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SERGEI BELEV: “SKY-HIGH DIVIDENDS MAY FALL INTO OBLIVION”

09 june 2021

The RF Ministry of Economic Development is developing instruments which motivate companies to invest profit into their business instead of paying higher dividends, the Izvestia daily reports. Sergei Belev, Head of the Budget Policy Department, Gaidar Institute is skeptical about this way of discouragement. According to Sergei Belev, the idea to increasing taxes on dividends is on the surface provided that it concerns only large companies.

OLGA IZRAYDNOVA: “IN 2020 THE SHARE OF INVESTMENTS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION PEAKED”

08 june 2021

In 2020, the share of capital investments in Russian GDP hit the five-year high of 18.9%. Olga Izraydnova, Head of the Structural Policy Department, Gaidar Institute said to the IA REGNUM Information Agency.

ALEXEI VEDEV: “EACH PROJECT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO ECONOMIC GROWTH”

08 june 2021

Alexei Vedev, Head of the Financial Studies Department, Gaidar Institute commented to the Izvestia daily on the list of initiatives prepared by the RF Ministry of Economic Development to be included in the Strategy of the Social and Economic Development of Russia till 2030.

YELENA MININA: “RUSSIA MAY RAISE TAXES FOR LARGE PROPERTY OWNERS”

07 june 2021

In her interview to the Govorit Moskva Radio Station, Yelena Minina, Senior Researcher of the Fiscal System Development Department, Gaidar Institute commented on the initiative of Mikhail Shapov, State Duma Deputy to increase taxes for individuals who own several real estate properties.

ALEXEI VEDEV: “THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE HAS DECIDED TO GET RID OF US DOLLARS IN THE NWF, I DO NOT SEE ANY ECONOMIC REASONS FOR IT”

04 june 2021

Alexei Vedev, Head of the Financial Studies Department, Gaidar Institute commented to the IA Znac Information Agency on the government’s decision to reduce to nothing within a month the share of US Dollars in the National Welfare Fund (NWF).

OLGA IZRYADNOVA: “MOSCOW HAS ISSUED A NEW INSTRUMENT TO RAISE FUNDS TO SOLVE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES”

04 june 2021

Olga Izryadnova, Head of the Structural Policy Department, Gaidar Institute told the Izvestia daily if regions would be able to attract investments via “green” bonds.

NATALIA KORNIENKO: “A MORE IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS RATHER THAN SOCIOLOGICAL SURVEY IS NEEDED BEFORE TAKING A DECISION ON INCREASING TAXES”

03 june 2021

In an interview to the Komsomolskaya Pravda Radio Station, Natalia Kornienko, Head of the Fiscal System Development Department, Gaidar Institute commented on the news that more than 50% of the Russians approved the idea of increasing taxes for the sake of the poor. In Natalia Kornienko’s view, more in-depth analysis, rather than a sociological survey is needed before taking a decision on increasing taxes.

NATALIA SHAGAIDA: “FARMERS NEED SUPPORT TO BE MOTIVATED TO PRODUCE FOOD PRODUCTS”

02 june 2021

Natalia Shagaida, Head of the Agrarian Policy Department, Gaidar Institute told the Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily about the role of exports in the development of the Russian food market.

SERGEI TSUKHLO: “INDUSTRIAL GROWTH HAS DEMONSTRATED UNSWERVING OPTIMISM SINCE THE START OF 2021”

01 june 2021

Sergei Tsukhlo, Head of the Business Surveys Department, Gaidar Institute told the Kommersant daily that in May the industry retained output growth at the level of April. Output forecasts have demonstrated unswerving optimism since the start of 2021.

NATALIA SHAGAIDA: “IT IS BETTER TO PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY OF PRODUCTION THAN BRING NEW ACREAGES TO AGRICULTURAL USE”

31 may 2021

Bio-Ton, Russia’s largest sunflower producer is planning to bring under cultivation nearly 10,000 ha of disused land this year. Throughout the entire period of its operation, the agricultural holding returned 126,000 ha of land to agricultural use which is equal to nearly 30% of its land bank, the Agroinvestor reports. In view of Natalia Shagaida, Head of the Agrarian Policy Department, Gaidar Institute, it makes sense to bring disused land to agricultural use only in case of economic advantage or if social issues can be solved through it.

NATALIA KORNIENKO: “WHAT DOES THE GOVERNMENT SET UP A WORKING GROUP FOR IN THE OIL INDUSTRY”

31 may 2021

In her interview to the Sputnik Radio Station, Natalia Kornienko, Head of the Tax System Development Department, Gaidar Institute, spoke about what producers and consumers of petrochemicals should be ready for after the working group on taxation of the oil industry was established.

OLGA IZRAYDNOVA: “BUSINESS NEEDS RISK REDUCTION AND STATE GUARANTEES”

30 may 2021

Olga Izraydnova, Head of the Structural Policy Department, Gaidar Institute commented to the Izvestia daily on the inflation situation and the outlook for further tightening of the monetary policy.

ALEXEI VEDEV: “ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR JUNE 2021”

29 may 2021

The Kommersant daily provides an economic forecast for a month. Alexei Vedev, Head of the Financial Studies Department, Gaidar Institute answered the questions about the Ruble/US Dollar exchange rate, global prices of oil, the inflation rate and behavior of the US Dollar and euro on the global forex market.

STEPAN ZEMTZOV ON TRENDS IN SME DEVELOPMENT IN RUSSIAN REGIONS DURING THE CORONACRISIS

27 may 2021

The“Russia’s Economic Development”magazine has published an article by Stepan Zemtzov, Senior Researcher of the Innovation-Driven Economy Department, Gaidar Institute, dealing with the trends and factors of SME development in Russian regions during the pandemic.

OLGA IZRAYDNOVA: “WHAT RUSSIAN GDP GROWTH IS LIKELY TO BE IN 2021”

26 may 2021

In 2021, Russian GDP growth should be assessed cautiously because consumer market dynamics remained negative, Olga Izraydnova, Head of the Structural Policy Department, Gaidar Institute said to the IA REGNUM News Agency. This is the way Olga Izraydnova commented on the forecast by Alexei Kudrin, Head of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation that GDP growth in the Russian Federation would be short of 3%.


STEPAN ZEMTSOV: “ON HOW RETAIL CHAINS AND RF MARKETS WERE HIT BY PANDEMIC”

10 february 2021

Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Researcher of the Innovation-Driven Economy Department, Gaidar Institute commented to the REGNUM News Agency on the RF Government’s calls to support small-scale trade in regions.
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