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    Post  Austin on Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:00 am

    World Economic Forum The Inclusive Development Index 2018

    Download the pdf for full report https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-inclusive-development-index-2018

    Summary


    The Russian Federation is ranked 19th, and on a positive trend compared with five years ago. Russian performance is, however, uneven across the three dimensions of the Index: it scores relatively better in terms of Economic Development than Inclusion and Intergenerational Equity and Sustainability.

    Russia has recently recovered from a recession, and although its productivity growth is still low, it has now overcome the hardship of 2015. In terms of Inclusion, Russian provides decent living conditions to most of its population but concentrates wealth in a few hands. In fact, the poverty rate is low (0.3%), and median living standards are relatively good in the context of emerging countries, though the wealth Gini (at 82.6) is high. At the same time, income inequality (as measured by the net Gini index) is also relatively high and has increased from five years ago.

    In terms of Intergenerational Equity and Sustainability, Russia has low debt and a positive dependency ratio, yet is depleting its natural resources and, despite recent improvements, has a carbon intensive economy.

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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  Austin on Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:19 pm

    Interview : Andrei Klepach: additional budget revenues need to be spent on stimulating the economy

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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  miketheterrible on Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:58 pm

    Well, no shit.
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    Post  Kimppis on Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:20 pm

    Well, he's a pessimist all right. He doesn't even mention the high interest rates? Maybe he a "liberal", so his narrative on the Russian economy is automatically negative as well? Just speculating.

    However, Goldman Sachs (lol) apparently forecasts a growth of 3.3% for Russia this year, which is the other extreme. So who's right? IMO, the truth is somewhere in the middle, at worst.

    Also, the slowdown during H2 of 2017 was indeed quite severe. GDP actually somehow managed to decline (!) in November, and for the whole year it was closer to 1.5% than 2%. Those interest rates LMAO, althought it's unlikely to matter in the long-term, as the rates will go down sooner or later, just slower than they realistically should.

    Oreshkin: economic growth in Russia could reach 3-3.5% per year in the next couple of years

    Oreshkin considers Goldman Sachs forecast optimistic about GDP growth by 3.3% in 2018
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    Post  miketheterrible on Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:46 pm

    Uh, actually it would be closer to 2%. About 1.8 - 1.9% growth in 2017.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:04 pm

    I read the article and it's rather good.

    First off, to state it - he isn't a liberal. Actually, on contrary, what he suggested is usually conservative

    He is talking about that instead of replenishing reserves, it's much better to use excess money for investment and development. Currently, his gripe is that there is a somewhat lacking prospect for mega projects in construction. So he states that after the Crimea Bridge and the arenas, there is nothing else set in stone for 2018. That more projects in infrastructure is needed. Also states there needs to be a much better method for pensioners and or banks to invest locally in said mega projects.

    As well, to invest in the military industrial complex. And as well, to stop expecting money from outside and start looking internally.

    I say it was a good read. He goes into somewhat hysteric mode at start I think to make a point out - slow growth unless we do x thing.
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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  kvs on Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:49 am

    miketheterrible wrote:I read the article and it's rather good.

    First off, to state it - he isn't a liberal. Actually, on contrary, what he suggested is usually conservative

    He is talking about that instead of replenishing reserves, it's much better to use excess money for investment and development.  Currently, his gripe is that there is a somewhat lacking prospect for mega projects in construction. So he states that after the Crimea Bridge and the arenas, there is nothing else set in stone for 2018. That more projects in infrastructure is needed.  Also states there needs to be a much better method for pensioners and or banks to invest locally in said mega projects.

    As well, to invest in the military industrial complex. And as well, to stop expecting money from outside and start looking internally.

    I say it was a good read. He goes into somewhat hysteric mode at start I think to make a point out - slow growth unless we do x thing.

    Russian pundits are one-note-Johnny pessimists. He is forgetting about the massive, on-going railway projects.

    Based on the objective evidence so far, it is clear that Putin is using mega-projects to stimulate the Russian economy. But Putin
    is not willing to blow the budget on white elephants. I think Putin is 100% on target. Having the GDP dependent on massive
    state spending is faking the economy, just like the popular near zero interest rates and QE in the west. You get bubbles and not
    real growth. So this "conservative" is a bit of an idiot if he thinks that Russia needs to splurge on mega-projects. All mega-projects
    run out. At least with Putin's approach they are dosed on moderation and are not going to stop any time soon.
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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:56 am

    kvs wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:I read the article and it's rather good.

