Residential housing construction in Russia fell by 10.4% in January-July, according to Rosstat
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Wages in Russian industry recover to pre-recession top levels.
Russian bank Otkritie significantly reduces its holding of Russia 2030 Eurobonds
Russia still playing important role in Ukraine’s trade as turnover rises in 1H17 and remains one of Ukraine’s top five trade partners in terms of export of goods
Kyiv was one of the top five biggest decliners in this year’s “Global Liveability Report” by the EIU, with the Ukrainian capital dropping 21.4% in the index over the past five years.
Two in five Russians (39%) are teetotalers, according to a survey by (the state owned pollster, the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM).
Russian industrial production decelerated to just 1.1% y/y in July from 3.5% y/y in June, with economic recovery struggling to gather real momentum.
Nearly two thirds of all Russians (63%) choose the ruble as their preferred savings currency, according to a survey by the state owned pollster, the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM). That is up from 53% a year ago
Average life expectancy in Russia in the first half of this year up by half a year to 72.4 years, according to deputy PM, but population nevertheless passes a peak.
Belarus is in the top three spots popular with Russian holidaymakers, according to Yandex.Money, which analyzed the countries the Russians headed to for their breaks this summer.
To Russians, wages, the economy and social policy are Russia's main challenges today, says state-owned pollster, the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM), and the grinding recession has led to a dramatic jump in the propensity to protest.
The winter harvests in Eastern Europe are all almost in and have surprised on the upside, causing wheat prices to drop in the middle of August.
Sberbank has dramatically cut mortgage rates by 0.6-2 ppts to 7.4%-10% for the primary real estate market, and to 8.9%-10% for the secondary real estate market.
Russia has the most barriers to trade for European exporters, according to a report from the European Commission (EC). An EC report, which is based on information from European firms, identifies 372 barriers to trade currently in use.
The Institute of International Finance (IIF) composite index for the Emerging Markets Bank Lending Conditions Survey in 2Q17 showed that while lending conditions in emerging markets (EM) in general have tightened, those in Europe are easing
Joint e-commerce venture to be based on the Yandex.Market marketplace platform, but analysts are cautious given the internet company's lack of retail experience and previous failure to create a full-service e-commerce platform.