Large gardeners will arrange free supplies to retirees in Moscow and the region

Several large producers of greenhouse vegetables, members of the association “Greenhouses of Russia”, have decided to provide free of charge to retirees vegetables from their businesses. Among the enterprises are the Moscow suburban producer “Agroculture Group”, “Vegetable Valley” (production in the Lipetsk region), GD “My Summer” (grows vegetables in the Kaluga region) and “Vegetable Grower”…

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Diamond producers are losing buyers because of the coronavirus

De Beers is refusing to hold a third cycle of diamond sales this year because of the coronavirus, she said on March 30. The fight against the pandemic has led to restrictions on the movement of people and goods, according to a press release from the company (it is the second largest diamond producer in…

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Sales of seeds and goods for the country took off because of the coronavirus

Sales of seeds in major online stores rose sharply in March, said market participants interviewed by “Vedomosti”. At Ozon in March, seed sales grew by 20-30% year on year. On goods.ru sales of seeds increased 13-16 times for March 16-29 year to year. According to the Ozon representative, seeds of cucumbers, tomatoes, pumpkins and carrots,…

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There is no one to harvest in Europe and the United States

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, farmers in many countries have faced a problem – the lack of seasonal migrant workers who harvest every year. In order to avoid food shortages after the quarantine imposed by the authorities, some governments are calling on the farms of people who have lost their jobs in other areas. Such…

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The Ministry of Agriculture wants to limit grain exports

The Ministry of Agriculture has proposed to introduce a quota for the export of the most important for the Russian market cereals (wheat, corn, barley and rye) in the amount of 7 million tons for the period from April 1 to the end of the season, ie. by June 30, 2020, the Ministry has already…

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Oil producers are asking to ban the export of sunflowers

Russia’s Oil and Fat Union, which includes the largest producers of sunflower oil, has proposed Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev to ban the export of sunflower seeds for six months from April 1. “Vedomosti” got acquainted with a copy of the letter, its sending and authenticity were confirmed by the executive director of the union Mikhail…

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The coronavirus has hit the aviation industry

Demand for air travel has declined sharply due to the spread of coronavirus and flight restrictions in many countries. This creates big problems not only for airlines but also for aircraft manufacturers and their suppliers. Major US airlines are even preparing for a possible voluntary suspension of virtually all domestic flights due to declining demand,…

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Production of copper and platinum group metals will decline due to coronavirus

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on March 24 the closure of a number of plants for three weeks due to the spread of coronavirus. The restrictions will take effect on March 26 and can be extended for three months. South Africa accounts for 70% of world platinum supplies and 35% – palladium. Even a…

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Russia’s largest fitness industry companies are asking the government to help

All entrepreneurs and organizations in the field of physical culture and sports who have stopped working because of the coronavirus, suffer heavy financial losses, will be forced to lay off staff and risk bankruptcy. The industry needs government support. This is stated in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. It was signed by…

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Russia imposes a temporary ban on cereal exports

Rosselkhoznadzor on March 20 imposed a ban on exports of all types of cereals. It is introduced 10 days before the special instructions of the working group of the State Council to prevent the import and spread of coronavirus. This is stated in a letter to the deputy head of the service Yulia Schwabauskene to…

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“Raspadskaya” allowed the possibility of suspending coal sales due to the coronavirus

The Raspadskaya mine is being prepared for a possible suspension of coal sales for a period of six months to a year, Sergei Stepanov, director general of the Raspad Coal Company, told a news conference on March 20 (quoted by Interfax). According to him, the company is considering a “shock scenario” and the need for…

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UC Rusal prevented Musa Bazhayev from starting joint work with Narnikel

“Narnikel” (34.6% belongs to the structures of “Interros” Vladimir Patanin) received from “Russian Platinum” Musa Bazhayev notification of the decision to stop negotiations on the establishment of a joint venture “Arctic Palladium”, “Narnikel” reported on March 20. “Russian Dam” will independently develop the “Montenegrin” field and the southern part of the “Norilsk-1” field. “The decision…

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Polymetal is part of a niobium mining project

Manufacturer of precious metals Polymetal (in 2019 the company made 1, 3 million ounces of gold, 21, 6 million ounces of silver) will receive 9, 1% in LLC “Triark Mining”. The company is licensed to develop Tomtor, the world’s largest undeveloped niobium deposit. The deal is worth $ 20 million, it will be closed by…

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Businesses are asking the government to allow online sales of alcohol as soon as possible

Businesses have decided to take advantage of a coronavirus outbreak to legalize online alcohol sales. The Association of Internet Trade Companies (ACIT) has asked Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to submit to the State Duma as soon as possible a bill that allows them. “Vedomosti” got acquainted with the appeal, the president of AKIT Artsyom Sokolov…

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Petropavlovsk has found a buyer for the iron ore company

Petropavlovsk announced the conclusion of a preliminary agreement with the investment company Stocken, registered in Liechtenstein, on the possible sale of 29, 9% (out of 31, 1%) of IRC shares for $ 10 million. It is an iron ore “daughter” Petropavlovsk. One of the terms of the deal – the release of Petropavlovsk from the…

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Oil manufacturers are asking to postpone the new standards of product purity

The Oil and Fat Union of Russia (uniting companies that occupy about 80 percent of the market) suggested to the Ministry of Agriculture how to introduce a new standard for the content of potentially harmful substances in oils – glycidyl esters formed during refining and deodorization of vegetable oils. “Vedomosti” read the letter. A representative…

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Sistema wants to be among the top five landowners

Sistema JSFC has increased the area of ‚Äč‚Äčagricultural land by about a quarter – now it has 527,000 hectares. In March, a member of the Step Holding agricultural holding bought the Rodnaya Zemlya agricultural enterprise (formerly owned by Krasnodarzernoprodukt-Expo) and leased land from the Zerne Don company, both of which are located in the Rostov…

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Electrical equipment is becoming more expensive due to the weakening ruble

Russian electrical equipment maker TDM Electric has raised base prices for some categories since March 11 due to a “sharp rise in foreign exchange rates against the ruble,” according to its website. On average, products will rise by 10 percent. The company had previously planned to raise prices by about 6%, but due to the…

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RFPI wants to become a partner of Italian Barilla to expand business in Russia

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) wants to become a co-investor in the project of the Italian company Barilla to expand business in Russia. This was reported to “Vedomosti” by a representative of the fund and confirmed by a representative of Barilla. Barilla will build a mill for the production of durum wheat flour and…

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Pharmacies have warned of drug shortages and rising prices due to new laws

Innovations should help in the fight against rising drug prices, MPs hope. One package of amendments to the federal laws “On the circulation of medicines” and “On the basics of public health” concerns the work of pharmacies in emergencies. The authors are the chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, the leader of the United…

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NLMK asks the American court to cancel the duties imposed by Trump on slabs

NLMK’s US plants – NLMK Pennsylvania and NLMK Indiana – have sued the US International Trade Court. The companies demand to recognize, in their opinion, the illegal refusal of the country’s Ministry of Trade to abolish duties on steel semi-finished products, the company said on March 2. In April 2017, US President Donald Trump signed…

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Inkerman turned out to be connected with Yuri Kovalchuk and Gennady Timchenko distilleries

Crimean wine producer Inkerman is one of the assets managed by My Wine, two people close to distilleries run by My Wine and an employee of the management company told Vedomosti. An Inkerman spokesman declined to comment, but did not respond. JSC “My Wine” was registered in July 2019 in St. Petersburg, according to the…

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