Russian companies expect a collapse due to new rules of alcohol production in the EEU countries

The Ministry of Finance has proposed to postpone the entry into force of the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) “On the safety of alcoholic beverages” on January 1, 2024, a representative of the ministry told Vedomosti. This document, which should regulate the rules of production of alcoholic beverages, was adopted in 2018.…

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Two border crossings stopped the passage of non-container cargo from Russia to China

The Russian-Chinese border crossings Grodno-Suifenhe (Primorye) and Transbaikalia-Manchuria in Transbaikalia will stop accepting all cargo, except container cargo, from November 30 and December 1, respectively, Russian Railways said on social media, citing “urgent messages from China.” From December 1, the ban will also apply at the border crossing Erlyan – Zamin-Uud on the border between…

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Arrest of 13 billion rubles on accounts will not stop Rolf’s work

Requirements of the Prosecutor General’s Office to collect 128.8 billion rubles. from a car dealer “Rolf” and its main owner Sergei Petrov do not impose significant restrictions on the company’s activities, said “Vedomosti” a source close to the company. “Rolf” in his official statement said he did not agree with the lawsuit, but has already…

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Qatar Airways wants compensation for the defects of the A350 airliner

Qatar Airways, the largest operator of A350 airliners, is demanding hundreds of millions of dollars from the manufacturer to rectify defects. Its 20 planes have been unable to fly since May due to “early surface wear”. The problems concern 20 of the 53 A350 Qatar Airways, the paint of which is “inflated” and “stained”. These…

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“We have no problem funding gasification programs”

“The free gasification program will change the quality of life of Russians,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in July. Its first stage – gasification of houses in gas-supplied settlements – should be completed in the next two years. During this time, according to Gazprom Interregionalgaz, 3,200,000 households will be connected to the gas. The maximum…

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Aeroflot earned quarterly profits for the first time in two years

The Aeroflot Group, which in addition to the carrier of the same name also includes Russia Airlines and the low-cost carrier Peremoha, earned a profit of 11.6 billion rubles in the third quarter of 2021, according to the IFRS group’s report published on November 29. This is the first quarterly profit since the third quarter…

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A quarter of Russian fitness clubs may close

More than 60% of fitness clubs have failed to negotiate with landlords for any preferences and concessions due to the difficult situation due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was reported to Vedomosti by the president of the Association of Fitness Industry Operators Olga Kiselyova. Similar data were provided by the oldest industry association – the…

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Will the repayment of debts to Gazprom solve Moldova’s problems

Moldovagaz has paid Gazprom for natural gas consumed in October and the first half of November this year, the Moldovan company said on November 26. Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov also confirmed to Vedomosti that the company had received funds for current supplies. “The problem is fixed,” he said. It was about $ 74 million. Earlier…

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A native of Aeroflot will head Russia’s largest tour operator

Rinat Osmatulov, former director of Aeroflot’s sales department, has been appointed CEO of Russia’s largest tour operator, Bible Globe. Anna Zakharankova, a representative of Sheremetyevo Airport (the main owner of the tour operator), told Vedomosti about it. The information was confirmed by two people close to the Bible-Globe and Aeroflot. He will take a new…

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Why the agro-industrial complex has no money to repay the bonds

“AVK Finance” (part of the United Carriage Company, AIC) on the 24th allowed a technical default on bonds totaling more than 16 billion rubles. On November 24, the company had to pay coupon income on a Series 01 bond loan for the 15th and 16th coupon periods. Also, “AVK Finance” had to fully repay the…

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Analysts predict a decline in the price of platinum in 2022

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC, an association of foreign metal producers) has revised its forecast for 2021, according to a review of the organization on November 24. WPIC has increased its estimated surplus of this precious metal for the year to 769,000 troy ounces. This is very close to the maximum value in the…

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Stellantis wants to make manual transmissions in Russia

On November 24, the Stellantis Group announced preparations for the production of manual transmissions (manual transmissions) at its site in Russia. Currently, active work is underway to deepen the localization of the unit to start production in late 2022, according to Stellantis. There are plans to export these products from Russia, a company spokesman told…

