SPIEF 2013


  • Rusal CEO: Investors Need to Relax Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:16 PM ET

    Investors need to calm down and act rationally, Oleg Deripaska, the CEO of the world's largest aluminum company Rusal, said on Thursday.

  • Russian Governance 'Inadequate'     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    Alexei Kudrin, former Russian finance minister, says the Russian system of governance is no longer "adequate" for the problem facing the economy.

  • How Russia Can Lower Oil Dependency     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    Alexei Kudrin, former Russian finance minister, talks about what needs to be done in Russia to attract foreign investments, and reduce the country's dependency on oil and gas exports.

  • Rusal CEO: Investors Should 'Calm Down'     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Oleg Deripaska, CEO of Rusal, discusses the basic resources sector and says that investors should calm down and "accept reality".

  • Is This Man Russia's Next Leader? Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 8:18 AM ET

    Alexei Kudrin is widely tipped to be Russia's next prime minister. The only trouble is, he might not want the job.

  • Usmanov: It's Arsenal Time to Win Trophies     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    Alisher Usmanov, founder of USM Holdings, discusses Arsenal, how Wenger "knows best", its commercial success and the possibility of Rooney joining the club.

  • Why Russia's Richest Man Believes in Apple     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    Alisher Usmanov, founder of USM Holdings, tells CNBC that those who have sold down positions in Apple either have short money or are limited in waiting for the company's maturity.

  • Russia's Richest Man Supports Fed     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Alisher Usmanov, founder of USM Holdings, says that the decisions taken by the Fed regarding money and derivatives are "vital" to the global economy and the decision on tapering is "well-balanced".

  • Russia's Richest Man Supports the Fed Decision Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    Despite market turmoil over the Federal Reserve's indication that it could start tapering its bond buying program, billionaire investor Alisher Usmanov told CNBC that it would play a "positive" role for markets.

  • Arsenal's Usmanov Backs Rooney Transfer Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 5:45 AM ET

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney could be the ideal signing for Arsenal, according to Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, the Premier League soccer club's second-biggest shareholder.

  • US and EU Could Have 'Biggest' Trade Deal Ever?     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 5:45 AM ET

    Francisco J. Sanchez, U.S. under secretary of Commerce for International Trade, talks about U.S. existing trade agreements facilitating exports of LNG and how the U.S./EU could have "the biggest trade agreement ever".

  • Maurice Taylor, CEO of Titan, discusses his first Russian acquisition and the difficulties of running a business in France as the government has "no idea" of what to do.

  • Cisco's Chambers: US Tax System Is Broken Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 4:46 AM ET

    Cisco holds nearly $50 billion in profits offshore, but CEO John Chambers said the company is unlikely to repatriate the money to the U.S.

  • John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, explains why they've had nine quarters of record revenue growth in a row, its aggressive acquisition strategy, the "broken" U.S. tax system and returning cash to shareholders.

  • Cisco CEO: The US Tax System Is 'Broken'     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, explains that they've increased their overseas acquisitions because of the "broken" U.S. tax system.

  • Ruben Aganbegyan, CEO of Otkritie Financial Corporation, tells CNBC that there is value in Russia, in innovation and IT and Russian debt numbers have a lot of room for leverage.

  • Marcus Wallenberg, chairman of SEB bank, tells CNBC that Europe needs investments to get going and in a number of industries you see over capacity at the moment.

  • Russia Needs Business Clarity: TUI Chairman     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 3:15 AM ET

    Klaus Mangold, chairman of TUI, tells CNBC that companies want to have clarity when it comes to big investments and the Russian government needs to deliver this.

  • Business Leaders Send Strong Message to Putin Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    Business leaders at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) told CNBC that they want to see Russia reform and re-engage with the outer world, politically and economically.

  • Philips CEO: We are Stepping Up Research     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Frans Van Houton, CEO of Royal Philips, tells CNBC that he is focused on innovation, entrepreneurism and going for growth in the growth markets.