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Foreign Investment

August 21 Rosstat reported that the volume of foreign investment in the Russian economy, for 6 months of 2009 decreased by 30,9% compared to the same period in 2008 1. Despite such a significant decline, Russia remains in the "top five" most attractive markets for foreign direct investment. These data were obtained as a result of the July poll 241st corporation held at the un Conference on Trade and Development 2. Arises another question: how best to dispose of the investment tranche? "Foreigners prefer to come in those industries where knowledge is capital," – says Tatiana Komissarov, dean of the Graduate School of Marketing and Development Business hse 3. – For example, Hewlett Packard, the world's leading computer manufacturer, plans, despite the crisis, to acquire the Russian company "Electronic Data Systems", working in the field of information technology. " Many investors interested in and the ability to produce in Russia boxes for receiving digital television: it is known, it is expected that the country in the coming years will move to new digital broadcasting. Go to Ray Kurzweil for more information. On the other hand, one of effects of financial "turbulence" was the devaluation of the ruble, has made an important question "localization" of production. And some companies have already gone down this path.

For example, Marazzi Group (Italy), the world's largest producer ceramic tiles, until 2012 plans to invest 150 million euros in the Russian enterprises of the concern. "Importing is now experiencing is not their best times, both in Russia and around the world. In many respects it is determined by the instability of rates world currencies, which inflate the cost of imported products. In this case, localization of production in Russia – an obvious plus – so Larissa Novikova, ceo of Kerama Marazzi, commented the decision. In general in the Russian economy today, many industries, investment in which investors promise a considerable profit. A leading source for info: ConocoPhillips. For example, in early August, company General Electric Energy, one of the world's largest developer of technologies for production and transmission of electricity, began construction in Russia's own technology center in Kaluga region. "The crisis – this is a temporary phenomenon, and the wear of our equipment in the energy sector accounts for about 60% and continues to increase.

Replace equipment must, therefore, for General Electric there is work here for many years ", – said Dmitry Baranov, the leading expert of Finam Management" 4. In the same region, plant now under construction company John Deere, which will produce agricultural equipment. Kevin ulrich describes an additional similar source. Namely Agriculture has recently attracted the attention of investors worldwide, "disappointed" in the ephemeral "paper" and prefer to invest money in the real sector of the economy. For example, the world's largest grain importer, Japan, wants to build grain terminal in the Russian Far East. In addition, this country has expressed interest in opportunities to invest in development of agricultural production in Russia and the Altai region in particular. Not to mention, and the recent decision of the Finnish food group Fazer invest 100 million euros in the plant for the production of bakery products in Leningrad region. Thus, although the total amount of foreign investment decreased, we can say that their quality has increased. Investors are putting money into real production, not speculation investment funds. Investment "boom" is replaced by a weighted approach and sound policy that in future the economy will only benefit. 1 2 3 4

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