format to help make it easier to launch video services and devices to local markets.

  • Interfax-2014 scholarship announced

    Interfax Information Services Group and the Journalism Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have decided to award the 2014 B.S. Grischenko scholarship to Marina Bochkareva, a third year full-time student.

    The winner of the Interfax-2014 scholarship was announced on December 25 at the annual Moscow State University Journalism Faculty Practice Days.

  • Hughes Expands Russia Business with JSC Iskra R&D

    GERMANTOWN, MD and MOSCOW, Dec. 23, 2013 ― Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the world's leading provider of broadband satellite networks and services today announced the signing of a multi-year contract with Joint-Stock Company Iskra Research & Development (JSC Iskra R&D), one of the largest VSAT operators in Russia, to supply a new HN System and up to 3,000 broadband satellite terminals. Additionally, JSC Iskra R&D will establish an authorized service center at its Krasnoyarsk operations facility for Hughes satellite terminal products.

  • Interfax, QS rate best universities in BRICS

    International information group Interfax and rating company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a recognized university comparison leader, have ranked the best universities among the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

    You can view the complete list of the top 100 universities in BRICS at www.TopUniversities.com.

  • DIXY Partners, One of Russia’s Largest Food Retailers, Selects Revionics

    Revionics, Inc., the leading provider of End-to-End Merchandise Optimization solutions, announced today that they have entered into a multi-year agreement with DIXY Group (RTS, MICEX: DIXY), one of Russia’s largest national retail operators in the food retail market, to provide Revionics® Price Optimization solution to the company’s DIXY Neighborhood Stores, which includes 1,580 retail stores.

  • Minister Ulyukaev met with the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of the Republic of Peru Magali Silva Velarde-Alvarez

    On December 3, 2013 the Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev during the 9th Ministerial Conference on WTO, arranged on Bali (Indonesia), held a working meeting with the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of the Republic of Peru, co-chair of the 9th Conference of ministers of WTO Magali Silva Velarde-Alvarez.

  • International Conference “BRICS: Prospects for Cooperation and Development”

    In 2011-2013 the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation launched a series of seminars together with the Russian Foreign Trade Academy and the  UN  Development Program. These seminars were organized as a part of the expert consultations mechanism on BRICS cooperation, growth, trade and development. The goal was to discuss the prospects of cooperation, that is why the participation of experts and representatives of all the BRICS countries was essential.

  • Interfax develops rating of Russian regions by environmental, energy efficiency of businesses

    Interfax Information Services Group has developed a rating to assess Russian regions in terms of the fundamental efficiency and environmental responsibility of their businesses.

    The top five regions in the ranking for 2012 are Chuvashia, Buryatia, Oryol Region, Kaluga Region and Marii El Republic.

  • $1 trillion WTO deal 'very close' – Russia’s economic minister

    Moscow is ready to resume talks in Bali on Tuesday and hopefully sign a landmark Asia-Pacific region free trade zone deal, which would cheapen import goods worldwide and boost global trade by $1 trillion, Aleksey Uluykaev told in interview to RT.

    Russia’s Minister for Economic Development will represent Russia in Bali. Ulyukayev believes the leaders are “very close to a final positive solution,” on details of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) he told RT before departing Moscow for the summit.

  • Interfax and QS holding International Conference Emerging Markets: Universities in the Spotlight

    MOSCOW. Nov 25 (Interfax) - Interfax Information Services Group and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), one of the world‘s leading agencies in the field of the rating universities, are holding the International Conference Emerging Markets: Universities in the Spotlight in Moscow on December 17-18, 2013.

  • The Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexei Ulyukayev will meet with representatives of business circles of France in Paris on November 18

    MEDEF is the association of employers and entrepreneurs of France, which includes about 750 000 people and more than 600 industry associations and enterprises. The Association has 155 offices in the regions of the country bringing together the leaders of industrial and trade companies, banks, insurance companies, travel agencies and other businesses. MEDEF also acts as representative of the interests of business owners in negotiations with the government and the trade unions.

  • High-level talks between Russia and South Korea were held in Seoul

    The Minister Alexei Ulyukayev visited Seoul (the Republic of Korea) during the official visit of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on November 13, 2013.

    As a member of the Russian delegation the Minister took part in the sixth meeting of Korea-Russia Business Dialogue and talks between the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the President of the Republic of Korea Pak Kin Hyo relative to a wide range of issues of bilateral and regional agenda.

