The IMF intends to lower its forecast for world economic growth, Boeing reports a series of problems for its business associated with the withdrawal from the Russian market, and national banks are establishing economic ties with the Iranians. RB continues to follow business news as the Ukrainian conflict unfolds.

Boeing notes decline after exit from Russia, Sber establishes ties with Iran: the main thing for business Jul 17

In the world

  • Only six of the 27 EU member states are actively involved in blocking Russian assets on European soil. These are Germany, France, Ireland, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg. They represent 12.7 billion euros ($12.8 billion) of the 13.9 billion euros ($14 billion) frozen across the EU (Bloomberg).
  • The third meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors of the G20 ended without a final statement, according to the press service of the RF Ministry of Finance.
  • More than 1,200 trucks stuck between Russia and Latvia due to sanctions.
  • The European Commission plans to ban the import of Russian gold, but at the same time leaves a "loophole", as Politico writes: jewelry does not feature in the restrictions.

In Russia

  • In order to launch new investment projects, the government of the Russian Federation decided to expand the boundaries of the advanced development territories in the Far East (Kamchatka) at the expense of a part of the Avacha Bay water area.
  • The government also approved the creation of a new special economic zone in Perm.
  • In order to support the business of domestic producers, the Cabinet of Ministers also increased the export quota for sunflower oil by 400 thousand tons (compared to the 1.5 million tons previously allowed) and cake by 150 thousand tons ( compared to 0.7 million tons previously). ). The change is valid until August 31.

in the world of finance

  • The International Monetary Fund in the next report intends to lower the forecast of world economic growth (Bloomberg).
  • Sberbank and Bank Melli of Iran signed a memorandum of understanding. It is not explained what actions this implies, but within the framework of the agreement a shopping center has already been opened under the auspices of Mir Business Bank (Melli Bank is the sole shareholder of this Russian bank).
  • Sber also opened Russia's largest fountain in Derbent with fireworks sites and "fire on water" jets. And at the opening, German Gref said the organization would restructure mortgage loans taken out in the spring of 2022.
  • Analysts estimate that during the spring of 2022, Wildberries was negatively mentioned 145 thousand times (Sostav).

In the sky

  • Boeing Corporation foresees a decrease in demand for its products in the coming years and significant difficulties in its development due to "uncertainty" about the supply of high-pressure jet aircraft to the Russian market (Bloomberg).
  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched 53 new Starlink internet satellites into orbit.
  • And Elon Musk, when asked how many more children he wants, replied: "Mars needs people."


Ekaterina Alipova

Source: RB

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