19 декабря 2018, 09:24

Новости компаний — обзоры прессы перед открытием рынка

Visa запускает сервис переводов с карты на карту по номеру телефона. В проекте участвуют ВТБ, «Русский стандарт», «Тинькофф банк» и «Хоум кредит»Visa запускает сервис, который позволит переводить деньги с карты на карту, зная лишь телефонный номер получателя средств. В новой системе участвует сразу четыре банка – ВТБ, «Русский стандарт», «Тинькофф банк» и «Хоум кредит», передала через пресс-службу гендиректор Visa в России Екатерина Петелина. По данным Visa, Россия занимает 1-е место в мире по сумме и количеству денежных переводов с карты на карту, рассказала она. По данным ЦБ, за девять месяцев этого года россияне совершили карточных переводов на 19,2 трлн руб. В среднем по каждой карте Visa в России совершается от двух до пяти операций в месяц по переводу денег, говорит Петелина. Представители ВТБ, «Тинькофф банка», «Хоум кредита» и «Русского стандарта» подтверждают, что их банки участвуют в сервисе Visa.https://www.vedomosti.ru/finance/articles/2018/12/18/789674-visa Добыча нефти Россией в 2019 году может снизиться из-за соглашения с ОПЕКНа следующий год в соответствии с прогнозом социально-экономического развития добыча нефти в России ожидается в 555–556 млн т, но она может быть скорректирована с учетом сокращения добычи, о котором недавно договорились добывающие страны, рассказал министр энергетики Александр Новак «Интерфаксу»: «Я думаю, где-то на 3–4 млн т в сторону уменьшения. Думаю [добыча нефти в 2019 г.], будет 552 млн т». Российские компании могут сократить добычу пропорционально их доле в общем производстве, добавил министр. Условия сокращения курирующий нефтяную отрасль вице-премьер Дмитрий Козак и нефтяники обсудят в среду, 19 декабря. Если снижение добычи будет пропорциональным, то больше всего придется сокращать «Роснефти» (почти 1,4 млн т), «Лукойлу» (0,6 млн т), «Газпром нефти» (0,23 млн т) и «Сургутнефтегазу» (0,44 млн т).https://www.vedomosti.ru/business/articles/2018/12/18/789672-dobicha-nefti НЛМК вложит 34 млрд рублей в реконструкцию доменной печиНЛМК приступила к реконструкции доменной печи № 6 в Липецке, сообщила компания во вторник. Это вторая по мощности печь компании – 3,2 млн т чугуна до капитального ремонта. Пока печь продолжает работать в обычном режиме, но уже идет монтаж новых воздухонагревателей и аспирационных систем. В мае 2019 г. печь будет остановлена на 130 суток. Ее демонтируют и заново отстроят из заранее собранных блоков. Инвестиции в проект составят 34 млрд руб. ($510 млн по курсу ЦБ на 18 декабря 2018 г.). Это 5,7% выручки компании за девять месяцев 2018 г. ($9 млрд). Инвестиции НЛМК на 2018 г. планируются на уровне $650–700 млн.https://www.vedomosti.ru/business/articles/2018/12/18/789635-nlmk-vlozhit-rekonstruktsiyu-domennoi Инвесторы на Лагань дышат. Lundin и Gunvor выходят из последнего добычного проекта в РоссииКак стало известно “Ъ”, после неудачной попытки продажи Лаганского блока на шельфе Каспия шведская нефтекомпания Lundin и трейдер Gunvor приняли решение вернуть лицензию в нераспределенный фонд Роснедр. Единственное на этом блоке Морское месторождение с запасами 12 млн тонн нефти было открыто еще в 2008 году. Актив предлагался «Роснефти» и ЛУКОЙЛу, но те не проявили интереса. После выхода из проекта у Gunvor останется лишь доля в портовом бизнесе в РФ, а для Lundin каспийский актив был последним в стране.https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3835042 Украинский ВТБ не достался никому. Ликвидацию банка предпочли предложениям инвестораФонд гарантирования вкладов Украины (ФГВ) подвел итоги конкурса по передаче активов и обязательств «ВТБ Украина». Исходно желающих получить их было несколько, в итоге остался лишь один претендент, но и он недооценил активы банка. Теперь ликвидацией украинского ВТБ займется сам фонд, который выплатит страховое возмещение вкладчикам. При этом, по мнению экспертов, к моменту распродажи активов юридические риски, связанные с их арестом, с высокой долей вероятности будет нивелированы, что повысит цену.https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3834816 Россельхозбанк с трудом занимает даже под 9% годовых в валютеО планах разместить два выпуска вечных субордов по $50 млн с колл-опционами через каждые 10 лет Россельхозбанк (РСХБ) сообщил в ноябре. Облигации предназначались для квалифицированных инвесторов – частного капитала и вип-клиентов, банк ориентировался на доходность 9% годовых. Один выпуск на $50 млн банк продал с небольшой переподпиской, но размещение второго перенес на неопределенный срок. Первый выпуск банк разместил, как и хотел (технически сделка прошла в понедельник, 17 декабря), с купоном 9%. Суборды были проданы с переподпиской – банк получил подтвержденные заявки на $55 млн, сообщил «Ведомостям» зампред РСХБ Кирилл Левин.https://www.vedomosti.ru/finance/articles/2018/12/18/789655-rosselhozbank ФАС оштрафовала МТС, «Вымпелком» и «Мегафон» за внутрисетевой роумингФАС оштрафовала «Вымпелком», МТС и «Мегафон» за то, что те предоставляли абонентам услуги внутрисетевого роуминга по повышенным тарифам. Это следует из сообщения ведомства. Каждый оператор должен заплатить 737 500 руб., говорится в нем. Поскольку операторы добровольно устранили нарушения во время рассмотрения дел, ФАС не стала выдавать им обязательные предписания для отмены роуминга, отмечено в сообщении. В частности, операторы отменили платные роуминговые опции, напоминает ФАС.https://www.vedomosti.ru/technology/articles/2018/12/18/789638-oshtrafovala-mts-vimpelkom