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FAS proposes to increase tariffs for air navigation

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has proposed raising the rates of fees for air navigation services in Russia, according to a draft order posted on the portal of draft regulations. The order will take effect from the moment of signing, the public discussion will last until November 25. The share of air navigation services in…

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How the printout of US strategic oil reserves will affect the market

The price of oil is rising on news of the printout of US strategic reserves and their allies. A barrel of the reference brand Brent at 18.00 Moscow time on November 23 traded at $ 80.8 (up 1.4% from the previous trading session), Texas WTI – at $ 78.2 (up 1.8%), according to ICE. On…

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Chisinau to study failure of Gazprom’s payments under new contract

On November 22, Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov told reporters that the Moldovan side had failed to fulfill its contractual obligations to pay for current gas supplies. “The next deadline for current payments is November 22 this year. In this regard, Gazprom informed the Moldovan side in accordance with the contract that gas supplies to Moldova…

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The State Duma was asked not to enter QR-codes when selling tickets

The Union of Business Tourism Agencies (SAD, branch organization) proposes not to introduce verification of QR-codes on transport at the stage of ticket sales. This is stated in the letter of the executive director of the association Pavel Vasin, chairman of the State Duma Committee on Transport Eugene Moskvichev dated November 22. It is the…

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The MS-21 will fly with a Russian engine only in 2024

The first deliveries of the Russian passenger liner MS-21 with domestic engine PD-14 are scheduled for 2024, the model is planned to be certified by the end of 2022, the first deputy general director of Irkut Corporation (manufacturer MS-21), general director, told Vedomosti. “Aerocomposite” Anatoly Gaidansky. First of all we certify the car with American…

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Chemists have set counter-requirements for freezing fertilizer prices

The largest Russian fertilizer producers are discussing with the government the terms of freezing the prices of their products for agricultural producers until June 2022. era. Skulls. “Apart from fixing prices, we are talking about guaranteeing the volume of deliveries. We need a guarantee of counter-purchases, ”Guryev said (quoted by Interfax). According to him, in…

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Russia’s largest fish company has bought the business from a competitor

Shareholders of a major fish producer – Fest Group – have closed a deal to sell shares in Russian fishing companies to Nareb. This is stated in the reports of both companies. Management of the acquired enterprises will remain in Murmansk, where Narebo is headquartered, and the companies themselves will operate as a separate production…

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Russia’s largest fish company has bought the business from a competitor

Shareholders of a major fish producer – Fest Group – have closed a deal to sell shares in Russian fishing companies to Nareb. This is stated in the reports of both companies. Management of the acquired enterprises will remain in Murmansk, where Narebo is headquartered, and the companies themselves will operate as a separate production…

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Tickets for Aeroflot flights will become more expensive due to the increase in fuel tax

Russia’s largest airline Aeroflot will increase fuel collection on domestic and international flights from November 22, a company spokesman said. For flights across Russia, the fee will increase by 550 rubles. (from 1650 to 2200 rubles), on international – for 10 euros (from 20 to 30 euros). “This is a forced decision, it is dictated…

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The government will distribute landfills to oil service companies

The state will give the owners of drilling rigs in the oil and gas sector a so-called recycling grant, through which they will be able to reimburse part of the cost of purchasing new equipment. The relevant resolution was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the document is published on the government’s website. It is…

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In the ranking of retailers who use multiple sales channels, the leaders have changed

The companies “Vkusvil”, “Children’s World” and Sunlight took first place in the rating of amnicality of retailers, compiled by the analytical agency Data Insight and IT integrator AWG. The rating itself is only the second year, it takes into account the efficiency of market participants both offline and online. Retailers themselves are evaluated on 23…

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Narnikel received compensation from Botswana for the deal that did not take place

Norilsk Nickel has settled a dispute with the Botswana government and the Botswana state-owned company BCL Group over a deal to sell BCL Group African assets to Narnikel, including a 50% stake in a joint venture in South Africa Nkomati. The Russian company announced this on November 18. The parties withdrew their claims against each…

