Investment in Moscow: Investment climate factors

Moscow is an international business center.

The largest stock exchange in the CIS, Central and Eastern Europe is located in Moscow. The Moscow Stock Exchange is one of the world's 25 top stock exchanges in terms of the total traded shares capitalization, and one of 10 top trading platforms in terms of bond and fixed-term contract trade. As of the end of the second quarter of 2017, the total stock market capitalization is 7 trillion rubles (565.8 billion US dollars).

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Share of major international corporation presence, %

*For the 280 international corporations covered.
Source: CBRE, Global office location..

Among Russia’s top public companies in the Forbes Global 2000 2016 rating, 16 have headquarters in Moscow. In the number of Fortune Global 500 headquarters, Moscow is comparable to such South-East Asian megacities as Shanghai and Hong Kong.

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Number of Fortune Global 500 headquarters in global megacities

Source: Fortune Global 500 2016.

Moscow hosts the CIS, Central and Eastern Europe’s biggest stock exchange. The Moscow Exchange is one of the top 25 leading stock exchanges in the world by aggregate capitalisation of its stocks. It is also one of the top 10 in terms of the volume of its trade in bonds and futures. The total capitalisation of the stock market at the end of 2016 was RUB 37.7 trn (USD 622.3 bn).

Moscow is the business and financial center of Russia.

In Moscow, there are almost 1 million legal entities, about 270 thousand individual entrepreneurs, which jointly account for about 15% of the total number of companies registered in Russia. The number of individual entrepreneurs operating in Moscow has grown more than 1.5 times over the past six years.

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Number of individual entrepreneurs registered in Moscow, at period end, thousand

Source: Federal Tax Service of Russia.

More than half of active Russian credit institutions are concentrated In Moscow. The banks registered in Moscow account for more than 90% of Russian bank assets.

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Number of active credit institutions as of May 1, 2017, units.

Source: Bank of Russia.

Bank assets as of May 1, 2017, trillion rubles.

Source: Bank of Russia.

According to the results of 2016, the balanced financial result of large and medium-sized organizations in Moscow amounted to 3.7 trillion rubles. (55.2 billion US dollars according to the average annual US dollar exchange rate of the Bank of Russia). 77.7% of the Moscow profitable organizations account for 31% of the total profit of Russian enterprises.

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Profitable organizations income, 2016, trillion rubles (%)

Source: Rosstat.

2015-2016 showed a positive trend of profit and balanced financial result growth providing additional opportunities for the enterprises' own funds investment.

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The increase of Moscow* organizations' net financial result in 2010-2016, % against the previous year

*Excluding small business entities.
Source: Rosstat

Share of major international corporation presence, %

*For the 280 international corporations covered.
Source: CBRE, Global office location..

Number of Fortune Global 500 headquarters in global megacities

Source: Fortune Global 500 2016.

Number of individual entrepreneurs registered in Moscow, at period end, thousand

Source: Federal Tax Service of Russia

Number of active credit institutions as of May 1, 2017, units

Source: Bank of Russia.

Bank assets as of May 1, 2017, trillion rubles

Source: Bank of Russia.

Profitable organizations income, 2016, trillion rubles (%)

Source: Rosstat.

The increase of Moscow* organizations' net financial result in 2010-2016, % against the previous year

*Excluding small business entities.
Source: Rosstat.

Year Growth of the balanced financial result,%
2010 +22,4
2011 +8,5
2012 +13,8
2013 -22,9
2014 -32
2015 +81,1
2016 +40,6