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01 декабря 2018, 07:40

Roman Abramovich To Invest In What Can Become Russia's Largest Private Film Fund

As has been widely reported, for the past decade newly-rich Russians have been assiduously investing in London's private and commercial properties. Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea FC, is among the Russians now having visa problems. But that hasn't prevented him from investing in film.

01 декабря 2018, 06:25

UC-Berkeley Student Govt Unanimously Approves Resolution To Fund Migrant Caravan

Authored by Celine Ryan via Campus Reform, The University of California Berkeley student government has resolved to financially support the Honduran migrant caravan after a four-hour meeting Wednesday evening, during which senators were told that voting against the funding would be “violent." The resolution passed Wednesday night was presented by the Associated Students of the University of California. Among other initiatives, the bill titled In Support of Central American Refugees in their Pursuit of Asylum proposed that the student government allocate $1500 to be donated to a non-profit organization with the intent of helping to fund the caravan. The bill specifically referenced the Honduran migrant caravan, acknowledging that "while some have gradually arrived to the US-Mexico border, thousands are still en route and should arrive in the next week or two,” and calling on the student government to “be in solidarity” with these individuals. The document details the plight of Honduran citizens and blames the state of Honduras on the United States.  "The United States, fueled by corporate greed, has strategically intervened in Central American politics and warfare; thus strengthening the U.S. economy and further disregarding the livelihood of  the citizens in these countries." Multiple Latino American students, one of whom stated that she was "undocumented and unafraid," showed up to speak before the vote in an effort to persuade senators to pass the bill, some more aggressive than others.  These students urged the association to “put their money where their mouth is” to prove their empathy for the migrants and asserted that a refusal to allocate the $1,500 in caravan assistance funding would be “damn petty.” Multiple students called the proposed donation the “bare minimum” that could be done by ASUC to support migrants. “Get your shit together,” one student told senators. Another warned senators that a “no” vote on this bill would be “ignorant and violent." After these community members spoke, the bill was passed unanimously, approving not only the donation of funds to support the caravan, but also tasking the student government’s Office of External Affairs Vice President with “phone-banking and lobbying in support of both emergency and comprehensive immigration reform.” The bill states that this effort should specifically address asylum and visa application backlog and “ending the violent practices of our border patrol agents.”

