No. 160

  USRCC Business Newsletter

USRCC Activities

The 8th Annual  Ambassador   Speaker  Series

The USRCC invites you to attend the 8th Annual Luncheon 
with His Exc ellency

Anatoly I. Antonov
Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States

His Excellency Anatoly I vanovich Antonov
was born on May 15, 1955, in Omsk, a city in southwestern Siberia. He earned a B.A. and an M.A. in International Relations at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1978 and 1983, respectively. Later, in 2012, Antonov earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations in Moscow.

Antonov began his diplomatic career in 1978, spending the next 33 years at the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its successor, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Antonov is fluent in English and Burmese.
Full bio is available  here

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Houston, TX

*Location will be disclosed upon registration

USRCC Members -  $50 / Non-Members  $100


Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Event Partners

For sponsorship opportunities please contact:
The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce
2900 Wilcrest Drive, Suite 133, Houston, TX 77042
Phone:  713.429.4680
Email:   Website:

The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce
The 9th Annual Welcome Reception Honoring Delegations from 
Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan 
to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2018) 

The USRCC is pleased to invite you to our 9th Annual OTC reception - one of our largest annual events that is attended by oil and gas industry leaders and government officials from around the world. 

The  Offshore Technology Conference  is the largest oil and gas sector trade show in the world. This conference provides energy professionals the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hotel ZAZA, Fountain Room
5701 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005  

Member - $50/Non-Members - $100


Please note: No refunds will be issued after April 29th, 2018



For sponsorship opportunities please contact:
The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce
2900 Wilcrest Drive,  Suite 133,  Houston, TX 77042
Phone: 713.429.4680  Email:

  USRCC Trade Mission to Russia
May 2018

The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce (USRCC) invites you to participate in a Trade mission to the  St. Petersburg International Economic Forum . Participants will have an opportunity to meet Russian government officials and some of the most influential leaders in U.S.-Russia trade and investment relations. The USRCC will coordinate private meetings, an exclusive CEO Roundtable and introductions, in addition to attending the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPEIF).

Participating companies will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, find business partners, and advance specific projects with the goal of increasing U.S. trade and investment to Russia.

For more details about the Trade Mission please click here

USRCC Internship

The USRCC is looking for new team members!

 play a key role and the contributions they make impact the day-to-day functions of the chamber and shape the future of relationship between Russia and the U.S.

