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8 october 2014
Leonid Grigoryev

Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

Prices on oil will not fall under 80-85 dollars per barrel
The situation on the world oil market has deteriorated. Prices are falling and pessimistic predictions about $60 per barrel don’t seem ephemeral anymore. Moreover, the largest oil importer - the US – rapidly develops the production of shale oil and gas, reducing purchases on the international market.
8 october 2014 Russia Beyond the Headlines
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Gazprom-China deal can reset gas markets
For gas to compete as an energy source on the international stage, a more unified market system is needed.

5 october 2014 Bankir.ru
Diana Kaplinskaya

Diana Kaplinskaya Department for Expert Analytics

Investments are being reduced due to sanctions which lead to a strong negative effect
Head of the Department for Expert Analytics of the Analytical Center Diana Kaplinskaya took part in the VII annual workshop on retail and FMCG. Participants of the event have discussed the perspectives of Russian and global economics, the events on FMCG markets and tendencies in the e-commerce.
26 september 2014 Banki.ru
Vladislav Onischenko

Vladislav Onischenko First Deputy Head

Ukrainian crisis cost Russia 1.5% of GDP
“The damage to the Russian economy caused by the crisis in its relations with Ukraine, can be estimated at 1.5% of GDP”, - said the First Deputy Director General of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation Vladislav Onischenko at the Conference “Russian financial markets in the time of global instability”.
25 september 2014 Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Leonid Grigoryev

Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

In anticipation of further devaluation Ukrainians are turning to foreign currency
Ukrainian economy is going through a hard period even without taking into account the possible closure of the Russian market. This is clearly showen by the recent macroeconomic indicators.
23 september 2014 Moscow. Doverie
Maria Shilina

Maria Shilina Directorate for Housing and Communal Services

The list of houses included in the energy-saving program is being discussed at the end of each year
Until 2018, a quarter of all apartment buildings in Moscow, must be equipped with the latest technology that will help save electricity and gas. This way the inhabitants will be living in a more comfortable environment with fewer costs. What to do if your home was not included in the energy-saving program was explained to the “Moskva.Doverie” by the Head of Directorate for Housing and Communal Services at the Analytical Center Maria Shilina.
22 september 2014 Kommersant
Ivan Kudryashov

Ivan Kudryashov Directorate for Information Technologies

Russian software must become competitive
Import substitution program in the field of information technology – are not just empty words anymore, because things may go further than just creating unnecessary national operating systems and search engines. Domestic software developers will be treated with preference in public procurements, and now they play an increasingly important role amid the general decline in the Russian IT market.
12 september 2014 Expert
Tatiana Radchenko

Tatiana Radchenko Deputy Head

New retaliatory sanctions against Russia are more likely to hit the Belarusian economy, than the European
New retaliatory sanctions against Russia can relate to a ban on EU imports of cars, especially second-hand cars. It is obviously that our domestic industry won’t benefit from this situation, since the vast majority of European cars are already produced in Russia.
10 september 2014 Moscow. Doverie
Maria Shilina

Maria Shilina Directorate for Housing and Communal Services

The situation with the heating system is difficult, because we cannot regulate the supplied heat volume
During the next three years a quarter of total amount of apartment buildings in Moscow will be switched to an energy-saving scheme of service. Head of Directorate for Housing and Communal Services at the Analytical Center Maria Shilina told to the TV channel “Moskva.Doverie” about ways to save money not only on electricity costs, but also on other communal services.
8 september 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

In September a new business cycle will start, and the demand for gasoline will increase
During the first 8 months of 2014 the price of gasoline increased by 6.8 percent, ahead of inflation rate. At the same time over the past few years, the growth of gasoline prices did not exceed inflation. Experts say that the price is pulled upwards by several factors, both short-term and long-term.