• Baring Vostok bought a stake in a manufacturer of dietary supplements

    Baring Vostok bought a stake in a manufacturer of dietary supplements

    Baring Vostok Investment Fund has acquired 16% from the manufacturer of dietary supplements (BAA) “Square C”. Representatives of both sides told Vedomosti about it. This information is confirmed by the data of “SPARK-Interfax”. It says that in mid-September, the owner of the 16% stake in LLC “Square C” was the Cypriot company Oxalys Limited. It, in turn, belongs to Baring Vostok. The amount of the transaction is not disclosed. A source close to one of the parties to the deal claims that it amounted to 2 billion rubles. The parties to the deal did not confirm the information. “Square C”

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  • The influx of cargo from China to Russia has provoked an increase in investment in container terminals.

    The influx of cargo from China to Russia has provoked an increase in investment in container terminals.

    Against the background of a sharp increase in demand for container transportation, Russian owners of cargo terminals have begun to actively build new capacity or repurpose existing ones for containers, according to open data and information provided by Vedomosti. The maritime terminal of the Eastern Stevedoring Company in Primorye (part of Global Ports) stopped coal transshipment in September, deciding to focus on container cargo. The Coastal East Port (operated by UMMC), which specializes in coal, has been working with containers since this year. In the future, the company plans to expand the capacity of the complex from 29,200 to 116,800

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  • Exports of metals from Russia in monetary terms in July increased 3 times

    Exports of metals from Russia in monetary terms in July increased 3 times

    Exports from Russia of metals and metal products increased in July, before the introduction of export duties, in monetary terms 3 times compared to June – up to $ 13.9 billion, according to Rosstat on foreign trade. In particular, exports of non-ferrous metals and their products increased 4.7 times in July compared to June to $ 8.4 billion, ferrous metals and their products – by 94 percent compared to June to $ 5.4 billion. In January-July, exports of metals from Russia increased by 90% year-on-year to $ 36.2 billion. At the same time, exports of major goods from Russia increased

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  • Record expensive gas makes it cost-effective to generate electricity even from oil

    Record expensive gas makes it cost-effective to generate electricity even from oil

    Ongoing rising gas prices in Europe and Asia have boosted economic incentives to switch from gas to oil in electricity production, according to a report by Norwegian think tank Rystad Energy. According to the company’s experts, if the gap between the prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and oil remains at a significant level, Asian countries will increase demand for oil by an average of 400,000 barrels per day. This situation will continue until the end of the first quarter of 2022. According to Rystad Energy, an increase in oil demand of 400,000 barrels per day requires that LNG prices

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  • How Israeli meat from a test tube is different from American.

    How Israeli meat from a test tube is different from American.

    “What kind of steak do you like – from plants or real meat? – will soon be asked in restaurants. “And if from meat, then from a slaughtered cow or raised in a test tube?” In vitro meat production is trying to set up Israeli startup Aleph Farms, founded by Didier Tubia. If on Earth, restaurant visitors still have a choice, the colonists on Mars will not have it, he said. It is unrealistic to keep cows and even more sow fields for grazing, there are two options. Either artificial meat based on plants from local greenhouses, or if you

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  • Revenues of the Russian hotel business have exceeded a similar level

    Revenues of the Russian hotel business have exceeded a similar level

    Revenues of the hotel business in Russia in the II quarter exceeded the level of 2019, according to the statistical bulletin Rosstat, which was read by “Vedomosti”. Revenue from the hotel sector (hotels, hostels, motels) for the reporting period amounted to 707 billion rubles., Which is 13.6% higher than in 2019, according to the statistical office. Revenues of sanatoriums (boarding houses, rest homes, sanatoriums) for the same period increased by 11.3% compared to the same period in 2019 to 34.2 billion rubles. Against this background, the revenues of tour operators and travel agencies in Russia lag behind 2019 by about

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  • Oil will remain the main fuel until 2045

    Oil will remain the main fuel until 2045

    Oil will be the main fuel in the world energy balance until 2045, despite the development of renewable energy sources (RES), according to a report by OPEC World Oil Outlook, published on September 28. According to the study, in 2020 oil accounted for about 30% of energy. Against the background of the recovery of the world economy after the coronavirus pandemic by 2025, this figure could rise to 31%. Oil consumption by this time will reach 104.4 million barrels. / day against 90.6 million bar. / day in 2020. But starting in 2026, the growth rate of oil consumption will

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  • As in Russia, drugs are stolen

    As in Russia, drugs are stolen

    At the end of the summer of 2021, Minsk operatives bought two packages of RoActemra for 177,000 rubles from a Moscow pharmacy. It was a test purchase, the drugs showed signs of falsification, then operatives searched the pharmacy and found many other drugs of unknown origin – usually expensive and intended for hospitals and beneficiaries. After that, a criminal case was instituted on the grounds of sale of counterfeit or substandard drugs (paragraph “a” of Part 2 of Article 238.1 of the Criminal Code), it is conducted by the Western Interregional Transport Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia.

