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The foundation of German business is medium and family companies

The guest of our column today is the PwC | Legal | Senior Manager | Lawyer | CEE - Russian Business Group TANJA GALANDER.

 

Omsky Biocluster: Hello, Ms. GALANDER!

 

TANJA GALANDER: Hello!

 

September 30 - October 1, Zerbst / Anhalt, the birthplace of Catherine the Great, became the venue for the 2nd German-Russian Economic Dialogue, in which Omsky Biocluster also took part. You were the moderator of the Agricultural and Food Industry panel discussion. What are your expectations of the outcome of the German-Russian dialogue in Saxony-Anhalt?

 

Despite the difficult political and economic relations, I expect an active dialogue between entrepreneurs, which will ultimately have a positive impact on the overall relationship between Germany and Russia. I would also like to see joint business projects. It would be great to develop a tradition to meet each year at the Catherine Forum.

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Now the bank has become part of the business environment

The guest of our column today is the Head of the Omsk Regional Branch of Russian Agricultural Bank JSC Lev YANEEV.   Omsky Biocluster: Good afternoon, Mr. YANEEV!   Mr. YANEEV: Good afternoon!   What are the results of the RusAg Omsk branch for 2018?   Last year, the RusAg Omsk branch issued more than RUR 5.5 billion ($ 84.21 million) to borrowers. At the same time, more than RUR 500 million ($ 7.66 million) were given to farmers for equipment, about RUR 2.5 billion ($ 38.28 million) for seasonal field work. As for loans to individuals, in the 12 months of 2018, we issued almost RUR 1.5 billion ($ 22.97 million) mortgage loans and over RUR 1.1 billion ($ 16.84 million) consumer loans. I especially want to note the increase in the volume of deposits. We record a high level of customer confidence in the bank, which was reflected…

Cluster is a source of high quality investment offers

The guest of our column today is the Director, the Association of clusters and technology parks of Russia Andrey SHPILENKO.   Omsky Biocluster: Good afternoon, Mr. SHPILENKO!   Andrey SHPILENKO: Good afternoon!   What are industrial clusters and how do they differ from the existing business relations of companies?   Unlike companies connected by economic relations, an industrial cluster is a form (mechanism) of organization of industrial enterprises, fixed in federal legislation, connected by relations of geographical proximity and functional dependence. Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated July 31, 2015 No. 779 'On Industrial Clusters and Specialized Organizations of Industrial Clusters' established clear requirements that the clusters must meet to be included in the industrial clusters register of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia.

  • 19 April 2019
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Through Omsky Biocluster we'll be able to understand the region's needs

The guest of our column today is the General director of KOTRA Novosibirsk PARK EUN HEE.    Omsky Biocluster: Good afternoon, Ms. PARK!   PARK EUN HEE: Good afternoon!   What are the KOTRA goals of? How is communication between Korean business and KOTRA carried out?   KOTRA or Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency has been established in 1962 to support small and medium enterprises in their ambition to enter global market. KOTRA's Head office is located in Seoul but besides Headquarters we have 126 foreign offices in 85 countries. In Russia there 4 KOTRA offices located in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Vladivostok.

  • 1 November 2018
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News

Russia: Pig breeding has grown again

Now pig breeding in Russia is actively developing, being of great interest to investors. Over the past five years, the industry's production has increased 1.3 times by 1.2 million tons. The positive trend continued in the current year - from January to September the production of pigs (for slaughter in live weight) increased by 10.4% compared to the previous year and amounted to 3.9 million tons. This statement was made by the First Deputy Minister of Agriculture Jambulat Khatuov at a meeting of the National Pig Producers Union of Russia.

China is ready to revise the embargo on food supplies from Russia

Russian Trade Representative in China Alexei Gruzdev announced the resumption of negotiations with China on lifting the embargo on food exports. Gruzdev clarified that the current bans on the supply of Russian-made agricultural products are of an exclusively technical nature. To cancel them, the Russian side needs to complete some formal procedures.

Ag And Food Groups Unveil Climate Policy Platform

The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) Tuesday laid out 40 recommendations (faca_recommendations) to guide federal climate policy. The group is a consortium of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Environmental Defense Fund, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Farmers Union, FMI – The Food Industry Association, National Alliance of Forest Owners, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and The Nature Conservancy.

Donbiotech launch postponed to 2023

The launch date for the Donskye Biotechnology plant in Volgodonsk, Rostov region, was postponed until the first half of 2023. It is planned that the enterprise will be fully operational in 2024. Donbiotech is implementing a project to create a complex for deep processing of grain and the production of amino acids. The readiness of the object today is 83%.

China is increasing the number of pigs

The growth in the number of gilts and sows continues in China, which improves the balance of supply and demand in the country. The number of breeding sows in October increased by 3.1% compared to the previous month and by 31.5% compared to the same period last year, reflecting growth for 5 consecutive months. The number of commercial pigs increased by 4.2% compared to the previous month and by 26.9% compared to the same period last year - an increase for 4 consecutive months.

OmSAU: Method of super-accelerated production of kombucha

Researchers at the Omsk State Agrarian University (Omsky Biocluster member) have invented a method of super-accelerated production of kombucha for medical purposes. The invention of Natalia Pogorelova, associate professor of the Department of Food and Food Biotechnology of Omsk State Agrarian University, candidate of biological sciences, can put on stream the production of a valuable biological material - Kombucha Zoogloea.

Eat Just: Consumers will ditch animal protein

The consumption of plant-based eggs will outpace chicken eggs in the next decade, with Asia emerging as a big market for the food substitute, according Eat Just. As people become increasingly health conscious, a lot of egg eaters will shift to plant-based eggs, said Josh Tetrick, co-founder and chief executive of Eat Just. The faux eggs are tastier and cheaper, and could eventually become an important source of protein that is loved equally by vegetarians and chicken-egg eaters, he added.

Market participants expect a decline in sunflower prices

Last week, the media, citing sources in the market, reported that Russia could raise the export duty on sunflower seeds to 30% from January, from the current 6.5%, but not less than 9.75 euros per ton. Sources of "Vedomosti" said that the rate may increase up to 40%.

Healthy Food Demand Creates Soybean Markets

In a world of tight margins, any point of differentiation in your commodities could hold a big payoff. Those niche qualities often match the growing demand for healthy and environmentally friendly food. For example, St. Louis startup Benson Hill created a new soybean variety aimed for plant-based meat production. The soybean has up to 50% more protein than varieties on the market.

Cheese samples tested in Omsk

The Expert Veterinary Laboratory of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member) received three cheese samples as part of the production control of the enterprise.