Foreign businesses believe in Russia


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The Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (RSPP) jointly with the Agency FleishmanHillard Vanguard (included in the communication group “Horta”) conducted a study about the perception of the business climate in Russia for foreign investors. A copy of the report “Assessing foreign business environment in Russia” is available “»

“The past year was characterized by a growing positive sentiments of foreign companies to Russian business climate,” — said the President of RSPP Alexander Shokhin, however, he admits that Russia remains a lot of problems for a successful business.

By the end of 2017 sharply increased the share of those who noted a positive trend in the Russian economy. The share increased from 23 percent in 2016 and 33 percent in 2017. in Parallel, decreased the proportion of those who saw the deterioration of the investment climate in Russia: from 53 per cent in 2016 to 22 percent by the end of 2017. Did not notice the fundamental changes the majority of respondents — 45 percent.

“Foreign investors assess the business climate in Russia as part of the global market and conduct comparison and analysis with other countries and regions, many of which have unstable or uncertain factors,” — said the President of KG “ORT” Elena Fadeeva.

Among the advantages identified by foreigners in Russia, — improving Russian infrastructure (telecommunications, heat supply, educational institutions, roads, etc.). Investors assessed the development of this indicator at the level of 4.34 points out of 7 possible, which is an absolute record for all history of observations.

The main drawback for the development of business in Russia investors called the lack of keyframes, and the year the problem has grown considerably: 47 percent by the end of 2016, compared to 67 percent by the end of 2017. On the second place among the problems is corruption, and this factor for the year rose significantly — from 35 percent in 2016 to 56 percent by the end of last year. In third place — administrative barriers, the negative factor was mentioned by 48 respondents.

The survey involved more than a hundred top managers, investors and employees of organizations from the top 500 largest companies in the world by Fortune magazine. The survey was conducted in late 2017 and January 2018.

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