CFRIES

Centre Franco-Russe d’Intelligence Economique et Stratégique

16 avril 2007

Russian giant may sell direct to UK

By Andrew Cave (Telegraph.) Russian gas giant Gazprom has reiterated its ambitions to be a major player in the UK, as part of efforts to become a truly global group. Analysts have speculated that Gazprom could attempt a takeover of Centrica The company, which provides a quarter of Europe's wholesale gas to domestic suppliers, is reported to be mulling plans to cut out the middle man and sell direct to households in Britain - the only fully liberalised energy market in Europe. One report said it planned to use its own brand... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2007

Russia launches new nuclear submarine

SEVERODVINSK (northern Russia), April 15 (RIA Novosti) - A fourth-generation strategic nuclear submarine was launched during a special ceremony at a shipbuilding yard in northern Russia Sunday. The Yury Dolgoruky, a Borey-class nuclear missile submarine, was built at the Sevmash plant in the northern Arkhangelsk Region. It will be equipped with the Bulava ballistic missile, which is adapted from the Topol-M (SS-27). Speaking at the launching ceremony, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said the Yury Dolgoruky was... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2007

Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Peugeot and Great Wall Willing to Assemble Cars in Russia

MOSCOW, April 16. /FIS/. By the end of April Russian Ministry for Economic Development is to conduct final negotiations with the world's car making concerns that are planning to start industrial assembling of their automobiles in the territory of Russia. This announcement was made by Deputy Head of the Department for Investment Policy of the Ministry Dmitry Levchenkov.   'We are conducting active talks with six world producers,' he said. He mentioned Japan's Mitsubishi and Suzuki, France's Peugeot-Citroen and China's... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2007

United air transportation company to appear in Russia

Soon a new united air transportation company under the name of AirUnion will be created in Russia. The company will consolidate state and private assets in order to form an air carrier able to compete with Aeroflot, the largest Russian airline. The controlling interest will belong to individual shareholders. AirUnion presently amalgamates five Russian companies: KrasAir, Domodedovo Airlines, Omskavia, Samara and Sibaviatrans. KrasAir initiated formation of the new company AirUnion in 2005. The air fleet of the parties consists... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2007

Italian helicopters to be assembled in Russia 11.04.2007

Russian military industrial complex "Oboronprom" and Italian Agusta Westland have started negotiations on licensed assembling of AW 139 helicopters with take-off weight of 6 tons, reports the Kommersant Newspaper. The agreement will be signed in May. Now the matter concerns partial assembly, but the plant is going to settle full production process. The cost of the project hasn't been set yet. Augusta Company has once made an effort to cooperate with Russian manufacturers. In 1995 the Italian firm and Russian Kamov, the... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2007

Le sous-marin furtif Iassen bientôt mis à l’eau

Le Programme national d’armement échelonné jusqu’à 2015 place le développement de la Marine de guerre russe et de sa composante sous-marine sur le même rang que les forces nucléaires stratégiques en tant que priorité étatique. Les sous-mariniers sont convaincus que bien que Moscou et Washington soient des partenaires de longue date, une véritable guerre se livre sous l’eau. Une guerre des technologies, dans laquelle la flotte sous-marine russe se montre comme un redoutable adversaire et aussi concurrent, écrivent les Izvestia.Le... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2007

Merrill Lynch gets Russia brokerage license

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. Merrill Lynch (NYSE:MER - news) has received a brokerage and dealing license in Russia, the country's market regulator said on Wednesday amidst a race among investment banks to capitalize on the Russian boom. ADVERTISEMENT The Russian Federal Financial Markets Service said in a brief statement that the license had been granted to Merrill Lynch Securities, the bank's Russian subsidiary. Merrill last year hired Sergei Aleksashenko, a former first deputy head of Russia's central bank, as a managing director... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2007

Les logiciels, un gisement plein de promesses

par Emmanuelle Belohradsky En Russie, le chiffre d’affaires du secteur des softwares devrait progresser de 60 % cette année. Challenges.fr | 15.02.2007 Les oligarques russes convoqués le 6 février par Vladimir Poutine pour la réunion annuelle de la Fédération des industriels et entrepreneurs se sont fait tirer les oreilles. A l’avenir, ils sont priés « d’apprendre non seulement à exporter avec profit du pétrole, du gaz et du minerai, mais aussi à se présenter sur les marchés extérieurs avec des produits finis, à haute... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2007

India's Krasnopol 155mm LGM Shells: Defective

In December 2006, The Indian Express reported that India's Russian Krasnopol 155mm laser-guided shells have displayed defective performance during Army test-firing in the Mahajan ranges in Rajasthan in 2004 and 2005. In March 2007, Defence Minister Shri AK Antony confirmed the extent of the problem. 1,000 Krasnopol shells were bought from M/s KBP Instrument Design Bureau in Tula, Russia under a 1999 contract, and delivered in May 2000 at a cost Rs 151 crores (about $34.4 million then). Two years later, New Delhi bought another... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2007

Telenor Says Russian Partner Altimo Bought Negative Press Coverage in Ukraine

Created: 14.03.2007 10:41 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 10:41 MSK, 2 hours 59 minutes ago MosNews Telenor, the Norwegian cellphone company, said on Tuesday, March 13, that its partner in Kyivstar and VimpelCom mobile ventures, Russian telecoms firm Altimo has paid journalists in Ukraine to publish negative articles about Telenor in the midst of a business dispute. Altimo, denied the accusation in a statement Tuesday, saying that documents Telenor distributed to journalists to support the assertion were forgeries. The documents,... [Lire la suite]
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