    First off, to state it - he isn't a liberal. Actually, on contrary, what he suggested is usually conservative

    He is talking about that instead of replenishing reserves, it's much better to use excess money for investment and development.  Currently, his gripe is that there is a somewhat lacking prospect for mega projects in construction. So he states that after the Crimea Bridge and the arenas, there is nothing else set in stone for 2018. That more projects in infrastructure is needed.  Also states there needs to be a much better method for pensioners and or banks to invest locally in said mega projects.

    As well, to invest in the military industrial complex. And as well, to stop expecting money from outside and start looking internally.

    I say it was a good read. He goes into somewhat hysteric mode at start I think to make a point out - slow growth unless we do x thing.

    Russian pundits are one-note-Johnny pessimists.   He is forgetting about the massive, on-going railway projects.

    Based on the objective evidence so far, it is clear that Putin is using mega-projects to stimulate the Russian economy.   But Putin
    is not willing to blow the budget on white elephants.    I think Putin is 100% on target.   Having the GDP dependent on massive
    state spending is faking the economy, just like the popular near zero interest rates and QE in the west.   You get bubbles and not
    real growth.   So this "conservative" is a bit of an idiot if he thinks that Russia needs to splurge on mega-projects.   All mega-projects
    run out.   At least with Putin's approach they are dosed on moderation and are not going to stop any time soon.  

    Well, that is why this guy even mentioned that the push now for small and medium business growth is the right solution. Yes, there are a lot of mega projects so far, with planned expansion too like the proposed bridge to Sakhalin Island after Crimea bridge is built, which I imagine will be Putin's next tenor promise. That alone will boost growth in that region by a massive amount.

    But the other thing that will guarantee growth in Russia, is if consumers continue to spend. While the theory of "people paid better, they will spend more" holds some truth to it, it isn't necessarily 100% truth. There are a lot of people who just hide the money and that is that.

    There really isn't any magic idea for economics. Its a made up system, it isn't natural. So while in the west everything can be rosy based upon fudging numbers and or relying 100% on debt, Russia is trying to go the route of being honest. While it is ideal and makes them look great overall in the eyes of the nations who don't matter, in the long scheme of things, it paints a big red target over their heads by the US.

    Good thing is though, most economists in Russia are now pretty much stating the same thing "screw them in the west. We must rely on ourselves".

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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  Austin on Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:49 am

    Foreign direct investment in Russia growing steadily amid economic resurgence

    https://www.rt.com/business/416954-russia-economy-foreign-investment/

    Russia is becoming more attractive to foreign investors, who are ready to pour more money into the economy every year, according to Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin.

    “We see a positive trend in foreign direct investment in the past several years. This volume exceeded $20-25 billion in 2017,” he said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday.

    The biggest winners are foreign companies that invested in Russia in the last few years despite the financial crisis and sanctions, Oreshkin said.

    “The past years saw a turbulent period in the geopolitical sense, which affected the economy. The companies that invested in those years are now reaping the good results of these decisions,” the Russian minister said.

    “If we look at the statistics, we will see a number of major transactions, which proves that the investment climate is improving.”

    With a $4 trillion GDP in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) Russia is the sixth-largest economy in the world after China, the United States, India, Japan and Germany.

    Since 1999, Russia has enjoyed a 30-fold increase in foreign currency reserves, public debt has shrunk to 17.2 percent of GDP compared to over 92 percent 18 years ago.

    The total value of assets in the Russian banking system has risen 24-fold to $1.43 trillion. GDP per capita almost tripled to $27,900 to become the largest among BRICS countries.

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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  Austin on Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:30 am

    Interview Dimitri Rogozin: "Citizen" will help to increase production in time of war "

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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  Cyberspec on Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:30 am

    Things must be looking up if even Moody's is positive on Russia...

    Moody's upgrades outlook on Russia's sovereign rating to positive from stable

    More:
    http://tass.com/economy/986996

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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  par far on Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:47 pm

    "Russian economy under Putin: Quality of life tripled, foreign debt fell 75%."


    https://www.rt.com/business/417135-putin-presidency-economic-growth-russia/


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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  Austin on Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:47 am

    par far wrote:"Russian economy under Putin: Quality of life tripled, foreign debt fell 75%."


    https://www.rt.com/business/417135-putin-presidency-economic-growth-russia/


    Things have changed markedly in 18 years, as Russia’s public debt has now shrunk to 17.4 percent of GDP and reserves have increased to $356 billion. Low debt and growing reserves helped the country to live through the economic crisis of 2008 and the recession of 2014-2016, caused by a fall in oil prices and Western sanctions.

