Small business in poor health // The first statistical descriptions of the business results of the lockdowns of 2020 have appeared

The COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020, contrary to the many and varied assumptions of economists in this regard, had a predictable impact on the structure of entrepreneurship. As a study by American economists based on materials from California showed, the concentration of business sales as a result shifted towards large companies – they recovered more slowly … Read more

Appetizing funds // What exotic strategies are packaged in Russian mutual funds

Private investors continue to massively increase their investments in mutual funds. The main demand this year is for broad market equity funds, commodity funds, and a variety of mixed investment funds. Private investors have access to more exotic strategies focused on the space industry, biotechnology or the fashion industry. However, such investments require a certain … Read more

Price issue // Director of TV and Content Department at J’son and Partners Consulting Dmitry Kolesov on the legal video market

In the modern Russian legal video market, there is competition between two fundamentally different approaches to monetization. The first is a mono service (like ivi, Megogo, or Netflix) that includes video on demand or linear streaming. The more users came and watched the video, the more the owner earned money. Monoservices rely on a subscription, … Read more

Poverty beats laziness in different ways // IMF sees no common ground in European minimum guaranteed income schemes

Economists from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in their work on European social protection systems demonstrate that the idea of ​​a minimum guaranteed income (MIR), which has been spreading in EU political systems since 1990, is implemented in Europe without a single scenario and is extremely diverse. The point is not only in the different … Read more

Faster, higher, more varied

Global GDP will grow 5.6% this year and 4.3% next year, but the recovery will be uneven. In several countries, primarily the United States and China, growth will be sharp, and the euro area will recover at a slower and almost equal pace, the World Bank predicts. Developing countries, with the exception of China, will … Read more