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Rosneft asks government to get in gear

To speed up the creation of an oil and gas cluster on the base of a shipyard in the Murmansk region, "Rosneft" requests the government to give necessary instructions to relative state agencies.

Small business to have a break

The government is going to offer individual and small businesses a two-year tax break in exchange for their legalizing.

Rosneft discovered a new hydrocarbon field in the Kara Sea

Rosneft successfully completed the drilling of the northernmost well in the world – the Universitetskaya-1 well in the Arctic.

New ski slope in Pechenga district

The residents of the bordering Norway northernmost part of the Murmansk region will get a new sports facility: a ski trail and a slope.

Old taxes, new rates

Together with the budget for the next three years, the Russian government approved a number of tax changes. Some of them came as a surprise for entrepreneurs.

North mining cooperation, another opportunity

The government of the Murmansk region announced the start of a new international project "Cooperation within mining industry between Nordic countries and NW Russia".

Sales tax, not this time

The government has abandoned the idea of introducing the sales tax, says the head of the Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov.

Norwegian consulate renews accreditation practice

This autumn, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk renews its practice for accreditation of travel agencies.

Better not be too SWIFT

Excluding Russia from the international payment system SWIFT, which existed before at the level of speculations, became a real threat after the European Parliament voted through a Resolution with the according clause. 

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About SIVA

Siva – The Industrial Development Corporation of Norway is the governmental corporation and national instrument founded in 1968. Siva is owned by Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fishery. Siva aims to develop strong regional and local industrial clusters through ownership in infrastructure, investment and knowledge networks as well as innovation centers. Siva has been in Northwest Russia since 1992. This activity aims to increase trade between Norway and Russia. Siva aims to increase trade between Norway and Russia. The local office is located in Polar Star Innovation Centre, address: Podgornaya 92 Murmansk. 

Siva has six specific concepts running at the moment:

1. Polar Star Innovation Centre offering commercial office space 3000 m2
2. incubator space in the Soft Landing Incubator Polar Star Innovation Centre 
3. Norsketableringssenter with competence about local suppliers of services and service oriented towards Norwegian SMEs that need physical establishment in the region 
4. Innovation Cooperation between Norway and Russia through a separate program  
5. Technopark Nor, a logistics and business center established at the airport in Murmansk in close cooperation with Innovation Norway – Fund.  
6. BarentsNova website  

Contact: 

International adviser Alma Karabeg, Mobile phone +47 481 81 033 alma.karabeg@siva.no

International adviser Sergey Shuvalov, Mobile phone +47 920 29 035 Sergey.shuvalov@siva.no

Senior Vice President International Geir Reiersen, Mobile phone +47 913 83 161 geir.reiersen@siva.no

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