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EVGENY GOYUNOV: CENTRAL BANK TOOK A WAIT-AND-SEE APPROACH AND THIS IS ALL BUT REASONABLE

26 march 2020

On March 20, Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia decided to keep the key rate at 6% per annum. Evgeny Goryunov, Researcher of the Gaidar Institute, said in an interview to radio “Spitnik”that he approved the decision taken by the Central Bank to keep the rate of interest at previous level.

ALEKSEY VEDEV: BUDGETARY EXPENDITURES MAY BECOME THE MAIN DETERMINING FACTOR OF ECONOMY IN 2020

24 march 2020

Aleksey Vedev, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Head of Financial Studies Department of the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, commented to Interesting Russia the Ruble devaluation against the COVID-19 outbreak and crash of the oil market.

ALEKSEY VEDEV: BUDGET DEFICIENCY AND ACCELERATION OF INFLATION ARE ANTICIPATED AT YEAR END

19 march 2020

Aleksey Vedev, Head of Financial Studies Department of the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, shared his expert ideas with TASS on the current situation in oil market and depreciation of Ruble. 

ALEKSEY VEDEV: DETAILS AND TOOLS OF SUPPORT REMAIN UNCLEAR AGAINST OVERAL POSITIVE MOOD resulted from PROMPT RESPONSE

18 march 2020

Currently, the coronavirus epidemic is in the focus of ​​special attention. The Government of the Russian Federation has promptly developed priority measures aimed at minimizing damage from the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and stabilizing the financial sustainability of the economy.

WILL GOVERNMENTAL ANTI-CRISIS PLAN HELP RUSSIAN ECONOMY?

17 march 2020

On March 16, Mikhail Mishustin, the Prime Minister, suggested a package of responses to the crisis caused by coronavirus pandemic in Russia at a strategy meeting involving Deputy Prime Ministers. This pandemic resulted in Ruble depreciation as well as losses for touristic industry and airlines. The Russian BBC service interviewed economists regarding the effectiveness of these measures. Among them was Aleksey Vedev, Head of Financial Studies Department of the Gaidar Institute, who shared his opinion.

ALEKSEY VEDEV: REASONS OF CRISIS IN ESTONIA

15 march 2020

On March 11, Aleksey Vedev, Doctor of economic sciences, Head of Financial Studies Department of the Gaidar Institute for Economic policy, shared his thoughts with IZ.ru about economic crisis in Estonia.

ALEKSEY VEDEV: RUSSIA ECONOMIC FORECAST FOR 2020

15 march 2020

On March 12, Aleksey Vedev, Head of Financial Studies Department of the Gaidar Institute, gave a video-interview to Current Time editorial.
The situation largely reminds beginning of 2015. Ruble depreciation, high US Dollar and Euro will undoubtedly reduce growth rate of travelling abroad. This means a rise of prices for imported goods and an overall acceleration of inflation up to 10% per annum as well as rise in prices for Russian goods, maintenance of the trend, which lasted almost 6 years. This is a reduction of real disposable household incomes.

SERGEY DROBYSHEVSKY: Over the past 10 years, BRICS WORKED OUT a mechanism for reaching consensus

14 march 2020

10 years passed since the official establishment of the alliance, however, no noticeable economic or political effect from the BRICS existence has been seen yet. Even BRICS supporters admit that this association is “not so evident” even today compared to “G7” or G20, which were established according to rather obvious indicators, i.e. 7 or 20 largest economies in the world. However, as Sergei Drobyshevsky, Scientific Director of the Gaidar Institute, noted in his comment to “Profile” weekly magazine, the “Alliance of Five” was established “very farsightedly,” with an eye to the future.

ALEKSEY VEDEV: FINANCIAL MARKET ACQUIRES A SHORT-TERM INVESTMENT TREND

13 march 2020

Aleksey Vedev, Head of Financial Studies Department of the Gaidar Institute, commented to IZ.ru on the potential reasons for reduction of long-term financial investments of business companies.

ALEKSEY VEDEV: A NUMBER OF SYSTEMIC ISSUES IS ASSOCIATED WITH ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTRAL BANK

28 february 2020

Aleksey Vedev, Doctor of economics, Head of Financial Studies Department of the Gaidar Institute, Ex-Deputy Minister of economic development, expressed his comments to Gazeta.ru due to criticism against Central Bank of the Russian Federation.


ALEXEY VEDEV: INFRUSTRUCTURAL PROJECTS LOOK EXCELLENT ON PAPER BUT THEIR IMPLEMENTATION IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT

20 february 2020

Alexey Vedev, Head of Financial Studies Department of the Gaidar Institute and former Deputy Minister of economic development, shared his views with The Christian Science Monitor on whether Russia, which has long been under severe economic constraints, can secure access to a more dynamic economy.  

ALEXEY VEDEV: WHAT IS TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO BOOST ECONOMY?

19 february 2020

Alexey Vedev, Head of Financial Studies Department of the Gaidar Institute, shared his views with MK regarding ways of acceleration of Russian economy.

ALEXEI VEDEV: I THINK THE GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE NO OTHER OPTION, BUT THE PIVATIZATION

06 february 2020

Alexei Vedev, Head of the Financial Studies Department, the Gaidar Institute and Former Deputy Minister of Finance (2014-2017) commented to the MK daily on the situation subsequent to the change of the Government and appointment of Andrei Belousov, Ex-Aide of the RF President as the First Vice-Premier.  

GEORGY MALGINOV: BUDGET REVENUES FROM THE PRIVATIZATION WILL DECREASE 1.5-FOLD IN 2020-2022

30 january 2020

At the very end of last year, by its Resolution No.3260-r of December 31, 2019 the RF Government approved the Forecast Plan (Program) of the Privatization of the Federal Property and the Main Guidelines for the Privatization of the Federal Property in 2020–2022.

ALEXEI VEDEV: INVESTORS WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN THAT PARADISE WHICH USED TO PREVAIL ON THE OFZ MARKET

29 january 2020

Alexei Vedev, Head of the Financial Studies Department, the Gaidar Institute answered the questions of the Yango.Pro magazine subsequent to the important developments for the Russian market – the change of the Government and renewal of the economic bloc -- which took place in January. In the context of the latest political reshuffle, investors are looking for answers to the following key issues: Will the fiscal and monetary policy of Russia change? Will the authorities change the budget rule? What effect will it have on the rate of inflation? What interest rates and what situation on the OSZ market can be expected?

ALEXEI VEDEV: DUE TO A LACK OF THE FINANCIAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY THERE IS A LACK OF COORDINATION OF ACTIVITIES BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE CENTRAL BANK

28 january 2020

Alexei Vedev, Head of the Financial Studies Department, the Gaidar Institute commented to the IZ.ru on the situation in the banking sector caused by a lack of coordination between the government and the Central Bank.
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