    If i am not wrong Russian Public Debt is 14 % of GDP

    https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/DEBTTLRUA188A
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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  kvs on Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:23 pm

    Austin wrote:
    par far wrote:"Russian economy under Putin: Quality of life tripled, foreign debt fell 75%."


    https://www.rt.com/business/417135-putin-presidency-economic-growth-russia/


    Things have changed markedly in 18 years, as Russia’s public debt has now shrunk to 17.4 percent of GDP and reserves have increased to $356 billion. Low debt and growing reserves helped the country to live through the economic crisis of 2008 and the recession of 2014-2016, caused by a fall in oil prices and Western sanctions.

    If i am not wrong Russian Public Debt is 14 % of GDP

    https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/DEBTTLRUA188A

    17.4 looks like a typo of 14.7. But it is a good idea to always fact-check numbers. The sloppiness in various
    media pieces is incredible.
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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  GarryB on Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:48 am

    Haven't you been keeping track of the Davos international trade forum... Trump says the positive world economy at present is because of him... hahahahha


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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  Austin on Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:00 pm

    Glazyev: more than $ 1 trillion was withdrawn from the Russian economy over 30 years
    https://rns.online/economy/Glazev-iz-rossiiskoi-ekonomiki-viveli-bolee-1-trln-za-30-let--2018-01-27/

    The outflow of funds from the Russian economy was more than $ 1 trillion over the past 30 years. This was stated by presidential adviser Sergei Glazyev in the World Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit, held in Moscow.

    "You know, Russia is the richest country in the world. We over 30 years have presented to the world financial system more than $ 1 trillion, which flowed from Russia. Frankly speaking, we do not know where they are, we know that about half a trillion dollars is rotated between off-shores and the Russian economy - the circuit is about hundreds of billions of dollars annually. And the second half of a trillion has evaporated in an unknown direction. This, of course, worries about our tax services. It turns out that the more we are draining from the country, the greater the burden of taxation on those who remain. This is unfair, "he said.

    According to Glazyev, the emergence of digital money will allow to fully monitor cash flows.

    "In the history of economic thought, a tempting task is to measure the velocity of money circulation, to understand how this speed affects inflation, to build a very close to reality model of monetary circulation, with which central banks could operate," Glazyev summed up.

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    Post  Austin on Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:02 pm

    Glazyev called "suicide" for the US the imposition of sanctions on the Russian national debt

    Russian presidential aide Sergei Glazyev called suicide the possible introduction of US sanctions against Russian federal loan bonds (OFZ). He said this to RNS on the sidelines of the World Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit, taking place in Moscow.

    "Sanctions against Russian state securities will mean the collapse of the dollar's empire. If another country carries out some confiscation measures against one of the leading countries of the world, grossly violating its obligations and international law, this will mean a complete and final loss of confidence in American jurisdiction from, at least, most Eurasian market participants. Therefore, for America it will be suicide, it will be the collapse of the dollar and the beginning of the era of Eurasian currencies, "he said.

    Glazyev added that "for Americans, the losses will be several orders of magnitude higher, because no one will believe either the dollar or American financial instruments."


    On July 25, 2017, the House of Representatives of the US Congress passed a bill on sanctions against Russia, which states that within 180 days the US authorities will discuss the possibility of expanding restrictive measures on Russian public debt.

    https://rns.online/economy/Glazev-iz-rossiiskoi-ekonomiki-viveli-bolee-1-trln-za-30-let--2018-01-27/

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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  Austin on Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:38 am

    New anti-Russian sanctions will be directed against foreign entities that carry out major deals with the defense sector and Russian intelligence - the State Department
    1/30/2018 3:31:11 AM

    Washington. January 30. INTERFAX - New anti-Russian sanctions will be directed against foreign entities carrying out major deals with the defense sector and Russian intelligence, the State Department said.

    "In general, the imposed sanctions will be mainly targeted against non-Russian entities that are responsible for significant transactions with the Russian defense and intelligence sector," the State Department said in a statement.

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    Post  Austin on Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:54 am

    The State Department says that after the entry into force of the law on sanctions, the Russian Federation lost billions of dollars in failed defense deals
    01/30/2018 4:21:51 AM
    *** New sanctions may not be required, given the already existing deterrent effect of the law, states the

    Washington State Department . January 30. Interfax - Russia has lost billions of dollars in failed defense deals after the entry into force of the law "On Countering US Enemies through Sanctions," the State Department said.

    "Today, we informed Congress that this law and its implementation are detrimental to Russian defense transactions. (...) Since its entry into force, according to our estimates, foreign governments have abandoned planned or already announced purchases of several billion dollars" , - State Department spokesman Heather Neuert said.

