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Caucasus: Cradle of civilization to cradle of innovation
This is the first in a series of introductions to Smart City programs, which have been launched, or which are planned, across the CIS-Eurasia region. Other reports in the series will look separately at programs in Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia, and also across the Central Asia region. These reports aim only to provide an overview of existing smart city and technology projects and of current and future State plans for developing “e-” and technology projects in each of the countries across the region.
For our clients, Macro-Advisory provides full due-diligence and strategic analysis services, which identify investment and business opportunities across different areas in technology throughout the region.
Russian e-Commerce: Robust Growth Continues
Russia: Large market and fast growth. Total e-commerce sales volumes in 2017 exceeded RUB1,100 billion (US$18.5 bln), up from only RUB200 million in 2010.
But a lot of room for further growth. In 2017, e-commerce sales were approximately 3.9% of total retail sales, compared with 12-14% in markets such as the UK and Germany.
Russia’s bank sector consolidation continues … creating opportunities
The Central Bank of Russia continues to cull bad banks. The recent nationalization of 3 large private banks seems to mark the beginning of the end of this process. The sector will remain tightly regulated and the remaining private banks should not be allowed to get themselves into the same bad situation. Investors should do careful due diligence on partner banks in the region, and any decision by local staff not to use a state bank or foreign-owned bank should be carefully reviewed.
Russia’s Alcohol Industry: Challenges and Opportunities
Analysis and forecasts for the alcohol industry in Russia
Russia Insurance Sector – continuing improvements
Opportunities for investors in the Russian insurance market.
Russia Retail Initiation
Russia clothing: retail and e-commerce
Russia Insurance Initiation
Opportunity from the ruins
Russia E-commerce Initiation
The invisible giant: stooping a little
Russia Infrastructure Initiation
Boosting the Present by Building the Future
CIS Pharmaceuticals Initiation
The long road to localisation.