  • Russia and Kazakhstan are creating conditions for small and medium businesses

    The Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexei Ulyukayev as a member of the Russian delegation headed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin took part in the X Interregional Cooperation Forum between the two countries on November 11, 2013.

    The topic of the anniversary Forum taking place in Yekaterinburg is «Industrial cooperation».

  • Bonduelle and Crown Partner In Russia

    Philadelphia, PA – November 12, 2013. CROWN Food Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com), has partnered with the Bonduelle Group, the world leader in prepared vegetables, to install a new metal packaging production line inside the company’s Novotitarovskaia plant in Krasnodar Krai, southern Russia.

  • SPIMEX, Interfax announce regular publication of oil, oil product quotes

    Quotes for crude oil and oil products will be available in the information products of Interfax Group, such as the EFIR-Energy terminal and newswires to which Russia‘s largest energy companies and leading media outlets subscribe.

  • «Contact exchange» was held in the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

    A large-scale meeting of representatives of domestic business circles with trade representatives of the Russian Federation in foreign countries («contact exchange») was held in the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation on October 29, 2013.

  • The seminar on public-private partnership was held in the Office of the Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation to the Central Federal District

    The seminar on public-private partnership was held in the framework of the meeting of the Council at the Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation to the Central Federal District to promote the development of small and medium-sized businesses on October 25, 2013. The event was organized by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation together with the Office of the Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation to the Central Federal District.

  • On December 2 – 3, 2013 the Conference «Foreign Economic Activities as Factor for Efficient Development of the Russian Federation Regions» will be conducted in the city of Kaluga

    Development of foreign economic activities (export) by the Russian small and medium enterprises as well as support of improvement of the SME sector competitiveness level on the global markets of innovative products and technologies, involvement into the world-wide supply and production chains, attraction of investments, improvement of SME support infrastructure organizations – all these aspects are the main priorities – especially under the WTO conditions and requirements - of the state programme for SME support carried out by the Ministry for Economic Developme

  • On 17 October 2013, a workshop was held in the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia to review the issues of Public-Private Partnership with representatives of OECD and the Ministry of Finance of France

    "Russia has little experience in running this kind of projects. Today, we are certainly learning something new to us. The task is not to convince us in anything, as we know for sure that this tool deserves not just some attention but needs overall support from the state. The main thing is to show our regional colleagues this tool is not only positive, but also efficient and serviceable, and can attract investments for performance of the functions traditionally vested with the state.

  • Interfax announces International University Rating for CIS, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia

    Interfax Information Services Group has launched a project to create an international ranking service for universities in the CIS, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

    The key objectives of this project will be to classify universities in the CIS, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, reflecting the variation and profile of the institutions; increasing the quality and competitiveness of universities in these countries; promoting them in global university ratings and deepening cooperation within the higher education systems in these countries.

  • The wave of «open innovations» will intensify

    On October 14, 2013 the fund «Innovation Forum» held a briefing devoted to II Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development «Open Innovations» and Open Innovations Expo Exhibition, which will take place in Moscow on October 31 - November 2, 2013 in Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center.

  • On December 2 – 3, 2013 the Conference «Foreign Economic Activities as Factor for Efficient Development of the Russian Federation Regions» will be conducted in the city of Kaluga

    Development of foreign economic activities (export) by the Russian small and medium enterprises as well as support of improvement of the SME sector competitiveness level on the global markets of innovative products and technologies, involvement into the world-wide supply and production chains, attraction of investments, improvement of SME support infrastructure organizations – all these aspects are the main priorities – especially under the WTO conditions and requirements - of the state programme for SME support carried out by the Ministry for Economic Developme

  • WABCO Announces Major New Contract to Supply Braking Systems for Next Generation of Medium-Duty Trucks at GAZ Group, Russia’s Largest Manufacturer of Commercial Vehicles

    BRUSSELS, Belgium / MOSCOW, Russia, September 10, 2013 – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, has entered into a new multi-year agreement with GAZ Group, Russia’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles. The new contract engages WABCO as sole supplier for a range of advanced braking systems and components to support GAZ Group’s next generation of medium-duty trucks. Series production is expected to start in 2014.

  • Finmarket, Higher School of Economics, Yandex start to measure inflation in online stores

    MOSCOW. Sept 25 (Interfax) – Information agency Finmarket, which is part of the Interfax group, together with the Development Center, a research institute of the Higher School of Economics, and Yandex.Market have launched a consolidated index showing price fluctuations in online stores.

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