Large brewers offered the Ministry of Finance a recipe for a special beer

The Association of Beer Producers (APP; it includes AB InBev Efes, Baltika, Heineken) has asked the Ministry of Finance to adjust the concept of “special beer” in the new technical regulations for the EAEU countries “On the safety of alcohol products” introduced there in addition to ordinary beer. The technical regulation comes into force in…

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The Germans will build a gas processing plant in Ust-Luga

Rushimalyans intends to halve the cost of the contract to establish a gas processing plant in Ust-Luga, sources familiar with the company’s plans told Vedomosti. On March 26, the company signed a memorandum of understanding with the holding company Linde Engineering (part of the German The Linde Group). The cost of the contract will be…

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Rostech resigns from Synthesis antibiotic shareholders

Sistema has bought a stake in the National Immunobiological Company (Natsimbia, part of Rostech) in the manufacturer of antibiotics Synthesis. A source close to one of the parties to the deal, which he said was closed on March 30, told Vedomosti. Representatives of Sistema and Rostech confirmed this information, but did not disclose other details.…

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Internet sales between individuals in Russia grew by 87% over the year

Sales between individuals on the Internet (C2C) in Russia increased by 87% in 2020 compared to 2019 and exceeded 1 trillion rubles, and the number of transactions over the same period increased by 70% to more than 300 million. says the study “C2C Online Trade Market”, prepared by Avito and the research agency Data Insight.…

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Commercial transport will find new growth points in 2021

The main drivers of the development of the market of commercial equipment in Russia will be the demand from e-commerce and delivery services, digitization of sales channels and the development of subscriptions and leases, according to experts interviewed by “Vedomosti”. The main risks are increased recycling and, consequently, higher prices for cars. As a result,…

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Logistics without the Moscow Ring Road: new conditions and new solutions

Truckers operating in the Moscow region have been living in a new reality for a month now: the authorities of Moscow and the Moscow region have closed the entrance to the Moscow Ring Road for trucks with a maximum allowable load of more than 12 tons until February 23, 2022. from May 5, a ban…

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Airlines are being asked to allow them to be handcuffed as soon as possible

The bill, which gives aircraft crews the right to apply special deterrents to destructive and drunken passengers during flights, was introduced in the Duma in autumn 2018 by MP Alexander Starovoitov, a member of the Duma Committee on Transport and Construction. In May 2019, the bill was passed in first reading. But the consideration in…

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A pilot project on antiseptic labeling will begin in May

The pilot project on antiseptic labeling should start on May 15, 2021 and last until August 21, 2022. This was announced on March 24 by the press service of the Ministry of Trade. According to the report, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov held a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Construction, the…

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“Yandex.Drive”: the audience of the service has matured and less violates the traffic rules

Has car sharing taken root in Moscow? The first car-sharing operator appeared in Moscow in 2012. According to the Moscow Department of Transport, by 2015 only 350 cars and about 30,000 registered users of such services were available in the capital. Today, more than 1 million people use short-term car rental all the time, and…

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Gas loans in Russia reached 178 billion rubles

The debt of gas consumers to Gazprom last year increased by 2.3% and amounted to 1784 billion rubles. This is stated in the draft report of the Presidium of the State Council on gasification of regions (available in the “Gazette”), scheduled for late March. Of these, the population accounts for almost half – 80.2 billion…

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Russia has patented a new method of extracting heavy gas

The method for which the patent was obtained is a multi-stage fracturing with the use of liquid based on diesel fuel, said “Severneftegazprom”. It allows you to form a system of parallel cracks in the rock and maximize the inflow of heavy gas. Severnonaftegazprom (40% in Gazprom, 35% in Germany’s Wintershall Dea, 25% in Austria’s…

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Aviators ask to postpone re-equipment of landing sites in settlements and villages

The letter to the Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin with a request to postpone the introduction of the requirements of the resolution № 1603 of October 5, 2020 was written by the Russian airlines of local aviation of Siberia and the Far East. “Vedomosti” got acquainted with a copy of the document. The letter…

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The scooter express delivery service will operate in cities with a population of millions

Vyacheslav Bocharov, its co-founder, told Vedomosti that the express delivery service for food and household goods “Scooter” had decided on regional expansion. Now the company operates in only four cities – Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan and Nizhny Novgorod. From March 16 the service will start delivering goods in Krasnodar, from March 18 – in Samara,…

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Processors of ethane and liquefied hydrocarbon gas will be supported by tax deductions

Starting next year, Russia will launch a mechanism of excise duty on the processing of ethane and liquefied hydrocarbon gas (LPG). The rules for concluding such agreements between the Ministry of Energy and petrochemical companies were approved by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the government’s press service reported on March 14. The decree will implement the…

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Bumble dating service revenue up 19% year over year

The American company Bumble, which owns the eponymous dating service, has published the first post-IPO report on financial results for the IV quarter of 2020 and for the full year. Revenue in the fourth quarter increased by 31% over the same period last year to $ 165.5 million, and for the whole of 2020 the…

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Gas volumes in European storage facilities have fallen to a two-year low

