Director of Equity Financing, FINAM Investment Company, Moscow
Moscow traffic at night
A few weeks ago I read a piece published in Money and Markets titled, "Steer Clear of the U.S.: Look to Asia!" which I found interesting. Although the author is extremely bearish about American markets, I think that his basic advice to investors to diversify their portfolios internationally and to have strong exposure to commodities and hard assets as a hedge against global inflation is sound. And I would add Russia to his list of good places to invest for rapid growth.
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A government office building in Moscow
In mid-July, Russia's Federal Statistics Service released a report for the first half of 2007 that bolsters my previous argument ("Investing in Russia's Growth Sectors") that the best sectors to invest in Russia right now are construction, telecommunications, railways, and other distributive industries. Kommersant also published an article ("Industrial Brute Strength: Six Month Growth of Production in Russia Comparable to Asian Tiger Economies") that supports my view.
While some people may not like what I have to say, it seems every month analysts from leading multinational financial institutions such as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs are confirming that Russia is one of the top emerging markets in the world. Perhaps my anonymous critics would prefer to argue with them, instead of hurling insults at the messenger?
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