The Saudi state company Saudi Aramco in October will reduce the price of exported oil for buyers from all regions except the United States.
The cost of the main Arab Light variety supplied to Asia will decrease by $3.95 per barrel. As a result, it will cost $5.85 more per barrel than a basket of oil from Oman and Dubai. Other grades will fall in price by $3-4.5 per barrel.
For clients from Northwest Europe and the Mediterranean countries, prices for almost all grades of Saudi oil will be reduced by $2 per barrel.
Meanwhile, fuel exported to the US will rise in price by $0.5 per barrel. Only the price of Arab Light will not change, it will still be $6.15 per barrel above the quotes of the Argus Sour Crude Index benchmark.
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Catalonia has activated a mosquito surveillance system after a tourist was diagnosed with dengue fever. «Tiger» mosquitoes of the species Aedes albopictus, which carry the disease, will be caught by entomologists using special traps installed in habitat areas. They will then be tested for the virus at the Animal Health Research Center. The authorities of Catalonia do not specify in which areas monitoring of mosquitoes is activated, according to the newspaper El Pais.
The insect surveillance system in Spain is turned on when cases of rare tropical diseases are detected, including Zika virus and chikungunya. Earlier, German epidemiologists warned that this summer’s heat wave could lead to outbreaks of such diseases in Europe.
70 years ago, the Universal Copyright Convention, one of the fundamental documents regulating international relations in the field of intellectual property, was adopted in Geneva.
The document established the minimum period of validity of such a right — at least 25 years, and also fixed the procedure for using a special copyright sign — ©.
The UK has developed an airport scanner capable of detecting explosives with 100% accuracy. The device, created at University College London, analyzes the curvature of X-rays that occur when they pass through irregularities on the surface of various objects. Artificial intelligence uses these vibrations to recognize the texture of an object and determine what is inside. Tests have shown the absolute accuracy of the invention in the search for explosives, according to the Daily Mail newspaper.
The authors of the invention claim that it is also capable of detecting drugs, contraband valuables and illegally transported rare animals. In addition, it can be used in medicine for more accurate diagnosis, as well as in assessing the weaknesses of buildings.
In northern Switzerland, near the German border, a nuclear waste storage facility is being proposed. We are talking about a deep underground burial of spent nuclear fuel and other products of nuclear power plants, writes Reuters.
The Roman Catholic Church of Germany passed a vote deleting homosexuality from the list of «serious sins». Also, a document will be sent to the Vatican calling for consideration of the possibility of raising women priests. The «Synodal Assembly» in Frankfurt am Main was attended by 230 clergy and laity, according to Deutsche Welle.
China has outpaced the United States in the volume of transactions in corporate bonds in the credit market in yuan. Sales of yuan bills, almost entirely carried out by Chinese companies, totaled 2.04 trillion yuan ($306 billion at the exchange rate at the time of the deals) between April and August, against $283 billion of dollar-denominated debt worldwide.
As the Fed continues to raise interest rates, sales of dollar-denominated corporate bonds have fallen about 40% to an 11-year low of $592 billion this year as of September 6, with 76% of them coming from US companies. In contrast, yuan bond issuance fell by about 6%, writes Bloomberg.
Laura Poitras’s American documentary All Beauty and Bloodshed won Best Film at the 79th Venice Film Festival and won the Golden Lion. The 79th Venice Film Festival ran from 31 August to 10 September.
The Air Moldova airline stopped selling tickets for flights between Chisinau and Moscow after a ban by the Moldovan regulator. The Moldovan authorities have previously explained the ban with «the goals of ensuring aviation security.» Air Moldova did not rule out going to court
Scientists from Japan and Singapore have developed a new remote control device for a live Madagascar cockroach. Unlike existing analogues, it is recharged from a solar battery, and almost does not hinder the movements of the animal.
Scotland has refuted the popular scheme of a hearty breakfast, an average lunch and a meager dinner as a means of losing weight. It turned out that the rate of assimilation of food does not change depending on the quality of the food. Body weight will not decrease if you have a hearty breakfast and eat something low-calorie for lunch. The researchers found that energy expenditure and overall weight loss were the same for people on the morning and evening diets. They debunked the myth about the influence of time of day on metabolism
Portugal refuses to issue «golden visas» to Russians. Since March 2022, the Portuguese authorities have received 10 applications for investment visas from Russians. All of these applications were rejected.