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  • Yandex.Delivery and S7 will deliver goods to the regions in 24 hours

    Yandex.Delivery and S7 will deliver goods to the regions in 24 hours

    Yandex.Delivery has launched a fast delivery to the regions of Russia. This was told to “Vedomosti” by its representative and confirmed by a representative of the airline S7 (its structure S7 Logistics is a strategic partner of the service). It is assumed that buyers of the Yandex.Market marketplace will be able to receive the ordered goods from various millionaire cities either in 24 hours or the next day. For comparison, now long-distance delivery in Russia takes 3-7 days, according to a representative of “Yandex.Delivery”. The company itself did not have such a service before: it fulfilled orders only within cities.

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  • Only coal miners will be allowed to work under “tie or pay” contracts until 2025

    Only coal miners will be allowed to work under “tie or pay” contracts until 2025

    On September 27, the Ministry of Transport hosted a meeting to discuss the legal framework for the introduction of ship-or-pay (or take-or-pay) contracts on the railway. Sources familiar with the meeting told Vedomosti that the participants (including representatives of the Ministry of Energy, Russian Railways and its key customers, including coal and metallurgical companies) agreed on a new version of the amendments to the Charter of Railway Transport (UZHT, federal law). which must take into account the interests of all parties. “Carry or pay” is a scheme of the contract which establishes obligations of the carrier (in this case RZD)

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  • The energy market did not agree with Chubais’ call for coal-fired thermal power plants

    The energy market did not agree with Chubais’ call for coal-fired thermal power plants

    In Russia, replacing coal with gas and green energy – wind (WPP), solar (WPP) or small hydropower – is not always possible and profitable. Such conclusions were reached by energy market participants and experts interviewed by Vedomosti, commenting on the statements of the Russian President’s Special Representative for Sustainable Development Anatoly Chubais. “Building a new coal generation has become pointless. Because renewable energy is cheaper for the buyer. [энергии], and for the investor, providing him with the required level of payback. This is a fundamental shift in the structure of the Russian electricity industry, ”Chubais said on September 23 during

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  • Rostech, Rosatom and Polyus compete for the largest of the unallocated gold deposits

    Rostech, Rosatom and Polyus compete for the largest of the unallocated gold deposits

    Six companies have applied to participate in the auction for the Kyuchus gold deposit in Yakutia, the largest of the unallocated fund: Atomredmetzolata (ARMZ, Rosatom uranium holding), its subsidiary PJSC PPGHO, Polyus da Magadan “),” East Geoservice (Highland Gold structure), “Atom Gold” (owned by ex-owner of ChTPZ Andrei Komarov) and JV “Rostech” and the company “Seligdar” – “White Gold” (“Rostech” – 33.3% , “Seligdar” – 66.7%). This was announced on September 23 by the Ministry of Environment of Russia. The Kyuchus deposit is located in the Ust-Yansky and Verkhoyansk districts of Yakutia. Its balance reserves are 175.3 tons of gold,

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  • Metallurgists agreed on tax increases

    Metallurgists agreed on tax increases

    The government and business have agreed on the main parameters of increasing the tax burden for metallurgists, fertilizer producers and coal mining companies for three years. This was stated on September 23 by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin during a meeting with members of the Bureau of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP). The meeting was attended by representatives of “Eurasia”, “Mechel”, NLMK, “Severstal”, MMK, “Metalloinvest”, “Narnikel”, “Rusala”, “Phosagro”, “Uralchem” and “Eurochem”. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov noted that the key idea of ​​changing the tax legislation is to ensure that the level of tax deductions is commensurate with the

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  • Operators opposed the “depersonalization” of the car fleet

    Operators opposed the “depersonalization” of the car fleet

    On September 16, the Union of Railway Operators on behalf of the organization’s executive director Alexei Druzhinin sent a letter to Tatiana Zakharova, head of the infrastructure and transportation department of Roszheldor, criticizing the idea of ​​a new business model of interaction between RF and car owners. This model was set out earlier in a letter to President Vladimir Putin from the NGO OPOO “BAM”. The author of the idea, said in the letter, was the former director general of “Digital Logistics” (“daughter” of Russian Railways, the operator of the electronic trading platform (EGP “Freight”) Alexander Kachukov. Both letters are

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  • Analysts predict shortage of nitrogen fertilizers in Europe due to high gas prices

    Analysts predict shortage of nitrogen fertilizers in Europe due to high gas prices

    Fertilizer producers in the EU will seek to raise product prices to shift the additional costs associated with rising gas prices to consumers, according to a September 22 review by Fitch Ratings. As a result, European farmers may soon face a shortage of fertilizers and rising prices for them. This is likely to increase the cost of agricultural products next season, the document said. Companies operating in Europe have begun to massively stop the production of nitrogen fertilizers due to high prices for gas from which ammonia is produced (raw materials for the production of fertilizers, in particular ammonium nitrate).