01 декабря 2018, 01:05

Central American Migrants Begin Hunger Strike In Tijuana

A group within the 6,000 or so Central American migrants currently stuck in Tijuana have begun a hunger strike to try and pressure US and Mexican authorities to stop blocking their entry into the United States, and process their applications for asylum in the United States more quickly, according to DW.  Several migrants start hunger strike at US border in #Tijuana#MigrantCaravan pic.twitter.com/hNIlrhk7wP — Ruptly (@Ruptly) November 30, 2018 The group of protesters is part of the more than 6,000 migrants, mostly from Honduras, who have travelled by caravan towards the United States in the hope of applying for asylum and fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries. They are now stuck at the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. Many of those taking part in the hunger strike are women. -DW "Since no one is listening to us, we've decided as a women's movement... to launch a hunger strike," announced Honduran Claudia Miranda during an improvised press conference in Tijuana.  The migrants face long wait times and an uncertain future as they line up and put their names on a list to be heard for Asylum claims - which are currently being processed at a rate of less than 100 per day. Doing the math, it could be months before the roughly 6,000 migrants holed up in Tijuana shelters and a squalid soccer field camp are processed. Not only that, there is no guarantee they will be granted asylum - as migrants have to show evidence of valid claims. The women were initially prevented from setting up a picket in front of the border immigration offices.  "We're in really bad shape," Cindy Pinera told DW. "Everything is wet and that is hard for the babies." -DW The migrants have been camped out at overcrowded shelters and an outdoor sports facility for the last three weeks, while Mexican authorities have begun transporting migrants to a new shelter in order to try and ease tensions and improve the migrants' living conditions as they wait for their asylum applications to be processed - which could take months.  In response to President Trump's efforts to strengthen immigration policies and ban migrants who enter the country illegally from applying for asylum, many caravan members have requested humanitarian and working visas in Mexico instead.  On Sunday, several hundred migrants attempted to breach the US border, resulting in the deployment of tear gas to stop the group from rushing the fence. Mexico vowed to deport those who "violently" charged the US border in response.  Hundreds try to storm the border. Expect significant US response #tijuana pic.twitter.com/0T50XUnXtY — emma murphy (@emmamurphyitv) November 25, 2018 #Mexico says it'll deport ~500 migrants who "violently" tried to "illegally" cross the US border. — Steve Herman (@W7VOA) November 25, 2018 Meanwhile, Fox News has reported that a member of the notorious MS-13 gang admitted to having traveled north with the migrant caravan before trying to enter the United States, bolstering claims by the Department of Homeland Security and President Trump that there are criminal elements among the group. 

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30 ноября 2018, 23:39

Gavin McInnes: founder of far-right Proud Boys denied Australian visa – report

Online campaign opposed McInnes’s planned speaking tour with other fringe figuresGavin McInnes, the founder of the far-right Proud Boys group, has reportedly been denied a visa to enter Australia.Australia’s ABC News reported on Thursday night that McInnes was informed some weeks ago that he “he was judged to be of bad character” by immigration authorities, and had then missed a deadline to appeal the decision. Continue reading...

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30 ноября 2018, 15:45

Founder of US far-right group denied Australian visa: ABC report

Reported denial follows an online petition, which called on the Immigration Minister to ban Gavin McInnes from entering.

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30 ноября 2018, 13:58

Швабе начал выпуск новых аппаратов для безналичных платежей

 © rostec.ruХолдинг «Швабе» выпустил партию новых устройств для проведения безналичных платежей. Аппарат принимает карты МИР и будет использоваться в магазинах Москвы, Подмосковья и регионов.Пинпад YARUS L7150 производится на Вологодском оптико-механическом заводе (ВОМЗ), вот уже более 25 лет разрабатывающем охотничьи прицелы. Аппарат принимает бесконтактные карты, карты с магнитной полосой и чипом международных платежных систем VISA, MasterCard и национальной системы МИР.Новое устройство запущено в серийное производство в октябре этого года. В первую партию вошло 4960 изделий. В 2019 году начнется его внедрение в розничных магазинах России.«Создание пинпада — абсолютно новый для нас опыт в рамках реализации программы диверсификации, и мы не исключаем, что в будущем это направление может получить развитие на нашем производстве. Преимуществ...

