Cargo-cult and another Cola-Cola // Nikita Shchurenkov about attempts to use the love of Russians for bygone brands

The mass exodus of Western companies from the country has led to the same massive copying of departed brands. In an attempt to retain an audience accustomed to IKEA, H&M and Starbucks, local entrepreneurs are trying to appropriate the love of Russians for brands that are leaving them. And if the newly-minted fast food chain … Read more

Huawei seemed to buyers // Brand stores work, but do not sell

As Kommersant found out, Huawei stores do not even sell phones and laptops displayed in shop windows to visitors. Problems in the main part of the Russian retail of Huawei arose against the backdrop of a dispute between the store management company and the manufacturer. Kommersant’s sources say that Huawei has stopped direct deliveries of … Read more

Every third person tried to become an entrepreneur // Monitoring of business activity

Survey data from Ipsos, a market research firm, shows an increase in entrepreneurial activity around the world. One third of respondents (a total of 21,000 people surveyed in 26 countries) reported having entrepreneurial experience. The same number are ready to start their own business in the next two years. The share of people interested in … Read more

Personnel and employers have decided in doubts // Monitoring of the labor market

Russian employers are not sure how their business will develop until the end of 2022, and cannot yet determine a short-term personnel strategy. Such a conclusion can be drawn from the study of the recruitment company Ventra “Labor Market Challenges 2022: the view of employees and employers.” As follows from the results of the survey … Read more

The Central Bank stepped over analysts // The key rate was reduced from 9.5% to 8%

On July 22, the Central Bank (CB) refuted analysts’ forecasts and lowered the key rate much more decisively than they expected: by 1.5 percentage points at once, from 9.5% to 8% per annum. Thus, the regulator reacted to the significant strengthening of the ruble and the decline in annual inflation. A significant reduction in the … Read more

There is something to work on // Anastasia Manuylova on the prospects for simplification of Russian unemployment

For several months now, the Russian economy has existed in a new reality, where financial ties and supply chains have been disrupted, and sanctions have been imposed on various industries, but the Russian labor market seems to exist in its reality and, as relatively standard data on its activity show, is changing towards opposite to … Read more

With confidence in tomorrow’s delay // Bank customers are waiting for their solvency to fall

After the outbreak of hostilities by the Russian Federation in Ukraine, clients of Russian banks lost confidence in themselves: only less than a quarter of them have no doubts about their ability to service current loans. In the future, experts admit that there will be even fewer confident in their solvency, which will lead to … Read more

Overhaul stuck in prices // Market participants propose to reconsider the approach to their education

The problems of pricing work on the overhaul of apartment buildings, which the authorities are now trying to mitigate with temporary anti-crisis measures, remain very acute for the industry due to their systematic nature: in January-May, the share of failed bidding for the conclusion of such contracts amounted to 48%, and such “underrepair” with a … Read more

Only quad-copy the sky // In Russia, the production of drones will be expanded

Drone maker COEX has sold the industrial portion of its business to droneport developer Hive. Now Hive offers quadcopters from DJI with its systems, which stopped deliveries to Russia due to hostilities in Ukraine. The buyer promises to invest more than 100 million rubles in production. before the end of the year and reach the … Read more