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  • Russia’s tourism market is recovering at the fastest pace in the world

    Russia’s tourism market is recovering at the fastest pace in the world

    The index of activity of the tourist market, compiled monthly by the American research platform Skift, in August reached a maximum in Russia – 85.1 points. This is well above the world average (60 points). “Vedomosti” got acquainted with the results of the latest study. Russia showed the most significant increase in the indicator in August – from 73.4 points in July to 85.1. This was facilitated by the opening of air communication with the resorts of Egypt (for the first time since 2015) and the approval of the Thai authorities of the Russian vaccine “Satellite V”, analysts say Skift.

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  • Winemakers will not be able to obtain a license for certain types of wine

    Winemakers will not be able to obtain a license for certain types of wine

    Issuance of quality certificates, without which Rosalkogolregulirovanie (PAP) will not be able to apply for a license to produce wines with a protected geographical indication and appellation of origin (PGI and ZNMP; analogue of the French Appellation d’Origine Controlee, AOC. February 4, 2022 These certificates are required by law to be issued by the Federal Self-Regulatory Organization of Growers and Winemakers (Federal SRO). Winemakers together with the Ministry of Agriculture have developed a roadmap for the creation of such an SRO, said two people who participated in the discussion. According to the document read out by Vedomosti, a constituent assembly

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  • Russia may introduce utility collection for tower cranes

    Russia may introduce utility collection for tower cranes

    The Ministry of Industry and Trade is working on the introduction of a recycling fee for tower cranes, a ministry spokesman told Vedomosti. According to him, this will provide additional support to Russian producers. “This initiative was made by the manufacturers of tower cranes during the working trip of the Minister [Дениса Мантурова] in Komi. This issue is currently being worked out with the relevant authorities and the professional community to develop a consolidated position, ”the newspaper’s interlocutor said. Waste collection in Russia was introduced in 2012. Then it came under the influence of automotive equipment, as well as quarry

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  • Yandex.Taxi will allocate 1 billion rubles for hospital services for couriers and drivers

    Yandex.Taxi will allocate 1 billion rubles for hospital services for couriers and drivers

    The group of companies “Yandex.Taxi” (unites the taxi aggregator and services “Yandex.Food” and “Yandex.Shop”) invests 1 billion rubles. own funds until the end of 2022 in the insurance program for drivers and couriers, which will provide compensation for illness and accidents. A representative of the company told Vedomosti about it. The company does not disclose the exact number of service partners, but clarifies that more than 100,000 self-employed people are connected to its Yandex.Pro platform, through which drivers and couriers work. The insurance program includes sick pay in the amount of 800 to 2000 rubles. per day, depending on the

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  • Eurochem may launch third potash project after 2022 – Saratovkali

    Eurochem may launch third potash project after 2022 – Saratovkali

    “Eurochem” Andrei Melnichenko in the framework of a new project for the production of potash fertilizers “Saratovkali” put on balance the deposit of potash ore in the Saratov region with reserves of 148 million tons. We are talking about the results of geological exploration in 2020-2021. East Perelyubsky and West Perelyubsky plots (51.2 million tons by category A, B and C1, 14.3 million tons by C2). Exploration will be completed in 2023 at four more Saratovkali sites, Rosnedra explained. The expected increase in reserves is estimated at up to 400 million tons. Now “Eurochem” mainly produces nitrogen, phosphorus and complex

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  • The appetite proved stronger than the pandemic.

    The appetite proved stronger than the pandemic.

    In 2020, the number of restaurants, bars and cafes in the capital increased by 9, 2% compared to the previous year – up to 10,916 points. Rosstat counts the number of institutions based on data provided by municipalities, a spokesman for the ministry said. “Municipalities, as a rule, keep a register of trade, catering and services, which includes all information, including the area of ​​the trade hall and the number of seats,” said the interlocutor of “Vedomosti”. In Russia as a whole, the department also recorded growth: during the reporting period, the number of bars, restaurants and cafes increased by

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  • The Ministry of Industry and Trade proposes to introduce point localization for quarry equipment

    The Ministry of Industry and Trade proposes to introduce point localization for quarry equipment

    The draft of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which provides for amendments to Government Decree № 719, which regulates the scoring of localization of equipment production in Russia, published on the portal regulation.gov.ru. It is prepared to support heavy machinery, in particular the production of mining equipment, a representative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade told Vedomosti. The list of localized products is proposed to include hoists and conveyors for underground work, combine harvesters, drilling machines, loaders, excavators with a bucket volume of at least 4 cubic meters. m, crusher and sorting machines. The requirements are set for

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  • Europe will not be able to store enough gas for the winter

