FIAC: To Invest or Not to Invest
Why are some international companies enthusiastic investors in Russia, while others are sitting on the sidelines?
This was the question that the Foreign Investment Advisory Council and the Russian Ministry of Economic Development wanted answered. So, for two consecutive years, PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies conducted a comprehensive survey of multinational companies to assess their views on foreign investment in Russia. The survey, which included both companies investing in Russia and those yet to make major investments, covered topics ranging from corruption and bureaucracy to specific opinions on taxes, customs, private property rights, and intellectual property rights. The report was released at FIAC’s Annual Meeting with the Russian government attended by the Prime Minister and generated considerable national and international media coverage.