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Fried cabbage's off 15 Jul 15

Attending the recent Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, security was as tight as I've experienced anywhere...


Taxing questions in France 26 Jun 15

It's been an eventful week in French industrial relations - and that's a competitive field - as the country's hard-wired unionism exerts a summer push...


Going underground 19 Jun 15

It became clear to me just why the Russians were so twitchy about letting any old foreigner in to Nizhny Novgorod until around 1992, after talking to GAZ CEO, Vadim Sorokin from his eyrie on the 14th floor of the automaker's HQ in the same city this week...


New Bosch president starts royally 5 Jun 15

New UK Bosch president, Steffen Hoffmann has only been in post a couple of months, but has clearly already moving in some very exalted circles indeed...


Michelin highlights DS cooperation 26 May 15

Michelin has long cooperated with Citroen's DS range with its adjustable suspension system making it possible to conduct precise trials...


"Difficult and beautiful" in Russia 19 Mar 15

Despite fears numbers would be down, this year's Russian Automotive Forum (RAF) kicked off in Moscow with a healthy attendance that belied the undoubted economic challenges the country faces...


Winter thaw sees Moscow shine 16 Mar 15

It really is Spring sat here in Moscow and while not exactly scorchio, the sun is beating down on this most vibrant of cities, which seems to have rid itself of its once oily, heavy air...


Interview with Bo Andersson 5 Feb 15

I'm looking at attending the upcoming Russian Automotive Forum (RAF) event in Moscow...


Mercedes basks in German World Cup victory 16 Jul 14

Mercedes-Benz has wasted no time in basking in Germany's reflected glory of winning the World Cup on Sunday night and becoming the first side since reunification to lift the golden trophy...


Lockdown in St Petersburg 23 May 14

It's perhaps no huge surprise security is taken so seriously at this year's Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, but the sheer scale of the precautions is overwhelming...

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