CFRIES

Centre Franco-Russe d’Intelligence Economique et Stratégique

16 juin 2006

le marché pharmaceutique russe

Unhealthy Growth Russia’s pharmaceutical market stepped up 30 percent in January to April, DSM Group reported yesterday. The market grew 35 percent past year, which is the absolute record for Russia and the highest world indicator reported in 2005. The stunning results could be mostly attributed to introduction of additional beneficial provision of medicine in Russia, but it will hardly drive the market in future. Regardless, DSM Group estimates the market will be annually gaining 18 percent on average from 2006 to 2010, and its... [Lire la suite]
Posté par CFRIES à 18:55 - - Permalien [#]

16 juin 2006

Moscow Gets Down to Arabs

Russian authorities work on creating an Arab-speaking satellite channel. RIA Novosti news agency is responsible for the project. English-speaking Russia Today channel has already been created under the guidance of RIA Novosti. The agency will invest $35 million into the new channel. According to Financial Times, this testifies to the fact that Russian authorities are trying to reconstruct Soviet propaganda machine. USSR invested thousands of dollars into broadcasting in foreign languages, and sponsored Communist newspapers. Yet,... [Lire la suite]
Posté par CFRIES à 18:43 - - Permalien [#]
16 juin 2006

RUSAL to Lighten Queensland

RUSAL has announced the plans to construct a power plant in Australian Queensland. It will feed an aluminum mill, which RUSAL will build there, and sell some portion of generated power on the local market. The final parameters of the project are yet to be specified by the work group of RUSAL and Queensland. The analysts say the project will cost around $4.5 billion to RUSAL, i.e. more than half of $8 billion, which the aluminum giant of Russia is willing to invest by 2013. The capacity of RUSAL’s future mill hasn’t been... [Lire la suite]
Posté par CFRIES à 18:40 - - Permalien [#]
16 juin 2006

Wimm-Bill-Dann grows on dairy sales

The company’s net profit in the first quarter increased six-fold thanks to the dairy business, while the situation remains unchanged in the beverage segment Wimm-Bill-Dann (WBD), the Russian fruit juice and dairy products company, has published its financial report for the first quarter of this year. WBD’s net profit stood at $17.4 million, six times more than in the first three months of last year. Analysts are satisfied with the company’s financial performance but attribute the impressive increase in net profit to increased... [Lire la suite]
Posté par CFRIES à 18:31 - - Permalien [#]
16 juin 2006

Rostelecom faces tax claims

The Interregional Inspection Board of the Federal Tax Service of Russia for the largest taxpayers No.7 has served the national long-distance telecoms provider Rostelecom with an additional RUR 3.474bn ($128.5 million) tax bill for the fiscal year 2003. The claim is based on the inspection of the company’s tax payments for 2003. The tax service claims from Rostelecom RUR 2.181 billion in unpaid tax, and RUR 1.293 billion in fines and penalties. The inspection was carried out from October 3 to April 27, 2006. Rostelecom said it... [Lire la suite]
Posté par CFRIES à 18:21 - - Permalien [#]
16 juin 2006

Nordea vise le marché russe

Le directeur général de la principale banque nordique, Lars Nordström, affiche dans un entretien ses ambitions en Russie. Avant de se lancer dans l'acquisition d'une banque tournée vers les particuliers, dès cette année, le dirigeant a indiqué son intention de céder sa participation de 26 % au capital d'International Moscow Bank, sans doute au bénéfice d'UniCredit, qui en détient déjà 53 %. Les négociations sur cette transaction sont bien avancées selon Lars Nordström....
Posté par CFRIES à 15:44 - - Permalien [#]

16 juin 2006

Illegal Imports of Consumer Goods Are Main Obstacle to Russian Industry Development

Created: 16.06.2006 11:40 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 11:40 MSK MosNews Illegal imports and clandestine production accounted for about 70 percent of Russia’s light industry market in 2005, thus forming the main obstacle to development of domestic consumer goods industry. This information was contained in the report prepared by Russia’s Industry and Energy Ministry for a government meeting held on Thursday, June 15.“Experts estimate counterfeit and smuggled light industrial goods on the Russian market at about 780 billion rubles... [Lire la suite]
Posté par CFRIES à 15:12 - Permalien [#]
16 juin 2006

Russia to Deliver 12 Sukhoi Fighter Jets to India in 2006

Created: 16.06.2006 11:20 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 11:20 MSK , 5 hours 48 minutes ago MosNews Russia’s Irkut Corporation is planning to deliver 12 Su-30MKI fighter jets to India this year. The company will also start supplying Algeria and Malaysia from 2007 as production at its plant picks up, the company’s director said in an interview with Vedomosti business daily. The interview was published on Thursday, June 15.“The contract has already been agreed, its signature is expected in the next few months, and this year we plan to... [Lire la suite]
Posté par CFRIES à 15:10 - - Permalien [#]
16 juin 2006

Successor May be Unknown Outsider — Russian President

Created: 16.06.2006 16:09 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 16:09 MSK , Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday introduced a new twist into the hot debate of who will succeed him, saying the Kremlin top job might be held by an as yet unknown outsider, Reuters news agency reported.The identity of who will replace Putin when he steps down in 2008 is the country’s hottest political topic, with Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov and First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev currently seen as strong possibles to follow him.But at a briefing in... [Lire la suite]
Posté par CFRIES à 15:08 - - Permalien [#]
16 juin 2006

It's a Gas. Funny Business in the Turkmen-Ukraine Gas Trade.

This is the story of a trade that brings natural gas from the Central Asian country of Turkmenistan through Russia and Ukraine to the European Union (EU). Far from being open to scrutiny by the citizens of these countries, this trade has long been controlled by a handful of people and a series of mysterious intermediary companies. Although the business is worth billions of dollars a year, it is still unclear where much of this money goes.The EU is increasingly reliant on gas supplies from the former Soviet Union. The gas price dispute... [Lire la suite]
Posté par CFRIES à 14:37 - - Permalien [#]