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18 october 2018 Kommersant
Pavel Tikhomirov

Pavel Tikhomirov Department for Corporate Reforms and Purchases

The Analytical Center suggests that the Ministry of Communications should purchase productivity software in a two-stage centralized process
The Ministry of Communications has run into problems with centralized procurement of domestically sourced software and specifically anti-viruses for federal executive bodies, according to a new article in the Kommersant, citing some market players as sources.
8 october 2018 Prime
Vladimir Mesropyan

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

Russian companies will lose out to competition without digital innovation
If Russia is to remain competitive and not be left behind in the digital transformation, the country's companies need to change their strategies, they need to learn to use data and introduce cross-cutting technologies in a variety of industries; that's according to Vladimir Mesropyan, Head of the Analytical Center's Project Management Office for the Digital Economy program.
5 october 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Daniil Nametkin

Daniil Nametkin Department for Expert Analytics

The Finance Ministry of Russia can Carry on with the Pause in Borrowing
The Finance Ministry has several times in a row now either recognized that the weekly auction of federal bonds failed or canceled it altogether, writes the Rossiyskaya Gazeta. "In Q3 2018 the Finance Ministry of Russia planned to issue 350 billion rubles worth of federal bonds, which is 31.1% less than the target for the previous quarter," Analytical Center expert Daniil Nametkin commented on the situation for a Rossiyskaya Gazeta correspondent. "The ministry either recognized the auction had failed or canceled it because investors demanded returns that were too high."
4 october 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Demand for Natural Gas is Projected to Remain Stable
Over the past six years exports of Russian natural gas via pipeline to European countries has gone up by 53 billion cubic meters, which is roughly the same as the capacity of the operating first line of Nord Stream Pipeline. Experts estimate that as domestic production of natural gas in Europe falls through 2030 the utilisation of Nord Stream 2 will be kept at least at 70%, however, Russian natural gas is going to be facing more and more competition and the root of this new competition is not at all political.
2 october 2018 Kommersant
Vladislav Onishchenko

Vladislav Onishchenko

All the conditions for drastically improving the transport links between urban agglomerations are in place
The Ministry of Transport has submitted to the government a draft passport for the transport portion of the plan to modernize the truck road infrastructure. The implementation of the projects included in the plan is expected to increase the transport infrastructure quality index by 14.6% and make the population by 15% more mobile. The links between the so called centers of economic growth will also grow stronger: from 40 to 100% as a result of high speed road or rail lines opening as well as daily flights, Kommersant writes.
27 september 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Possible temporary oil price leaps
Oil prices have crept up to a four-year high due to the decision of the OPEC+ countries not to increase production, as well as fears related to the US sanctions against Iran and problems with mining in Venezuela.
19 september 2018 TASS
Vladislav Onishchenko

Vladislav Onishchenko

Development of a digital economy is one of our most important projects
During the Eastern Economic Forum, Vladislav Onischenko, Head of the Analytical Center told a TASS correspondent about the work on the program "Digital Economy", development of the transport infrastructure in Russia and impact of sanctions on the country's economy.
18 september 2018 Pronedra
Leonid Grigoryev

Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

Chinese authorities bet on nuclear power
Russia and China are currently hard at work developing energy cooperation. Russian exports to China in 2015-2017 reached USD 29, 27 and 39 billion. Two thirds of these exports were made up of oil and petroleum products. And every year the industrially developed eastern China demands ever increasing quantities of energy resources.
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".