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30 ноября 2018, 10:16

ЦФТ реализовал ИТ-поддержку нового проекта Росбанка – карты Visa #МожноВСЁ

Росбанк начал выпуск новой карты Visa #МожноВСЁ, которая совместила в себе два наиболее популярных у клиентов типа вознаграждения: бонусы на путешествия и Cashback.

30 ноября 2018, 06:35

State Department Planning Tighter Restrictions On Chinese Students

Chinese students studying in the US have helped pad the coffers of elite US universities for years. But over the summer, the Trump Administration angered academic leaders across the US by adopting new restrictions on visas for Chinese graduate students (though the president decided against a ban on all visas for Chinese students, a policy pushed by Trump aide Steven Miller). And in what looks like the next step in the administration's crackdown on espionage by Chinese nationals in the US on student or employment visas, Reuters reported Thursday that the State Department plans to tighten its vetting of Chinese students to try and prevent espionage at America's universities. The new vetting measures will include checks of student phone records, as well as the scouring of personal accounts on Chinese and US social media platforms for anything that might raise doubts about a students' intentions - including affiliations with the Chinese government. The plan also involves providing training to US academics to help them spot spying and cyber theft. "Every Chinese student who China sends here has to go through a party and government approval process," one senior US official told Reuters. "You may not be here for espionage purposes as traditionally defined, but no Chinese student who’s coming here is untethered from the state." The White House declined comment on the new student restrictions under review. Asked what consideration was being given to additional vetting, a State Department official said: "The department helps to ensure that those who receive U.S. visas are eligible and pose no risk to national interests." The Chinese government has repeatedly insisted that Washington has exaggerated the problem for political reasons. China’s ambassador to the United States told Reuters the accusations were groundless and "very indecent." "Why should anybody accuse them as spies? I think that this is extremely unfair for them," Ambassador Cui Tiankai said. In recent months, the US has embarked on an unprecedented crackdown on China's intelligence services, arresting suspected spies and warning friendly countries to steer clear of Chinese telecom giant Huawei.All of this suggests that the stronger vetting processes are part of a broader crackdown. Greater scrutiny of Chinese students would be part of a broader effort to confront Beijing over what Washington sees as the use of sometimes illicit methods for acquiring rapid technological advances that China has made a national priority. The world’s two biggest economies also are in a trade war and increasingly at odds over diplomatic and economic issues. Any changes would seek to strike a balance between preventing possible espionage while not scaring away talented students in a way that would harm universities financially or undercut technological innovation, administration officials said. Regardless of whether the national security concerns are legitimate or not, US academics will do everything they can to oppose and stymie these measures. Why? Because Chinese students are responsible for some $14 billion of economic activity that directly benefits American universities. But that is exactly what universities - ranging from the Ivy League’s Harvard, Yale and Princeton universities to state-funded schools such as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - fear most. They have spent much of 2018 lobbying against what they see as a broad effort by the administration to crack down on Chinese students with the change in visas this summer and a fear of more restrictions to come. At stake is about $14 billion of economic activity, most of it tuition and other fees generated annually from the 360,000 Chinese nationals who attend U.S. schools, that could erode if these students look elsewhere for higher education abroad. Trump and senior members of his administration have already reverted to playing the "bad cop" role in the ongoing trade negotiations with China, warning that the talks haven't yielded any progress, and that China has made no effort to reform its espionage and IP theft practices. Now analysts will inevitably wonder" Could this crackdown on Chinese students help poison the well ahead of Trump's Saturday dinner with Xi?

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30 ноября 2018, 05:12

Cuba says the US is unfairly denying diplomatic visas

Cuba says the Trump administration is unfairly denying visas to diplomats assigned to the Cuban Embassy in Washington, which Cuban officials call part of a broader move to undo Barack Obama’s opening with the island

30 ноября 2018, 01:24

Where Is Melania Trump From, and How Did She Come to America?

Melania Trump has a unique background. Here's how the first lady came to America.

