THE IMPACT ON THE EBRD REGION OF RUSSIA’S FOOD BAN

Russia imposed a ban on food imports from the West, including 11 EBRD countries where the EBRD invests, in early August. The one-year import ban on fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy products from the EU, the US, Australia, Canada and Norway was part of its reaction to the West’s own sanctions imposed as a response to Russia’s involvement in the conflict in Ukraine.

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Russia-China Investment Fund (RKIF) reached an agreement to invest in a leading chain of stores selling products for children “Children’s World”

September 9, 2014 Russia-China Investment Fund (RKIF) has reached an agreement in principle to invest in the company, “Children’s World”, is a major player in the sector of specialized network of trade in goods for children in Russia. To date, 100% of the share capital of the company is controlled by AFK “System”.

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EBRD PLEDGES FURTHER SUPPORT TO INDEPENDENT UKRAINIAN BREWER

The shareholders of an independent Lviv-based brewer Persha Privatna Brovarnia (PPB) including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which has over two decades of successful investment experience in the Ukrainian brewing industry, are financing another project aimed at supporting one of the most vibrant agribusiness subsectors in the country. Through this latest investment the shareholders of PPB, including the EBRD, will make a US$ 10 million equity investment which will be channelled to the brewer.

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Corporate Secretary, London

A direct vacancy from www.russiansinthecity.eu

The person will be responsible for:

– liaising with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditors
– maintaining statutory books, including registers of members, directors and secretaries, changes in shareholding ownership;
– fielding KYC requests from counterparties;
– ensure that compliance obligations under relevant laws and regulatory requirements are met;
– although there will be no requirement for formal legal opinions, the candidate will need to keep up today on changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment;
– prepare and review various corporate agreements and contracts.

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