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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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“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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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,…

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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 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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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