There are many ways you can get involved with the USRCC. Whether you are an experienced leader or a student, there is a place for you. By volunteering you can be at the very centre of our high-profile events held in Houston, Chicago and New York City and interact with influential leaders in the U.S.-Russia trade and investment.
To learn more about the position  click here or contact us directly at 
call 713.429.4680
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Members' News
ExxonMobil, Total to drill ultra-deepwater well in Mexico in October, March 25, 2018: ExxonMobil and Total will drill the first deepwater well in a block awarded at a Mexican hydrocarbon auction in October. The companies have identified a potential ultra-deepwater structure named Etzil at Block 2 of the Perdido Fold Belt, Mexico's National Hydrocarbon Commission, or CNH, said at webcast session on Friday. The structure is the most prolific structure identified in an exploration program approved by CNH to date of blocks awarded at Mexico's deepwater hydrocarbon auction Round 1.4 in December 2016. Total and ExxonMobil has estimated Etzil has 50% probability of holding as much as 2.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent of prospective resources, CNH said. CNH said Total and ExxonMobil could eventually incorporate as much as 916 million boe from the 80 sq km structure.
Statoil, Total and BP have identified two other deepwater structures in Mexico's Cuenca Salina basin -- Hunab with 397 million boe and Serrano with 325 million boe of prospective resources. Chevron, Inpex, and Pemex also have identified two potential exploration targets in Perdido, but CNH has not disclosed their prospective resources. Operators BP will drill Hunab-1 in the third quarter of 2019 and Statoil a well in Serrano-1 in Q3 2020. However, Chevron does not have a plan to drill at the moment.  Read more...
Shell Says Saving Planet Probably Means Sucking CO2 From the Air, March 26, 2018: Cutting emissions won't be enough to keep the planet from warming by more than 2 degrees Celsius: to achieve that goal, according to Royal Dutch Shell Plc, will require sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. 
  • Net carbon emissions must be below zero for 2 degree scenario
  • Carbon capture, storage technology currently isn't economic
A scenario report from the Anglo-Dutch oil major describes a world woefully unprepared to meet the goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement. Shell says that by 2060, carbon capture and storage must exceed global emissions as the company sets a course for pre-industrial pollution levels. For decades after, such facilities would need to work at breakneck pace to inhale the carbon dioxide spewed by previous generations.
That jars with the current reality where carbon capture and storage technology is a commercial failure, with fewer than 50 active projects compared with the 10,000 needed under one of Shell's scenarios for attaining climate safety.   Read more...
Emerson Supervisory Control Systems Help Managers Gain Control of Large Facility Building Operations, March 26, 2018:   ST. LOUIS, March 26, 2018 - Emerson  (NYSE: EMR) today announced it has launched supervisory control systems for large facilities to bring customers more control over their facility operation capabilities. Supervisory controls from Emerson allow for simple visibility and control over refrigeration, HVAC, lighting and more to deliver customers enhanced operational efficiency, better cost savings and improved connectivity.
Optimized for Emerson's ProAct™ enterprise management software and ProAct Alerts mobile app, these supervisory controls collect and analyze data, which gets cloud-processed through ProAct software, apps and advanced services into insights about current conditions, developing trends, performance history and operational metrics. This real-time data can then be used to assist facility and enterprise managers not only respond quickly to issues, but also help them be more proactive in preventing issues that may impact customer experiences, food quality or operating costs.   Read more...
Cost of Russia's 'Power of Siberia' Gas Pipeline to China Balloons to $9.7 Bln, March 27, 2018:  The cost of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom's pipeline project to China has reportedly ballooned to $9.7 billion. 
Russia is eager to boost oil and gas sales to its fast-growing neighbor and reduce its dependence on European clients. Already China's biggest oil supplier, Russia aims to start natural gas sales via the Gazprom-built Power of Siberia pipeline by December 2019. 
Since 2015, the cost of the project's construction contracts jumped from 450 billion rubles ($7.8 billion) to 554 billion rubles ($9.7 billion), according to a report by Interfax published on Monday. 
