RDIF launches Chinese version of its INVEST IN RUSSIA portal

Press release, 16.07.2014
Moscow, July 16, 2014 – The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has launched the Chinese version of its INVEST IN RUSSIA information portal (investinrussia.com). The portal was launched as part of the Center for Investment’s initiative, set up by RDIF in 2013, to attract domestic and foreign direct investment into the Russian regions. The adapted version of the website is tailored to Chinese users and contains specific data on Sino-Russian economic, trade and investment cooperation.
The portal provides various industry, country and regional statistical and analytical data, and promotes the establishment of efficient cooperation between regions, regional agencies, businesses and investors. It also provides investors with a database of potential development sites where production assets could be located, and includes data on the investment opportunities in each region. 
The information available on the website is useful for the regions as well. Using INVEST IN RUSSIA, the regional authorities and development institutions may share successful experiences of investor relations and get best practice advice from investment experts. The resource also contains detailed data regarding the success stories of multiple foreign investors conducting business in Russia.
Key federal and regional ministries, other authorities and development institutes as well as global consultants were involved in the development of the resource. Their combined insight and expertise enabled RDIF to build a comprehensive package of information, all in one place, which is essential for making key investment decisions.
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF, said:
“China is already Russia’s largest trading partner, and investment cooperation is growing rapidly as well; China is likely to increase its investment in Russia fourfold by 2020. The INVEST IN RUSSIA portal will become an invaluable tool to enhance economic cooperation between our countries and will act as a link between Chinese investors and Russian regions and companies seeking foreign investment.”
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Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) was established in 2011 to make equity co-investments primarily in Russia alongside reputable international financial and strategic investors. Based in Moscow, RDIF’s management company is a 100% subsidiary of Vnesheconombank. Further information at rdif.ru.
Center to attract investment into the Russian regions involves collecting data on attractive regional projects available for foreign investors. Using best global practices and RDIF experience of cooperation with foreign partners, the Center will support implementation of the standardized approach to the presentation of investment information, prioritization of investment projects and search for foreign co-investors.
Media contacts: 
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Russian Direct Investment Fund 
Director, Media Relations Department 
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