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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.
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.