Interfax reports that the deadline for most of the pipeline's contracts have shifted from mid-2018 to late 2019. 
Gazprom's press office clarified that the initial contracts laid out preliminary costs that were later revised. 
"It is subject to annual updates proceeding from the deflator index and the actual volume of the work performed," the office said in comments to the RBC business portal Tuesday.  Read more...
Lukoil pledges decade-long shareholder gains even at $50 oil, March 25, 2018: Lukoil is cautious about oil prices over the next decade, yet promises to be generous to shareholders. Russia's second-largest crude producer is planning for a "conservative" $50 a barrel oil price through 2027 and will distribute half the gains to investors if crude rises above that level, billionaire chief executive officer Vagit Alekperov told investors in London on Friday. The company will continue to raise dividends in "any market situation," he said.
Alekperov's strategy of increasing cash flow and dividends is driving Lukoil's shares higher even though the company has a history of missing output targets. Its market value is closing in on state-run giants Rosneft and Gazprom. Lukoil will "keep making the shareholders happy" even after its founders step down, Alekperov, 67, said, responding to investors concerns over his succession. Lukoil plans to invest an average of $8bn a year over the next decade under the plan and focus on growth from its existing assets, with a target of raising output by at least 1% annually, Alekperov said. The company will assess deals in upstream, "carefully" selecting targets, but has no plans to acquire downstream assets.  Read more...
Rosneft and Qatar Foundation for Education sign agreement on cooperation, March 26, 2018:   MOSCOW, March 26. / TASS /. Russian state oil company Rosneft and the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development and Social Development signed an agreement on cooperation in science and education.
The document was signed in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani following the talks of the two leaders.
On behalf of Russia, the agreement was signed by Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin.  Read more...
The Week in Review
Russia suggests creating green corridor for pharmaceutical companies - deputy PM, March 24, 2018: OSAKA /Japan/, March 24. /TASS/. Moscow has suggested to Tokyo that a green corridor be created for pharmaceutical companies, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said ahead of a meeting with Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko on Saturday.  "We have suggested that the so-called green corridor be created for pharmaceutical companies, as we want to ease the access to the Russian market for Japanese companies," she said, adding that talks on that matter have been held with Hitachi, Ltd.
The meeting also involves Russian Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin.
Moscow and Tokyo have been have been boosting economic cooperation based on the Japanese prime minister's eight-point plan. The document stipulates that Russia and Japan should strengthen relations in the energy sphere, small and medium-size business, the industrialization of Russia's Far East, as well as expand exports.   Read more...
Russia's Novatek ships first LNG consignment from Yamal plant to India, March 27, 2018: MOSCOW, March 27. /TASS/.Novatek Gas and Power Asia Pte. Ltd., Novatek's wholly owned subsidiary, shipped to the Indian market its first cargo with LNG produced by the Yamal LNG plant, Novatek said in a press release published on Tuesday.
"One of our core priorities enumerated in the Company's Corporate Strategy up to 2030, is the expansion of the supply geography and the growth of our presence in the key Asian markets," the company quoted its First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board Lev Feodosyev as saying. "The first cargo delivered to the growing Indian market is an important development step in this direction".
The first loading of LNG from the Yamal LNG plant to the spot market was on December 8, 2017.
Yamal LNG is the first LNG plant of Russian independent gas producer Novatek. The project is on the Yamal Peninsula in the Arctic area.  Read more...
Russia Seeks to Negotiate Exemption From US Metal Tariffs - Trade Ministry, March 26, 2018: MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia intends to negotiate with the United States an exemption from the latter's tariffs on imported steel and aluminum as part of its response measures to Washington's decision, Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Evtukhov told Sputnik Monday.
"The first and most important response is to appeal the decision in the World Trade Organization dispute resolution body... Another measure is to examine the list of goods which are important for the United States to export into Russia and to restrict the access of such goods. The third process is to negotiate the tax exemption for us, considering that there are enterprises on US territory which also belong to our companies," Evtukhov said.
