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23 July, Tuesday

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Economy/Business

Housing in Bashkiria has become even more expensive

According to preliminary data of Bashkortostan Statistics Agency, the cost of one square meter in the primary housing market in the second quarter of 2019 reached 60.6 thousand rubles in the republic. This is by 5 percent more than at the end of last year.

The cost of already existing apartments in Bashkortostan also increased and averaged 57.

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Bashkiria can get 700 million rubles for industrial parks creation

Three applications from Bashkiria passed a preliminary selection for the competition of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia. The republic can receive more than 700 million rubles for the creation of the industrial park's infrastructure. It was announced by the Acting Head of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov on his Facebook page.

Economy/Business

New type of tourism is gaining popularity in Russia

A new type of tourism — bleisure-travel, which means combining business travel and leisure, is gaining popularity in Russia. «Rossiyskaya Gazeta» reports it with reference to the study by the "Aeroclub" business tourism agency.

The term is derived from the English words business and leisure.

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Mortgage rate may be below level of 10% in second half of 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a reduction in the level of the mortgage rate below 10%. According to the head of state, who refers to experts, this can happen in the second half of 2019.

“Now the Central Bank has lowered the key rate and immediately mortgage rate went down a little”, the Russian President explained at a meeting with the workers of the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works, reports TASS.

Economy/Business

First batch of Bashkir grain will be sent to Iran from port of Agidel in August

This year the construction of a grain terminal will be completed on the site of the former Bashkir Nuclear Power Plant. The equipment is supplied by a Turkish company. On August 20, the first two tankers with a carrying capacity of 5 thousand tons each will depart from the port of Agidel to the Turkish port of Marisel, where the vessels will arrive in 14 days.

Economy/Business

Radiy Khabirov arrived in Agidel on working trip

The territory of Bashkir Electric Networks JSC, which was established in April 2018 by order of the Bashkiria Government, became the first to visit by the head of the republic Radiy Khabirov in the city of Agidel. It is planned to create a large industrial park on the site of the unfinished Bashkir NPP.

Economy/Business

63 million rubles are allocated for issuing certificates for special-needs children rehabilitation in Bashkiria

63 million rubles will be allocated from the budget of Bashkortostan for the issuance of cash certificates to parents who raise special children. The cost of each of them will be 42.8 thousand rubles. The certificate can be used for the treatment and rehabilitation of children with disabilities in any sanatorium or rehabilitation center, regardless of ownership.

Economy/Business

E-commerce was discussed at “Time to Export” Forum in Ufa

At the Ufa forum “Time to Export” operators of the largest international electronic platforms in a business game format told about e-commerce using examples.

Alexey Murzenov, Director for Development of Electronic Commerce of the Russian Export Center JSC, said that the largest e-commerce market today is China.

Economy/Business

Expert Agency: share of poor is from 10.5 to 17.5% in Bashkiria

Analysts of the Expert agency published a poverty map of the Russian regions. Bashkortostan was included in the ranks of “mediocre” with 38 Russian regions more. According to researchers, the proportion of poor people in the republic varies from 10.5% to 17.5%.

“To give a picture of poverty across regions, we used the ratio of modal (that is, the most frequent) income in each region and the regional subsistence minimum.

Economy/Business

Bashkiria Government and Russian Export Center have concluded cooperation agreements

On July 17, the Government of Bashkiria and the Russian Export Center JSC concluded two agreements at the Second International Export Forum in Ufa. The documents were signed by the Acting Head of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov and REC Director General Andrei Slepnev.

“The first agreement concerns the development of Russian non-oil exports through electronic commerce channels.

Economy/Business

Turkish hotels cut down prices for Russians

Turkish hotels cut down prices for accommodation in July-August by 10-15 percent. Hotels, which previously sharply raised the cost of living, now are short of tourists, «Izvestia» reports citing ATOR.

According to the Association of Professional Hotel Managers of Turkey (POYD), in Antalya, the average hotel load for July-August is projected at 90–92 percent.

Economy/Business

Freezing of funded part of pension is extended until 2022

The Russian Government has extended the freezing of the funded part of the pension until 2022 inclusive, the RBC reports with reference to the Ministry of Labor.

“When forming the revenue part of the budget the Pension Fund of Russia took into account the “moratorium” on the insurance contributions to finance the funded pension for the entire period,” the Ministry of Labor said.

Economy/Business

Unemployment benefits increased in Bashkiria

The average amount of unemployment benefits was 7,005 rubles in Bashkortostan in June or 69.5% of the subsistence minimum for the working-age population.

For comparison: in May of the current year, unemployed residents of the republic received an average of 6,428 rubles.