    Europe will not be able to store enough gas for the winter

    Europe will not have time to fill its underground gas storage facilities (UGS) before the start of the heating season, said on September 17 the chairman of the board of “Gazprom” Alexei Miller at a plenary session of the International Business Congress. On September 17, according to Gas Infrastructure Europe, European underground storage facilities were filled to 71, 46%, they were pumped 77 billion cubic meters. m (792.5 billion kWh). Last year, the level of filling of storage facilities on the same date approached 93.6 percent, and in the forecast 2019 was almost 95.1 percent. According to Gazprom, on September

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  • The Ministry of Transport has developed a new regulation on the regulation of maritime lines

    The Ministry of Transport has developed a new regulation on the regulation of maritime lines

    The draft of the new regulation on maritime lines, developed by the Ministry of Transport, is posted on the portal of draft regulations, the discussion will last until September 24. The new regulation is due to take effect on March 1, 2022 and will run until March 2028. The document includes the procedure for registration of the maritime line and its extension, deregistration of the line and the procedure for maintaining a single register of maritime lines by Rosmorrechflot (agency under the Ministry of Transport). The Ministry of Transport explained to “Vedomosti” that the new order will automate the process

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  • Deliveries of serial IL-114-300 may be postponed to 2024

    Deliveries of serial IL-114-300 may be postponed to 2024

    Deliveries of serial regional passenger planes IL-114-300 may be postponed to a later date than originally planned in 2023, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters on the sidelines of the Tyumen Oil and Gas Forum. The reason was the crash in August of the only pilot of the military transport IL-112B. Both aircraft were equipped with a Russian TV7-117ST engine. After the plane crash, tests of the IL-114 were also suspended until its causes were clarified. “The catastrophe will slow down the withdrawal to the market, there will be a shift to the right. I don’t know how much,

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  • Poland does not want to extend its contract with Gazprom after 2022

    Poland does not want to extend its contract with Gazprom after 2022

    Poland is not going to extend the contract with Gazprom for the supply of Russian gas, which is valid until December 31, 2022, said on September 16, the Commissioner for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Peter Naimsky. “We will not extend the contract with Russia’s Gazprom,” the official told Siódma9.pl. He explained that Warsaw expects to start deliveries of gas from Norway on October 1 next year through the Baltic Pipe. According to Naimsky, the launch of the pipeline will allow Poland to receive enough energy resources so that the country can completely abandon supplies from Russia. Gazprom did not respond to

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  • The government has reported an increase in wholesale prices for poultry and eggs

    The government has reported an increase in wholesale prices for poultry and eggs

    Retail chains informed the Ministry of Trade about the plans of suppliers to raise prices for chicken and eggs. This issue was discussed at a meeting at the department on September 16, three of its participants told Vedomosti. The increase in the cost of some poultry products was confirmed by the head of the National Meat Association Sergei Yushin. For example, the wholesale price of chicken breast fillets at electronic auctions in the European part of Russia recently set an annual record of 250-260 rubles. / kg, and the cost of broiler carcass reached 140-150 rubles. / kg. Similar data

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  • Rival Nike and Adidas are returning to the Russian market

    Rival Nike and Adidas are returning to the Russian market

    The American seller of sportswear and footwear Under Armor may reopen its stores in Russia. Two top managers of development companies that own shopping malls in Moscow told Vedomosti about it. According to them, Under Armor has already approached them with the question of renting space in their facilities. Two consultants who worked with these complexes also know about the company’s negotiations with various shopping centers. This is known and sources in a large network of sportswear and footwear, which competes with Under Armor. The American company intends to re-develop in Russia in franchising, but the name of the new

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  • Scooter to deliver drugs in partnership with Sber Eopteka

    Scooter to deliver drugs in partnership with Sber Eopteka

    The online drug trade service Sber Eapteka plans to integrate with Scooter. This was reported by the industry publication “Pharmaceutical Herald” with reference to the commercial director of “Sber Eopteka” Eugene Lamin. Representatives of both companies confirmed this information to Vedomosti. A pilot project to deliver drugs through the Scooter service will be launched in October this year, said the founder and co-owner of Sber Eopteka Anton Buzdalin. According to him, now buyers of the service can receive an urgent order within 1-2 hours or regular on the same or the next day. The partnership with Scooter will speed up

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  • The builders of the M12 highway from Moscow to Kazan do not have enough building materials

    The builders of the M12 highway from Moscow to Kazan do not have enough building materials

    The state company Avtodor, which is the state customer of major infrastructure projects, has faced restrictions on the delivery of goods to the Moscow-Kazan (M12) highway by rail, Avtodor CEO Vyacheslav Petushenko said (Interfax quoted him as saying). According to Petushenko, at the stage of active deployment of works the builders had difficulties with the delivery of the required amount of inert cargo (rubble, gravel, expanded clay, sand. – “Gazette”). This was due to the shortage of cars and restrictions on the RF network in places where the new road will run, he explained. The railway station in Murom in