The deputy minister affirmed that these enterprises had large output volumes, and the limitations would trigger a rise in prices for end users in the United States as well as employment loss for US citizens who work there if the enterprises are to be closed.   Read more...
Geopolitical situation won't affect inflow of foreign investments to Russia, March 29, 2018: The current geopolitical situation won't affect the inflow of foreign investments to Russia, Deputy head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) Andrei Tsyganov told reporters on Thursday.
"Unfavorable geopolitical situation is unfavorable political situation but business is business," he said.
According to him, the recent events on the international arena have not complicated the dialogue between Schlumberger and the Russian authorities on the acquisition of a stake in Eurasia Drilling Company.  Read more...
Exclusive: OPEC, Russia consider 10- to 20-year oil alliance - Saudi Crown Prince, March 27, 2018:  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Russia are working on a historic long-term pact that could extend controls over world crude supplies by major exporters for many years..
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Reuters that Riyadh and Moscow were considering a deal to greatly extend a short-term alliance on oil curbs that began in January 2017 after a crash in crude prices.
"We are working to shift from a year-to-year agreement to a 10 to 20 year agreement," the crown prince told Reuters in an interview in New York late on Monday.
"We have agreement on the big picture, but not yet on the detail." 
Russia, not a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, has worked alongside the 14-member group during previous oil gluts, but a 10 to 20 year deal between the two would be unprecedented.  Read more...
Russia doubles down on domestic airliner production, March 26, 2018: The Russian government has allocated money to significantly upgrade the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) passenger plane. The new version will use mostly Russian components, including a new jet engine, Kommersant reports.
According to the Russian business daily, President Putin has approved the new jet, and agreed to fund it to the tune of 85 billion rubles (about $1.5 billion).
The new version of SSJ100 will see the number of seats reduced from 98 to 75. A new engine is also under discussion. Extant SSJs are equipped with Russian-French Sam146 engines, which can be replaced with Russian PD-10s. Some other parts of the plane will also be updated with Russian-made components, including changes in the wings and fuselage.
The jet seeks to replace the obsolete Soviet-made Tupolev Tu-134 fleet. The potential buyers are the Russian presidential fleet Rossiya, no-frills airline S7 and the Ministry of Defense. Potentially, more than 3,000 new SSJ100 can be produced if demand meets expectations, according to Kommersant.   Read more...
Russia to Introduce Accident-Tolerant Nuclear Fuel to Market, March 26, 2018:  MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom's TVEL Fuel Company is planning to introduce to market its new accident tolerant fuel for nuclear power plants (NPP), Natalia Nikipelova, the president of TVEL, told Sputnik in an interview.  "[TVEL is developing a number of new nuclear fuel types]. One of such types is the so-called accident tolerant fuel... I can say for sure that our research activities in this sphere are on the cutting edge. I think that we will be able to bring this fuel to market in the end of 2019," Nikipelova said.
The TVEL president added that the potential customers in the United States had already expressed their interest in this fuel.Deputy Director General Nikolay Spassky said that Russia and China would work together on global markets of uranium production.   Read more...
Russian oil producers can make money from China's oil futures - experts, March 26, 2018:  MOSCOW, March 26. /TASS/. The Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE) has started trading in yuan-denominated oil futures earlier today. If the instrument turns out to be a liquid one, price pegging of the Russian ESPO export blend to the China contract will favorable influence on the Russian oil blend price, experts questioned by TASS said. This will make possible for Russian oil suppliers to China to additionally earn up to $440 mln per year.
China became the world's largest oil importer in 2017 [8 mln barrels daily] and outpaced the United States by this indicator. According to Wood Mackenzie consulting firm, China's oil demand may grow by 2.1 mln barrels per day more by 2023. The desire of China to exert greater influence on oil pricing is clear in this regard, analysts say.
"Certainly, it is more beneficial for China to make settlements in the national currency. The national futures launch is a step in this direction. This instrument will make possible to form contracts on its basis and perform hedging," Darya Kozlova from Vygon Consulting says.  Read more...
Russia may grant its approval for the merger of Bayer and Monsanto Company, March 26, 2018:  MOSCOW, March 26. /TASS/. Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) plans take its final decision regarding the approval of the merger of Germany's chemical concern Bayer and Monsanto Company in April 2018, head of the antitrust watchdog Igor Artemyev told reporters.
"Some progress has been made recently - China and the European Commission approved the deal, now Russia and India are yet to approve it. So far we plan it in April (taking the final decision on the deal - TASS)," he said.
He added that on Monday the FAS was to hold next round of talks with the companies.
"The talks are difficult, but what is important is that they are in progress and we are trying to find common ground," Artemyev said.
In September 2016, Bayer and Monsanto signed a final agreement on the merger. The German company agreed to buy the US herbicide manufacturer and genetically modified seeds Monsanto. The sum of the deal totaled $66 bln.   Read more...
First Russia-Japan symposium on staff training has been held in Osaka, March 24, 2018: OSAKA /Japan/, March 24. /TASS/. Japan and Russia held the first symposium focused on student exchanges for further training of personnel for industrial sectors of both countries on Saturday.
Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, Economic Development Minster Maksim Oreshkin and President of All-Russia Business Association 'Delovaya Rossiya' (Business Russia) and chairman of the Russian-Japanese business council Alexei Repik participated from the Russian side, while Japan was presented by Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko, who is in charge for economic ties with Moscow. More than 10 higher education institutions from both countries send delegations of their representatives to Japan's Osaka.
According to Japan's Minister of Economy, it was decided at the meeting to expand the item on humanitarian exchanges of the current cooperation plan. "We are expanding the eighth item of the cooperation plan related to humanitarian exchanges by developing student exchanges. Currently we are implementing 13 relevant projects," he said.  Read more...
Rusal says Russia should be exempted from US aluminum tariffs, March 24, 2018:   MOSCOW, March 24. /TASS/. Russia's aluminum producer Rusal assumes that the country should be exempted from the US tariffs on steel and aluminum that came into force starting Friday, March 23, the company's spokesman told TASS.  "Our subsidiary Rusal America in State of Delaware has been operating since 1999. We supply to the US market products with low carbon footprint, which are marketable, though scarce. We assume that Russia should be exempted from tariffs for protecting American consumers from price growth, and for ensuring that the American manufacturing industry remains competitive," he said.
Earlier reports said that tariffs on imported steel and aluminum imposed by the United States came into force starting March 23 after the US President Donald Trump signed the tariffs - 25% on imported steel and 10% on imported aluminum earlier this month. The tariffs from the EU members states, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea were suspended until May 1, 2018, the White House said.  Read more...
US-Russia Related News in Russian
Новости членов Палаты
Роснефть предлагает Катару технологию утилизации углекислого газа, 29 марта, 2018:  Москва, 29 мар - ИА Neftegaz.RU. Роснефть  предлагает Катару разработанную компанией технологию утилизации углекислого газа (СО2), к которой катарская сторона уже проявила интерес. 
Об этом 29 марта 2018 г сообщил директор Объединенного центра исследований и разработок (ОЦИР) Роснефти К. Рудяк.  Тезисы от К. Рудяка:
- Катар добывает большой объем газа, при работе установок выделяется большое количество СО2.
- катарцев волнует парниковый эффект или выбросы, поэтому они задали вопрос - есть ли у Роснефти соответствующие технологии по утилизации СО2.
- Роснефть может предложить парауглекислотную конверсию, по итогам которой через синтез газа получается целая гамма высокомаржинальных продуктов
- компания давно разработала эту технологию, однако перед ОЦИР ранее не стояло задачи реализовать ее в жизнь.
- теперь может появится замечательный заказчик.  В ходе беседы у катарских партнеров возник вопрос об использовании этой технологии.  У Роснефти есть такие экспериментальные работы.   Читать далее...
«Газпром» подготовит проект газификации 10 населенных пунктов Ненецкого АО в 2018 году 

