First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov says the government may introduce a tax on capital transactions
as a means of deterring short-term inflows of speculative capital, and suggests that import tariffs and subsidizations could be necessary in coming years to sustain competition
in light of the ruble’s anticipated appreciation. The Moscow Times
examines the Russian contingent of the Sunday Times Rich List
, including Roman Abramovich and Senator Sergei Pugachyov. One business offshoot of Vladimir Putin’s trip to Italy is Pirelli’s potentially increased presence
in Russia. Russia’s Citibank has outsourced
its automated teller machines to Diebold.