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25 april 2017 RBC
Gleb Pokatovich

Gleb Pokatovich Deputy Head

Introducing a sales tax cannot be regarded as an alternative to the tax maneuver
MPs and senators are going to propose their variant of tax reform to Russia's Security Council. They want to give the regional governments the authority to impose a sales tax as part of the move to shift the tax burden from manufacturing to consumption. The government is currently discussing a tax maneuver they are calling 22/22, which aims to increase the VAT rate from 18 % to 22 % while reducing the total social insurance premium rate from 30 % to 22 %.
24 april 2017 RBC-TV
Alexander Golyashev

Alexander Golyashev Department for Research Studies

Household spending in Russia is decreasing slower than income
Russian households are currently running in "safe mode" where they are trying to save more than they are spending. The situation has improved somewhat in that people are no longer saving across the board, but when it comes to durable goods, people are still trying to do without them.
21 april 2017 TV Channel "TVC"
Leonid Grigoriev

Leonid Grigoriev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

The economy is entering slow drama-free growth
On 19th April the chair of the Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev presented an annual report to the State Duma, in which he noted that the economy had now entered a growth phase. Experts note his speech was cautiously optimistic, adding that the Government seems to have a pretty clear picture of economic growth and development. Speaking on the Current Affairs. The 25th Hour program, Leonid Grigoriev, chief adviser to the Head of the Analytical Center, confirmed what the prime minister had said, stressing, however, that the growth was probably going to be fairly slow.
20 april 2017 Russia 1
Alexander Golyashev

Alexander Golyashev Department for Research Studies

People should have about 2-3 times their monthly pay set aside for a rainy day
"At the moment people are saving on purchases in response to their shrinking incomes," Analytical Center expert Alexander Golyashev said on the Good Morning, Russia show on the Russia-1 TV channel.
17 april 2017 Banki.ru
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Strategic Studies in Energy

We should not expect any changes in oil prices unless output is reduced significantly
On May 25, OPEC will be meeting in Vienna to decide whether or not to extend the agreement to limit oil production. Are Russian oil companies going to insist on pulling out of the agreement and how is the oil price going to change by the summer?
11 april 2017 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Aleksander Martynyuk

Aleksander Martynyuk Department for Strategic Studies in Energy

Activities of Oil-Producing Countries Increase the Investment Attractiveness of the Industry
The rise in oil and gas prices in 2000-2014 has enabled companies around the world to increase the number of projects with higher production costs, including projects for the development of deposits with hard-to-recover reserves, deep-sea deposits, and subsoil resources of the Arctic shelf. As a result, according to the estimates of the International Energy Agency (IEA), the volume of investment in the production segment of the oil and gas industry has grown almost fivefold, although the growth in oil and gas production in this period has accounted to only 25%, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports, referring to the Energy Bulletin of the Analytical Center "Russian Gas in Eastern Europe: new conditions".
7 april 2017 RBC
Alexander Golyashev

Alexander Golyashev Department for Research Studies

Russians change habits of personal consumption
The economical model of behavior of Russian consumers is gradually coming to naught. However, sales of televisions, refrigerators, and other expensive long-term consumer goods remain low, RBC reports with reference to the bulletin of the Analytical Center, in which experts analyzed the situation with personal consumption of goods.
4 april 2017 Bujet.ru
Ksenia Sukhorukova

Ksenia Sukhorukova Department for Competition Policy

2017 will show the results of implementation of the Competition Development Standard
The Analytical Center takes part in monitoring of implementation of the competition development standard in Russian regions. Experts of Department for Competition Policy of the Analytical Center Ksenia Sukhorukova and Anton Volkov told about this work in their interview to the Budget magazine.
4 april 2017 Avtoradio
Dmitry Khomchenko

Dmitry Khomchenko Department for Sectors of Economy

Advance payment for utility services benefits utility providers
The initiative proposed by Russian senators to introduce discounts for consumers choosing advanced payment for utility services received a comment by expert with the Analytical Center Dmitry Khomchenko. “Such discount will have to be counterbalanced at the expense of payments on which no discount will be provided”, Avtoradio quoted the expert as saying.
3 april 2017
Leonid Grigoriev

Leonid Grigoriev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

We need to learn how to live in the context of low oil prices and end our oil curse
In his interview to the Neftegazovaya Vertikal magazine, Chief Adviser to the Head of the Analytical Centre Leonid Grigoriev spoke about the short and midterm prospects in the energy market.