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Russia claims fDi Diversification Index hat-trick

Russia continues to lead the fDi Diversification Index, followed by Ukraine and Ecuador.

OPEC keen to show it’s on board with UN sustainable energy targets

Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries threw their weight behind UN sustainable energy goals – along with the “bedrock” of petroleum – at a recent forum. Courtney Fingar reports.

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World Cup kicks off Moscow's infrastructure upgrade

Moscow is ready to host key matches in the 2018 World Cup, topping off years of rebuilding its sports and hospitality infrastructure. But much has yet to be done to fully modernise the city, while international sanctions are still biting, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

Moldova elections show a country stuck between Russia and EU

Moldova’s impressive FDI performance may be threatened if the country swings fully into Russia’s orbit during the upcoming elections. Emerson Davis reports.

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Egypt takes the nuclear option

Egypt is building its first nuclear power plant, a $30bn project awarded to Russian energy company Rosatom and partly funded by a loan from Russia. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Russian LNG reaches the US, despite sanctions

The arrival of a natural gas shipment highlights the potential of the Russian Arctic’s energy reserves. Mario Schnider reports.

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Eurasian Development Bank resources chief looks to fill sanctions void

Niko Vardapetyan, the managing director for natural resources at the Russia-backed Eurasian Development Bank, tells Jacopo Dettoni how the bank is plugging the financing gap caused by Western sanctions, and the bank's plans to make Eurasian economies closer and more diversified.

Russia named most diversified commodity economy for the second year running

Russia has held firm as fDi’s most diversified commodity economy, followed by Ukraine and Ecuador, in the second annual index measuring the diversity of greenfield foreign investment. Cathy Mullan examines the results. 

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A little local knowledge sees Ulmart sweep Russian e-commerce market

Ulmart – Russia's equivalent of Amazon – is dominant in its home market, where it is active in more than 240 cities. And through its digital strategy, which among other innovations sees it accept payment in Bitcoin, the company looks set to stay ahead of the international field.

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Moscow economics relations minister turns focus to innovation and infrastructure

Sergey Cheremin, minister in charge of international economic relations for the city of Moscow, is upbeat despite Western sanctions. The Russian capital is focusing on high-tech industries as part of a massive long-term redevelopment scheme, he tells Courtney Fingar. 

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