17 Oct, 2020

News digest for 10/16/2020

The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said in an interview with Bloomberg that the depreciation of the ruble is “cool.” The minister explained that the depreciation of the national currency will induce domestic producers to rely less on imports. Manturov said the government is not discussing plans to extend business support measures.

Rotenberg’s son got into the center of a criminal scandal in Italy

Local law enforcement agencies suspect him of being involved in the destruction of the Eggzero design bureau. It, in turn, did the job for Igor Rotenberg. At the same time, payment for the work was never received. This information was shared by the L’Espresso edition.

Former Mexican defense minister detained in the United States

Former Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cepeda was detained in the United States at the request of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Reuters reports. This information was confirmed to the agency in the department. According to a source in the diplomatic circles of Mexico, at the time of the arrest, Zepeda was with family members who were released

Lifan is declared bankrupt

In August, the company launched bankruptcy proceedings and started paying off creditors. According to Chinese media reports, 489 petitions were filed with the plaintiffs demanding the repayment of a debt totaling 1.128 billion yuan, which is equivalent to approximately $ 167.6 million.

The court agreed to the recovery of 700 million yuan (approximately $ 104 million) and confirmed the relevance of 162 unresolved civil and arbitration claims involving compensation in the amount of 870 million yuan ($ 129 million).

Japan will pour radioactive water into the sea from the Fukushima nuclear power plant

Purified water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant containing radioactive substances will be released into the sea. This decision was made by the Japanese government. It will be officially announced during this month, Reuters reported, citing Jiji News Agency and other Japanese media.

Spain announces search for bartender to save village

The Spanish village of Olves in the municipality of Calatayud, where only 70 people live, decided to save from extinction with a house as a gift. It will be given free to whoever becomes the caretaker of the community center and bar – the only place where villagers are going to relax. Writes about this Idealista.

WTO allows EU to impose duties on goods from the USA

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has officially authorized the European Union to impose duties on US exports of up to $ 3.99 billion a year in response to the illegal US subsidization of the Boeing Co.

Yandex and TCS Group terminated negotiations on the purchase of Tinkoff Bank

Yandex and TCS Group Holding PLC (Tinkoff) are ending negotiations on a possible purchase by Yandex of 100% of Tinkoff’s share capital, the release says. The company explained that this decision was mutual and was due to the inability to agree on the final terms of the transaction.

Oleg Tinkov explained the refusal of the deal with Yandex

Today I made the decision to break off a possible deal with Yandex. Why? We started the conversation by merging, looking for synergies and rapidly growing our client base. And they wanted to build the largest private company in Russia. In fact, everything turned into a sale, they just wanted to buy Tinkoff, with all the ensuing negative consequences for us. Tinkoff is not sold to Yandex or MTS, – wrote Tinkov to employees

The Bank of Russia has prepared a project on the use of the digital ruble

The Central Bank is preparing to launch a pilot project on the use of digital national currency for a limited number of people. The newspaper Izvestia writes about this on October 16 with reference to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. The project will be launched after public consultation. The project will be launched after public consultation. It is assumed that citizens will be able to exchange their cash or money stored in a bank account for digital rubles.

Putin signed law on tax deductions for some oil companies

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law to amend the Tax Code, establishing tax deductions from 2021 for companies developing certain oil fields. The parameters specified in the document include the Priobskoye field (Rosneft), the Romashkinskoye field (Tatneft) and the Novoportovskoye field (Gazprom Neft).

Iraq canceled contract with international consortium

Iraq has canceled the agreement on the development of the large gas field El-Mansouriya, reached earlier with an international consortium of companies from three states. Iraqi news agency INA reported this on Thursday, Iraqi Oil Minister Ihsan Abdel Jaber

Zara closes stores of inexpensive clothing in Russia

The Spanish group Inditex – the owner of the Zara, Bershka and Pull & Bear brands – will close a chain of inexpensive clothing stores in Russia from January. Among the reasons for this decision are the drop in sales due to the crisis, pandemic and climate. So far, it is known for sure about the closure of a network of inexpensive clothing stores Lefties in Russia. The manager of one of the malls where the Lefties store is located has confirmed that the contract ends in January and there are no plans to renew it.

Sarkozy charged with creating a criminal community

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with creating a criminal community in connection with Libya’s alleged financing of his presidential campaign. RIA Novosti reports. Earlier it was reported that a trial began in France against former President Nicolas Sarkozy

Chechnya fired nine officials without education

It has been established that the leadership of the state body of the region appointed persons who did not meet the qualification requirements provided for by the legislation to the positions of the state civil service, the Prosecutor General’s Office said

In addition, one of the dismissed officials turned out to be the head of a limited liability company, whereas under the law on public service, an official is prohibited from participating in the management of a commercial or non-commercial organization. As a result, according to the results of the prosecutor’s check, in addition to the dismissed officials, six more were brought to disciplinary responsibility.

Switzerland imposed sanctions against Russia over the construction of the Crimean bridge

Two citizens of the Russian Federation and four Russian companies that took part in the construction of the railway section of the Crimean bridge were included in the sanctions list by Switzerland. The corresponding document was published on October 16 on the website of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

Belarus has declared Tikhanovskaya wanted for calls to overthrow the system

Belarus has announced ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on the interstate wanted list for calls for the violent overthrow of the constitutional order, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs told RIA Novosti. The sanction under this article assumes from three to five years in prison.

Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov on Friday, October 16, said that the law enforcement agencies of Russia have no claims against Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, but Moscow does not regard her being put on the interstate wanted list as a case of political persecution

Japan announced a protest to the Russian Federation over the trip of the Prosecutor General to the Kuril Islands

The Japanese Foreign Ministry protested in connection with the visit of the Prosecutor General of Russia Igor Krasnov to the Kuril Islands. As reported by the NHK TV channel, Tokyo demanded that Russian officials refuse to travel to the southern Kuriles, as they are “incompatible with Japan’s position.”

Jeenbekov left to applause.

Ex-President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov spoke in the country’s parliament before the deputies, summing up the results of his work as head of the country. He spoke about the shortcomings that took place in his work, asked for forgiveness for them. REN TV reports this … Sooronbai Jeenbekov left the meeting together with the speaker of the parliament to the applause of the deputies …