American Forbes for the first time compiled a list of the most influential influencers — it included 49 people and even one dog.
The Top 5 included:
1. Jimmy Donaldson — MrBeast
2. Charlie D’Amelio
3. Alexandra Cooper
4. Elliot Tebele — FuckJerry
5. Emma Chamberlin
In total, the Top 50 bloggers have 1.9 billion subscribers and $570 million in revenue. Their average age is 31
Astra Group of Companies was allocated a loan of 3.8 billion rubles, a record for domestic developers, on preferential terms at 5% per annum, for the development of the Russian Astra operating system. It is noted that the company is obliged to return the money by December 31, 2026.
Astra Group intends to significantly expand the staff and technical support service, as well as significantly increase the number of developed regional centers of competence. Cooperation with partners and educational institutions will also be strengthened.
Commemorative ceremonies were held on the day of the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States: in New York, where the twin towers of the World Center stood, near the Pentagon building and at the site of the plane crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, American media report.
The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of four coordinated suicide bombing attacks that managed to hijack four airliners in the United States. Nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the attacks. The attack was carried out by members of the Al-Qaeda organization (a terrorist organization banned in Russia).
Supplies of ferrous metals from Russia to the United States fell in July 2022 to $0.6 million compared to $201 million in June. RBC writes about this with reference to data from the Census Bureau (US Census Bureau). According to the results of the first half of the year, Russia shipped more than $1 billion worth of steel products to the United States.
In June, ferroalloys ($112.5 million) and semi-finished products from iron and steel ($88 million) accounted for the main supplies of ferrous metal, in July their supplies fell to $0.4 million and zero, respectively.
In Moscow, for the first time, new-build studios in the basements and basement floors appeared on sale, according to the Metrium company.
PJSC NK Rosneft has set a benchmark for the rate of the 1st coupon of 10-year bonds series 002R-12 with an offer in 2 years in the amount of at least 10 billion yuan at a level not exceeding 3.15% per annum, a source in the financial market told Interfax.
American Deere & Co., the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural machinery and equipment, is investing several billion dollars in the development of self-driving tractors that can independently carry out arable work, as well as sprayers used to control weeds.
German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG has signed an agreement with the Vereinigung Cockpit union: pilots will receive higher wages in exchange for a promise not to strike until June 30, 2023
The Nissan automobile plant in St. Petersburg (Nissan Manufacturing Rus LLC) will remain idle until the end of December 2022, the company’s press service told Interfax
The administration of US President Joe Biden plans in October to expand restrictions on US supplies to China of semiconductors used in artificial intelligence tools and chip manufacturing, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
The number of Russians at risk of being fired is growing, Putin said. According to him, almost 234,000 employees of companies in Russia are already on layoffs or forced vacations. For certain industries, enterprises and localities, “serious difficulties arise,” the president warned
Putin said that the Russian economy is gradually stabilizing and entering the «growth trajectory». According to him, the country «confidently copes» with external pressure, and the tactics of «economic blitzkrieg» of foreign states did not work. Earlier, the President announced an increase in the number of Russians at risk of dismissal in some sectors of the economy.
On Thursday, it was reported that Rivian and Mercedes-Benz will join forces to build electric vans in Europe «in a few years,» sending Rivian’s stock soaring 11%, its biggest intraday jump in four months.
For 1.5 years of the cryptocurrency boom, AMD and NVIDIA have earned on video cards, as in 6 years. If in 2019 9.63 million video cards were sold per quarter, the revenue from their sale did not exceed $2.88 billion, and the average price of a video card was limited to $299, then in 2021, 27% more video cards were sold per quarter, revenue increased by 302 % to $11.58 billion, and the average price jumped more than three times to $945.
Cargo ships decided to bypass Sri Lanka for the safety of blue whales. There is a large population of these animals around the island, so animal rights activists have long demanded a change in logistics routes.
Over the past ten years, at least 12 blue whales have died due to collisions with container ships near Sri Lanka. These are the largest modern animals. They grow up to 30 meters in length, weigh up to 150 tons and live for about 80 years. The species is endangered
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