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Press releases | Archive 2006

Global Finance names RBC the best company in media/IT sector

Global Finance names RBC the best company in media/IT sector

Global Finance's survey of the best Russian companies is based on the research of industry analysts, corporate reports and other expert sources, and covers a number of Russian industries, including oil and gas, steel, ferrous metals and mining, utilities, telecoms, media and IT and the consumer sector. Factors considered in the rating include market share, profitability, evidence of a winning long-term strategy, management quality and commitment to improvement in corporate governance.

"Russia's economy is booming on the back of robust hydrocarbon prices and a small but fast-growing middle class. Russian companies had a remarkable year in 2005," says Global Finance publisher Joseph D. Giarraputo. "And there's every evidence that may continue in 2006. The Russian corporate sector continues to strengthen and best of those companies are on this year's award list."

Commenting on the rating's results, Yuri Rovensky, RBC General Director, said, - "We were certainly pleased to receive such a high appreciation of our work from the globally reputable edition. We never stop our ongoing commitment to the highest quality standards in daily work and business management, and our leadership in the rating of the best Russian companies proves that we are moving in the right direction."

Global Finance focuses on the aspect of corporate finance, provides wide coverage of the most significant international events and business tendencies for subscribers from 158 countries, as well as regularly publishes 'Best Banks' and 'Best Companies' ratings pertaining to different countries and regions.

Best Companies in Russia by Sector (Global Finance, February 2006)

Sector Name of the company
Oil and gasLukoil
SteelNLMK
Ferrous metals and miningEvraz
ConsumerPharmacy chain 36.6
UtilitiesRAO UES
BeveragesBaltika
TelecomsVimpelcom
Media/ITRBC

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