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Results of the Second Day of VTB Capital "RUSSIA CALLING!" Investment Forum

3 October 2012
The second day of VTB Capital "RUSSIA CALLING!" Investment Forum ended successfully. Today the Forum was attended by Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation; Mikhail Zadornov, President and Chairman of the Management Board at VTB24 and former Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation (1997 – 1999); Vladimir Mau, Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Andrei Sharonov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow; and Ksenia Yudaeva, Head of Economics Expert Department of the Office of the President of the Russian Federation. 

During the panel session "Government Scorecard After Five Months: Prudent Macroeconomic Policies, Sustainable Growth" speakers discussed the key aspects of internal economic policy and strategic priorities of the national short-term development. In particular, they talked about the tasks that Russian Government is facing in the sphere of macroeconomics, money-and-credit policy, opportunities for the further economic growth and also the problems and prospects of Russian retail banking.

The session participants reached agreement of opinion that the investment climate in Russia remains stable, and there are great opportunities open to investors in various business sectors. Ksenia Yudaeva said: "I want to take this opportunity to say to investors: Invest in Russia. I think investments in Russia are not as risky as it is commonly believed." Arkady Dvorkovich agreed: "I fully support this view. Indeed, Russia is Calling! Investing in Russia offers great benefits and opportunities to investors around the world."

Also today, as part of the Forum, one-on-one meetings were held between representatives from Russian companies and international investors.

Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: "The interest to the investment opportunities in Russia remains on invariably high level and it confirms the effectiveness of Government’s economic policy. The results of the second day of the VTB Capital "RUSSIA CALLING!" Investment Forum has shown once again that Russia is in the focus of international business community’s attention. The dialogue was quite productive and interesting, and I am sure that today's discussion was useful for all the participants of the Forum that reaffirmed its reputation of the leading Russian platform for communications between Russian and International investors".

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