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Economics | Business  | 12.01.21

Russian Business Promotes Decrease in Loans Interest Rate


Russian business associations consider it possible to further reduce the interest rate on loans for small and medium-sized businesses and self-employed, based on priority sectors or changes in the key rate of the Bank of Russia, TASS reports.  According to the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, in 2020, as part of the programme for issuing

Recommended | Insight | Around Russia  | 06.09.20

Experts Named Russian Regions Leading in Employment Rate


The experts of the Federal Statistics Service (Rosstat) analysed the employment rate of the population over 15 for the second quarter of the year 2020. The highest rates in terms of employment of the population were recorded in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug (74.3 per cent employed residents), Moscow 24 reports.  The Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug took

Economics | Business  | 12.08.20

Demand for VTB Bank Mortgages Grew by 15%


In the first days after the decrease in mortgage rates, VTB records an increase in the number of applications received from clients by 15% compared to the average values ​​in July. The experts stated that up to 4,500 borrowers apply to the bank every day.  The VTB bank has adjusted the price parameters for the

Insight | Around Russia  | 16.07.20

Russians Survival Rate Keep Growing


Life expectancy rates for cancer patients vary from region to region. In some regions, the survival rate of people with cancer is the highest, for example, in the Crimea. This is influenced not only by the timely provision of the necessary medical care but also by the specifics of the climate, News.ru reported.  The highest

Insight | Omsk  | 23.02.20

City Life in Village: Rural Areas With Highest Salaries


In some villages of the Omsk region, earnings are close to urban ones, Omsk Inform portal reports. At a press conference, the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Omsk Region, Nikolai Drofa, told how much rural people can receive for their work.  “The average salary in the agricultural industry for 2019 amounted to 24,761

Recommended | Economics | Business  | 04.01.20

Moscow Exchange Index Set First Record in 2020


The Moscow Exchange index on the first day of trading in 2020 once again updated the historical maximum – 3086.09 points. By the end of trading on Friday, the index grew by 1% – up to 3076.37 points, while the RTS index increased by 0.99%, up to 1564.18 points, reports TASS.  The dollar/ruble exchange rate