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  • Analysts expect a new rise in coal prices in Asia

    Analysts expect a new rise in coal prices in Asia

    The average cost of thermal coal in Asia (FOB Newcastle) in the IV quarter of 2021 could rise to $ 190 per 1 ton, according to a review of the American investment bank Goldman Sachs. Earlier, the bank forecast prices at $ 100 per 1 ton, ie. the score is now almost doubled. Goldman Sachs has also revised its forecast for the price of coal for 2022 – from $ 85 to $ 120 per 1 ton. Investbank also increased its forecasts for the price of coke coal from $ 155 to $ 230 per ton in the fourth quarter

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  • JSFC “System” and “Sber” bought a maker for 1 ruble

    JSFC “System” and “Sber” bought a maker for 1 ruble

    The owner of the antiviral drug Kagotsel – a group of companies “Niarmedik” – has changed its owner. It was acquired by JSC “New Investment Holding” – a joint venture of JSFC “System” Vladimir Yevtushenko and “Sber”. A representative of the corporation told Vedomosti about it. According to him, in the new company in Sistema 50% +1 share, the rest – in the bank (50% -1). A representative of “Sbera” confirmed the information about the deal. GC “Niarmedik” was established in 1989 by a group of scientists from the Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. NF Gamalei, among them –

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  • The CEO of Yakutia is fired after an inspection by Rostransnadzor

    The CEO of Yakutia is fired after an inspection by Rostransnadzor

    Director General of Yakutia Vladimir Garbunov has written a letter of resignation, the head of the information policy department of the Republic of Sakha Vasily Ambrosev told Vedomosti. Confirmation of the dismissal also appeared on the Ministry of Transport’s Instagram page: “Noting the work of the airline, the Minister [транспорта региона Владимир Сивцев] noted that for a long time the air carrier could not provide stable uninterrupted flights for the population of the republic. In addition, an official inspection is underway based on the remarks of the supervisory bodies. Uladzimir Pavlovich has already handed over the relevant statement to the

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  • Car owners are complaining about the third increase in repair prices since the beginning of the year

    Car owners are complaining about the third increase in repair prices since the beginning of the year

    Car repair companies (WRCs) intend to raise prices for their services for the third time in 2021 from October 1, a representative of the Union of Railway Operators told Vedomosti. Now the operators are receiving notifications from the VRK that, according to preliminary data, prices will rise by an average of 6-7%, he added. This year, the largest repair companies (VRK-1, New Car Repair Company, “OMK Steel Way”) have already raised prices for their services three times. From July 1, the cost of services increased by an average of 6%. On August 1, the VRK again raised prices, mainly for

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  • In Russia, create restricted areas for drones

    In Russia, create restricted areas for drones

    Participants of the working group on coordinating the positions of regulators, traditional market participants, developers and suppliers of new technological and business solutions in the field of “Autonet”, formed by First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belavusov, next week plan to consider the establishment of restricted areas in Russia. highly automated movements. vehicles. This was reported to “Vedomosti” by one of the members of the working group, this information was confirmed by a federal official involved in the development of rules for autonomous transport. The issue is included in the agenda of the meeting of the Ministry of Transport, although the

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  • Almost 3 billion rubles were collected from Natura Siberica due to the fire

    Almost 3 billion rubles were collected from Natura Siberica due to the fire

    On September 14, the Arbitration Court of the Moscow Region partially upheld the claim of Ann + Recycling and Ingosstrakh against First Solution LLC, the main legal entity of Natura Siberica. This firm will have to pay almost 3 billion rubles, according to two sources of “Vedomosti”, close to different parties to the dispute. Initially, the plaintiffs demanded from the structure of Natura Siberica a total of 41 billion rubles. They assessed the damage from the fire that took place in March last year at the Dmitrov Experimental Plant of Aluminum and Combined Tape (DAZAKL, its energy supply assets are

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  • German regulator officially launches Nord Stream 2 certification

    German regulator officially launches Nord Stream 2 certification

    The Federal Network Agency of Germany (Bundesnetzagentur, BNA) has received documents for the certification of the Swiss Nord Stream 2 AG as an independent gas transmission operator. This was reported by “Interfax” with reference to the agency’s spokesman Fit Wolfe. Gazprom-owned Nord Stream 2 AG owns the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. Wolfe clarified that according to the law, the regulator has four months to decide on Nord Stream 2 AG. He also stressed that the issue does not concern the commissioning of the gas pipeline, it is about its compliance with the requirements of the EU Gas Directive. But if

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  • Russia has allowed regular flights to Spain and Slovakia

    Russia has allowed regular flights to Spain and Slovakia

    From September 21, Russian airlines will be able to resume regular flights to four more countries – Spain, Iraq, Kenya and Slovakia. The decision was made on September 23 by the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova. Regular flights to Spain will be operated only from Moscow to Madrid and Barcelona with a frequency of 4 flights per week in each direction, in Malaga and Alicante – 2 flights per week on each route. In total, Russian carriers will be able to operate 12 flights a week to Spain. In Bratislava there