30 ноября 2018, 00:29

Caravan women launch hunger strike, putting pressure on U.S. and Mexico

A group of migrant women in the caravan announced Thursday that they would begin a hunger strike to protest the slow pace at which they are being allowed to apply for asylum, as officials from the United States and Mexico are set to meet this weekend to negotiate a plan to process their claims.The fast, which has no set end date, represents a dramatic escalation from the migrants, most of whom have been waiting in Tijuana, Mexico, to cross into the United States through official ports of entry for weeks.The protest raises the stakes for the governments of the United States and Mexico, which have been engaged in a back-and-forth about how to process migrants' asylum claims. On Sunday, President Donald Trump said on Twitter that Mexico would essentially act as a waiting room for migrants as their applications are processed in the United States, though Mexican officials said no deal had been agreed to yet.Fifteen women are set to begin striking, and they expect the number will increase gradually. The women who led the group said they want the governments to expedite humanitarian visas for them, to increase the number of migrants being allowed to cross into the United States, and to halt any deportations against migrants."There is nothing worse than to live on the run, withstanding hunger," one of the women said in a press conference live streamed by immigrant rights group Pueblo Sin Fronteras. "We are not afraid." The women also said they would send a delegate to engage in talks with Mexican immigration authorities. The fast could put pressure on the incoming administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who will be inaugurated as Mexico's president on Saturday. U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are expected to meet with the incoming administration, including soon-to-be Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, to hammer out a plan for processing migrants after disagreements over the weekend.Last month, outgoing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced a plan that provided temporary employment for migrants in two states in southern Mexico aimed at enticing them not to continue trekking northward. U.S. authorities are only allowing between 40 and 100 migrants to claim asylum and there were hundreds of asylum seekers waiting to cross by the time the caravan arrived in Tijuana, across from San Diego, Calif.Further discord over how to deal with the asylum seekers has unleashed internecine fighting in the White House, exposing fault lines among those in the administration who have opposing views on, among other subjects, the use of force against the migrants by troops deployed along the border.While in Tijuana, tensions have risen as self-avowed nationalists have staged marches against the migrants. Last weekend, when some migrants broke away from a peaceful protest to cross the border, U.S. Border Patrol deployed tear gas against them. Irineo Mujica, the director of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, said the hunger strike comes at a breaking point in the caravan's negotiations with immigration authorities."We have been in talks with the new government, with the old government. They haven't fixed anything," Mujica said. "The government just keeps making promises and we just keep waiting."Article originally published on POLITICO Magazine]]>

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29 ноября 2018, 21:19

Is TLC’s ’90 Day Fiancé’ Real?

'90 Day Fiance' is a TLC hit -- but how much of the show is actually real?

29 ноября 2018, 20:57

The Guardian Faceplants As Manafort's Passport Stamps Don't Match "Fabricated" Assange Story

Further evidence that The Guardian "entirely fabricated" a report that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort visited Julian Assange in 2013, 2015 and the spring of 2016; his passports... The Washington Times reports that Manafort's three passports reveal just two visits to England in 2010 and 2012, which support his categorical denial of the "totally false and deliberately libelous" report in The Guardian, which said that Manafort visited Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy - ostensibly to coordinate on the WikiLeaks release of Hillary Clinton's emails.  The Times does note that Manafort could have conceivably entered the UK from another European country and not received a stamp - however a representative for Manafort insisted to the Times that Manafort has only made those two visits to England since 2008, and that a libel suit against the Guardian is under discussion.  While two of Manafort's passports were entered as evidence at his tax evasion trial - something that The Guardian's Luke Harding and Dan Collyns could have easily looked up - the Times has obtained a copy of his third passport which confirms the two visits.  His attorney explained the passports this way: One was lost, one was used to submit to foreign embassies for visas, and one was used as a backup. Manafort later found the third passport. -Washington Times WikiLeaks immediately fired back at The Guardian - betting the paper "a million dollars and its editor's head that Manafort never met Assange."  This is going to be one of the most infamous news disasters since Stern published the "Hitler Diaries". — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 27, 2018 Manafort, meanwhile, issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon through a spokesman, saying: "This story is totally false and deliberately libelous. I have never met Julian Assange or anyone connected to him. I have never been contacted by anyone connected to Wikileaks, either directly or indirectly. I have never reached out to Assange or Wikileaks on any matter. We are considering all legal options against the Guardian who proceeded with this story even after being notified by my representatives that it was false." Blaming Russia Following The Guardian's epic faceplant, an ex-CIA agent penned an article in Politico suggesting that Russia tricked The Guardian into writing the Manafort-Assange story.  Journalist and attorney Glenn Greenwald called them out in a scorching series of tweets - while dismantling The Guardian's original report the day before.  1/ Why do attacks on the US media - calling it "Fake News" - resonate so widely? Because of utterly fabricated and reckless articles like this one from @politico, by a former *CIA officer allowed to write under a "pen name"*. The whole thing is a fraud: https://t.co/kGRsiOXHHN — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 28, 2018  As Greenwald notes of Politico's response, it looks like "the whole thing is a fraud."

