10 Jun, 2021

Global financial wealth

China could overtake the United States in the number of super-rich people by the end of the decade. This and other findings of the study by The Boston Consulting Group (available at the disposal of RIA Novosti):

Global financial wealth hits all-time high of $ 250 trillion in 2020

The share of women in the super-rich segment is now 12%, the majority live in the United States, Germany and China

Wealthy retirees around the world have $ 29.3 trillion in financial assets, this segment will grow

The younger generation will be another driver of future growth over the next decade.

Global financial wealth will be mainly generated by the regions of North America, Asia (excluding Japan) and Western Europe

The assets of the super-rich in China may reach $ 10.4 trillion by 2029, in the US – $ 9.9 trillion

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Wallbox Chargers, a maker of home electric vehicle chargers founded by a former Tesla Inc manager, will go public in New York following its merger with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. II.

The deal valuates Wallbox at approximately US $ 1.5 billion and will raise US $ 330 million for the company. The existing Wallbox shareholders will retain about 78% of the shares after the listing, Bloomberg writes.

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US President Joe Biden arrived in the UK on a series of visits to Europe. He told US military overseas that the US is not looking for a conflict with Russia as the two countries share a common responsibility. At the same time, he noted that the United States “will firmly and immediately respond” if Russia is involved in harmful actions.

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The EAEU and Indonesia will sign an agreement on the creation of a free trade zone in September, said the head of the Ministry of Trade of Indonesia, Muhammad Lutfi. Now the union’s free trade zone includes Singapore, Vietnam, Serbia and Iran.

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The Keystone XL oil pipeline project between the United States and Canada has been closed, its developer TC Energy announced.

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G7 leaders demand a new investigation into the origin of the coronavirus. Its authors intend to re-raise the question that SARS-CoV-2 probably spread from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, and call for an investigation of possible hypotheses regarding the primary transmission of the virus to humans.

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The Moscow City Court recognized the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK, entered by the Ministry of Justice in the register of foreign agents), the Foundation for the Protection of Citizens’ Rights (FZPG) and the headquarters of the politician Alexei Navalny as extremist organizations. The property of the liquidated FBK, remaining after payments to creditors, will be turned into the ownership of the Russian Federation.

Commentary on the judgment of the representative of the Moscow City Prosecutor’s Office:

“These organizations not only purposefully disseminated information inciting hatred and enmity against government officials, but also committed extremist crimes and offenses, and also regularly organized mass events that ended in riots. They also involved minors, posing a threat to their life and health.” …

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Alexey Navalny’s statement: FBK (Recognized as a “foreign agent” in Russia) is not FBK (Recognized as a “foreign agent” in Russia). Headquarters are not Headquarters. We are not a name, not a piece of paper or an office. Now we will understand everything. Let’s figure it out. Let’s change. We are evolving. Let’s adapt. But we will not retreat from our goals and ideas. This is our country and we have no other.

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The United States and Great Britain condemned the decision to recognize FBK (recognized in Russia as a “foreign agent”) and Navalny’s headquarters as extremist organizations and called on the Russian authorities to “stop repression” against Navalny and his supporters.

“By this action, Russia has effectively criminalized one of the few remaining independent political movements in the country,” the ministry said in a statement.

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Now all banks in Russia will have to control transfers of any amount to all legal entities and individuals, if they came from a payer from a specially compiled list of countries. The list is drawn up by Rosfinmonitoring, it is not public. So far, the purpose of the law is to prevent the financing of “undesirable organizations”, but the emerging control infrastructure can be used for other purposes as well.

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Scooter rental services have agreed on the terms of the resumption of work in St. Petersburg. The most notable conditions are speed limits on sidewalks in crowded streets and the closure of the city center to traffic. In addition, the authorities of St. Petersburg banned teenagers, drunken people and several people from riding scooters on the same scooter at once.

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Residents of the Omsk village asked Merkel to pave the road for them. In a video message, they say that Upper Karbush was founded by the Russian Germans. And since, according to residents, the Russian authorities have refused to build the road for many years, then they decided to turn to the leadership of their historical homeland:

“After all, our government helps other countries, so we appeal to you, because we have many people with German roots.”

Residents of Verkhny Karbush also expressed hope that the Russian government will not be offended by them for turning to Merkel.

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The meeting of the headquarters of the European Football Championship “Euro 2020” was attended by representatives of the organizing committee, Rosgvardia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB. Various things were discussed, but special attention was paid to the fans from Poland – according to the security officials, it is from them that one should expect provocations. About 2,500 Poles bought tickets for the matches in St. Petersburg.

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A third of Russians surveyed have not read a single book in six months – VTsIOM

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In Poland, the special services arrested a certain Janusz N., who “on the instructions of Russian intelligence officers tried to establish contact with Polish and foreign politicians, including those who work in the European Parliament,” writes RBC.

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And in Latvia, the deputy of the Diet Janis Adamsons was accused of espionage in favor of Russia. The Prosecutor General’s Office applied to the Seimas with a request to consent to the search and arrest of Adamsons and received consent. The politician himself denies his guilt.

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The head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin, a biker himself, launched the Night Wolves motocross from the headquarters of the state corporation to the Far East – and received a skin as a gift. On the way, motorcyclists will be able to watch the launch from Vostochny.

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Died Deputy of the State Duma Larisa Shoigu, sister of the head of the RF Ministry of Defense, said the leader of the United Russia faction in the Duma Sergei Neverov, he did not name the reason. At the end of May, Larisa Shoigu won the EP primaries in Tuva

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North Korea, despite all the poverty (or rather even poverty) of most of the country, invests a lot in the army – and by most indicators it significantly surpasses South Korea:

1.28 million military personnel versus 600 thousand in South Korea
3500 tanks against 2221
21600 pieces of artillery against 12237
71 submarine vs 18

A state close to parity is observed in combat aircraft (545 in the DPRK versus 579 in South Korea). Loses to the DPRK only in helicopters and warships

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Over the past 5 years, Russia has spent about 2 trillion rubles on import substitution, work in this direction continues, said Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, speaking at the final board of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

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Moscow court fined Telegram another 10 million rubles for failure to remove prohibited content – RIA Novosti

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A Moscow court fined Facebook 17 million rubles in four counts for refusing to remove prohibited information

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SpaceX is in talks with several airlines to provide access to its Starlink network, which is being deployed in orbit to provide high-speed internet access anywhere in the world to provide faster, world-wide wi-fi in flight, Verge reports, citing company representative.

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The European Parliament, by a majority vote, adopted a resolution on Belarus calling for new sanctions and an investigation into the “role of the Russian Federation” in the Ryanair incident. In particular, the European Parliament calls for the temporary exclusion of Belarus from the Swift system and the introduction of sectoral sanctions

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The European Union offered Armenia 3 million euros for refusing the name “cognac”. The Armenian Cabinet of Ministers approved the document, which provides for the development of a new name for the Armenian brandy, its advertising and marketing in the domestic and traditional foreign markets.

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AvtoVAZ will not suffer damage from production interruptions caused by a shortage of electronics, Manturov said. A number of lines of the plant were idle for different periods from June 2, but preventive maintenance was carried out – the traditional summer stop will not be needed.

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Dozens of employees who were dismissed due to registration on the website in support of Navalny have filed a lawsuit against the Moscow metro. The plaintiffs demand to reinstate them at work, as well as to compensate them for moral damage. The amount of compensation claimed in the claims varies from 30 thousand to 100 thousand rubles.

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