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8 december 2014 Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Leonid Grigoryev

Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

Ukraine may face default in autumn 2015
The Ukraine economy inevitably comes up to default, according to foreign economists. Country's international reserves boiled down by more than 20% in a month, and the government debt exceeded a trillion UAH. Perhaps, the only financial backing resource for the Ukrainian Government is IMF.
7 december 2014 RBC-TV
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Hungary and Serbia are affected countries
This week Russia shut one of the most ambitious and significant energy-related project. “Gazprom” will not develop “South Stream” project – the EU authorities resisted for too long. The pipeline will go through Turkey. Concerned European nations blamed Brussels, prime minister of Hungary openly accused the EU of the project breakdown. But it is possible that now Moscow will deal with problems directly with Budapest and Belgrade.
3 december 2014 IA REGNUM
Daniil Nametkin

Daniil Nametkin Department for Expert Analytics

Without efficient program of SME development Russia will not pass to steady economic rehabilitation
Experts of the Analytical Center consider the presented in December assessment of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation quite realistic.
2 december 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

In case of gas pipe line sweep towards Turkey Russian party loss will be minimal
Instead of "South Stream" the RF Ministry of Energy and "Gazprom" must have worked on some other gas pipe line - on the Black Sea bed towards Turkey. As expected, on the Turkish-Greek border line a transfer point will be created and from there gas will be on sale for the EU.
2 december 2014 Russian Business Newspaper
Inna Dudykina

Inna Dudykina Directorate for WTO Policies

Export promotion is important direction in state policy for competitive growth of home commodity producers
When sanctions against Russia were imposed many "fiery" experts suggested Russian withdrawal from WTO in protest, as Russian business would be choked off in foreign markets. Experts of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry strongly disagree with that. When Russia is in WTO it can influence over the situation from within. Moreover, before Russia entered WTO, its business in the international market had experienced a lot, as cut-throat competition always remains in WTO.
1 december 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

For now $80 p/b is believable prognosis for next year
Euro and dollar exchange rates set new records. The reason for that is in fall in oil prices as Brent crude oil on Monday for the first time in 5 years dropped below $68 p/b.
1 december 2014 Izvestia
Aleksey Khromov

Aleksey Khromov Directorate for Information Technologies

Situation rooms’ conception use accounts for 30% out of 100%
The State aims to advance situation rooms' work efficiency. For this reason heads of ministries and other authorities will have to learn technologies which help to immediately make managerial decisions in emergency. The reason for this is in creation of a new global system of state administration and reaction on situations on the distributed situation rooms’ basis (Distributed Situation Rooms’ System), and managerial decision efficiency will directly depend on officials’ professional qualifications.
26 november 2014 RBC-TV
Tatiana Radchenko

Tatiana Radchenko Deputy Head

Parallel Import implementation may lead to demand contraction but also to inland fall in prices
The Head of the Department for Competition Policy of the Analytical Center Tatyana Radchenko told RBС-TV reporters about the consequences of parallel import legalization.
26 november 2014 Portal-energo
Evgeny Gasho

Evgeny Gasho Department for Expert Analytics

Russian economy energy efficiency is considered to be 2-3 times lower than those of developed countries. But for all that level of energy consumption in Russia stopped well short of half of energy consumption in western countries
The expert of the Analytical Center Evgeny Gasho reported “Energy saving in the looking glass of industrial policy”. Under conditions of search for drivers and sources for economy rise, developed countries transition to sixth wave of innovation efficiency issues are becoming more and more actual, of which energetical.
25 november 2014 Interfax
Denis Yershov

Denis Yershov Department for International Cooperation

Waiver with South Korea led to tourist flow increase
The Analytical Center held an expert discussion on reorienting of Russian travel services market to Asia-Pacific region.