    "Given the long time intervals usually associated with major defense deals, the results of these efforts are just beginning to manifest itself.This point, if the law works, sanctions will not be imposed on specific organizations or individuals, because the law, in fact, works as a restraining means, "she noted.


    H.Noyert stressed that further details are contained in a secret report, which the agency submitted to Congress.

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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  Austin on Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:44 am

    The "Kremlin list" of the United States included 210 "close Putin": Gref, Kostin, Medvedev, Miller, Sechin, Peskov, Usmanov

    https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3534176?from=hotnews

    The US Treasury Department released the so-called Kremlin report - a report on officials and businessmen close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and "parastatal companies" that have close ties with the authorities. There are 210 names in total: 114 Russian politicians and 96 businessmen with a fortune of more than $ 1 billion.

    In particular, the United States Kremlin list includes: Dmitry Medvedev, Igor Shuvalov, Vitaly Mutko, Alisher Usmanov, Roman Abramovich, Suleiman Kerimov, Anton Vaino, Alexei Gromov, Dmitry Peskov, Vladislav Surkov, Dmitry Kozak. Also on the list are Valentina Matvienko, Vyacheslav Volodin, Igor Sechin, Alexey Miller, Sergei Naryshkin, Gennady Timchenko, Alexander Bortnikov, Peter Aven, Vladimir Potanin, German Gref, Andrei Kostin.

    In addition, the "Kremlin report" lists companies that have a state share of more than 25% and revenues of more than $ 2 billion.

    As Daniel Fried, former coordinator of the US Department of State's Sanction Policy, said earlier in an interview with Kommersant , getting into this list does not mean that sanctions will be automatically imposed against these specific people.

    Recall, the US State Department announced that since January 30, Washington can impose sanctions against foreign companies or people "for significant transactions by organizations from the Russian defense or intelligence sector." Earlier, the US Department of State and the US Treasury provided Congress with a "secret report" on the operation of sanctions, but did not make this information public.
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:30 pm

    GarryB wrote:Haven't you been keeping track of the Davos international trade forum... Trump says the positive world economy at present is because of him... hahahahha

    oh c'mon everybody can publicly fart form time to time Smile Polish president said that Poland is ready to buy Russian gas on same price as Germany does. Isn't it lovely?!
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:15 pm

    kvs wrote:
    Russian pundits are one-note-Johnny pessimists.   He is forgetting about the massive, on-going railway projects.

    Based on the objective evidence so far, it is clear that Putin is using mega-projects to stimulate the Russian economy.   But Putin
    is not willing to blow the budget on white elephants.    I think Putin is 100% on target.   Having the GDP dependent on massive
    state spending is faking the economy, just like the popular near zero interest rates and QE in the west.   You get bubbles and not
    real growth.   So this "conservative" is a bit of an idiot if he thinks that Russia needs to splurge on mega-projects.   All mega-projects
    run out.   At least with Putin's approach they are dosed on moderation and are not going to stop any time soon.  

    Well one way one belt and northern route is going on AFAIK? so there are mega projects still Smile

    As for Putin - true he is conservative and takes low risk approach. SO far so good. First of all he's got  2 main tasks:  

    a) find his replacement


    b) build system less dependent on personality more on institutions (more like China)

    c) make state cheaper in maintenance
    Now pouring streams of cash will only make this money gets lost. So what if you pour billions on bridges - who si going to build? whoa equipment? what with correct procurement?



    BTW I hope this will be explained. If this is an attack on administration or really ministers should be removed this is a good question.
    So consultants for doing ministerial jobs cost budget 70% of min R&D for military sphere?




    The state bodies of the Russian Federation for 2.5 years have purchased services to fulfill their powers for 14 billion rubles
    http://www.interfax.ru/russia/597563


    Moscow. January 29. INTERFAX.RU - State agencies of various levels in 2015-2016. and in the first half of 2017, instead of fulfilling their powers, they purchased works, services, the performance of which relates to the powers of the authorities. The volume of these purchases amounted to about 14 billion rubles, the Accounting Chamber said.

    "Currently, the legislation of the Russian Federation does not regulate the scope and cases of involving third-party organizations in the activities of government bodies, including with regard to the exercise of their powers," the normative legal acts also do not establish criteria that determine the ability of government agencies to purchase work and services, the performance (rendering) of which is provided for them by state tasks ".

    According to the Chamber of Accounts, for 2.5 years the state bodies of the federal level have purchased goods, services to fulfill their powers for 8 billion rubles. Regional and municipal authorities spent about 600 million rubles for these purposes.