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  • “Domodedovo” loses flights Smartavia |

    “Domodedovo” loses flights Smartavia |

    Sheremetyevo International Airport (MASH) and Smartavia, one of the ten largest Russian airlines in terms of passenger numbers (1.9 million people in seven months), will sign an agreement to start basing the airline’s aircraft at the airport. A Smartavia spokesman told Vedomosti that the carrier intended to use Sheremetyevo as the second base airport at Moscow’s hub, abandoning other explanations. Now Smartavia hubs are located in the capital’s “Domodedovo”, St. Petersburg “Pulkovo” and Arkhangelsk airport. Its fleet is based in these cities: 12 narrow-body Boeing 737-700 / 800 and three A320neo. Sheremetyevo could seduce the carrier by offering better service

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  • Rostselmash will increase its investment program 1.4 times

    Rostselmash will increase its investment program 1.4 times

    Rostselmash to increase investment program to 28.5 billion rubles. of the previously stated 199 billion rubles., TASS reported on September 12. The press service of the company confirmed these plans to Vedomosti. The adjustment of the investment program is due to the revision of the plan to increase the number of models and modifications of tractors, as well as the volume of production of gears and shafts, the agency quotes Rostselmash CEO Dmitry Udras. In particular, the production of gears at the existing Rostov transmission plant will increase from 90,000 to 150,000 units. per year, three new painting complexes will

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  • Former Deputy Transport Minister Alersky has gained control of the Murmansk terminal

    Former Deputy Transport Minister Alersky has gained control of the Murmansk terminal

    On September 7, Cruise and Transport Investments LLC (CCI) of former Deputy Transport Minister Viktor Alersky became the owner of a 50% stake in Tuloma Marine Terminal LLC in the Murmansk Region, according to SPARK-Interfax. Previously, this share was owned by “Rockwell Capital” by Gleb Franco. The nominal value of the KTI share is 2.5 million rubles. KTI itself was established in July 2020, its authorized capital is 1 million rubles, the sole founder is Alersky. The cost of acquiring a stake in Tulom is not disclosed. Alerski’s spokesman declined to comment. The other half of the company is owned

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  • Hydrogen locomotives can be cheaper than diesel

    Hydrogen locomotives can be cheaper than diesel

    The locomotive on hydrogen during its life cycle (from release to disposal, including repairs) will be 5-7% cheaper than on traditional fuel – diesel or gas, calculated in the group “Sinaru”. As Viktor Lesh, CEO of Sinara-Transport Machinery (STM, part of Sinara), told journalists at a closed briefing, this is due to the fact that the hydrogen engine is technically simpler and requires less frequent maintenance. The top manager did not provide information about the price of the locomotive. According to the Institute of Railway Transport Research, with an average service life of 45-55 years, one main diesel locomotive costs

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  • Binnopharm Group, a member of Sistema JSFC, will invest 2.5 billion rubles in drug development

    Binnopharm Group, a member of Sistema JSFC, will invest 2.5 billion rubles in drug development

    Pharmaceutical holding “Binnopharm Group” invests 25 billion rubles. in the creation of an R&D center – a platform where the development and pilot production of drugs will be carried out. His representative told Vedomosti about it. According to him, the facility will be located in the Krasnogorsk district of the Moscow region, where the holding already has one of the enterprises. In the first stage, the company plans to open a center for pharmaceutical development in the first quarter of 2022, as well as the production of hard and soft dosage forms. After that, it is planned to launch a

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  • The startup to charge the L-Charge electric car raised the first $ 1.5 million

    The startup to charge the L-Charge electric car raised the first $ 1.5 million

    Russian startup L-Charge, which is developing a service for ultra-fast charging stations, has attracted the first investment of $ 1.5 million, the founder of the service and its CEO Dmitry Lashin told Vedomosti. Igor Sokolov and his son Maxim acted as investors in his previous business partner, the vegetable producer of the Vegetable Valley Group. At the end of 2020, Sergei Rukin’s Rost group bought the Vegetable Valley. He remained the main owner of the company, minority shares remained with the founders of the “Valley of Vegetables”. According to Lashin, Sokolov eventually left the agribusiness and invested part of the

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  • The price of gasoline at gas stations fell for the first time in 1.5 years

    The price of gasoline at gas stations fell for the first time in 1.5 years

    Weighted average prices for gasoline in the regions of Russia from August 31 to September 6 fell compared to the previous week (August 24-30) by 0.3%, diesel – by 0.1%, according to Rosstat. This trend is recorded in 68 capitals of the Russian Federation. Gasoline fell the most in Ufa (by 0.9%), Arles and Orenburg (by 0.8%). At the same time, the cost of this fuel has increased in 11 entities. Detailed data on diesel fuel in terms of regions Rosstat does not provide, its average price in Russia for the week decreased by 7 kopecks. up to 50.62 rubles.

