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Swiss Business Hub Russia Held Its Annual Reception in Moscow

Swiss Business Hub Russia Held Its Annual Reception in Moscow
On February 8, 2017, the Swiss Business Hub Russia held its traditional Annual Reception in the Metropol Hotel in Moscow which was attended by more than 400 guests, including representatives of the Swiss business community in Russia as well as of Russian companies collaborating with Switzerland. The guests were greeted by the new Ambassador of Switzerland to the Russian Federation, Mr. Yves Rossier, and the Head of the Swiss Business Hub Russia, Mr. Yves Morath. Besides, during the evening, the future Head of Swiss Business Hub Russia, Mr. Lorenz Widmer Schlaufer, who takes the office in August 2017, was introduced to the audience. More…

Swiss government to ease fintech regulations and encourage market entry for firms

Swiss government to ease fintech regulations and encourage market entry for firms
During its meeting on 1 February 2017, the Federal Council initiated the consultation on amendments to the Banking Act and Banking Ordinance in the fintech area. The revision should ensure that barriers to market entry for fintech firms are reduced and that the competitiveness of the Swiss financial centre is enhanced. The consultation will last until 8 May 2017. More…

Business opportunities for swiss fintech companies in Russia

Business opportunities for swiss fintech companies in Russia
Global Opportunities: In Russia, many people do not trust the Russian finance system and prefer to use the services of foreign banks or other financial service providers. Any Swiss wealth management company may exploit the deficit for trust in the Russian personal finance and wealth management market. More…

Opportunities in the Russian Fintech Market

Opportunities in the Russian Fintech Market
In Russia, the economic crisis and sanctions are reducing the demand and increasing volatility and anxiety. But even in the current situation, Fintech categories such as investment, wealth management, online platforms, reinsurance and others have growth potential. This is documented by a paper issued by the Swiss Business Hub Russia. More…

Import substitution in Russia: New challenges and opportunities for Swiss SMEs

Import substitution in Russia: New challenges and opportunities for Swiss SMEs
The Russian economy is in crisis and is subjecting itself to a root-and-branch cure in the form of an import substitution program to eliminate structural deficits. Foreign companies are also feeling the effects of this, both positive and negative. How to make best use of the good and avoid the bad if possible is the subject of an S-GE webinar and a set of guidelines of the Swiss Business Hub Russia. More…

Investing despite the economic crisis: Swiss SMEs in Russia

Investing despite the economic crisis: Swiss SMEs in
Russia
Russia’s current economy presents real challenges. Yet some Swiss SMEs, like Mobatime Systems, are investing despite the economic crisis so as to be part of the next upswing More…

Engineering equipment for the FIFA World Cup in 2018

Engineering equipment for the FIFA World Cup in 2018
Global Opportunities: Currently, the general contractors of the stadiums where the FIFA World Cup in 2018 will be held, are choosing the engineering equipment suppliers (e.g. electronics, safety and ICT equipment). More…

Export destination Russia: What now?

Export destination Russia: What now?
Sanctions, falling commodities prices, weak ruble: the Russian economy is in a crisis. Has Russia become passé as an export destination? We asked Yves Morath, head of Swiss Business Hub Russia. More…

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Country Information Russia

Country Information Russia
Useful addresses for Swiss companies who have dealings with Russia. Information and advice on everyday business and social life in Russia. Laws and requirements to be observed when trading with Russia. Overview of the major branches of the economy in Russia. More…

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