business new europe (bne) is the only publication that covers business, finance, economics and politics in the 30 countries of Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe, the Balkans and Central Asia.

bne provides content to various well know publications such The Financial Times, Euromoney, Institutional Investor and the leading Russian newspaper Rossiskaya Gazetta, amongst others. bne also provides limited newsfeeds to various funds and exchanges, including the London Stock Exchange.

bne is distributed at every significant conference dealing with business and investment in New Europe on the calendar. As the only specialist media covering the region, bne works very closely with all the main conference providers to reach high quality readers both in international capitals such as London, Hong Kong and Dubai or regional capitals like Moscow, Almaty, Kyiv and Istanbul.

bne works also with most of the major event providers such as EBRD, Davos and the Union of Arab Banks as well as being present at many of the investment bank client-orientated conferences.

On behalf of the Institute of Stock Market & Management (ISMM) we are delighted to invite you to take part in the Eighth IPO Congress. The event, supported by MICEX-RTS, is to be held in Moscow on the 30th of May.

The Congress has been held annually since 2005 and now it is the significant platform for discussing IPO-related issues. Traditionally senior officials, top managers of Russian and international stock brokers, investment banks, industrial companies, law firms, rating agencies and self-regulating organizations take part in the event.

The forthcoming Congress is focused on actual problems of global financial markets development, prospects of Global Financial Center formation and legislative initiatives related to the development of the securities market infrastructure in Russia. Special emphasis will be made on practical aspects of IPO, including the IPO arrangements at Russian, Western and Asian stock exchanges.

Interfax Information Services Group is the largest diversified information provider in the CIS, and a recognized leader on the Russian information market in the B2B segment. Interfax develops professional information solutions that help companies operating on financial and commodity markets to make investment decisions, manage risks and organize external communications.

Russian Institute of Directors (RID) – was established in 2001 by the largest Russian companies in 2001 to develop, implement and monitor standards of corporate governance in Russia.

RID is a leading expert resource consulting center on corporate governance and a key contributor to the drafting and improvement of the Russian Code of Corporate Conduct. It took part in developing of the Declaration of Principles of the Professional Community of Corporate Directors and the National Corporate Governance Rating (a consortium with Expert RA rating agency). RID is a coordinator of the National Register of Professional Corporate Directors.

Moscow International Business Association was founded on November, 19 1997, and unites 200 companies, banks, enterprises from 23 countries.

MIBA unique character lies in the fact that it is a multiprofessional organization and includes Russian and Foreign companies, working in the Capital City and in Regions, big, medium and small firms, which reflects practically the whole spectrum of the business community of Moscow and Russia. MIBA’s Executive Board includes representatives of the government (federal, regional and local – executive and legislative branches alike) and the business community (Russian and Foreign alike).

Annually MIBA is organizing alone or with partners 90 – 100 events, the most important of them is international investment forum “Moscow-Invest”. It took place in London (1998), Moscow (1999 and 2003),Tel-Aviv(2000), Berlin (2001),Milan (2002),Abu-Dhabi (2004), Munich(2006), London (2007), Vienna (2008) and Shanghai (2009), Paris (2010), Munich (2011)/
Each year MIBA is receiving around 600 requests from its members, related to various fields of their activity, including projects of interest for the city and its citizens as well as legal issues proposals, complaints about actions of authorities of different levels, requests to speed up some decisions or to support to solve various problems in different city, regional or federal services.

For the period of MIBA activity its foreign members only managed to attract to Moscow and to Russia about $15 billions of direct investments.

All these years MIBA has been successfully playing role of interface between administrations of all levels and business community of Moscow and Russia, acting under slogan “Business – Government – Direct Dialog”.

Popular Russian financial information Internet-portal. It combines three separate domains,, Deliver news of the Russian and world economies, a large number of publications devoted to private investment, real estate, auto and technology. The main objective of the resource – education. Interest – money. The audience consists of males 63% and 27% of women with low, middle and high income in equal shares. The project reaches a wide audience and stands ahead of many respected resources according to the Russian Top 100 best Internet media.

PRIME is a major information and analytical agency, which focuses on real-time distribution of financial and business information.

PRIME’s key products include real-time newswires; feature stories; industry-specific newsletters; sections with trustworthy analytical reports and valuations on financial sector development, economic politics, business, and various economic sectors; and software for online electronic trading.

The agency produces several specialized newswires in cooperation with Dow Jones Newswires.

PRIME has developed its own database on Russian business entities, which includes information on 6 million companies, over 1,000 insurance firms, around 2,000 banks, as well as information on all Russian regions and 1,066 cities.

PRIME is authorized by Russia’s Federal Service for Financial Markets for information disclosure. The agency also distributes official publications by the Central Bank of Russia.

The number of visitors to PRIME’ Web sites amounts to about 10 million per year, generating over 50 million hits.

Comprehensive Information and News Disclosure System – SKRIN was founded in 1999 by the National Association of Securities Market Participants (NAUFOR) to create effective and publicly available mechanism of information disclosure on Russian enterprises.

In August 2000 SKRIN was registered as electronic mass media (License EL No.77-4035 dated August 4, 2000).

In 2002 SKRIN joined the RTS Group.

Since 2007 SKRIN has been acting as an organization authorized by the Federal Service for Financial Markets to distribute the information, disclosed on the secuirites market.

Presently, the SKRIN database contains the information on over 8 000 000 Russian companies as well as data on Ukrainian and Kazakhstan companies, Russian private entrepreneurs. – a universal online product for the investment community that brings together financial data feeds: news lines and commentaries, quotes and other stock market information, databases, archives of analytical surveys from top investment companies; over-the-counter markets; graphical instruments and exchange terminals. is the 1st Russian IR web-portal. Developed and maintained by CapitalLogica, PRIME-TASS Media Limited and RusIndex, the portal is the only English-language on-line communication channel between Russian companies and international markets. It aggregates original corporate materials, company profiles, Russian Stock Market data, brokers forecasts and research, as well as news line and press clipping of major market events.

MFD-InfoCenter, Ltd. is a leader in Russia on the market of real-time financial information (quotes, news, and software) for investors and professional participants of Russian markets.

The basic directions of our business are real-time financial information, software technologies for internet-trading, news, advertising and PR-campaigns, as well as consulting.

Among our projects is also NetInvestor (, internet-trading software. This system is used by more than 50 banks and investment companies.

Other known products are Dixi+ ( and TickTrack terminals.

MFD.RU- provides prompt economic and financial information. The information about current exchange rates and archives, stock quotes and indexes is submitted, news and analyses of the share and financial markets of Russia, CIS and Baltic states, as well as from the international markets can be foundon our website. More than 10000 investors in Russia visit our website each day.

Private Equity Russia & CIS Journal (PERCIS) – your guide to private equity investments in Russia and the CIS, the leading private equity edition in the region. The magazine is owned by AllEquityFunds – media group, also the owner of the largest Russian private equity Web portal in the region –