The ECB assessed the impact of sanctions on Russian imports // Foreign Trade Monitoring

A new edition of the Economic Bulletin of the European Central Bank (ECB) analyzes changes in trade supplies from Russia since the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine. Energy and agri-food flows are tracked by ECB analysts using data on shipping and gas supplies, imports to Russia are summarized based on statistics from … 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

Video patriotism // Officials are switching to Russian means of conferencing

Officials began to fulfill the government’s order to stop using foreign services Zoom, Webex, WhatsApp in official communications. The Ministry of Economy, in particular, recommended that employees switch to the corporate messenger from VK and TrueConf. Such initiatives could boost demand for Russian video conferencing services, their developers say, but the list of recommended products … Read more

Worse than the coronavirus pandemic // What worries the heads of the largest companies

Technological and social issues worry top managers much more than the pandemic and the temporary business difficulties associated with it, according to a survey by Alix Partners of 3,000 leaders of firms with revenues of more than $100 million in ten industries from nine countries (including the United States, China). , Germany and Japan). The … Read more

“Dom.RF” did not catch the Wave // ​​The bank demands a penalty from LSR for the early repaid loan

Dom.RF Bank, which financed the construction of the Wave complex in the south-east of Moscow, does not leave attempts to recover 1 billion rubles from the developer of the project, the LSR group, ex-senator Andrei Molchanov. for early repayment of a loan. The bank believes that the borrower must pay a penalty in the form … Read more