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Medical masks fell by 20%

Since the beginning of this year, the average consumer price for medical masks has fallen by almost 20%. This follows from the data of Rosstat, which were read by “Vedomosti”. If in January 2021 the cost of one product was 11.94 rubles, in October it fell to 9.75 rubles. The reduction in prices for masks…

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UC Rusal has sought Chinese partners for new plants

The largest Russian aluminum producer UC Rusal is in talks with companies from China to set up joint ventures in Russia for its processing and production of expensive high-end products. This was told to “Vedomosti” by Deputy General Director of UC Rusal Roman Andrushin. He declined to name the Chinese companies being negotiated, saying only…

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The government has thought about a government procurement model to secure the Far East

Following a meeting in Vladivostok on November 17, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev gave a number of instructions to stabilize the situation with the import of goods to remote regions of the Far East. The Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Social Development have been instructed to study…

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Serbia hopes to sign a ten-year contract for 3 billion cubic meters of gas a year

Belgrade is considering concluding a ten-year contract with Gazprom, under which Serbia will buy 3 billion cubic meters from Russia annually. m of gas. This was announced on November 17 by Serbian President Alexander Vucic on Happy TV. “We will now ask President (Russian Vladimir) Putin to give us at least 3 billion cubic meters.…

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Belarus has cut off oil to Europe instead of gas

The Belarusian operator of the Druzhba oil pipeline, Gomeltransneft, has restricted oil supplies to Poland for three days, Russian Transneft spokesman Igor Demin said on November 17. He clarified that the stop was connected with unscheduled repairs on one of the branches of the oil pipeline in Belarus, which is being supplied to the Adamow…

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Yevtushenko’s Sistema JSFC may buy large fishing company in Kamchatka

Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s Sistema JSFC is negotiating the acquisition of the Vityaz-Auto fishing company, three people who know this from different sides of the potential deal told Vedomosti. Sergei Kopytov, a spokesman for the System, said the corporation was “working on various options for expanding its fishing business, but it is too early to talk about…

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Elista and Magnitogorsk to join Vekselberg and Tratsenko airport

“Airports of a Great Country” (ABS, a joint venture of airport holdings “Airports of the Regions” by Viktor Vekselberg and “Novoport” by Roman Tratsenko) applied to the FAS to buy shares in the airports of Elista and Magnitogorsk. A representative of “Airports of the Regions” told “Vedomosti” about it. Applications were sent “some time ago,”…

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Mikhas Friedman and his partners failed to buy the cheese maker “B.Yu. Alexandrov »

The offer of A1 (investment division of Alfa Group Mikhail Friedman and Partners) to acquire a stake in Rostagroexport to resolve the corporate dispute has ended, its head partner Andrei Ellinson told Vedomosti. According to him, some of the co-owners of the group have shown interest in the company’s offer, but its implementation is possible…

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Gas prices rise in Europe amid suspension of Nord Stream 2 certification

Spot gas prices in Europe rose on November 16 amid a statement by the German regulator Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency) on the temporary suspension of the certification of Nord Stream 2 AG as an independent operator of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline. According to the ICE exchange, at 15:00 Moscow time on the Dutch hub TTF…

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Airlines and airports will receive compensation for entering QR codes

The Ministry of Transport has proposed to the government to compensate the aviation industry 8 billion rubles. falling revenues due to the introduction of mandatory QR-codes for air travel, according to a letter from Deputy Minister Igor Chalik to the government and the Ministry of Finance. The letter was sent on November 9, a copy…

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Ozon increased turnover in the first nine months of 2021 by 123 percent.

