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17 september 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Daniil Nametkin

Daniil Nametkin Department for Expert Analytics

Rate of capital has significant impact on the exchange rate
Having unexpectedly raised the key interest rate, the Bank of Russia has also significantly increased the projected rate of inflation and refused to purchase foreign currency for the Ministry of Finance in the open market until the end of the year. "The total deferred purchases may amount to RUB 1.3 trillion or about USD 19.6 billion at the current exchange rate," Analytical Center expert Daniil Nametkin commented on the situation for Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
17 september 2018 Kommersant
Vladimir Mesropyan

Vladimir Mesropyan Project Management Office for Implementing the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation Program

Digitization should radically reduce the cost of interaction with government for business
Vladimir Mesropyan, Head of the Project Management Office for the Digital Economy program at the Analytical Center, commented for Kommersant the main conclusion drawn by a study into digitization conducted by P. Stolypin Economic Growth Institute. The authors of the study believe that the growth of digitization in the economy is a result primarily of an expansion of the state sector that involves the creation of new information and accounting systems "firstly in those sectors which the state regards as potential sources of budget revenue".
17 september 2018 TVC
Leonid Grigoryev

Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

Stability of oil prices keeps new global economic crisis at bay
Ten years ago, the world was hit hard with a global economic crisis. Back then, Russia managed to weather it out with relatively little pain. Now, a lot of experts are saying we may in fact be witnessing the beginning of a new economic crisis. What sort of crisis will it be and will Russia survive it this time? Leonid Grigoriev, Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center, answered the questions on the Right to Vote show on TV Center.
13 september 2018 Gazeta.Ru
Vladislav Onishchenko

Vladislav Onishchenko

There Can Be No Communications Infrastructure in the Far East without State Financing
A sparse population and remote locations are the main obstacles to the development of infrastructure in the Far East and that includes communications infrastructure. "At the moment, it's primarily small towns that still don't have communications in the region," Gazeta.Ru quotes Vladislav Onischenko, Head of the Analytical Center, as saying at the Far Eastern Economic Forum. "Business won't be able to deploy communications there on its own without state financing."
13 september 2018 Kommersant
Elena Kovaleva

Elena Kovaleva Department for Competition Policy

There are Alternative Approaches to Interactions Between Companies and Public Authorities
The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation has suggested simplifying the registration of Russian companies. The draft bill allows a legal entity to use the address of a postal office as its registration address during registration, the Kommersant writes.
5 september 2018 Pult Upravleniya
Dmitry Chernenok

Dmitry Chernenok Department for State-Run Programs and Budgeting

Passengers are increasingly choosing land travel
Analytical Center expert Dmitri Chernenok told a Control Panel Magazine journalist about the effect that the construction of high speed rail lines is going to have on the country's economy.
4 september 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Irina Pominova

Irina Pominova Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

As the global climate continues to deteriorate, more and more pressure will be put on countries with a large-scale coal-fired generation capacity
Environmental protection organizations expect that closing of coal-fired generation capacity should exceed the new coal fired generation capacity going into operation by 2022, thus marking the start of a global decline. For the time being, it is only countries that have very little or no coal fired power generation at all that have publicly announced that they will soon drastically cut the use of coal in power generation or drop coal completely. Countries dependent on coal need very serious economic or climate-change -related reasons to start phasing out coal, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
27 august 2018 TASS
Vladimir Mesropyan

Vladimir Mesropyan Project Management Office for Implementing the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation Program

A law on online notary services is to be passed in 2019
Notary services are to be expanded through digital economy, allowing Russians to remotely get a number of notary services, TASS reports. A special federal bill has already been approved by the experts of the work group on the standards and regulations of the digital economy of the Russian Federation program.
23 august 2018 Govorit Moskva
Aleksey Safronov

Aleksey Safronov Department for State-Run Programs and Budgeting

Before regulating carpooling, drivers should be offered a choice
A draft law regulating carpooling is widely discussed. If it is adopted in its current form, drivers can be imposed fines for the service payments in cash, they will be obliged to meet numerous requirements, equip their vehicles with special devices, etc. Journalists of the Govorit Moskva (Moscow Speaking) radio station asked the Analytical Center expert, Alexey Safronov, what in this case would be the difference between the service and taxis, and how to solve the arising problems.
23 august 2018 Kommersant
Vladislav Onishchenko

Vladislav Onishchenko

The plan for the development of transport infrastructure will include projects with the biggest socio-economic effect
The Analytical Center has developed a procedure for selecting projects for the comprehensive development plan for the country's transport infrastructure outlined in a May Presidential Decree, writes Kommersant. As per the presidential decree the plan must be approved by October 1. It calls for the development by 2024 of transport corridors to connect the west and east of the country as well as the north and south as well as to improve the "economic relatedness" of the country's territory.