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An operational advantage

SEZ Alabuga's operational advantage

Incentives – in the form of tax breaks, training and other business services assistance – are a large part of what attracts companies to SEZ Alabuga. While such benefits look hugely attractive to prospective investors, Michal Kaczmarski reports on the impact they have for those that take up residence in the zone.

Tatarstan cities surrounding SEZ Alabuga

Out of the zone: the Tatarstan cities surrounding SEZ Alabuga

Located in the republic of Tatarstan, Special Economic Zone Alabuga sits alongside cities that have a lot to offer investors in terms of infrastructure, development, leisure and culture. 

Economic freedoms in decline in some regions: Heritage Foundation

According to the latest Index of Economic Freedom, compiled by US-based conservative think tank Heritage Foundation and newspaper The Wall Street Journal, a number of countries, particularly those in the Middle East, saw economic freedoms decline compared with last year.

A Russian regression

Russia takes two steps forward and one step back

Russia has made great strides towards improving its business environment in recent years, but has its work been undone in recent months by the country's controversial involvement in Ukraine?

View from Asia: Russia looks east for business partners

The threat of sanctions from the West carries less weight than ever for Russia.

A secondary glance

Reconstructing Russia’s second-tier cities

Far from the Kremlin's corridors of power, Russia's second-tier cities are striving to transform themselves. fDi looks at how the Russian cities of Tomsk, Rostov-on-Don and Tula are trying to attract investors amid geopolitical uncertainty in the region.

Russian exports hit by Ukraine crisis: MNI Indicators

The Russian export market witnessed a decline in April, according to macroeconomic data provider MNI Indicators.

The rush to Russia

The rush to cash in on Russia's real estate boom

After a hugely successful 2013, expectations are high for the real estate sector in the Russian cities of Moscow and St Petersburg. However, unlike previous booms in the country, this particular building frenzy is largely being driven by foreign companies drawn in by Russia's rapidly growing middle class.

Standing out from the crowd at MIPIM

Mipim 2014: standing out from the crowd

Mipim, an international real estate show hosted every year in Cannes, France, brings together thousands of developers and architects, as well as city and country officials eager to court potential investors. At this year's event, Michal Kaczmarski asked representatives from Brabant, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Liverpool, Montenegro and the Chechen Republic what sets their locations apart from other destinations.

Will Sochi reap gold for Russia?

What will be the legacy of the recent Winter Olympic Games in Sochi? 

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