At the St Petersburg Economic Forum RT spoke with Klaus Rohland, World Bank Russia Country Director and Representative, about the Russian response to the economic slowdown and the outlook for Russia’s economy.
At the St Petersburg Economic Forum, RT spoke with Aleksandr Torbakhov, CEO of Vimpelcom, about the challenges his industry is facing with the economic slowdown, VimpleCom’s expansion plans, and the Rouble.
At the St Petersburg Economic Forum, RT spoke with Jean-Phillippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International, about protectionism, reaction to President Medvedev’s keynote address, and Russia’s economic outlook.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev delivered his keynote speech at the official opening of the St Petersburg economic forum, calling for an overhaul of the global financial system and rejecting protectionism.
The European Commission says Russia will become a member of the World Trade Organization by the end of this year. But both the United States and Europe warn Moscow must first reverse its slide into protectionism.
Billions of dollars worth of deals are to be hammered out at an annual forum in Russia's second city. Foreign direct investment and global security will be key discussion points at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum.