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

    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 2022, and amendments to it are currently being discussed. The chairman of the APP council Andrei Hubka confirmed the sending of the letter, the representative of the Ministry of Finance confirmed its receipt. Now the ministry is working on the issue with interested departments and

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

    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 5 billion euros against 10 billion with the previous contractor, according to one of the interlocutors. Rushimalyans is a joint venture between Gazprom and Rusgazzdabychi Artsyom Obolensky, the operator of a large gas processing complex in the Ust-Luga region (Leningrad Region). It will include a

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  • Rostech resigns from Synthesis antibiotic shareholders

    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. Rostech’s stake in Synthesis before the deal was 32.4%, another 56.2% of the shares belonged to Binnopharm Group, which was created by Sistema and a consortium of investors. The rest belongs to minority shareholders. Binopharm Group now controls Sistema JSFC; According to the company’s representative,

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

    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. Mikhail Burmistrov, CEO of Infoline-Analytics, calls this growth rate faster. It is outpacing the growth of the market for organized online commerce: according to Data Insight, it grew by 44% – 25 billion rubles. for the last year. The C2C market, according to Burmistrov, is

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  • Commercial transport will find new growth points in 2021

    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, experts say, sales could grow by 3-5% in the segment of tractors, 2% in the segment of light commercial vehicles, 2-5% – buses. The players themselves are more restrained – the market will remain at 2020, they say. The companies’ investments will be aimed mainly

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

    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 on travel on the Moscow Ring Road for trucks with a permissible weight of more than 3.5 tons. The restrictions affected not only transit routes, but also those carriers that carried goods directly to Moscow, to warehouses or distribution centers. Previously, many did it at

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

    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 the second reading has been postponed three times, the last time – on February 15 this year. “Airlines – members of the AEWT ask to support the bill and send an appeal to the State Duma to expedite its consideration and inclusion in the order

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  • A pilot project on antiseptic labeling will begin in May

    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 Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Economy, Rosstandard, Raskat and other agencies, which approved a draft government decree. “Vedomosti” read a copy of this document (its authenticity was confirmed by a source involved in the discussion of the pilot). It follows that the labeling taps

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

    “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 more than 25,000 cars are represented in the service. Car sharing was in demand even in the difficult 2020 year, the department said. None of the short-term rental operators in the capital closed due to the pandemic, for the year users made more than 44

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  • Gas loans in Russia reached 178 billion rubles

    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 rubles., Heating organizations – 55.9 billion, the remaining 26.2 billion are “other” industrial consumers. Gazprom does not comment on this topic. Consumers of the North Caucasus do not pay more for energy resources. The debt of enterprises and residents of the North-Central Federal District for

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  • Russia has patented a new method of extracting heavy gas

    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 OMV) has a license for the South Russian oil and gas field in the Yanao region. The total gas reserves in it exceed 1 trillion cubic meters. m, but almost a third of this volume (more than 300 billion cubic meters. m) – difficult to

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

    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 was signed by the heads of Siberian Light Aviation, Polar Airlines, Khabarovsk Airlines, Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise, 2nd Arkhangelsk United Air Detachment, and representatives of Rostransnadzor and Rosaviatsia in Eastern Siberia. The press service of the government at the time of publication could not confirm receipt

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

    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, and in the next three months “Scooter” intends to go to all Russian cities with a population of millions, says Bocharov. According to Rosstat on January 1, 2020 (no more recent data), there were 15 such cities in the country. The co-founder of “Scooter” explains

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

    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 provisions of the law on the recognition of LPG and ethane as petrochemical products and the right of producers to count on tax deductions for them, it was signed by President in October 2020 Gas and Chemistry Vygon Consulting Dmitry Akishin. “Thus, the decision actually

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  • Bumble dating service revenue up 19% year over year

    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 company earned more than $ 582 million compared to $ 488.9 million in 2019 (19%). However, Bumble’s profit in 2020 could not be achieved, its net loss was $ 142.8 million, while the year before the company received a net profit of $ 85.8 million.

