FT: EU gas importers want to ask Norway to cut prices

In Europe, they believe that because of the energy crisis, Norway must supply gas at a price below the market. This is reported by the Financial Times newspaper. According to the publication, many EU executives that import Norwegian gas “privately” say that Norway “should agree to export gas at a reduced price.” A quarter of … Read more

Say something like a central bank // ECB economists wondered if the population of Europe understands them

Economists at the European Central Bank (ECB) have published a review on the new stage of the “communication revolution of central banks”. The active communication of regulators with the professional community since the 1990s has been transformed in recent years into a discussion by central banks of the next step – direct communication with the … Read more

They don’t trade with strangers here // The Ministry of Industry and Trade closes the defense of the state order from Western computer technology

The Russian side submitted proposals to the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) on changing the rules for public procurement of computer equipment, servers and data storage systems in the EAEU. In fact, we are talking about the fact that the Russian Federation, as the largest state customer in the union, intends to evade purchases, at least … Read more

In line for labor productivity // The government softens the conditions for participation in the national project

The White House intends to expand the national project to increase labor productivity, allowing enterprises from any industries to participate in it in a special order. The government expects that if sectoral restrictions are abandoned, companies of the same production chain will be able to enter the national project – increasing labor productivity at all … Read more

“Oh,” times // Special accounts interfere with royalties abroad

As Kommersant found out, banks refuse music labels and publishing houses to conduct royalties to foreign copyright holders. The mechanism for using special O-type accounts, introduced as a protection against sanctions from foreign companies, now even works against transfers between structures of one company. Experts note that banks do not yet want to take responsibility … Read more

Residents of “unfriendly” countries want to be banned from owning bookmakers

A draft law on the procedure for organizing and conducting lotteries has been submitted to the State Duma, proposing to ban foreigners associated with “unfriendly” countries from being beneficiaries of gambling organizers. The authors of the initiative consider these changes “very relevant in the face of increasing sanctions pressure” against Russia. Since March, the list … Read more

WSJ: EU wants to ban insurance for ships carrying oil from Russia

The European Union (EU), in the framework of the sixth package of sanctions, in addition to the embargo on energy resources, wants to prohibit insurance of cargoes with Russian oil. This is reported by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), citing anonymous officials and diplomats. The ban on insurance will affect tankers carrying Russian oil anywhere … Read more

Apples will be compared with the harvest // Accounting and accreditation will fight against illegal imports

The Federation Council (SF) joined the struggle of Russian gardeners with Polish apples imported to Russia illegally after the food embargo against the EU introduced by the Russian authorities in 2014. The senators want to additionally suppress illegal imports by accrediting suppliers and accounting for their crops with the exported volume. Experts believe that this … Read more

Aksyonov: the number of banks and companies that want to work in Crimea is growing

Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov noted the growing trend in the number of financial institutions and trading companies wishing to enter the regional market and work in Crimea. He linked the increase in the economic attractiveness of the peninsula with the consequences of Western sanctions. Large trading companies — I’m not yet … Read more