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    Entrepreneur Ruben Vardanyan: there are no objects for pride in Russia and the office of the future

    Serious entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of Skolkovo Ruben Vardanyan after the sale of “Troika Dialog” to Sberbank created the investment company “Vardanyan, Broytman and Partners” and Phoenix Advisors, which is planning inheritance. In an interview with Vedomosti, the businessman said that money is losing its value, giving way to talent, the children of Russian businessmen do not want to continue the business of their parents and that he himself is not the most successful investor. Most Russian businessmen of the “first wave” are now 50-70 years old, in the near future they will face the issue of asset transfer. However, there are two serious problems, Vardanyan says: the unwillingness of…

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    Nokia will sell bought from Withings unit of “smart” hours – co-founder Withings

    The direction also includes scales, thermometers and other devices for health. On May 2, 2018, Nokia announced plans to sell a unit that develops smart watches and other products for fitness and health. This is written by the publication TechCrunch with reference to the statement of the company. Nokia negotiated with Google and Samsung, but could only come to an agreement with the co-founder of the French manufacturer of fitness products Withings Eric Carrell. He left Withings in June 2016, when the company bought Nokia for $ 191 million. In a statement on the sale of the unit, company representatives explained that the deal is part of Nokia’s strategy of…

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    The European Commission proposed to link payments from the EU budget in compliance with community standards

    BRUSSELS, 2 May. / TASS /. The European Commission proposed to legally link payments from the EU budget with the observance by the countries of the community of the principles of the rule of law in the next seven-year budget cycle of the European Union (from 2021 to 2027). This is stated in a statement issued on Wednesday by the European Commission. The total volume of the EU budget proposed by the EC for seven years was € 1.28 trillion.

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    The leadership of Xerox will resign because of the scandal with the deal with Fujifilm

    This decision CEO Jeff Jacobson and six other board members took after the court because of the charges against Jacobson postponed the merger of Xerox with Fujifilm The leadership of the American company Xerox, in particular its general director Jeff Jacobson, chairman of the board of directors Robert Keegan and five more members of the board will resign. This is stated in the relevant statement of Xerox, published on the company’s website. According to Bloomberg, they took such a decision under the pressure of two large shareholders of the company Karl Aikan and Darwin Dyson (together they own 15.2% of Xerox shares). The company’s management is changing amid the merger…

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    Poland considers “extremely imperfect” the draft EU budget for 2021-2027

    WARSAW, 2 May. / TASS /. Poland assessed the EU budget presented by the European Commission for the next seven-year budget cycle (2021-2027) as extremely imperfect. This was stated by Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic Konrad Shimansky at a briefing on Wednesday. "We appreciated the fact that we managed to stall the most radical proposals for changes, cuts and a real revolution of the European budget. However, these proposals are still an extremely imperfect document that only outlines the prospect of an agreement", he said, stressing that "before this agreement is still very far away". According to Szymanski, the negotiation process "will be quite difficult, sometimes nervous and not…

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    EU Court dismissed claim of Kiev on Gazprom’s access to Opal

    Moscow, May 2 – "Вести.Экономика". The EU Court rejected the suit of the Ukrainian state company "Naftogaz of Ukraine", demanding to cancel the permission of the European Commission on access "Of Gazprom" to the gas pipeline Opal, according to the judicial file of the EU. OPAL gas pipeline "The application is rejected as inadmissible", – the court’s decision says. Ukraine has not yet lost its transit revenues, because "Gazprom" increases supplies to the EU in different directions. In June 2017, deliveries to the EU reached a record by loading Opal, and the volume of transit of Russian gas to the EU through Ukraine from January 1 to June 1, 2017…

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    ABIA approved applications for accession from Kenya and Papua New Guinea

    © RIA Novosti / Natalia Seliverstova BEIJING, May 2 – RIA Novosti. The Board of Directors of the Asian Bank for Infrastructure Investment approved applications from Kenya and Papua New Guinea to join the bank, so the total number of bank members increased to 86 countries, the ABIA said. Asian bank can invest $ 20 million in the Russian project Papua New Guinea was accepted as a regional member, and Kenya – non-regional. Two new prospective participants will officially join the bank after completing all the procedures required within their countries and making a contribution. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was established in 2015 to finance infrastructure projects in…

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    US vs. EU and Canada: the introduction of duties is postponed

    Moscow, May 2 – "Вести.Экономика". US President Donald Trump signed two documents – on the transfer of the introduction of duties on steel and aluminum for the EU, Mexico and Canada – from May 1 to June 1 this year. The EU countries have already announced the growing uncertainty in the market because of the decisions taken and insist on the complete abolition of protective tariffs. Trump is sure that during this month all countries that fall under the barrage tariffs will voluntarily limit the supply of aluminum and steel products to the US, as they must understand that they threaten the US national security. The United States in principle…

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    US launched military operation in Syria

    Moscow, May 2 – "Вести.Экономика". The US and its partners launched a military operation in Syria to free themselves from the grouping "Islamic state" (IG, banned in Russia). The liberated territories will not return under the control of the Syrian government, according to a statement by the US State Department. After another missile attack on the government forces of Syria on April 30, in which no one officially admitted, the United States and its allies are launching an offensive. "The United States, the global coalition and local partners, including the Syrian Democratic Forces, are launching a final release operation from the IG (banned in Russia) by strongholds in Syria", –…

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    The profit of Apple in the second quarter grew by 25% – to $ 13.8 billion

    The company’s revenue for the second quarter grew by 16% – to $ 61.1 billion, according to the report of Apple. Apple reported on the results of the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2018, and also talked about the indicators that the company achieved in the first half. According to CEO Tim Cook, last quarter was the most successful second quarter for Apple in history. Revenue was $ 61.1 billion compared to $ 52.9 billion a year earlier and increased by 16%. Income for the first half of the year was $ 149.4 billion and grew by 13% yoy. The company’s net profit rose to $ 13.8 billion, compared…

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