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SPIEF 2013

  • Putin Has Got It Right: Sberbank CEO Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 1:50 AM ET
    President Putin, left, meeting Sberbank's chief excutive German Gref in October

    The chief executive of Russian bank Sberbank told CNBC that Russian President Vladimir Putin's promise to invest in Russia's growth and infrastructure was reassuring and timely.

  • Stock Market Tumble Could Be Bad Omen for Russia Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    As Russia's stock market tanks to a 12-month low, business leaders are divided on why the market sold off.

  • Russia Must Cut Oil Reliance: Deputy PM     Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Igor Shuvalov, Russia's deputy prime minister, talks about the country's growth prospects, and how the government plans to help small businesses, and decrease its oil dependency.

  • Russia doesn't have a magic wand to create growth but a multi-billion dollar investment program could help revive economic growth, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

  • Global Expansion? We’d Rather Stick With Russia: MTS Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 10:04 AM ET
    Private mobile WiFi hotspots, which allow wireless devices to connect to the Internet, are restricted. Although use of tablets and smartphones is allowed in the venues, these devices cannot be used as wireless access points. Because London’s wireless system is likely to be strained during major events, has focused on an attempt to reduce overall bandwidth use.

    Relaxed legislation and booming profits are just two reasons why Russia's biggest mobile service provider will not bother expanding into other countries, the firm's chief executive said.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that austerity must continue in the euro zone to regain the trust of international investors.

  • Why Russia Must Reform Its Energy Sector Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    Russia must urgently reform its energy sector if it is to remain a global player in the energy markets, according to experts speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

  • Russian Red Tape 'No Worse Than Others'     Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 5:50 AM ET

    Igor Shuvalov, Russia deputy prime minister, says investors' wariness to invest in Russia is due to a bad perception as the red tape in Russia is no worse than in China or Brazil.

  • What Russia Needs to Grow     Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 5:50 AM ET

    Igor Shuvalov, Russia deputy prime minister, says Russia should invest more in education, welfare and infrastructure and says investor's wariness to invest in Russia is due to a bad image rather than on the real economic climate.

  • Igor Shuvalov, Russia deputy prime minister, agrees with Kudrin's views that further investments in education and welfare is needed in Russia but disagrees with cutting the defense budget.

  • Russia Needs to Spend Its Oil Wealth: Deputy PM Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 5:39 AM ET

    Russia must do more to foster growth, the country's deputy prime minister told CNBC on Friday, after economic growth eased to just 1.6 percent in the first quarter, the slowest rate since 2009.

  • Enel Shares Interest With Russia: CEO     Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Fulvio Conti, chairman and CEO of Enel, explains that they're interested in helping Russia to expand beyond only being an exporter of oil and gas and which assets they're planning to sell.

  • Steve and Geoff: In Trouble With the Boss?     Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 3:56 AM ET

    All work and no play for Steve Sedgwick and Geoff Cutmore? Not according to these pictures which emerged from SPIEF.

  • First Russian/Arab Fund to Invest in Russia     Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of Russian Direct Investment, talks to CNBC about his meeting with President Putin and a new partnership with the sovereign wealth fund of the United Arab Emirates.

  • Vladimir Dmitriev, chairman of VEB Russia¿s State Development Bank, discusses the point that a state bank like his represents a market failure.

  • China Story Is Not Important: Moller Maersk     Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 3:05 AM ET

    Nils Smedegaard Anderson, CEO of Moller Maersk, tells CNBC that the company had to get used to global growth being slow, but they have now adjusted to it.

  • Greece Aid Suspension Talk 'Premature': IMF's Lipton Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 2:49 AM ET

    Talk of a suspension of bailout money to struggling euro zone country Greece is "premature", according to a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official.

  • Sochi Games Are Putin's Baby: CEO     Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Dmitry Chernyshenko, CEO of Sochi 2014, responds to the report that Vladimir Putin was frustrated at the cost and speed of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

  • Clemens Grafe, chief economist Russia at Goldman Sachs, tells CNBC that the recent slowdown in Russia is domestic.

  • MTS CEO Looking for New Acquisitions     Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 1:50 AM ET

    Andrei Dubovskov, CEO of MTS, tells CNBC that growth in mobile data usage in Russia is helping fuel growth.