Russia's Rosneft disappointed by EU Court’s decision on sanctions agains companyBusiness & Economy March 28, 13:10
Kremlin analyzing civic stance of Russian protests’ participantsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 13:02
US shuns constructive discussion of INF Treaty — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 13:01
Press review: EU may freeze Brexit talks and Kiev to step up pressure on Russian companiesPress Review March 28, 13:00
US missile defense in South Korea affects Russia’s sucurity — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 12:57
Russia-NATO Council to meet on March 30 in BrusselsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 12:54
Militants shelling Russian embassy in Damascus — General StaffWorld March 28, 12:38
Russian top diplomat stresses terrorists suffering defeat on Iraqi battlefieldRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 12:20
Syrian army expands security zone around Palmyra — General StaffWorld March 28, 12:08
MOSCOW, October 16 (Itar-Tass) - Twenty-eight Russian regions have a favourable investment climate, says the latest Business Pulse rating. Business conditions are put at neutral in 26 other regions while negative estimates prevail in 21 areas, say figures released on Wednesday.
Assessments gauge the business environment across the regions, taking in business sentiment, development dynamics in companies and people’s attitudes to business alongside the effectiveness of business and regulator relations, regulation quality, and available infrastructure. The survey covered 65,800 respondents in 75 regions over the past month.
Those polled suggest a neutral view of relations between business and its regulators, 47.2 points on a scale where negative estimates stand below 30 points and positive above 65, as well as business conditions, scoring 44.
Enterprises’ development dynamics came in closer to the positive zone at 52.3, whereas people’s attitude to business was positive at 58.7. According to the proposed method, the aggregate estimate of Russia's investment climate is 50.5.
A final rating divided regions into three groups according to positive and negative estimates for the given indicators. The first group gathering most positive estimates included 28 regions. Besides traditional leaders in investment ratings, namely the Republic of Tatarstan and Kaluga region, the group included the regions of Central Russia, East Siberia, and the Far East, northern regions famous for oil and gas extraction, as well as two North Caucasian republics, Karachay Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria.