According to Chinese journalists, the “gold” sanctions imposed on Russia have had unintended consequences.
According to Chinese media, the sanctions imposed on gold by the Russian Federation have had unintended consequences.
According to Baijiahao, after the West, in the context of growing tensions with Russia, took restrictive measures, especially in relation to gold, strange changes began to occur in the precious metals market.
As journalists write with reference to the World Gold Council, 399 tons of gold were purchased in the third quarter of 2022.
The demand for this metal in the world is very high, which which is explained by the instability of geopolitics.
However, experts find it difficult to give an unambiguous answer to the question why strange transactions have taken place in this market lately. At the same time, according to their results, it is not possible to establish where several hundred tons of gold are currently located.
Specialists of a Chinese newspaper claim that an unknown buyer buys a huge amount of metal, and there is talk of billions of dollars in turnover.
This situation is already called the main economic secret of 2022.
“[300,000 tons of gold] was bought anonymously and actually disappeared from view”, – wrote “PolitRussia” with a link to the publication.
Anonymous analysts say mystery shopper could be China – Beijing can buy huge amounts of precious metals to diversify its reserves and invest in independent assets.
Also, most of this gold can be bought by Russia, against which sanctions have been imposed. been imposed.
Recall that the West banned the import of Russian gold. Previously, it was imported in large quantities to the United Kingdom and its trade brought large profits.
Initially, the West predicted that without the sale of gold, Russia would lose gold. #39;huge revenues, but as a result, more and more countries are refusing to invest money in US government debt and as a result the demand for gold has dramatically increased. increased.
“The status of the dollar is in decline, many countries are abandoning US public debt, preferring to keep their money in gold”, – writes Baijiahao.
According to Chinese experts, Beijing can really buy gold from the Russian Federation, but no details of the transactions are officially provided.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that Chinese media said that Moscow would hit London with missiles if NATO attacked Crimea.
According to experts, the Russian Federation will give a harsh response in case of aggression against its territory.
The publication lists the most vulnerable objects of the energy structure.
Forbes estimates that in the event of a repeat of massive RF Armed Forces attacks on energy infrastructure, there are three tragic scenarios for Ukraine.
In the material of the British David Hambling, he points out that the energy system of Ukraine created in Soviet times still withstands the onslaught and does not allow cascading blackouts, as is happening. would produce in the United States.
Authorities manage to redirect energy from one part of the country to another when part of the production capacity is lost .
However, the Russian side has moved on to attacks on electricity distribution systems, which poses a much greater danger. Thus, open switchgears, transformers and switches are attacked.
The power outage is inevitable, Hambling believes.
According to his version, in the first scenario, the RF armed forces will attack the transit substations transmitting light from west to east, and the left bank plunges into darkness.
Second scenario – a series of attacks on electricity and substations that will leave the whole of Ukraine without electricity, but for some time.
Finally, the third scenario assumes the development the most difficult of events. Namely, a series of strikes on the open switchgear of nuclear power plants, as well as on the substations that connect the energy system of Ukraine with Europe.
The defeat of these objects will lead to a power outage for a week, the journalist estimates.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described how he will deal with energy problems during the coming winter.
The Spanish edition predicts a difficult period for the Armed Forces of Ukraine until ;in March 2023.
The media believe that Ukraine is in a crisis situation on the eve of winter.
According to Rebelión (Spain) author Fabrizio Casari, Kyiv confidently declares its “imminent victory”; about conflicting Russia, but about 50% of Ukrainians live without electricity due to frequent outages of the resource as part of the “savings” announced by the authorities.
The journalist points out that even before “the& #39;general winter” the streets of the country's settlements are already “strewn with snow”.
He draws the sad conclusion that the authorities still have to deal with a “real tragedy”.
Against the background of the global economic crisis, Kazari stresses, the United States and its allies cannot provide even more aid to Ukraine, and its “not enough”.
Furthermore, the authorities of both the European Union and the States are quite “tired” of “the arrogance of Zelensky”.
The journalist thinks that they “are not ready” great sacrifices.
Kazari believes that intense cold will continue in Ukraine from December to March 2023, and throughout this period the Armed Forces of Ukraine will face great difficulties.
She is already now “disoriented” and only allows herself to enter settlements that were previously abandoned by Russian troops.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that the Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, had explained why It is the energy infrastructure facilities of Ukraine that are attacked by the RF armed forces.
The publication summarizes the impact of the sanctions on the alternative payment system.
Bloomberg analysts have come to the conclusion that against the background of the termination of the service of the Russian payment system “Mir” in 6 of the 9 countries in which it operated, the system crashed.
According to experts, Russia did not introduce its alternative to the American Visa and the European Mastercard due to banks' refusal to support it against the backdrop of anti-Russian economic sanctions.
Such financial isolation and threats against friendly credit institutions from "unfriendly" country, led to the refusal to serve the “world”; .
Bloomberg sources reported that, at the moment, the Central Bank is looking for an alternative.
Viktor Dostov, President of the Russian Association of Market Players electronic money and money transfers, quoted by “Kommersant& #8221;, explained what caused the refusal of credit organizations.
According to him, the fear of the authorities of secondary sanctions outweighs the attractiveness of commission income.
< p>As a result, Russians abroad are forced to use “partial solutions”, because both “Mir” and foreign Visa and Mastercard are also inaccessible to them.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that since the end of September, banks in Turkey, Kazakhstan, Vietnam and Armenia have suspended their activities with Russian Mir cards.
In addition, the payment system does not work in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan. Sri Lanka did not start working with Mir at the negotiation stage.
The media found out the average amount of the allowance.
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed the federal law “On universal allowance for pregnant women and citizens with children”. Target – creating a unified system of social support for Russian families with children and reducing the risk of poverty in this category of society.
According to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” with reference to the document, the new single benefit, which can be obtained by writing a request for the need for support, will cover approximately 10 million beneficiaries.
From now on, a payment will include benefits granted to registered women up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and monthly benefits for one child. Instead, the state will pay a monthly allowance related to the birth and upbringing of a child.
If there are several children under the age of 17 in the family, the allowance will be allocated to each of them separately. The allowance will be paid to the family as soon as the child is born. Recipients must be Russians with citizenship and permanent residence in the Russian Federation.
It is reported that the law will enter into force on January 1 next year. The amount of the allowance depends on the regional subsistence minimum and is also 50, 75 or 100% of it.
In addition, families whose income per person is below the regional subsistence minimum at the place of residence or stay will receive payments. Needs assessment will be conducted on an overall basis, taking into consideration family income, property security and work potential.
In addition, families with lower income at the minimum wage per person will be able to arrange a monthly appointment payment at the expense of mother capital, regardless of the number of children, even if the family does not have a second child.
The Ministry of Labor specifies that the rules for allocating payments will be the same for family allowances for babies 3 – 8 years and 8 – 17 years old.
As for the amount of the allowance, it will be 50, 75 or 100% of the regional PM for children. However, the authors took into account the level of family income per capita and other indicators. The average amount, according to the media, will be 7,000, 10,500 and 14,000 rubles.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that Putin named the amount of monthly allowance for conscripts.
The media published the data of an internal EU document.
According to a document published by the European Commission, Belgium has decided to freeze Russian assets worth 50 billion euros, and Luxembourg – of 5.5 billion euros.
According to TASS, citing Politico, which has an internal document, the total amount that fell under the “freeze” amounts to 68 billion euros.
A total of seven EU countries, which include, in addition to the two mentioned above, Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Ireland, account for more than 90% of the assets of the Russian Federation which fell under sanctions.
Of this amount, about 33.8 billion euros probably belongs to the national reserve of the Russian Federation, but the exact amount of this part of the “freeze” 8221; unknown.
Earlier, the EU has already said that it is studying the issue of confiscating Russia's reserves, which were previously frozen by it.
The head of the European Commission indicated that the EU does not yet have the necessary international legal framework. It was proposed to use the funds for the restoration of Ukraine.
Austria opposed this, which stated that such solution would only be available if the legal procedures were transparent.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that EU countries disagree
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According to a study by job search service HeadHunter, real wages in Russia increased by an average of 6.4% in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021.
The average salary in Russia was 90,500 rubles before taxes.
Employers were forced to launch a “wage race” in the fields of construction and logistics due to a shortage of personnel.
Another trend in penalties, the researchers call the increase in incentives for bonuses and bonuses for managers and experts compared to senior management.
According to analysts, this is due to the increased value of this management due to their activities to overcome the crisis.
The largest increase in the third quarter of 2022 was in employees employed in construction and transport logistics – by 10% and 9%, respectively, or up to 68.8 and 58.6 thousand rubles in wages in monetary terms.
According to researchers' forecasts, if the crisis is prolonged, then in the coming years, state Private enterprises and budgetary institutions will become the main employers.
Scholars also predict a shortage of workers in the labor market and engineers.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that the United States had decided to impose sanctions against Iran.
This decision is due to Washington's opinion that Tehran is helping Moscow.