2 Апр, 2022

Change in consumer confidence index

According to Rosstat and Eurostat, only in Denmark and Finland at the end of February 2022, the consumer confidence index turned out to be in the positive zone. The leader was Denmark, where the index was 1.2%, in Finland the index reached 0.9%.

In other countries of the European Union, the index turned out to be in the negative zone. The lowest values ​​of the indicator among the EU countries were noted in Greece (-39.5%), Croatia (-23.0%), Slovenia (-22.7%), Slovakia (-22.0%) and Cyprus (-20 .3%).

In Russia, the consumer confidence index was at the level of Bulgaria and Cyprus, reaching a value of minus 20.9%.

 

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The British regulator allowed the provision of services for posting payments on the sovereign foreign currency debt of the Russian Federation for a period up to June 30.

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Germany suspended cooperation with Russia and Belarus in the tax sphere. This is reported by the publication Der Spiegel with reference to the head of the Ministry of Finance.

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The Moscow Magistrate’s Court registered a new protocol on an administrative offense by the Meta company (recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation and banned) related to prohibited information that was not deleted on one of its social networks.

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The physicist confirmed the butter sandwich phenomenon under realistic conditions. It is almost impossible to avoid falling «oil down». He simulated the toast slipping at some speed, simulating the careless hand movement that caused the sandwich to fall:
— slipping of the usual «sandwich» from the rounded edge of the table;
— falling of a thin «sandwich» from a table with right angles;
— slipping of a thickened «sandwich» with a center of gravity shifted beyond the edge;
— the fall of a thin «sandwich» from the table at a certain speed.

Experiments under realistic conditions have shown that the butter sandwich phenomenon has been confirmed in most configurations. Falling from a height of 0.7 meters, the bars turned at an angle of 34-170 degrees, which is why they most often fell “oil down”

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Apple mistakenly leaked users’ personal data to hackers posing as law enforcement officers. According to multiple Bloomberg sources, the incident took place in mid-2021. The attackers forged emergency requests and sent them from hacked mail domains of departments in different countries. They received from Apple IP addresses, phone numbers and home addresses of users.

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Sberbank is closing its London office — Sberbank CIB (UK) Limited.

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The supply of champagne from France to Russia has been stopped, the prospects are unknown, said David Chatillon, director general of the Union of Champagne Houses of France (UMC).

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The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry has declared the First Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Sofia persona non grata.

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The Ministry of Justice declared eight people foreign agents.
Evgeny Ponasenkov — historian
Anna Golubeva;
Alla Konstantinova — journalist of «Mediazona»;
Maria Borzunova — journalist of the Dozhd TV channel «(recognized as a foreign agent);
Murad Muradov — journalist of the «Caucasian Knot»;
Irina Malkova — editor-in-chief of The Bell;
Elizabeth Osetinskaya;
Viktor Vorobyov is the head of the Communist Party faction in Komi.

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The Deputy Governor of the International Branch of the Central Bank of Iran told Sputnik that Iran wants to trade with Russia in the national currencies of the two countries and that agreements have already been concluded.

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Hackers from Anonymous claim to have hacked into the servers of the ROC (Russian Orthodox Church) and published about 57,500 emails via DDoSecrets. DDoSecrets noted that due to the nature of the data, it is currently only offered to journalists and researchers.

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The Danish manufacturer of energy-saving equipment Danfoss is preparing to withdraw from the Russian and Belarusian markets, the company said in a press release on Friday.

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Countries that are members of the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Friday made a joint decision to release oil from their strategic reserves following a similar step by the United States, The Wall Street Journal writes, citing a source.

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The capitalization of the Russian stock market, calculated on the basis of weighted average prices based on the results of trading on Friday on the Moscow Exchange, amounted to 47.303 trillion rubles ($567.115 billion at the official rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation).

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The UN Special Representative for Yemen said that Sana’a has reached an agreement with the resigned Yemeni government and the Saudi coalition to suspend all military operations and ease the siege of Yemen.

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The US Treasury has added 120 Russian and Belarusian companies from the defense, aerospace and maritime sectors of the economy to the sanctions list. White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield said:

The addition of these companies to the sanctions list means that these organizations can no longer receive advanced US technology without a license, which will be denied in most if not all of these cases.

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According to The Financial Times, citing a UNESCO report, at least 53 Ukrainian historical monuments were damaged in Ukraine. This number includes 29 religious sites, 16 historical buildings, 4 museums and 4 monuments. Kharkiv suffered the most: 18 objects were damaged here, including the Kharkiv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater and the Kharkiv Art Museum.

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The Verkhovna Rada approved the law on the nationalization of the property of Russian individuals and companies in Ukraine.

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China is not going to circumvent Western sanctions against Russia, for the first time the Chinese Foreign Ministry has unequivocally stated.

«Intentionally, we are not doing anything to circumvent the sanctions imposed on Russia by the Americans and Europeans,» said Wang Lutong, director general of the European Affairs Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

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Kazakhstan received an assessment from the international rating agency Standard & Poor’s, according to which the country has a good economic potential at the level of «BBB-/A-3», with a note — the outlook is «stable».

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The Finnish S-Group* announced that it plans to close its hotels in St. Petersburg until the end of April 2022. Sokos Hotels manages three properties in St. Petersburg with over 900 rooms.

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The company Logitech, which is engaged in the production of computer peripherals, has decided to suspend its activities in Russia.

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Startup Quaise is launching a project to generate limitless geothermal energy from ultra-deep wells. The project has already managed to attract $63 million. Now the extraction of geothermal energy is impossible, since there are no technologies for drilling such deep wells.

Experts suggest using gyrotrons. The technology will make it possible to drill a well twenty kilometers deep in a few months. If Quaise manages to implement this project, then humanity can gain access to a virtually unlimited supply of «environmentally clean» energy.

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