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  • Novatek bought two more gas fields in Yamal for 13.2 billion rubles

    Novatek bought two more gas fields in Yamal for 13.2 billion rubles

    Yamal LNG Resource (a subsidiary of Novatek) has won auctions for the right to use subsoil areas that include the Arctic and Neutin deposits on the Yamal Peninsula, Novatek reports. The company paid 13.2 billion rubles for them. Arctic and Natin reserves are estimated at 2.9 billion barrels of oil equivalent according to Russian classification, including 413 billion cubic meters. m of gas and 28 million tons of liquid hydrocarbons. The licenses will be valid for 27 years. These sites are located in close proximity to Novatek’s existing assets in Yamal, and their acquisition will expand the company’s resource base

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  • The Ministry of Agriculture proposes to increase the rates of fees for the use of water resources

    The Ministry of Agriculture proposes to increase the rates of fees for the use of water resources

    The Ministry of Agriculture has finalized a bill to increase the rates of fees for the use of aquatic bioresources. From the draft amendments of the department to the Tax Code it follows that, for example, for the pollock of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk fishermen will pay 4300 rubles. (instead of today’s 3500 rubles) for a ton, and for a pumpkin – 7900 rubles. (now – also 3500 rubles.). The fee for the Kamchatka crab will more than double from 35,000 to 80,000 rubles. for a ton, etc. “Vedomosti” read a copy of the document, its authenticity was confirmed by

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  • Shares of Mechala soared amid rising coal prices in Asia

    Shares of Mechala soared amid rising coal prices in Asia

    Shares of Mechel rose in less than three weeks amid rising coal prices in Asia. In just one day on September 7, the value of the company’s ordinary shares on the Moscow Stock Exchange rose by 22.3% to the previous trading session, amounting to 178 rubles. per piece. Preferred shares were traded at 277.4 rubles. for paper (9% for September 7). Shares included in the “Euro” “Raspadskaya” also added to the price since mid-August by more than 50%, reaching a mark of 404 rubles on September 7. for paper. Shares of Mechel began on August 20 and accelerated on August

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  • Indian consortium may buy 9.9% of Arctic LNG-2 from Novatek

    Indian consortium may buy 9.9% of Arctic LNG-2 from Novatek

    The Indian consortium of ONGC and Petronet LNG is considering the acquisition of 9.9% in the Arctic LNG-2 liquefaction project, a Vedomosti source in the delegation of Indian Oil and Natural Gas Minister Hardip Singh Puri said. The issue was considered during his visit to Russia, the final decision has not been made yet, the interlocutor of “Vedomosti” explained. According to the Minister himself, the Indian companies held talks with Rosneft, Novatek, Gazprom Neft and Sibur, but did not disclose details. The $ 21 billion Arctic LNG-2 project involves the construction of three liquefied natural gas (LNG) production lines with

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  • The transit of sanctioned products was allowed through three Russian ports

    The transit of sanctioned products was allowed through three Russian ports

    The Russian government has included the Greater Port of St. Petersburg, as well as the ports of East (Nakhodka) and Vladivostok in the list of checkpoints for the transit of sanctioned goods that are prohibited for import into Russia. The launch of such shipments on September 6 was announced by the Russian sealing operator “Center for the Development of Digital Platforms” (CRCP), which is part of “RT-Invest Transport Systems” (co-owners – “Rostech” and Igor Rothenberg). Also added to the checkpoints are the railway checkpoints Valuyki (border with Ukraine), Derbent (with Azerbaijan), Navushki (with Mongolia), Vyazma (with Belarus) and the Nizhny

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  • The coup in Guinea has warmed up aluminum prices to a 10-year high

    The coup in Guinea has warmed up aluminum prices to a 10-year high

    Aluminum prices have risen to their highest level since May 2011 amid a coup in Guinea (West Africa) that has threatened bauxite supplies from the country. Aluminum futures with delivery in three months on the London Metal Exchange (LME), according to 18.00 Moscow time on September 6, traded at $ 2764 per 1 ton, at times the price jumped by almost 2% to the previous trading session on September 3 at the close of the futures exchange cost $ 2726). The price of aluminum in Shanghai rose 3%. Rising metal prices have provoked a price rally in the stock market

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  • Aeroflot rejects pilots for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19

    Aeroflot rejects pilots for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19

    Pilots of Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, have been fired for failing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a September 6 letter from the Sheremetyevo Airlines’ Trade Union (SHPLS) to the carrier’s CEO Mikhail Polubayarinov. “Some pilots who refused (vaccinated. -” Gazette “) were ordered to resign and stop payroll, depriving their families of livelihood, although no one obliged employers to take such measures.” , – the letter says. The head of the ShPLS Igor Dzyaldyuzhov asks to cancel the orders and return the pilots to work. This situation creates excessive social tensions and pushes the pilots to dismiss, the