News.rambler, 27 марта, 2018: ТАСС, 27 марта. "Газпром" в 2018 году планирует завершить проектно-изыскательские работы по пяти межпоселковым газопроводам к 10 населенным пунктам Ненецкого автономного округа. Об этом сообщили во вторник в управлении информации компании по итогам прошедшей в Санкт-Петербурге рабочей встречи председателя правления «Газпрома» Алексея Миллера и врио губернатора округа Александра Цыбульского.
"В 2018 году компания планирует завершить проектно-изыскательские работы по пяти межпоселковым газопроводам к следующим населенным пунктам: Великовисочное, Каменка, Коткино, Лабожское, Оксино, Пылемец, Тошвиска, Устье, Хонгурей и Щелино. Решение о строительстве этих газопроводов может быть принято после предоставления администрацией НАО информации по долгосрочному прогнозу спроса на природный газ", - указано в сообщении.  Читать далее...
«Лукойл» обогнал «Газпром» по капитализации, 28 марта, 2018: «Лукойл» второй раз за неделю обогнал «Газпром» по капитализации. По данным Московской биржи на 10.33 мск, обыкновенные акции «Газпрома» подешевели на 0,4%. Стоимость одной акции составляла 140,24 руб. Капитализация компании составляла 3,309 трлн руб.
Обыкновенная акция «Лукойла» в это же время стоила 3892,5 руб. Рост составил 0,37%. Капитализация компании при этом выросла до 3,317 трлн руб. В прошлый раз «Лукойл» обгонял «Газпром» по капитализации 23 марта.
27 марта «Лукойл» впервые в истории обогнал по капитализации «Роснефть». Сейчас первое место по капитализации занимает Сбербанк, на второе место поднялся «Лукойл», на третьем - «Газпром». «Роснефть» во вторник выбыла из первой тройки, опустившись на четвертую строчку. Читать далее...
Новости недели
Росатом сдал лицензионную документацию для строительства АЭС «Аккую» в Турции, 28 марта, 2018: Москва, 28 марта. Госкорпорация Росатом успешно подготовила и сдала всю документацию, необходимую для получения лицензий на строительство в Турции новой атомной электростанции «Аккую». Об этом заявил глава компании Алексей Лихачев.«Ждем с нетерпением лицензии, все документы сданы», - объявил Лихачев.  Церемония заливки «первого бетона» в основание станции, заменившая церемонию укладки первого камня, намечена на апрель нынешнего года. В ходе реализации проекта АЭС «Аккую» на южном побережье Турции, предполагается построить четыре энергоблока с российскими реакторами ВВЭР-1200 мощностью в 1200 МВт электроэнергии каждый.  Стоимость проекта составляет примерно 20 млрд долларов, при этом проект реализуется по схеме «строй-владей-эксплуатируй» (BOO) - Росатом построит станцию, будет ей владеть и осуществлять эксплуатацию, продавая электроэнергию Турции. Первый блок электростанции планируется запустить в 2023 году.    Читать далее...
Волгоградские предприятия увеличили объем несырьевого экспорта за рубеж, 26 марта, 2018: Предприятия Волгоградской области стали больше экспортировать несырьевую продукцию в страны дальнего зарубежья.
Как сообщили корреспонденту «АиФ-Волгоград» в областной администрации, увеличились объемы экспорта химической продукции. Так, в 2013 году их доля составляла всего 7%, сейчас - уже более 22%. Растет также экспорт металлов и изделий из них: в настоящее время они занимают порядка 40%, в 2013-2014 годах их доля не превышала 18%. Экспорт продовольственных товаров сейчас составляет около 11%.
Наиболее востребованы за рубежом изделия из черных металлов, в том числе стальные трубы, экспорт которых в прошлом году вырос в 1,8 раза по сравнению с 2016 годом. На втором месте среди несырьевых товаров - алюминий и его сплавы: рост составил 37%. На третьей позиции - продукты неорганической химии.  Читать далее...
«Газпром» подготовит проект доразведки Ванейвисского и Лаявожского месторождений, 26 марта, 2018:  «Газпром» подготовит проект доразведки Ванейвисского и Лаявожского месторождений в Ненецком автономном округе (НАО), говорится в сообщении газового холдинга по итогам встречи главы «Газпрома» Алексея Миллера и временно исполняющего обязанности губернатора региона Александра Цыбульского.  «Компания планирует подготовить проект доразведки Ванейвисского и Лаявожского месторождений, расположенных восточнее города Нарьян-Мара, провести сейсморазведочные работы методом 3D и уточнить их геологическую модель», говорится в сообщении.
Стороны обсудили ход реализации соглашения о сотрудничестве. Отмечено, что «Газпром» успешно разрабатывает Приразломное месторождение в Печорском море. С декабря 2013 года на месторождении добыто более 6 млн тонн нефти.  Читать далее...
«Ростелеком», Nokia и Фонд «Сколково» запустили первую в России открытую опытную зону сети нового поколения 5G, 26 марта, 2018: Опытная зона позволит показать перспективы новейших технологий связи на основе 5G для их дальнейшего использования в разных отраслях экономики. «Ростелеком» проведет исследование возможности использования отдельных участков полос радиочастот в диапазоне 3400-3800 МГц.
