Asia-Pacific as a new zone for global market growth
The global economy is disintegrating into two separate projects: the West and the East. Sanctions have prevented Western investment from accessing the Eastern zone, capital has been frozen on the stock market, and global growth has been blocked. Financial globalization (the Western project) requires a uniform standard for decision-making, whereas industrial globalization (the Eastern project) requires the joining together of diverse interests on the basis of agreements.

“I know what to look for and where to find it”
Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East Alexander Kozlov’s interview.

“Development institutes help the state make a pinpoint pass to business”
The Far East Development Fund (FEDF) is a key newsmaker when it comes to the regional economic agenda. FEDF CEO Alexey Chekunkov discusses four areas of potential in the Russian Far East, the preferences of Asian consumers, and the magic of the speculative market.

Russians can feel for themselves how life is changing for the better
Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hiroshige Sekō is the man directly responsible for developing economic relations between Japan and Russia. As a frequent visitor to our country, he shares his views on the prospects for economic cooperation with the Russian Far East, and on Japan’s priorities in the region.

Russia and China need each other to create a new world
More and more, Russia and China are declaring joint interests in politics, the economy, technological development... Is the relationship more of a partnership or a competition? Why is it so hard for us to negotiate with the Chinese? To find the answers to these questions, we talked to Dr Sergey Luzyanin, Professor, Director of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and author of the book Russia and China: Creating a New World.

Russia–China Year of Regional Cooperation set to bear fruit
At the Eastern Economic Forum, new growth areas will be found for regional cooperation between Northeastern China and the Russian Far East, which will become a powerful driving force for trade and for the economies of both countries – believes General Manager of China Chengtong International Investment Zhou Liqun, who is also Chairman of the Union of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Russia, Head of Representation at the Centre for Trade Development and Investment Management in Europe, and President of the Greenwood International Trade Centre.

From the World Cup to a gas pipeline across North Korea
Relations between Russia and South Korea are looking up. In 2017, trade between the two countries increased by a record 41% to USD 19 billion. Kim Jongkwon, General Director of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), tells us about the potential for economic cooperation and the main issue with the Russian Far East’s advanced special economic zones (ASEZs).

A View from the Land of the Rising Sun
Shigeru Murayama, the President of the Japan Association for Trade with Russia and the Newly Independent States (ROTOBO), talks about how to iron out economic fluctuations, increase the competitive attractiveness of the Far Eastern advanced special economic zones (ASEZs), and introduce high-tech Japanese developments to Russia.

Fish look for deeper water and people look for the fish
While small and medium-sized businesses are the foundation of developed economies, in Russia they still play a relatively modest role. Andrey Sharonov, President of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, talks about how Russians view entrepreneurship – and what entrepreneurs think about the government, what separates a leader from a boss, and why businesses shouldn’t operate ‘in factory mode’.

12 technologies of the future. The university as a regional economic powerhouse
The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) was formed by the merger of the four biggest higher education institutions in the Russian Far East, the oldest of which, the Eastern Institute, was founded in 1889. Today, the FEFU is the main centre for the development of science and technology in the region.

Smart track boarding
General Director of the Speech Technology Centre Dmitry Dyrmovsky discusses how biometrics will shape the future of aviation. The transformation is already underway, with certain smart elements being introduced at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Saransk airports.