'Investing in the Russian economy is still very risky, although the situation is improving,' declared Lyubov Senko, the head of international information corporation Dun and Bradstreet's (D&B) sales department, at a meeting with journalists earlier today. According to Senko, in the corporation's ratings Russia is placed alongside countries where the risk to investors is very high.
At the same time, Senko stressed, 'the Russian economy's development trends show that it will probably soon rise into the next segment of countries'. She said that Russia is becoming more and more attractive to investors, a fact demonstrated by the rise in the number of questions about possible investment that D&B receives. There is already a significant number of joint enterprises working in Russia. The most active investors in Russia are from the US, Germany, Cyprus and China.
D&B's main sphere of activity is providing public information on business, and also information support and help in making business decisions. The company tracks business news, which is the basis for its ratings of countries.
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