Gas reserves in European underground storage facilities (UGS) have fallen to 33% amid abnormal colds, the lowest level in two years, according to Gas Infrastructure Europe. A smaller volume was observed only in April 2018, when gas storage facilities were filled by only 18%. In March 2019, the level of UGS load was 41%, in…

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Biocad begins testing cancer drugs in China

The joint venture between Biocad and China’s Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding – SPH Biocad, registered in Hong Kong and represented in Shanghai, has received permission from the Chinese authorities to conduct clinical trials of melanoma drug “Forteka” (prolgolimab). A representative of the Russian company told Vedomosti about it. Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding did not respond to Vedomosti’s…

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Lego completed 2020 with a record five-year growth

Danish manufacturer of Lego announced March 10 financial results for 2020. The year was successful for the company: according to the Financial Times (FT), Lego’s business growth was the fastest in five years, profits broke the previous record of 2016, and world leadership the toy market has strengthened. According to a Lego press release, the…

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Adidas lost heavily in revenue and profits in 2020

German sportswear and footwear manufacturer Adidas announced on March 10 the financial results for 2020 and presented a development plan for the next five years. According to the report, the company’s annual revenue decreased by 16% compared to 2019 (to 198 billion euros), and operating profit fell by 72% (to 751 billion euros). “We’ve never…

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Lukoil’s profit fell 42 times

According to the results of 2020, Lukoil’s net profit fell 42 times compared to 2019, amounting to 15.2 billion rubles, according to the company’s report on IFRS. Revenue for the year decreased by 28% to 5639 billion rubles. However, the head of “Lukoil” Vagit Alekperov during a video conference on March 10, according to the…

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Revenue of the Pipe Metallurgical Company for the year fell by a quarter

In 2020, the revenues of the Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMC), 65% of which are owned by businessman Dmitry Pumpyansky, amounted to 22.26 billion rubles, according to the company’s annual financial report published on March 9. This is 28% lower than in 2019. At the same time, the volume of sold pipe products – welded and…

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The airport of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk region will be divided with the structure of Oleg Deripaska

Krasinvest has won a tender for the construction of a passenger terminal at the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport, according to the protocol of the tender results, which was reviewed by Vedomosti. With this company, the regional authorities will now set up a joint venture (JV), which will complete the passenger terminal and will continue to operate the…

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World pharmaceuticals are investing in biotech companies from China

Despite geopolitical risks, problems with intellectual property rights and data security, global pharmaceutical companies in 2020 concluded a record number of transactions with Chinese biotech startups. According to the consulting firm ChinaBio, in 2020, 271 cross-border licensing transactions were concluded, while in 2019 the number of such transactions was about 190. The companies that have…

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What a taste of steaks from a 3D printer

“What do you print for dinner?” – such a question is no longer from the category of fiction. Israeli startup Redefine Meat has learned to print on a 3D printer steaks that are no different from real meat. In mid-February, the startup completed another round of funding to begin shipping its printers worldwide. According to…

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A record low number of new pharmacies opened in Russia last year

Last year, the number of pharmacies in Russia increased by only 541 facilities (up to 64,495 points), according to a study by DSM Group, which was reviewed by “Vedomosti”. This is the lowest figure since 2013, no earlier data. For comparison: in 2019, 1,532 new outlets appeared on the pharmaceutical retail market, and in 2018…

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The Ministry of Energy lobbies LNG – Gazette

The Ministry of Energy proposes to temporarily nullify import duties on equipment for small natural gas liquefaction plants (LNG) and vehicles running on LNG, a source told Vedomosti and confirmed in the ministry. According to the source, the Ministry of Energy proposes to introduce easing for LNG equipment for 3-4 years, until the country will…

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Yandex.Market has launched express delivery of products

Marketplace “Yandex.Market” began testing sales of products with express delivery in 1-2 hours, a company spokesman said. So far this only applies to the so-called category of fresh (fruit, bread, kefir, etc.). Testing is conducted in Kazan, delivery of products will be carried out from a network of retail centers Metro Cash u0026 Carry. Yandex.Market…

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The largest poultry farmers have decided not to raise prices for chicken and eggs for two months.

Participants of the National Union of Poultry Farmers (it includes the largest meat producers – “Charkizova”, GAP “Resource”, “Priokali”, “Proda”, Agrocomplex named after MI Tkachev, etc.) following a meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture on March 2 agreed to curb prices for poultry and eggs, the agency said and confirmed the director general of the…

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The owner of Gucci and Balenciaga has invested in the resale of a second hand suite

The French corporation Kering, which owns premium brands Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and others, has acquired a 5% stake in Parisian startup Vestiaire Collective, the company said in a press release. Vestiaire Collective is the largest platform in Europe for the resale of used bags and luxury clothing. The company was founded…

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The cold allowed Gazprom to sharply increase exports to Europe

Gazprom has increased natural gas exports to 34.5 billion cubic meters in the first two months of 2021 amid heavy snowfalls and cold in Europe. m. This is 32, 9% more than in the same period last year (26 billion cubic meters). For comparison: in January-February 2019, Gazprom put on the European market 327 billion…

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