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First day of VTB Capital Investment Forum “RUSSIA CALLING!”: London Session has concluded successfully

21 May 2013
The first day of the VTB Capital “RUSSIA CALLING!”: London Session Investment Forum has concluded successfully. The event opened with a plenary session entitled “The Policy Agenda: Issues, Challenges, Remedies”. Speakers included Andrey Kostin, VTB Bank President and Chairman of the Management Board; Alexey Ulyukaev, First Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia; Alexei Kudrin, the Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University; Russia's Finance Minister (2000-2011) and Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group.

During the plenary session experts discussed the economic outlook for Russia and the global economy, monetary and macro-prudential policy issues, as well as the strategic priorities of mega-regulators. The session also held an interactive Q&A between speakers and Forum participants.

Throughout the day, a number of one-on-one meetings were held between Russian companies and international investors.

Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO of VTB Capital, said: "The success of Forum’s first day demonstrates the high level of international investor interest in the Russian economy. The VTB Capital “RUSSIA CALLING!”: London Session is a unique platform for the development of positive dialogue between Russian businesses and global investors. This is a major component in improving Russia’s investment attractiveness.”

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