28 Jul, 2021

Entrepreneurial Confidence Index in Russia

The seasonally adjusted index for manufacturing in July came close to zero – for the first time in more than three years (since the beginning of 2018).

The index of confidence of enterprises operating in the extractive sector remains in the negative zone (although this year it even went into plus in February), but already slightly higher than a month ago

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According to the United Credit Bureau (OKB), in the first half of the year, Russians took out 416 thousand car loans, which is 52% more than in the same period last year (274 thousand loans). Compared to the first half of 2019, the number of issues increased by 29%.

In total, Russians borrowed 433 billion rubles from banks to buy a car in six months, which is 85% more than in the first six months of 2020. Compared to the same period in 2019, the volume of car loans issued increased by 65%. Thus, both in terms of quantity and volume, the results surpass not only the weak (due to lockdown) indicators of the previous year, but also the record indicators of 2019.

The average size of a car loan in the first half of the year amounted to 1.035 million rubles. From January to June, it increased by 148 thousand rubles – from 927 thousand rubles to 1.075 million rubles.

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Net income of Microsoft Corp. at the end of the 2020-2021 financial year (ended June 30) increased by 38.3% and amounted to $ 61.271 billion

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Joe Biden made several statements on Russia

Russia is already trying to interfere with the midterm US elections in 2022. She is already allegedly spreading false information.

Putin has “problems”: “He knows that he has problems, and this makes him more dangerous. He only has nuclear weapons and oil at his disposal. ”

Biden “for” cooperation with Moscow and Beijing: “We must work with countries like Russia and China to address crises that threaten human existence: such as climate change”

American intelligence is better than Russian. And Putin knows about it: “As you all know, I recently had a meeting with a close friend, Vladimir Putin. He knows that you are better than his own team, and this worries him greatly. ”

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The majority of Russians (57%) disapprove of the activities of the current State Duma (Levada, June 2021).

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In Lithuania, residents of a border village protested against the settling of 1,500 illegal migrants near their village. The village is home to about 500 people. Migrants arrived from Belarus. The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry proposed to introduce a state of emergency on the border with Belarus.

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Russia is taking action due to a sharp increase in terrorist activity in Afghanistan, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Additional deliveries of Russian weapons for the Tajik army have been organized, the combat potential of the Russian military base stationed in the republic is increasing. In the event of a threat from Afghanistan, Russia will provide military assistance to Tajikistan, Sergei Shoigu said.

“The 201st base exists here, in order to maintain stability and tranquility in this region of one of the CSTO members in Central Asia,” the Minister of Defense said.

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The speaker of the Turkish parliament said that Turkey and Azerbaijan are negotiating on the creation of a joint Turkic army

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The Biden administration avoids imposing sanctions on Putin and his entourage, writes Politico. According to the newspaper’s source, firstly, Biden’s advisers are not sure that the sanctions against the Russian authorities will lead to tangible results. Second, overly harsh measures could lead to a crisis in Russia, in which case Russian nuclear weapons could fall into unreliable hands.

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The Ministry of Justice of Russia has expanded the powers of registry offices: now they have the right to register marriage at home or in hospitals, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta. But this will require special circumstances. The corresponding amendments were made to the administrative regulations.

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Apple posted a record quarterly profit of $ 21.7 billion. This is the best result in the company’s 45-year history, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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S7 announced the creation of a new low-cost airline in Russia. The new low-cost airline is expected to begin flights in July 2022. The low-cost airline S7 Group plans to use Airbus 320 neo aircraft with 186 seats. So far, only one low-cost airline operates in Russia – Pobeda Airlines, a subsidiary of Aeroflot.

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From September 1, schoolchildren will have to study the history of Russia using a textbook edited by Vladimir Medinsky.

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The criminal case against the political scientist Fyodor Krasheninnikov about defamation of veteran Artemenko (the one for whom Navalny was also convicted) was opened because of several posts on Krasheninnikov’s Telegram channel, where he commented on the trial. The political scientist himself told Open Media about this.

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The American holding Alphabet Inc., which owns Google, doubled its net profit in annual terms in the first half of 2021, to $ 36.45 billion.

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Microsoft’s quarterly revenue grew to $ 46.15 billion. The company’s net profit for the quarter increased to $ 16.45 billion. In the same period of 2020, it was $ 11.2 billion.

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Apple’s revenue for April, May, June rose to $ 81.43 billion from $ 51.9 billion. Net income was $ 21.74 billion compared to $ 11.25 billion in the third quarter of 2020.

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