The total turnover from sales of Ozon for the nine months of 2021 amounted to 2714 billion rubles., According to its financial statements. This is 123 percent more than in the same period last year. 2/3 of the company’s sales, according to the document, provided the marketplace, although a year ago its share was about…

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Which countries will be available from December 1

The Operational Headquarters for Combating Coronavirus has decided to resume air communication with a number of countries on a reciprocal basis on December 1, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova, who heads the headquarters, said on November 16. Flights are allowed to Bangladesh, Brazil, Mongolia, Costa Rica and Argentina. Also from December 1, restrictions on regular…

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Pfizer will test a new drug from COVID in Russia

The American pharmaceutical company Pfizer has received permission from Roszdravnadzor to conduct clinical trials in Russia on the effectiveness of the protease inhibitor + ritanovir for the prevention of COVID-19. Relevant information is contained in the state register of medicines. It follows that the drug will be studied among adults who have been in contact…

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Booking.com will abandon the imposition of pricing policy on Russian hotels

Booking.com from November 30 will refuse to impose a pricing policy on Russian hotels. This follows from the letters that the service began to send to domestic hotels. “Vedomosti” got acquainted with them. A spokesman for Booking.com confirmed that “the service is engaged in stopping the practice of price parity in Russia.” On August 30,…

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Pet stores have faced a shortage of specialty and diet foods

Three employees of such specialized outlets told Vedomosti that pet stores do not have enough food for cats and dogs. This information was confirmed by a representative of a large company specializing in feed production. According to them, this is due to restrictions of the Rosselkhoznadzor, which banned the import of some imported products. In…

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The freezing of fish and meat was suggested to be monitored via satellites

On November 15 in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry the Committee on Agriculture will discuss a bill to control the temperature regime of perishable products in transport. “Vedomosti” got acquainted with the explanatory note to the draft law “On the continuous refrigeration chain (NCC) of food turnover in Russia”, which is being prepared. The…

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Sales on Chinese Bachelor’s Day rose to record highs in Russia

The two largest Russian marketplaces Ozon and Wildberries sold a record amount of more than 12 billion rubles per day on November 11, which is 3 times more than on the same date in 2020, according to Infoline. This year the amount was distributed among the platforms approximately equally. A spokesman for Ozon said that…

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Rosneft’s financial results for the first nine months of 2021 exceeded analysts’ expectations

Rosneft’s net profit for the first nine months of 2021 amounted to 696 billion rubles, which is 4.6 times more than for the whole of 2020, according to the company’s report on IFRS for the third quarter. In addition, compared to the II quarter, net income increased by 35% to 314 billion rubles. ($ 4.3…

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What threatens Belarus to block the Russian gas pipeline to the EU

The threats of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to block the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline in the event of the closure of the borders between his country and Poland and Lithuania, which are members of the EU, have already provoked a backlash in the EU. “In terms of gas supplies, we must make the most…

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Auchan hopes to raise online sales by up to 20%

Auchan and Sbermarket have signed a strategic partnership agreement, the parties said. They will jointly develop the delivery of products from the Darkstones, which will be located in the “Auchan”. President of Auchan Retail Russia Philip Broschar told Vedomosti about plans to open drugstores in hypermarkets. This is part of a retailer’s new concept to…

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The Ministry of Transport may return the disrupted northern import to the state shipping company

On November 10, the head of the Ministry of Transport Vitaly Savelyev at a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with members of the government proposed to create a specialized state shipping company to transport socially significant goods under Rosmorrechflot, if the problem of cabotage in ports in the Far East. We are talking about…

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Cheaper gas has not yet stopped the rise in the cost of nitrogen fertilizers

The price of urea on the terms of delivery of FOB Black Sea reached $ 795 / t, urea-ammonium mixture – $ 633 / t, according to the latest Refinitiv data on November 4. Previous price highs were recorded in September and October this year, and before that the peak of growth in prices for…

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Rosneft receives about 60 proposals from abroad on cooperation in the East Oil project

Rosneft held a series of road shows of the East Oil project for foreign suppliers and contractors, the company said on November 9. They were attended by large companies, including engineering, from 15 countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Representatives of embassies, relevant departments and business associations also attended the meetings. “More than…

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Russia can set up a state-owned passenger shipping company

In late September, a meeting of the government’s tourism commission discussed the possibility of creating a single state-owned shipping company as a construction customer and owner of passenger and cargo ships. Following the meeting, the Ministry of Transport, the FAS, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and other interested organizations were…

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Oil producers have sharply reduced the purchase price of sunflowers.