На церемонии запуска с помощью специальных тестов продемонстрирована техническая возможность обеспечения высоких скоростей передачи данных, пропускной способности и ультранизкое время задержки (ping). Практическое применение оборудования сетей связи нового поколения для пользователей было продемонстрировано на экране телевизора ультравысокой четкости (4К), высококачественный контент на который передавался с помощью модема 5G. Наибольшую эффективность в части скорости передачи данных и времени отклика показало использование решения, предусматривающего агрегацию полос частот в диапазонах 1800 МГц и 3,5 ГГц, реализованное на абонентском терминале Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. 
На открытии опытной зоны 5G в ИЦ «Сколково» присутствовали Президент «Ростелекома» Михаил Осеевский, Председатель Правления Фонда «Сколково» Игорь Дроздов и Вице-Президент Nokia в регионе Восточная Европа Деметрио Руссо (Demetrio Russo).   Читать далее...
Катар рассматривает вопрос использования портов страны для экспорта российской продукции, 25 марта, 2018:  МОСКВА, 25 мар /ПРАЙМ/. Катар рассматривает вопрос использования морских портов страны для экспорта российской продукции, в частности, сельскохозяйственной, заявил РИА Новости посол Катара в РФ Фахд Мухаммед аль-Аттыйя.
"Раньше обсуждалась возможность экспорта российской сельскохозяйственной продукции в Катар, теперь речь идет об использовании портов Катара в качестве "станции" для реэкспорта российской продукции, в частности, сельхозпродукции", - заявил Аль-Аттыйя.
Как отметил посол, Катар обязался инвестировать 2 миллиарда долларов в российскую экономику в 2016 году, и сейчас обсуждается вопрос о дополнительном инвестировании.
Аль-Аттыйя подчеркнул, что в ходе переговоров президента РФ Владимира Путина и эмира Катара Тамима Бен Хамада Аль Тани стороны обсудят сотрудничество в области экономики и инвестиций, и в дальнейшем будет объявлено о дополнительных инвестициях в российскую экономику.  Читать далее...
Закон о животноводстве поможет нарастить экспорт мяса, заявили на Кубани, 28 марта, 2018: КРАСНОДАР, 28 мар - РИА Новости. Закон о животноводстве, принятый в первом чтении депутатами законодательного собрания Краснодарского края, создаст условия для эффективного развития отрасли в регионе, поможет нарастить экспорт мясной продукции и повысить самообеспеченность страны мясом и молоком, отметил в ходе сессии в среду председатель ЗС Юрий Бурлачко. Депутаты региона на очередной сессии приняли в первом чтении краевой закон "О развитии животноводства и производства животноводческой продукции на территории Краснодарского края". По словам председателя ЗС, это единственный в стране на сегодняшний день нормативный правовой акт, регулирующий животноводство.
Бурлачко напомнил, что в своем послании Федеральному Собранию президент Владимир Путин поставил задачу нарастить экспорт мясной продукции, повысить самообеспеченность страны мясом, молоком, овощами.
"Все необходимое для того, чтобы поставленную президентом задачу реализовать, у нас есть. И наш закон о животноводстве, как мы рассчитываем, поможет в этом", - отметил Бурлачко.   Читать далее...
Состоялось Десятое заседание Совета делового сотрудничества  Санкт-Петербурга и Республики Беларусь, 28 марта, 2018:  Сегодня в Смольном состоялось Десятое заседание Совета делового сотрудничества  Санкт-Петербурга  и Республики Беларусь. В нем приняли участие губернатор Георгий Полтавченко, премьер-министр Республики Беларусь Андрей Кобяков, государственный секретарь Союзного государства России и Беларуси Григорий Рапота. 
Георгий Полтавченко отметил, что на протяжении десятилетия заседания Совета проходят на регулярной основе. "Наши дружественные партнерские отношения построены на доверии и уважении друг к другу. В них практически отсутствуют проблемные вопросы», - сказал Георгий Полтавченко.  
На заседании были подведены промежуточные итоги выполнения подписанной в 2016 году Программы торгово-экономического, научно-технического и гуманитарного сотрудничества между Правительством Республики Беларусь и Правительством  Санкт-Петербурга . В 2017 году товарооборот вырос на 15% в сравнении с 2016 годом, превысив 2 млрд. долларов США. Губернатор подчеркнул, что Белоруссия - главный торговый партнер  Санкт-Петербурга  среди стран СНГ. Она входит в первую пятерку всех стран, с которыми у города установлены торговые отношения. «Мы сегодня успешно реализуем целый ряд совместных проектов в рамках программ Союзного государства России и Беларуси.    Читать далее...
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