The Path to “Defrosting” Will Not Be Quick

Yevgenia Obukhova The Path to “Defrosting” Will Not Be Quick The National Settlement Depository (NSD) is trying to challenge the complete blocking of foreign assets that belong to Russian investors: foreign stocks and bonds totaling about 6 trillion rubles.   Operations with them – including the receipt of coupons and dividends – became impossible for Russians in early March, when the depositories Euroclear and Clearstream stopped…

The Foreign Economic Vector of Moscow: A search for new partners

The Foreign Economic Vector of Moscow: A search for new partners The exodus of Western companies from Russia against the background of tightening sanctions dictates the need to look for new international partners. How is Moscow coping with this task? This was described to Capital Ideas by Yelena Moskalenko, Deputy General Director of the Mosprom Center.   There is no doubt that Moscow has…

In Science and Technology, International Cooperation Is Important

In Science and Technology, International Cooperation Is Important The problem of ensuring Russia’s technological security has come to the fore. Capital Ideas talked with Doctor of Economic Sciences Igor Nikolaev, Chief Researcher of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, about the methods and prospects for its solution.   The need to ensure Russia’s technological security began to be discussed relatively…

Oil, Sanctions, Rubles … What’s Next?

Oil, Sanctions, Rubles … What’s Next? The idea of imposing an embargo on Russian oil and limiting the price ceiling for it has not yet been reflected in market prices, but it will definitely manifest itself in the next couple of months, says Alexander Potavin, an analyst at Finam, one of Russia’s largest investment groups.   On September 6, the European Union approved…

What Changes Await the Russian Retail Investor?

What Changes Await the Russian Retail Investor? Over the past two years, the number of retail investors in Russia has grown significantly. According to the Bank of Russia, 24.7 million people have brokerage accounts in the country. The range of the possible transactions of retail investors depends on whether the investor is qualified or unqualified.     Ekaterina Zemskaya, Advisor on Legal Issues to the Director of the NGO…

Diamonds as a Mobile Physical Asset

Diamonds as a Mobile Physical Asset “Diamonds have historically been used to preserve capital. It is logical that in the current situation, people have begun to turn to them much more often than before,” said Dmitry Amelkin, Strategy Director of ALROSA, in an interview with Capital Ideas.   Russia is the largest diamond-­producing power in the world. Tell us, what is…

Does Russia Need New Forms of Digital Currency?

Does Russia Need New Forms of Digital Currency? “Instead of banning the use of stablecoins as a means of payment and savings, the Bank of Russia should validate and propose acceptable models for the issue and circulation of stablecoins,” says Sergey Andryushin, Doctor of Economics, Professor and Chief Researcher at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in his article for Capital Ideas.   Stablecoins are stable virtual coins…

Logistics Under Sanctions: Adaption to a new reality

Logistics Under Sanctions: Adaption to a new reality In early April, the European Union announced a ban on the entry of cargo vehicles from Russia. The government of the Russian Federation, after six months of reflection, took identical “mirroring” measures: from October 1, companies from the EU countries, as well as Norway, Ukraine and the UK, are forbidden to transport goods on Russian territory.…

How Effective Are Russia’s Anti-sanction Measures?

How Effective Are Russia’s Anti-sanction Measures? “Russia needs to be ready for life under new conditions for years and even decades. Moscow has managed to withstand the first crushing blow. Now it is necessary to learn how to withstand the sanctions pressure in the mode of the long-term and daily functioning of the economy,” said Ivan Timofeev, Program Director of the Russian International…