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  • Chip shortage drops car sales by 17% in August

    Chip shortage drops car sales by 17% in August

    Sales of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) in Russia in August 2021 decreased by 17% compared to the same month in 2020, to 114,130 units, the European Business Association (EBA) reported on September 6. This is a record monthly decline this year. In July, Russia’s car market fell by 6.5 percent. In February, as well as in April – June sales grew, in January and March there was a decline of 4, 2 and 5, 7%, respectively. “Although demand remains stable, the decline in production due to the shortage of electronic components in the global market continues

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  • The Ministry of Energy does not agree with Anatoly Chubais

    The Ministry of Energy does not agree with Anatoly Chubais

    The Ministry of Energy has denied the statement of the Russian president’s special envoy for relations with international organizations on sustainable development Anatoly Chubais that Russia’s strategy for the development of Russia’s coal industry is more ineffective because it was based on plans to increase coal exports to China. Today, coal is a basic element of world consumption, a representative of the Ministry of Energy told Vedomosti. “Modern zero-emission energy companies have a lifespan of about 50 years,” he said. Therefore, the strategy of development of the coal industry, which was designed to increase coal consumption, is being implemented in

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  • Sales of organic food are growing faster than usual

    Sales of organic food are growing faster than usual

    Sales of organic food for 12 months (from May 2020 to April 2021) compared to the same period last year increased by 13% in monetary terms. Such data is provided by the research company NielsenIQ. They doubled overtaking conventional foods, which added only 6% over the same period. Figures in kind the company does not show, the study itself was conducted for the first time. According to the National Organic Union, sales of organic products in 2020 amounted to 192-194 million euros, which is 15-18% more than a year earlier. The growth rate has increased: for example, in 2019 this

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  • OMV has postponed the deal with Gazprom due to the purchase of Borealis

    OMV has postponed the deal with Gazprom due to the purchase of Borealis

    The Austrian oil and gas company OMV considers it necessary to reconsider the purchase price of the 4th and 5th blocks of the Achimov deposits of the Urengoy field from Gazprom, Rainer Zele, who left OMV on August 31, told Vedomosti. “In my opinion, the price will have to be discussed again. The fact is that Ochimovsky sites 4A and 5A as a project have changed. When we started talking, it was an investment project. And now it is a production project, ”Zele said. At the preliminary stage of the negotiations, the company agreed on the cost of entering OMV

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  • Container operators have opposed competition with gondola cars

    Container operators have opposed competition with gondola cars

    The Eurasian Union of Railway Freight Transport Participants (ECP, which unites the largest railway container operators) has asked Oleg Belozerov, Director General of Russian Railways (RZD), to discuss once again the permission to transport containers in gondola cars. Vedomosti got acquainted with the ESP letter of September 1. Since 2014, containers have been transported in Russia only on special fitting platforms. But in August, Russian Railways allowed test transportation of containers in gondola cars (the most common type of fleet in Russia). According to Vedomosti, this possibility was previously lobbied by the owner of NLMK and the First Cargo Company

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  • The government has prepared measures to encourage the collection of scrap metal

    The government has prepared measures to encourage the collection of scrap metal

    The government intends to take a set of measures to stimulate scrap metal procurement and stabilize its prices in the domestic market. On August 26, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov signed the “List of priority measures to improve the regulatory framework of the industry for the treatment of scrap and waste ferrous and nonferrous metals for 2021-2023.” (The document is at the disposal of “Vedomosti”, the authenticity was confirmed in the office of the Deputy Prime Minister). According to the document, by the end of October the government will determine measures to increase the transparency of the industry, encourage the

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  • Rosneft and Equinor have signed a cooperation agreement

    Rosneft and Equinor have signed a cooperation agreement

    Rosneft and Norwegian Equinor signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of environmental protection and labor, industrial and fire safety at the Eastern Economic Forum (SEF) on September 2, including the implementation of joint oil and gas projects, the press service of the Russian company said. The release notes that ensuring industrial safety, labor protection and the environment is a priority for the company in all areas of its activities. “The agreement provides for the development of cooperation in this area, including the exchange of experiences and best practices,” Rosneft said in a statement. It was signed in the

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  • The online stores KupiVip and Mamsy will cease to exist

    The online stores KupiVip and Mamsy will cease to exist

    Online stores KupiVIP and Mamsy on their websites have announced the closure. “It so happened that our story is coming to an end,” the company said in a statement. The reasons for the closure are not given there. Both stores have been operating in Russia for over 12 years. KupiVIP specializes in selling branded items at a big discount, including by purchasing remnants of fashion brands at discounted prices. Mamsy specializes in selling clothing and mid-priced goods, mainly for children and women. Both retailers are owned by Oscar Hartman (among his projects – CarPrice and Aktivo) and his partners. According

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