Tatiana Radchenko Deputy Head
Freezing the tariffs of natural monopolies is necessary to stimulate economic growth by reducing costs and thus increasing the competitiveness of domestic products.
Sergey Novikov, Head of the Federal Tariff Service, talked about the medium-term plans of the department. In particular, he talked about the freezing of tariffs on goods and services of natural monopolies in 2014 for industrial customers. The official did not rule out the fact that a decision to extend the freezing of tariffs will be made based on each specific situation.
Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector
The Russian Fuel Union and Arkady Dvorkovich, the Deputy Prime Minister, voiced similar predictions about the rate of petrol price increases in the coming year.
Leonid Azimov Directorate for Transport Economics
CRR (Central Ring Road) will only pay back if a modern and affordable logistics and warehouse infrastructure is built within 50–100 km of Moscow.
Moskovsky Komsomolets writes that the next era of grand building has come: on the background of reducing resources for education and health, the government has conceived new mega-projects in the transport sector.
Gleb Pokatovich Deputy Head
Improvement in inflation rates opens additional opportunities for the CB, but we cannot speak about a reduction of the prime rate by more than 25 basis points before the end of the year.
On Wednesday, the Central Bank of Russia issued a report on its money and credit policy. The document notes some progress in the government’s fight against the growth in consumer prices. The easing of money and credit policy is determined by inflation expectations.
Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center