The «Typical Breakfast Index», traditionally calculated by the Financial Times, has grown at a record over the past ten years, the newspaper writes.
The reason was a sharp rise in the price of ingredients included in the «typical breakfast» due to bad weather, crop failure of some crops and disruptions in supply chains.
The main ingredients of a typical breakfast and the ingredients they are made from are coffee, milk, sugar, oats, wheat and orange juice. Over the past two years, their futures contracts have risen in price by an average of 63 percent.
Large food companies such as Nestle and Procter & Gamble are reacting to market conditions and raising prices for their products, shifting the rise in prices for raw materials onto buyers.
At the same time, analysts interviewed by the publication predict that the trend will continue. According to them, the cost of basic foodstuffs will continue to rise for at least the next year.
What the G20 leaders agreed on at the summit:
on the topic of vaccines:
— increase supply and access to vaccines;
— create a task force of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance to prevent and combat pandemics;
— explore the possibilities of accelerating worldwide vaccination.
on the topic of ecology:
— create national plans for mitigating the effects of climate change;
— to reduce collective greenhouse gas emissions;
— to strengthen measures for the conservation of biodiversity.
on the topic of economics:
— to define the principles for the development of broadband communications in the digital world;
— to restore the economy after a pandemic;
— avoid premature withdrawal of support measures;
— support the recovery of tourism;
— to work actively with the WTO to carry out the reform.
on the topic of energy security:
— explore ways to improve energy security.
to combat corruption and illegal immigrants:
— to adopt an action plan for 2022–2024;
— take steps to support the integration of migrants.
The ruling party’s candidates won the second round of municipal elections in Georgia in all but one cities. Saakashvili’s associates did not recognize the results, promise an «uncompromising struggle» and invite to the rally
A series of «secret meetings» on the issue of cybersecurity took place between Washington and Moscow, which on the American side is chaired by Ann Nyberger, Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security of the United States. The New York Times writes about this with reference to unnamed American and Russian officials.
According to the newspaper, a few weeks ago, «after extensive debate in the American intelligence community,» Washington provided Russian representatives with the names and other details of several hackers who were allegedly actively carrying out attacks on America.
According to one of the interlocutors of the publication, now the United States is «waiting for confirmation that this information will lead to arrests» in order to check the seriousness of the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the fight against cybercrime.
Saudi Arabia has begun construction of the innovative city of the future, Neom, Bloomberg reports. The project to create a mega-city in the desert with an investment potential of more than $ 500 billion was announced back in 2017. It is being built on an area of 26.5 thousand square meters. km in the province of Tabuk on the coast of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba in the border zone with Egypt and Jordan. The city will be designed to accommodate 1 million people. The authorities expect to accommodate the first residents in the new city and begin receiving tourists as early as 2024.
The director of the AMC Royal Hotel in Hurghada, where the mass poisoning of tourists occurred, was suspended from work for three months, three employees of the institution, including the chef, were detained, the Egyptian Attorney General’s Office said.
According to the agency, 47 foreign tourists, including 29 Russians, 14 Estonian citizens and four tourists from the Czech Republic, received a severe eating disorder at the hotel.
More than 4 million Russians are currently restricted in the right to leave Russia due to debts, said Dmitry Aristov, director of the Federal Bailiff Service, in an interview with our agency.
Toyota has unveiled its first electric crossover, the bZ4X, which aims to be a battery-powered alternative to the RAV4. Acceptance of orders for the car in Europe will start on December 2 of this year, and sales are scheduled to begin in mid-2022. Toyota will announce pricing and more details at a later date.
A group of scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a concept where bacteria will produce rocket fuel and liquid oxygen from atmospheric CO2 to power a spacecraft on its way back to Earth on a mission to Mars.
Thousands of people demonstrate in Thailand demanding the repeal of Article 112 of the Criminal Code, which is used by the authorities to harass and detain democratic reform activists
The punishment for dangerous driving on the roads will be included in the new Code of Administrative Offenses (CAO) of Russia, the fine will be 3 thousand.
Russian business received 170 billion rubles in taxes and fines in six months. According to the audit and consulting network FinExpertiza, the largest additional payments were received by businesses in economically developed regions.
The Afghan militia announced that it is preparing to resume fighting with the Taliban (the Taliban movement is banned in the Russian Federation). The leader of the Afghan National Resistance Front, Ahmad Masud, is currently in Tajikistan.
Thailand has opened without quarantine for travelers from 63 countries and territories. A few days earlier, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs increased the list by 17 states from 46 previously approved. Russia has not yet entered the list.
Sydney Airport received the first scheduled international passenger flight in 590 days. The plane, which arrived from Los Angeles, kicked off a program to restore flights between Australia and the rest of the world.
All labor migrants from neighboring countries must undergo genomic registration, said the chairman of the IC, Alexander Bastrykin, in an interview with Interfax. Bastrykin connects the need for this with an increase in the number of especially dangerous crimes committed by newcomers.
“In the structure of the crime of migrants, there are tendencies for the growth of illegal acts that have an increased social danger, in particular, extremism — by 33%, terrorism — by 26%, murders — by 8%, rape — by 5%,” Bastrykin said.
The aggregate fortune of Russian billionaires has grown by $ 65.63 billion since the beginning of the year, and Novatek co-owner Leonid Mikhelson has become the most wealthy, RIA Novosti calculated based on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI).
Algeria announced that due to the conflict with Morocco, it stops gas supplies to Spain through the Maghreb-Europe gas pipeline passing through Morocco
The new Administrative Code will have small but effective fines for breaking the silence of the night — from 1 to 2 thousand rubles, the first deputy chairman of the Constitutional Committee of the Federation Council Rukavishnikova told RIA Novosti.
To establish the fact of violation of the silence from 11 pm to 7 am, you do not need any technical means and measurements of the decibel level — it is enough that the neighbors are celebrating something loudly, listening to music at full volume, or someone has started a night repair. The universal recipe for all such actions is to make a call to the police, the senator said.
Mishustin: the government will increase by up to 30% the prices of government construction contracts concluded by October if the work cannot be completed due to the rise in prices for building materials. Previously, this could be used by builders who entered into an agreement within the framework of state purchases before July 1.
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