Due to inflation // Operator prices may grow by 15–18% by the end of the year

At the end of 2022, the growth in prices for mobile and broadband services will be 15–18%, TelecomDaily predicts. Representatives of the operators say that the price increase that has already taken place has ranged from 2% to 15%, but argue that the increase does not exceed inflation in any case. Such an increase, according … Read more

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

Fake saury surfaced in the networks // The volume of fake canned food is growing

The fall in incomes of the population provoked the growth of counterfeit canned fish, which are sold in retail in millions of cans. Some producers under the guise of expensive saury sell, for example, cheap sardines. But, despite the existing system “Mercury”, which allows to identify substitution, regulators under current regulations cannot withdraw such products … 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

We must pay tribute // Creditors of bankrupt construction are given back the right to compensation

The Ministry of Construction, following the decision of the Constitutional Court (CC), intends to close the legal gap that arose in 2019 with the introduction of a new regulation on shared construction in terms of protecting the rights of secured creditors who financed construction without being equity holders, this applies to both individuals who purchased … Read more

The UN is not a friend to bitcoin // UNCTAD sees the need to tighten control over the cryptocurrency market

Cryptocurrencies help blur the tax base and undermine capital controls in developing economies, follows from the work of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). In most of these countries, there is no tax regulation of cryptocurrencies, and their users have no incentive to report their assets. The problem of capital outflow is … Read more

Labor migrants set a record // Monitoring of the labor market

In the second quarter of 2022, a record number of labor migrants entered Russia, according to a review by the consulting company FinExpertiza, based on migration statistics from the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In April-June of this year, their number reached 3.12 million people, which exceeds the figures for the same period over the past … Read more

The US labor market did not notice the recession // Monitoring of the world economy

The unemployment rate in the US in July, despite the reduction in the country’s GDP in the first half of the year, fell from 3.6% to 3.5%, 528 thousand jobs were created during the month, according to data from the US Department of Labor. Over the previous four months, the average monthly increase in the … 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