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The Russian government is preparing to privatize a number of state companies, Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The negotiations with foreign investors will be closed off to the public.
“We are working on a number of deals, working in a closed format,” TASS cites Oreshkin as saying. “When you prepare a deal, it doesn’t have to be public, we don’t need to discuss who we are negotiating with. There are a number of assets …
On Tuesday, during his visit to Italy, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that Russia would boycott the World Economic Forum in Davos, if the head of VTB, Andrey Kostin, co-owner of Rusal, Oleg Deripaska, and the main shareholder of the Renova group, Viktor Vekselberg, are not allowed to come to the conference.
The Davos forum leadership’s decision, requesting Russians that are under the sanctions not to come to the conference is "very strange," said Medvedev.
“If these …
VTB Bank CEO Andrey Kostin, Rusal co-owner Oleg Deripaska and Renova Group major shareholder Viktor Vekselberg will not be allowed to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos this year.
All three of the Russian oligarchs, who are under personal US sanctions, were contacted by the forum’s management and asked not to come to the town in eastern Switzerland where officials and representatives of the largest companies in the world have been gathering since 1971.
Last year, Vekselberg, Kostin and …
On January 24 at the World Economic Forum in Swiss Davos, a Russian journalist provoked Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
A journalist wearing a Vyshyvanka (a traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt) without distinguishing marks asked Poroshenko in Russian: “Why did you adopt the law on war?”
The Ukrainian president reacted to her embroidered shirt and advised her to “take off the Vyshyvanka”. He also said that he will respond to the question if it is asked in the Ukrainian language. The …
Starbucks, an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain is considering entering the Ukrainian market, as Mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, said speaking at the Ukraine house in Davos on Wednesday.
He assured that he will do his best to ensure that the American coffeehouse chain can enter Ukraine.
The first-ever Ukraine House in Davos (Switzerland) takes place alongside the WEF's Annual Meeting in January 2018. The Ukraine House will run a week-long venue under the theme: 'Ukraine: …
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was ranked ninth among the richest speakers at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos. At the same time, US President Donald Trump became the sixth among the richest speakers of the forum, cityam.com reports.
The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates topped the rating, followed by Jack Ma, founder of the Chinese wholesale giant Alibaba worth 47.2 billion dollars, and Ray Dalio, investor and hedge fund manager. Richard Liu, the founder of JD.com, …
During a broadcast on the television channel Inter, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that President Petro Poroshenko will meet with his American counterpart, Donald Trump, at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
“Certainly, the President will speak with Trump,” said Klimkin, while speaking about the Ukrainian leader’s upcoming meetings at Davos.
The minister specified the format that the meeting between the two presidents will take.
“What can be said in a general meeting format? …
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, agreed on the need to develop a transit route that bypasses Russia.
The Presidents were pleased to learn about the successful departure of the first container train from Ilyichevsk that will follow the Ukraine-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan–China route. Poroshenko and Aliyev’s coordinated efforts need to work further in this direction, according to the press service of the …