Partnership between Vedomosti.ru and Tikr.ru

The leading business newspaper Vedomosti and the Tikr.ru social network of investors have announced a partnership. The newspaper’s website now includes a schedule of Russian companies’ share prices, and the paper’s articles now complement the news on Tikr.ru.

Readers of Vedomosti’s Internet version of the newspaper can now receive information on the latest stock prices in the articles they read on the website. Every mention of a publicly traded Russian company is accompanied by an interactive graphic displaying the current price of that company’s shares. Readers can thereby learn the current price quotes and evaluate the effect of the events mentioned in the article without troubling themselves with an additional search. In addition, more detailed information about the stocks is available directly from the Tikr.ru site.

In turn, investors looking for news about specific companies on the Tikr.ru site can now read Vedomosti newspaper articles reporting on the same companies. The materials from the leading business newspaper dovetail nicely with the existing services on Tikr.ru. For example, each investor can custom-build a personal “news map” about companies by placing links of favorite articles onto the stock graph.

“Tikr.ru is popular among our readers,” said Viktor Sakson, publisher of Internet projects for Vedomosti newspaper, “and we are happy to offer the necessary graphic information in a familiar and understandable interface on the Vedomosti website.”

“Cooperation enables visitors to the Vedomosti portal to receive information from the Russian stock exchange that is so much in demand right now, and in a more convenient form,” said Alexander Ruban, Tikr.ru marketing director. “Also, Tikr.ru can expand its audience among the readers of the leading business newspaper, who take an active interest in investments. In addition, we have tried to combine the advantages of the authored material from Vedomosti with the social services of Tikr.ru in order to give our users quality information that, I hope, will be useful for making investment decisions,” Ruban said.