The Oil and Fat Union of Russia (uniting the largest oil producers) reported that oil extraction plants have sharply reduced the purchase price of sunflower: from November 1 to 7, they reduced it by 15% to 33,000-35,000 rubles / t (excluding VAT) compared to from the previous week. The executive director of the union Mikhail…

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Gazprom’s promise to pump gas into European storage facilities has cooled the market

On November 9, before 19.00 Moscow time, the price of December gas futures at the largest TTF hub in the Netherlands was $ 906 per 1,000 cubic meters. m, i.e. 5.5% below the price of the previous trading session. On that day, Gazprom announced that it had “approved and launched a plan to inject gas…

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The minimum number of international brands in 10 years has come to Russia this year.

International brands are weak in the Russian market for the second consecutive pandemic year: in the first three quarters of 2021, only 11 new brands came to the country, according to a report by consulting company Knight Frank. If the situation does not change by the end of the year, it will be the lowest…

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Russia and China have signed a contract to build a heavy helicopter

Russia and China signed a contract on June 25 to build a heavy helicopter (Advanced Heavy Lift, AHL), which has been negotiated since 2008, said on November 8, General Director of “Russian Helicopters” (part of “Rostech”) Andrei Baginsky at a meeting on Monday . with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We will develop only part of…

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The sweets market is recovering after the pandemic

Sales of sweets are increasing: in the first three quarters of 2021, Russians, according to research company NielsenIQ, began to buy more chocolate bars (9.5% year on year), packaged non-chocolate candies (5), packaged cookies (2.8%), cakes and croissants (1.7%), etc. Part of the product categories during this period showed a decrease in sales – for…

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Sales of new cars in October fell by 18%.

Sales of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCV) in Russia in October 2021 amounted to 126,204 units, according to the Association of European Business (AEB). This is 18.1%, or 27,960 cars, less than sales in October 2020. The dynamics for the first ten months of this year remains positive due to high sales…

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In Kiev, believe that Russia does not allow Kazakh coal to Ukraine

On November 4, the head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy and Housing Andrei Gerus said on social media that Russia was preventing the transit of coal from Kazakhstan to Ukraine. “Technically, the blocking is at the level of Russian Railways, which does not confirm the passage of cars with such coal,” he said.…

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What to expect from tomorrow’s OPEC + meeting

The meeting of the OPEC + member states scheduled for November 4, which will determine the further parameters of the deal to limit oil production, should not come as a surprise, analysts interviewed by Vedomosti say. “The parties to the deal have clearly spoken out in support of the current plan to gradually increase production…

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Can oil reach $ 120 a barrel in 2022?

Oil in 2022 could reach $ 120 per barrel, analysts at Bank of America. The reason for this in the bank called the energy crisis and growth in all energy sources, including gas and coal. This is one of the most radical “bullish” forecasts for oil prices in recent months. The bank’s statement came amid…

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Russian Railways became interested in the railway through Afghanistan

A representative of Russian Railways (RZD) confirmed to Vedomosti its interest in the Trans-Afghan Railway construction project, which is to become a transit route from Europe to South Asia. “RF Holding is ready to cooperate with the Uzbek Railways in preparing the feasibility study (FEAS) of the Trans-Afghan Railway project,” he said. An online meeting…

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UMMC can buy 100% of the highest gold mining company

The Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC, the main shareholders are Iskandar Mahmudov and Andrei Kozitsyn) has filed a petition with the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) to buy 100% of the gold mining company Vysokyi (GV Gold), the agency said on November 1. The petition was registered on October 29. According to the FAS, it…

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Distributor Luding Group started production of its own vodka

One of the largest Russian alcohol distributors – Luding Group for the first time began production of its own vodka under the brand Tchaikovsky (“Tchaikovsky”), a representative of the company told Vedomosti. It is contracted by the Fortuna distillery in the Krasnodar Territory. Elena Denisova, head of production of the company, confirmed the information about…

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