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21 june 2017 Kommersant FM
Yuri Ammosov

Yuri Ammosov Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

Cryptocurrencies are being used more and more because people are increasingly turning to them in countries that have restrictions on the flow of capital
The exchange rates of major cryptocurrencies are beginning to recover after a sharp collapse. Last week saw bitcoin fall by 25 %. It lost a total of 8 billion dollars of market value. A bit earlier the bitcoin exchange rate had for the first time reached $3,000 per bitcoin. Ethereum, the second most popular cryptocurrency, went past the historic milestone of $300 at about the same time.
19 june 2017 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Amiragyan

Alexander Amiragyan Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Increasing the tax on the extraction of natural resources is going to have a stronger impact on the business of small oil companies
The tax burden on Russian oil companies is going to be increased after all despite the objections of the Ministry for Energy. Thus, the effective period of the higher rate of the natural resources extraction tax for oil production is going to be extended for another year, until year end 2020, to help cover some of the budget deficit.
13 june 2017 Gudok
Aleksey Safronov

Aleksey Safronov Department for State-Run Programs and Budgeting

Passengers are concerned about speed and fairs
"The demand for travel on the Allegro trains is a good example of how international passenger train service can develop," Analytical Center expert Alexey Safronov said in an interview to the Gudok newspaper.
7 june 2017 Ekho Moskvy
Leonid Grigoriev

Leonid Grigoriev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

Nobody Wants to See Qatar's Economy Paralyzed
"Nobody wants to see Qatar's Economy paralyzed seeing how it produces natural gas for the entire world," said the chief advisor to the head of the Analytical Center Leonid Grigoriev in an on-air interview for Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) as he was commenting on the conflict between Qatar and a group of Arab nations.
6 june 2017 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

In the future the impact of LNG in Europe will become ubiquitous
The stagnation in the market of liquefied natural gas has come to an end: last year saw a doubling of global LNG sales. Meanwhile in Russia, the output of LNG has remained practically unchanged over the past 7 years (10-11 million tons a year), but 2017 may become a watershed when the Yamal LNG project is supposed to go online. The bulk of Russian LNG will continue to go to Asia, and Europe may take an interest in it as well, but breaking out of those two regions into other markets will be hard because of the tough competition from US and Australian suppliers. Rossiyskaya Gazeta writes about it citing a bulletin of the Analytical Center.
31 may 2017 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Elena Razumova

Elena Razumova Department for Expert Analytics

Share of imported food products in Russian stores decreased significantly
Russians enthusiastically started producing their own blue and white mold cheese, and became so advanced in oyster and mussel farming that in the near future it will be possible to refuse to import these products. Rossiyskaya Gazeta asked the Deputy Head of the Department for Expert Analytics of the Analytical Center Elena Razumova to report on the progress of import substitution in general.
31 may 2017 IA REGNUM
Aleksander Martynyuk

Aleksander Martynyuk Department for Strategic Studies in Energy

Strategic oil reserve being sold by Trump will not undermine the market
Selling-off half the U.S. strategic oil reserve is unlikely to significantly affect the world market. A short-term decrease in the price of this energy source can occur only if sales are uneven. This opinion was expressed by an expert of the Analytical Center Alexander Martynyuk in his interview to REGNUM News Agency, while he was commenting on the decision of President Donald Trump to sell off almost 350 million barrels of the country's Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
30 may 2017 CityMagazine
Elena Razumova

Elena Razumova Department for Expert Analytics

Sugar production is the most profitable sector in agriculture
Deputy Head of the Department for Expert Analytics of the Analytical Center Elena Razumova told CityMagazine about the realities and development prospects of import substitution in the Russian agricultural sector.
26 may 2017 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Daniil Nametkin

Daniil Nametkin Department for Expert Analytics

Any negative factor may weaken the ruble
Foreign speculators that have been propping up the value of the ruble since last summer may get out of the game as soon as the second half of this year, Analytical Center experts are warning. They are talking about speculative carry-trades, in which money is borrowed in foreign markets at a low interest rate and then invested in ruble financial instruments that offer high fixed rates.
24 may 2017 Russian Railways Partner
Dmitry Chernenko

Dmitry Chernenko Department for State-Run Programs and Budgeting

Additional indexation of the rates may get in the way of growth in domestic container shipments
According to Russian Railways, the past 5 years have seen the amount of cargo shipped by rail in containers in Russia go up by 28 %. "The Russian container shipping market demonstrated record growth in 2016. A total of 3.26 million containers were shipped, which was 10 % more than the year before. There was also a significant increase in the amount of containers shipped by rail: 13 % on the 2015 level; however, the speed of the traditional container trains and those whose speed was increased in the same period remained largely at the same level," Analytical Center expert Dmitry Chernenok commented on the situation for the Russian Railways Partner magazine.