Economy/Business

80 percent out of 4,000 planned entrance halls will be commissioned in Bashkiria by September 1

In Bashkortostan, 1,317 entrance halls of apartment buildings are being repaired as part of the republican program. 662 entrance halls have already been renovated and put into operation. This was reported by Boris Belyaev, Interim Vice-Prime Minister — Minister of Housing and Utility Services RB at a weekly briefing session, which was held by the Acting Head of the region, Radiy Khabirov.

Economy/Business

LED lights will be produced in Neftekamsk

In the city of Neftekamsk, they will produce LED lamps, light fixtures, lanterns. LLC Bashlight is planning to launch a new production facility for the creation of eco-friendly LED lamps, which has become the second resident of the priority development area of Neftekamsk.

Economy/Business

Experts named Bashkortostan cites with most expensive milk

Bashkortostan Statistics Agency, according to a sample survey, reported average consumer prices for whole pasteurized drinking milk of 2.5-3.2% fat content in June.

Thus, the most expensive milk is sold in Ufa. The average cost of a liter is 48.51 rubles. The second place went to the capital of the Bashkir Trans-Urals — Sibay.

Economy/Business

Salavatsky plant will open production in Ishimbay SEZ

The Salavatsky Catalyst Plant may become the first resident of the Ishimbay economic zone. The Development Corporation RB discussed a financing structure of the investment project.

In March, at the governmental Investment Hour session, the director of Skat3, Dmitry Medvedev, announced plans to open two new production facilities in the Ishimbay zone: cetane increasing additives for diesel fuel and a joint project with Smart Global to produce personal protective means equipped with location and health monitoring sensors.

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Russian trade representatives are ready to promote expansion of Bashkiria foreign economic relations

Trade representatives of the Russian Federation in foreign countries will assist the Republic of Bashkortostan in expanding economic relations with foreign countries. This was discussed yesterday during a meeting of the delegation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation with representatives of business circles of the Republic of Bashkortostan, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry RB and the State Committee RB for Foreign Economic Relations.

Economy/Business

Private investor is constructing new elevator in Uchalinsky district

In Uchalinsky district, a private investor is building a new elevator. The reconstruction and modernization of the complex for receiving, cleaning, drying, and storing grain crops are actively conducted at the facility built in 1965. The project is included in the list of priority investment projects of Bashkortostan.

Economy/Business

Mesyagutovsky Dairy Factory and KPD entered labor productivity national project

Mesyagutovsky Dairy Plant LLC (one of the twenty largest milk processors in Russia) and KPD General Contracting Company LLC (construction of buildings, roads, hydraulic structures) are included in the National Project "Labor Productivity and Employment Support". In general, in Bashkiria, 27 enterprises out of the planned 50 for this year participate in the program of lean production.

Economy/Business

VTB will provide JSC "Bashspirt" guarantees for 3 billion rubles in Bashkiria

VTB concluded a general agreement with JSC "Bashspirt" on the provision of bank guarantees for a total amount of 3 billion rubles in the Republic of Bashkortostan. The Bank guarantees the proper fulfillment of the Bashspirt’s obligations for the payment of the advance payment of the excise tax on the sold alcohol products in accordance with Articles 193 — 194 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation.

Economy/Business

355 entrance halls will be repaired in Sterlitamak this year

137 million rubles will be spent on repairing 355 entrance halls in 83 apartment buildings in Sterlitamak in 2019. In many of them, repair works have already begun. The Acting Head of the republic Radiy Khabirov examined several entrances of one of the apartment buildings in Artem Street.

Economy/Business

53rd International Children's Games in Ufa cost more than 4 billion rubles

The organization of 53rd International Children's Games in Ufa cost more than 4 billion rubles. This was stated by representatives of the administration of the capital of Bashkortostan and the head of the Republican Ministry of Sports Ruslan Khabibov.

“150 million rubles were allocated by the general sponsor of the games — the Gazprom company.

Economy/Business

Bashkiria and two more regions will create Ural Industrial Cluster

The authorities of Bashkortostan, the Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions agreed on the creation of the Ural Industrial Cluster. Combining forces will create new types of competitive import-substituting products.

According to TASS, they signed a corresponding agreement at the international industrial exhibition INNOPROM, which takes place in Yekaterinburg from July 8 to July 11.

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Radiy Khabirov estimated prospects of NPO “Stankostroenie” in Sterlitamak

The Scientific and Production Association “Stankostroenie” became the first item of today's working visit of the Acting Head of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov to Sterlitamak. Today, the plant employs 800 people.

Alexander Sterkhov, Executive Director of NPO “Stankostroenie”, said that the enterprise remained the only plant in Russia with a full production cycle.

