While the capital’s retailers face the problem of sharply rising chicken egg prices, foreign companies are changing personnel: Apple has learned of the upcoming departure of its second top manager, OpenAI is partnering with the former director of Twitter India to establish connections in the country and in the European Union a preliminary political agreement has been reached under the Artificial Intelligence Act, and RB is closely following the most interesting developments in the field of entrepreneurship.

HR news from OpenAI and Apple, AI regulation, influx of foreign tourists to the Russian Federation – the main thing for business on December 9

  • The World Gold Council (WGC) has published a forecast for 2024: global demand will remain strong due to current geopolitical uncertainty.
  • The Government of the Russian Federation is developing a roadmap to abandon the federal program of targeted investments in 2024 and replace it with a register of construction projects financed from the budget based on the Electronic Budget system.
  • After intense negotiations, the European Union has reached a preliminary political agreement on the Artificial Intelligence Law. But this law will not come into force until 2025.
  • “Azbuka Vkusa”, “Globus” and “Verny” limited the profit margin on chicken eggs, the prices of which rose to 28.6% (directly in November, with an average of 15.07%).
  • The capital’s luxury hotels recorded an increase in the number of foreign clients.
  • Since the beginning of the year, Kaliningrad fishing companies have produced 195 thousand tons of fish, 2% more than in the same period in 2022.
  • In November, Russians exchanged dollars 2.4 times more than euros and sold more than they bought (Russian standard).
  • For ten months of 2023, bailiffs of the Russian Federation collected multiple fines worth 1.6 billion rubles from those convicted of corruption crimes.
  • Apple’s executive director of product design, Tang Tang, will leave the company in February (Bloomberg).
  • OpenAI has hired former Twitter India chief Rishi Jaitley as a senior advisor for negotiations with the Indian government.
  • The reason for the short-term dismissal of Sam Altman from OpenAI could have been employee complaints about psychological pressure from the manager (The Washington Post).
  • Volkswagen plans to reduce administrative staff costs by 20% to save $10.8 billion.
  • Amazon is suing scammer group REKK, which used phishing and bribery to “return” expensive items to the seller for a fee without actually returning them.
  • Google was again fined 4 million rubles in the Russian Federation for failing to comply with Roskomnadzor’s order to remove several videos from YouTube. In total, Google has already received fines worth more than 135 million rubles.
  • The company also officially announced when it will turn off Google Podcasts: in April 2024.


Ekaterina Alipova

Source: RB

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