Yuri Yudenkov

What do Russian people need?

Russians believe that the most serious problems that the country faces now are connected with low salaries and living standards, the state of economy and the current social policy, a survey conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center …

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Increased faith in Russia's business

Business confidence in Russia's economy has reached a maximum level over the past two years, according to the survey of the Ernst & Young (EY), multinational professional services firm headquartered in London. "The survey …

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Do Russian banks continue withdrawing from ARB?

A number of Russian banks are ready to follow the eight largest banks that have declared their readiness to withdraw from the Association of Russian Banks (ARB). "Those who disagreed with a policy of the head of the ARB Garegin …

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US Fed retains interest rate, but not for long

US Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee (FOMC) kept interest rates unchanged, while at the past committee's meeting in mid-June the target rate was raised to 1-1.25% from 0.75-1.0%. The Fed also raised the rate in March, …

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Has Russian ruble 'matured'?

The declining role of foreign currency in Russia's economy is "a sign of a growing ruble', the Director of the Bank of Russia Monetary Policy Department, Igor Dmitriev, said. "Try to remember when you …

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Russian banks hit record profits

The Russian banking sector's profits in the first half of this year exceeded 750 billion rubles, which is a historic high for the Russian Federation, according to the Bank of Russia's information and analytical material for the …

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Russians support state control of food prices

Vast majority of Russians believe that only the state should establish and regulate food prices, annual issue of "Russian Monitoring of Economic Situation and Population Health", conducted by the Higher School of Economics, says. …

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Dollar exceeds 60 rubles again

Today the US currency during the trading process at the Moscow Stock Exchange has crossed its psychological barrier of 60 rubles for the first time since February 2017. The cost of the euro has crossed the barrier of 67 rubles for the first …

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Why will low inflation not save Russian economy?

The excessively rapid decline in inflation is not a healthy process, it will be rather a problem for Russia's economy, the head of Sberbank German Gref said during a broadcast on the Rossiya 24 TV channel. According …

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Do Russian people start to trust banks?

The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) has conducted a public opinion poll, according to which results, the majority of Russians (52%) believe that now it is better to deposit available funds into a bank account (41% of Russians …

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Russian banks divided into basic and universal

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on the division of banks according to the list of permitted operations, depending on their license. The document was posted yesterday on the official web portal of legal information. …

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'People's' bonds becoming popular

For the first day, the Russians bought government federal bonds for individuals - 'people's bonds' - in the amount of 696.8 million rubles, the Russian Ministry of Finance said. "The placed volume is 696,807 million …

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Russians do not want 'Mir'

More than two-thirds of Russians (70%) do not plan to open a "Mir" payment card, according to a poll conducted by the Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM). Only 20% of Russians plan to get the card, 3% already have …

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Will Trump bring US dollar down?

US President President Donald Trump believes the US dollar “is getting too strong” and he would prefer the Federal Reserve keep interest rates low. Trump, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, said …

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Will Russian economy start to grow?

Russia's economy may grow 1.1% this year and 1.5% next after contracting in 2016, a Bloomberg survey of 39 economists shows. Earlier, Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said that Russia's economy could …

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What will happen to ruble without US sanctions?

If the US eases the sanctions, the Russian currency would appreciate 5% to 10%, according to 27 economists surveyed by Bloomberg, with 41% of respondents predicting a gain of 1% to 5%. However, the probability that the US president …

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Dollar back at 60

Today during trades on the Moscow Stock Exchange the dollar passed psychological barrier of 60 rubles per $1. For some time the US currency drifted around 59,9-60,05 rubles per $1, but then went up, gaining almost 1 ruble since trades …

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Why does Russia need ruble to be stable?

The Russian government along with the Central Bank are preparing a joint strategy to tackle ruble long-term volatility, the First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Igor Shuvalov, told Bloomberg. "It is obvious …

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