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20 march 2017 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Daniil Nametkin

Daniil Nametkin Department for Expert Analytics

Revision of forecast will not significantly affect financial markets
In autumn, international rating agencies can raise Russia's ratings to the investment level, which will provide additional support to the ruble and increase the interest of foreign investors in Russian assets. Journalists of the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper asked experts about their opinion on this issue. "The revision of the rating is possible in autumn of this year along with the reduction in the federal budget deficit and simultaneous consolidation of positive tendencies in the economy – first of all, it should reach the growth path over 1.7 % of GDP," stated Daniil Nametkin, an expert of the Analytical Center.
17 march 2017 RIA Novosti
Elena Razumova

Elena Razumova Department for Expert Analytics

If need be, Russia can find other markets to export its grain to instead of Turkey
Should Turkey impose a ban on imports of Russian wheat, Russia can always direct its exports to Africa and Asia instead. However, finding an alternative market for sunflower oil would be more challenging. Nevertheless, even there Russia too has some options, Analytical Center expert Elena Razumova told RIA Novosti.
17 march 2017 Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Daniil Nametkin

Daniil Nametkin Department for Expert Analytics

The risk of deposits being taken out of banks because of the pressure from Ukraine has increased significantly
Experts disagree about the consequences that the sanctions Ukraine imposed on the 5 subsidiaries of Russian banks operating in Ukraine are going to have for Russia, writes the Nezavisimaya Gazeta. The Bank of Russia claims that even the worst-case scenario will not have much effect on the financial stability of the banks in question. Experts say losses may be as high as $5 billion.
16 march 2017 CityMagazine
Irina Pominova

Irina Pominova Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Renewable Energy Sources can compete with conventional resources
CityMagazine journalists examined 4 natural resources —the sun, air, water, and soil — as an environment for profitable investment. Renewable energy sources (RES) have become dominant, and, for the first time in history, investment in renewable energy in developing countries exceeded that of advanced economies, the magazine asserts. The Analytical Center expert Irina Pominova described the prospects of the renewable energy sources development in Russia.
14 march 2017 RIA Novosti
Elena Razumova

Elena Razumova Department for Expert Analytics

Lifting the ban on the imports of onion, cauliflower, and salt from Turkey will not affect the domestic market
"Opening the Russian market to Turkish onion, salt and cauliflower as per the latest government resolution, won't have a significant effect on the supply and demand equilibrium in the domestic market seeing how the share of imports from Turkey for these items never exceeded 3% before the ban was introduced," Analytical Center expert Elena Razumova told RIA Novosti.
10 march 2017 Kommersant
Tatiana Radchenko

Tatiana Radchenko Deputy Head

Shilong vs Dalian: the government is discussing the route of the first train with Russian groceries for China
The first train with Russian groceries for China may depart from central Russia as soon as May 31. However, the destination of the train is yet to be decided: it is either going to head for Shilong in Guangdong Province, where Russian exporters already have clients, or for the port of Dalian. Delivery to Dalian would be significantly cheaper, but rail transport has to compete hard against marine transport here.
10 march 2017 PC Week
Tatiana Eferina

Tatiana Eferina Department for Monitoring

Digital technologies are an important factor in boosting efficiency
The Head of the Department for Monitoring of the Analytical Center Tatiana Eferina answered the questions of PC Week Magazine about the National Technology Initiative, whose implementation is to be allocated almost RUB 8.5 billion in 2017 under the Government's February Resolution No 255-R. Ms. Eferina pointed to the fact that the road maps of the National Technology Initiative rely not only on various technologies but also on state programs, such as the Strategy of the Science and Technology Development of Russia, the Strategy for the Development of Information Technologies in Russia in 2014-2020 and until 2025, the Strategy for the Development of an Information Community in Russia in 2017-2030 and others.
10 march 2017 RBC
Gleb Pokatovich

Gleb Pokatovich Deputy Head

Government officials use statistics to describe the situation in the economy
RBC journalists have found out why government and law enforcement officials are more optimistic about the economy than people employed in other sectors. The question was raised after the publication of the findings of the monitoring of the economic situation carried out by experts of the Presidential Academy of National Economic and Public Administration, Russian Foreign Trade Academy, and the Gaidar Institute, on a regular basis. Military personnel, interior ministry and federal security service employees as well as federal and municipal level government officials tend to talk about stability in Russia's economy more than others, the study found.
9 march 2017 IA REGNUM
Irina Pominova

Irina Pominova Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

The talk of China abandoning traditional energy is premature
“Reducing the excess coal production capacity in China poses a social challenge. However, the Chinese authorities are doing everything they can to minimize the negative social impacts resulting from changes in the energy sector,” the Deputy Head of the Department for the Fuel and Energy Sector of the Analytical Center Irina Pominova told an IA REGNUM correspondent.
7 march 2017 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Amiragyan

Alexander Amiragyan Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Offshore oil production in Russia to grow in the Far East and in the Caspian Sea
Over the next five years offshore oil production in Russia may grow by as much as 29 % from 19.4 million tonnes recorded last year to 25 million, Analytical Centre experts write in their new energy bulletin titled Access to Energy Infrastructure.