The Spanish authorities have proposed large retail chains to introduce fixed prices for a food basket that will include healthy and high-quality products and will be available to residents of the country, said Spanish Labor Minister Yolanda Diaz.
Croatia also decided to limit prices for basic foodstuffs, electricity and gas. For this, the country’s government allocates an additional 800 million euros, Prime Minister Andrei Plenkovic said.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss, during a speech in Parliament, announced a freeze on electricity tariffs for two years, reports The Guardian. From October 1, the average annual bill for gas and electricity will not exceed 2.8 thousand euros.
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The court approved the recovery of 21.7 billion rubles from Google. turnover penalty for repeated failure to remove inaccurate information from YouTube
The volume of the NWF of Russia in August decreased by 285.9 billion rubles. and as of September 1 amounted to about 11.8 trillion rubles. — Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
Inflation in Russia in August in annual terms slowed to 14.3% from 15.1% in July, Rosstat reported. The agency also recorded deflation in the Russian Federation for the third month in a row: in August it accelerated to 0.52% from 0.39% in July.
The Ministry of Justice entered into the register of media-foreign agents OOO «Time of Bells», the founder of which is journalist Dmitry Aleshkovsky (recognized as a foreign agent). Political scientist Valery Solovey, activist Yelena Shukayeva and journalist Andrey Afanasyev were also recognized as media-foreign agents.
Today, September 9, journalists Yulia Latynina and Michael Naki, as well as historian Tamara Eidelman, were included in the register of individuals-foreign agents.
The ban on sea transportation of Russian oil will take effect from December 5, and from February 5, 2023 it will apply to other petroleum products, the US Treasury Department said.
The department also noted that companies that knowingly purchase Russian oil at a price higher than the price limits being prepared may fall under sanctions. The US embargo on Russian oil purchases will remain in place after the price ceiling is introduced, the Treasury added.
EU finance ministers approved the allocation of €5 billion in aid to Kyiv. This is the second part of the €9 billion loan promised in May. €1 billion has already been sent to Kyiv, the remaining €3 billion was promised to be issued «as soon as possible.» In total, according to the EC, Kyiv and the World Bank, the restoration of Ukraine will take $ 349 billion
The Thai authorities plan to lift all restrictions on tourists imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic from October 1, Titiporn Manenate, executive director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said on Friday.
According to The Wall Street Journal, India has imposed a 20% export duty on white and brown rice, which account for about 60% of India’s global sales. Parboiled rice and basmati were not subject to restrictions. The export of crushed rice will be allowed until September 15 in cases where loading began before the ban and the goods have already been transferred to customs.
India is the largest supplier of rice in the world. According to a number of local exporters, the country accounts for over 40% of the world trade in this grain.
In Russia, they began issuing fines for unfastened passengers, issued with the help of traffic cameras. Previously, they recorded only unbelted drivers. Cameras installed in Moscow already see passengers without seat belts, but fines are not issued yet, the TsODD reported
Russian operators have increased prices for international roaming since March 2022. The increase in prices for basic services was up to 40%, for options — up to 60%. Kommersant writes about this, which compared the current prices with the tariffs of 2021.
The number of scientists in Russia at the end of 2021 dropped to a new minimum in the entire modern history of the country. During the year, the number of researchers decreased by 1.8%, to 340.1 thousand people; support and other personnel — by 3.9% and 4.3%, respectively. There are more technicians — by 1.5%,
Tesla has tripled deliveries of Chinese-made vehicles after upgrading its Shanghai plant. Electric car maker Elon Musk delivered 76,965 Chinese-made vehicles in August. Of the total number of Tesla vehicles in August, 34,502 vehicles entered the local market, while 42,463 were shipped overseas.
Total NEV sales, which includes all-electric vehicles and hybrids, rose 111% to 529,000 units. Total light vehicle sales in China rose 28.4% year-over-year to about 1.9 million units in August, according to Bloomberg.
Chinese IT company NetDragon Websoft has appointed a new CEO. The post was taken by Ms. Tang Yu, a virtual humanoid robot with artificial intelligence. Tang Yu became the world’s first female robot in the CEO chair. The robot will make decisions on risk management, as well as deal with personnel policy. Tang Yu is expected to streamline processes and be fair to all employees
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