Multi-apartment buildings are being built even more slowly // Construction Monitoring

The commissioning of multi-apartment housing in July continued to decline, as follows from the data of Rosstat, in annual terms, 2.8 million square meters were put into operation last month. m, which is 14% less than a year earlier, when the volume of commissioning amounted to 3.2 million sq. m. m. Also, the figures for … Read more

The sky beckoned pensioners // Aeroflot found a way to increase passenger traffic

Air carriers, hoping to receive state subsidies, continue to fight to increase passenger traffic through promotions. Thus, Aeroflot will sell tickets to pensioners at a single rate until the end of the year. The airlines are faced with the task of keeping passenger traffic from falling by more than 10%. But although in July Pobeda … Read more

One seventh of the global recession // The IMF again worsened the forecast for global GDP growth

Global GDP growth in 2022, amid the continued effects of the pandemic and the continuation of the crisis in Ukraine, will slow to 3.2%, according to the new International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook, which is now 0.4 percentage points lower than the April forecast. The implementation of the negative scenario, which includes a … Read more

Enlightenment is not without difficulty // A shortage of teachers has formed in the Russian Federation

As follows from the data of the Center for the Economics of Lifelong Education of the RANEPA, in most federal districts in the Russian Federation there is a shortage of teachers, teaching staff and school leaders. In the country as a whole, the number of vacancies in the general education sector exceeds the number of … Read more

The well-being figure // Experts compared the online skills of Russians and residents of OECD countries

The conditions created in the Russian Federation for enjoying the benefits of digitalization are generally comparable to those in the OECD countries, there is a lag in a number of parameters, but it is insignificant. Experts from the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) came to this conclusion after comparing Russian … Read more

The invisible side of the market // The government specifies sanctions blackouts in the economy

The government consistently closes access to databases on legal entities and individuals in order to avoid the expansion of sanctions. In particular, the Ministry of Finance proposes to formalize the list of companies that will be able to classify part of the data about themselves in the registers of legal entities and financial statements, such … Read more

Lockdowns correct forecasts // Monitoring of the world economy

China’s GDP in the second quarter of this year increased by only 0.4% in annual terms, a quarter earlier, the increase was much more significant – 4.8%. In quarterly terms, the indicator decreased by 2.6%, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China. Industrial production in the country in the second quarter increased by … Read more