Economy/Business

"Bashkir Yards" program will spend 1.78 billion rubles this year

This year, the implementation of the republican program "Bashkir Yards" began. It is planned to spend 1.78 billion rubles for its implementation in 2019. In total, 400 yards will be repaired. The Interim Deputy Prime Minister RB, the Housing and Public Utilities Minister of Bashkortostan, Boris Belyaev, noted at a briefing session that 54 more yards were in reserve with the municipalities.

Economy/Business

Bashkortostan official representative began working in Bulgaria

A representative of the State Committee of Bashkortostan for Foreign Economic Relations on a pro-bono basis is appointed in Bulgaria. The contract of assignment with Kolo Kolev Atanasov was signed by the Chairman of the State Committee Ruslan Mirsayapov, the press service of the department reports.

Economy/Business

Russian residents have bought new cars worth 963 billion rubles year to date

In the first five months of 2019, Russians spent 963 billion rubles on buying new passenger cars. This is by 8% more than in the same period last year, according to the Avtostat analytical agency.

According to agency experts, the growth of the market capacity in monetary terms is associated with an increase in the weighted average price, which went up by 10%.

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It is planned to spend more than 1 billion rubles on beekeeping development over 11 years in Bashkortostan

Bashkortostan plans to allocate 1,101 billion rubles for the development of beekeeping in accordance with the comprehensive program for 2019-2030, the press service of the regional Ministry of Agriculture reports.

The objectives of the program are to increase the production of marketable honey by creating large specialized beekeeping farms, preserving the genotype of the Bashkir population of the European dark bee, and popularizing the Bashkir Honey brand.

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"Road to Milk" rally will be held in Bashkiria

The All-Russian “Road to Milk” movement will hold the 7th annual motor rally from August 18 to August 24. Participants will cover 1,700 km of roads, more than 15 leading enterprises of the milk production and processing industry, rapidly developing regions, in aggregate, producing over 1.

Economy/Business

Nine investment projects worth 1.9 billion rubles implemented in Ufa in first half of year

In the first half of the year, nine investment projects worth 1.9 billion rubles and creating 441 jobs were implemented in Ufa. The largest ones are the construction of a multivitamin dragee plant, as well as the reconstruction of the building of R&D Transneft LLC. Reconstruction of production facilities and technical re-equipment of the Bashkirenergo and BashRTS enterprises, as well as instrument-making, aggregate, and engine-building production associations, are being carried out.

Economy/Business

Bashkiria will host "Entrepreneurial Sabantuy"

On Saturday, July 13, an annual festive event "Entrepreneurial Sabantuy" will take place in the territory of the Pervushino airfield complex in the Kushnarenkovsky district of the republic. It is organized by the Association of Entrepreneurs RB together with the Center for the Support of Entrepreneurship supported by the State Committee RB for Entrepreneurship and Tourism, the State Committee RB for Trade and Consumer Protection, the Ministry of Agriculture RB.

Economy/Business

Bashkir plant "Krasny Proletary" is included in national project on labor productivity

The Sterlitamak plant "Krasny Proletary" became the 25th Bashkir participant in the national project on labor productivity, the regional Economic Development Ministry reports. Upon the implementation of lean production tools, the company is entitled to apply for financial support in the form of a preferential loan from the Industry Development Fund from 50 million to 300 million rubles at 1% for a period of 5 years.

Economy/Business

Russians began to spend more on loans and tax payments

State payments (taxes and fees) and loan servicing in the structure of household spending increased by 12.2 percent in 2018. It is reported by RBC quoting the data of Rosstat. The previous time, the comparable increase in spending on payments to the state and servicing loans was in 2014, then the share of such expenses for the year increased by 10.

Economy/Business

Bashkortostan authorities and public representatives discussed ways of further cooperation with Bashneft

The conference room "Narys-Tau" of the "Bashkiria" hotel complex hosted a round table discussion "Topical issues of sustainable development of PJSC Rosneft group and the Republic of Bashkortostan following 2018". Representatives of state and municipal authorities, business, science, public organizations met with the top management of PJSOC Bashneft (part of Rosneft), to discuss the results of financial, economic and production activities of the company, the results of cooperation on social partnerships and several other topics.

Economy/Business

43% of Russian car market accounts for 10 models

According to the Avtostat analytical agency, this year officially 275 models of new cars of 48 different brands are represented in the Russian market.

At the same time, 43% of sales, or 273 thousand from 643 thousand vehicles, are accounted for only ten models of six brands.

Economy/Business

Number of unemployed fell to 89 thousand people in Bashkiria

The number of unemployed residents of Bashkortostan decreased to 89 thousand people, the Ministry of Labor RB informs citing data from the last survey by Rosstat.

A year ago, the number of unemployed according to the methodology of the International Labor Organization reached 105.

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