Centre Franco-Russe d’Intelligence Economique et Stratégique

15 mai 2007

Russia encountered problems with fulfillment of an aircraft contract with China

According to Victor Livanov, Ilyushin Aviation Complex General Director, fulfillment of the contract for 34 IL-76 military transport planes and 4 IL-78 flying tankers with China is halted. The contract worth $1.5 billion was signed in September 2005. If the aircraft are delivered to the customer at the price specified in the contract, the producer is bound to lose a great deal of money because the cost of materials and work has gone up since 2005. Negotiations are under way over ways and means of completing the contract, Livanov said.... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2007

VimpelCom Takes Out Credit for Belarus and 3G

Source: Date: 15 mai 2007 VimpelCom plans to borrow $800 million this year to pay off other credits, implement a capital expenses program and perhaps acquire other cellular assets. Among its possible purchases, experts say, are the cellular holdings of Dalsvyaz and one of two Belarusian operators – Velcom or BeST. Part of the money will go to introduce the third-generation network (3G). The company plans to borrow money on Russian or foreign financial markets and from banks. The exact amount of the loans will... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2007

McCarthy's Asian flirtation is no frivolous dalliance

May 15, 2007 By Ronnie Morris McCarthy's flirtation with vehicle and heavy equipment manufacturers in China, in a drive to improve its growth prospects, seems prudent despite doubts expressed in some quarters about the quality of products available from China. The interest shown by McCarthy in Chinese manufactured products stems from the ability the group will gain to source previous generation technology at attractive prices. This will allow McCarthy to take advantage of local demand for affordable vehicles and heavy... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2007

Production of Russian truck KAMAZ pilot in Iran

LONDON, May 15 (IranMania) - Pilot production of the Russian-made truck KAMAZ started in Iran, ISNA news agency reported. The KAMAZ production line will be officially inaugurated in Tabriz, the capital of East Azarbaijan Province, on May 31, the managing director of the Iranian automaker Rakhsh Khodro Diesel announced. Forming a joint venture, Iran's Rakhsh Khodro Diesel and Russia?s KAMAZ respectively own 55% and 45% of the shares of the auto manufacturing company. They signed the second-largest deal between Iran and... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2007

U.S., German developers target Russia, Ukraine retail ventures

Monday, May 14, 2007THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND A developer of shopping centers in the United States said Monday it has reached a deal with a developer in Germany to build malls in western Russia and Ukraine to cater to the growing middle class. Developers Diversified Realty, a suburban Cleveland-based real estate investment trust that develops, leases and manages shopping centers, will commit $225 million toward the $300 million venture with ECE Projektmanagement, based in Hamburg, Germany, providing $75 million. They... [Lire la suite]
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