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

    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 the same month last year – 57%. Thus, according to the latest data from AGSI +, the volume of gas in underground storage facilities in Italy decreased to 39%, in Austria – to 33%, in Germany and the Netherlands – to 27%, in France –

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  • Biocad begins testing cancer drugs in China

    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 questions at the time of publication, but information on Forteka’s trials in China is contained in the International Clinical Trials Registry. The Chinese Ministry of Health was unable to obtain comments. Biocad has been developing “Forteki” since 2013, investing 737.2 million rubles. In Russia, the

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  • Lego completed 2020 with a record five-year growth

    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 company’s annual revenue increased by 13% compared to 2019 to 437 billion Danish kroner ($ 7.2 billion), and annual net profit increased by 19% to 99 billion Danish kroner ($ 1.6 billion) ). For comparison: in 2019, the growth of revenue and profit of manufacturers

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  • Adidas lost heavily in revenue and profits in 2020

    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 had a year like 2020,” said Adidas CEO Casper Rorsted. As a result, Adidas, the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and the second largest in the world, lags far behind competitors in terms of growth. This was particularly evident in the fourth quarter: while Adidas’

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  • Lukoil’s profit fell 42 times

    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 results of the report showed calm. “The company’s business model has shown resilience to external shocks,” he said. Formally, everything is as follows: the sharp decline in net profit of the company was not due to any failures in operating activities. The financial result of

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

    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 seamless pipes – decreased by 27% compared to 2019 to 2.8 million tons. Senior analyst at Aton Andrei Lobazov believes that the main reason for such a sharp drop in revenue TMK – the sale of its American division. “In 2019, TMK Ipsco brought the

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

    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 air hub. In the joint venture, the investor company will have 51%, the regional government – 49%, said a representative of “Krasinvest”. Under construction terminal area of ​​40,000 square meters. m should serve 550 domestic airlines per hour and 250 international passengers. The current airport

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  • World pharmaceuticals are investing in biotech companies from China

    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 concluded similar deals include such major global pharmaceutical companies as AbbVie, Bayer, Roche, Eli Lilly, Pfizer and Roche. The deals involve the joint development of drugs, clinical trials, market launch, and data exchange between companies. Since 2015, when the Chinese authorities liberalized the healthcare market,

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  • What a taste of steaks from a 3D printer

    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 the plan, the expansion was supposed to start last year, but was prevented by a pandemic: the startup intends to promote the product first through restaurants. Many companies produce artificial meat from soy and pea protein, coconut fat, sunflower oil, natural dyes and flavors. But

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

    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 – 2,981. After a sharp jump in sales in March 2020 (46% year on year) amid the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the depreciation of the ruble followed by a similar sharp decline, says DSM Group CEO Sergei Shulyak. According to him,

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  • The Ministry of Energy lobbies LNG – Gazette

    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 establish production of all necessary units. Today, Russian companies are already able to produce most of the technical products for LNG companies, but not all. For example, according to the ministry, it makes sense to abandon duties on quick connectors, pipeline fittings for cryogenic media,

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  • Yandex.Market has launched express delivery of products

    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 works on two models: as an advertising platform for placing information about the goods of partner stores and as a marketplace. But so far there was no such fast delivery of goods in the service. For example, non-food items and products with long shelf life

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

    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 union Sergei Lakhtyukhov. He noted that it is not a question of setting a price threshold, but only of an agreement between market participants not to raise the price until the end of April. In the case of meat, this will affect only one type

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

    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 in 2009 and now has 11 million registered users. Following the deal, Kering was represented on the board of directors of Vestiaire Collective. The deal took place as part of a round of financing, during which the startup raised $ 214 million and received a

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  • The cold allowed Gazprom to sharply increase exports to Europe

    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 cubic meters. m of gas. At the same time January 2021 (exports – 19, 4 billion cubic meters) for the company was better than February (15, 1 billion cubic meters). The beginning of 2021 was very volatile for the gas markets of Europe and Asia:

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