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ICIS extends presence in Russian market through MRC joint venture

August 12/2010

LONDON (ICIS) -- Global chemicals information giant ICIS is extending its presence in the Russian plastics market through a joint venture with specialist Former Soviet Union (FSU) based benchmark price provider MRC, the two companies announced on Thursday.

The Russian polymers market is growing at an extraordinary speed and becoming an integral part of the global marketplace, said Christopher Flook, publishing director of ICIS, a part of Reed Business Information. Our cooperation with market-leaders MRC (Market Report Company) will ensure we serve customers both inside and outside Russia with a greatly-enhanced information offering.

We are very pleased to be working with ICIS, the global leader in the market information field, said Sergey Yaremenko, CEO of MRC. MRCs specialist expertise in these markets is a natural fit with ICIS breadth and depth of coverage.

To mark the launch of their collaboration, ICIS and MRC are holding a one-day conference: Russian Polymers Summit on October 14th, 2010 in Moscow, Russia.

Participants will gain an understanding of the challenges facing the polymers market in Russia and the FSU. Key areas for focus will include Russian and international producers perspectives on the potential threats posed by increased tariffs; and on supply-demand issues and their impact on pricing.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to interact with key players in the Russian polymers market. Click here to find out more and to register, or

Further areas of increased co-operation between ICIS and MRC will be announced at the summit.

About ICIS

ICIS is well established as a key global provider of benchmark price and news intelligence for the chemical, oil and energy industries, assisting companies in global commodity markets to improve their revenues and profits by providing high quality, timely, commercially useful information, business leads and brand positioning across the world.


ICIS global team of more than 200 people based in London, Houston, Singapore, New York, Washington, San Francisco, Shanghai, Moscow and Mumbai strives to deliver definitive global chemical intelligence.


About Reed Business Information Ltd

Reed Business Information serves industry professionals with data services and marketing solutions, produces industry specific data and lead generation tools, provides over 200 online community and job sites and publishes over 200 premier business magazines.  Reed Business Information is part of Reed Elsevier, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal, and Risk and Business sectors.


About MRC

Market Report Company supplies chemical market pricing and insight for the polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, PVC and PET markets. Since 2003, MRC reports on Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and supplies information to the major players in the market.


For further information on ICIS please contact:
Justine Gillen
+44 20 8652 8031

For further information on MRC please contact:
Andrey Tretyakov,
+7 495 543 91 94 (ext.133)


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