    In addition, the government transferred subordinate or third-party organizations the execution of government projects, for which the volume of subsidies amounted to 5.7 billion rubles.

    According to the assessment of the RF SP, the largest number of cases both of the transfer of powers and state assignments was met in the practice of the Ministry of Energy (about 2 billion rubles) and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (2.9 billion rubles). The same departments have the largest amount of "authorized" purchases.

    At the same time, the Chamber of Accounts emphasizes that in a number of cases departments instructed outside organizations, including foreign ones, to prepare separate draft orders and government acts, in particular, affecting the activities of the fuel and energy complex, industrial clusters, technoparks, etc.

    "The participation of foreign organizations in the legal regulation and development of strategic documents in the fuel and energy sector can not be considered as appropriate to the national interests of the Russian Federation," said auditor Maxim Rohmistrov, whose words are contained in the materials of the Accounting Chamber.

    According to the assessment of the joint venture, the involvement of government agencies of third-party and subordinate organizations to implement their powers is not episodic, but systemic. "The unsettledness of this problem creates the risks of double spending budget funds, the impact of private organizations on public policy, information preferences for individual organizations, corruption risks and the possibility of information leakage," the report says.

    To solve this problem, the Chamber of Accounts proposes to analyze the authorities of state bodies and their division into "main" and "providing". Also, the proposal of the joint venture provides for the formation of a list of specific powers of state bodies that should be implemented directly by state authorities and a list of powers that can be transferred to third parties in the procurement process.

    The Collegium of the RF SP will forward submissions on the revealed facts of the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the NCCTT of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, as well as an appeal to the RF Prosecutor General's Office and information letters to the Control Office of the President of the Russian Federation, the FAS Russia, the Federal Treasury, the Ministry of Transport of Russia, and the report to the chambers of the Federal Assembly .


    The head of the Russian Academy of Sciences estimates the necessary financing of scientific military development in 20 billion rubles

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    MOSCOW, January 24. / TASS /. Financing of scientific military development should be 1% of the state program of armament, or about 20 billion rubles a year. This was stated at a press conference on Wednesday by the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev.

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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  miketheterrible on Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:19 pm

    Why am I not surprised that ministry of energy and industry and trade are spending money like it's nothing and handing their work off to third parties, even foreign? These two ministries have been horrible in their planning and engagement.

    Hope after elections, a lot of these people are begging for change in their next jobs.
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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:11 am

    miketheterrible wrote:Why am I not surprised that ministry of energy and industry and trade are spending money like it's nothing and handing their work off to third parties, even foreign? These two ministries have been horrible in their planning and engagement.

    Hope after elections, a lot of these people are begging for change in their next jobs.

    Manturov and Novak seem to be Putin's dudes. This info can ba as well inter-govt attack on Putin's protegees. If this is true howerer I hope they will go down ASAP.



    The Law on the Regulation of Crypto-Currency in Russia may enter into force in September 2018

    According to the document, tokens and other digital financial assets can be changed into rubles, foreign currency and other assets only through the operator of the exchange of digital financial assets

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    Re: Russian Economy General News: #9

    Post  Austin on Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:53 pm

    Rogozin is confident that the US will exert pressure sanctions on buyers of products OPK RF

    https://defence.ru/article/rogozin-uveren-chto-ssha-budut-okazivat-davlenie-sankciyami-na-pokupatelei-produkcii-opk-rf/

    The vice-premier of the Russian government said that decisions to protect the export of Russian weapons are already being taken

    Already, decisions have been made that will help to protect the export of Russian arms in connection with the publication of the Kremlin's list, since the United States will pressure sanctions on buyers of Russian defense products. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin, Tass reports.

    "As for the pressure on our partners, this is also debatable, decisions have already been adopted that will protect the export of Russian weapons," Rogozin told journalists.


    The vice premier also linked the composition of the "Kremlin list" of the United States with their "selfish" economic interests.

    "In terms of military-technical cooperation, we basically assumed that the pressure will be not so much on us as on buyers, and the pressure is accompanied by the offer of their own services, their own goods." That is, it does not look all that beautiful, like an extremely unfair competition, "Rogozin added.

    Speaking about the "Kremlin list" published in the US, he said that he had nothing to comment on in this regard, "I have been on these lists since March 2014". "In principle, the attitude [to the list] is indifferent, it just all looks quite hostile and, as I said, pursues such an economic shaman in everything." It's not just sanctions to make Russia bad, it's also sanctions to do badly, with whom we cooperate to make them forcefully be nice, "said the Deputy Prime Minister.

    He added that Russia will be forced to develop "certain measures to neutralize this pressure."

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