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Presentation of the results of the 8th annual AEB-GfK Rus survey “Strategies and Prospects for European companies in Russia”


On 16 June, 2015 the Association of European Businesses and the International Institute of Marketing and Social Research “GfK Rus” announced the results of the eighth AEB Annual Survey “Strategies and Prospects for European companies in Russia”. The Survey analyses the comfort level for European business in Russia, through an evaluation the country’s investment climate. 

The opening remarks were delivered by Frank Schauff, AEB CEO, and Stuart Lawson, AEB Finance&Investments Committee Chairman / Executive Director, EY. Alexander Demidov, Managing Director, GfK-Rus, presented the results of this year survey. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session.

According to the survey results, European companies doing business in Russia expect an increase in the pay-back period and a further drop of investment in Russia. The integrated AEB-GfK Index has dropped by 9 points from 2014 and now stands at 106 points out of 200 possible, a shift from positive to neutral expectations. However, the decline is not as acute as in 2014 (29 points).

For further details, please refer to the results of the AEB Survey in English and Russian and to the press-release in English and Russian.

We would like to thank the companies who contributed to the survey with their responses and hope that more of our members will be interested in participating in this project in the future.

Photo L-R: Stuart Lawson, AEB Finance&Investments Committee Chairman / Executive Director, EY; Frank Schauff, AEB CEO; Alexander Demidov, Managing Director, GfK-Rus.

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