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29 ноября 2018, 20:23

Nigel Farage and Vince Cable spice things up at the very Brexity British curry awards

With vindaloo visas back on the menu and days to go until the vote on the deal, the political big-hitters felt the burn as they curried favourAs an absolutely slavish taker-seriously of awards shows, nothing gave me greater pleasure last September than to watch a man winning an Emmy for his directing of the Oscars ceremony. To see the recognising industry get the recognition it deserves should be recognised by everyone as a net positive for Earth.Even so, I must admit to certain lacunae in my awards-show annals. For instance, I have always given the UK’s annual curry awards a swerve. Why? I don’t know. It’s the sort of thing Fergie turns up to in a sari – Duchess Fergie, not Sir Alex – and where David Seaman is a regular. Furthermore, any event described in 2014 by star attendee David Cameron as “a great example of our country coming together” is likely to be otherwise than billed. Continue reading...

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29 ноября 2018, 20:12

Cuba says US unfairly denying diplomatic visas

Cuba says the Trump administration is unfairly denying visas to diplomats assigned to work at the Cuban Embassy in Washington

29 ноября 2018, 14:00

Calling this exodus a 'migrant caravan' obscures the heart of the matter | Mark Isaacs

We need a new term that acknowledges the dire circumstances that have caused Central Americans to leave their homesWhen I first heard of the “migrant caravan” I thought it was a grossly inadequate way to describe this mass movement of people. The more I have learned about the movement, the more convinced I am of its inappropriateness as a definition. Thus far, I have been using it for social media purposes but I want to break down the terminology.The term “migrant” is a misnomer. It gives the impression that these people have similar situations to us. It implies they can apply for a visa, get a job and relocate their families the legal way just like an Australian might migrate to the United Kingdom for work. It is misleading to use the term migrants for a group of people who are fleeing criminal violence, authoritarian governments, corrupt security forces, economic failure and extreme poverty. It is misleading to imply that these people have the same opportunities to migrate as people from Australia, the US or other wealthy nations. Continue reading...

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29 ноября 2018, 12:17

🇵🇰🇮🇳Pakistan and India break ground on visa-free Kartarpur corridor | Al Jazeera English

Pakistan and India have started the construction of their first visa-free border crossing. This will allow Sikh pilgrims to visit shrines on either side and is a rare moment of co-operation between the nuclear-armed rivals. Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Pakistan #India #KartarpurCorridor

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29 ноября 2018, 11:10

Связь-Банк запускает Samsung Pay для держателей карт Visa

В Samsung Pay реализована трехуровневая защита.

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29 ноября 2018, 10:02

Более 1000 игр от ведущих производителей в казино Вулкан

Хотите отвлечься от работы, расслабиться после напряженного рабочего дня или просто весело провести время? Вам не нужно никуда ехать и идти.

12 сентября 2013, 12:05

Не мытьем, так катаньем

Американским властям позарез нужно показать, что у них с экономикой все хорошо. И если не получается сделать это нормальным путем, то можно поменять правила игры. Или игроков. 10 сентября индексу DowJones вновь удалось превысить отметку в 15 тысяч пунктов. Правда, список компаний, с помощью которых это было достигнуто, уже несколько отличался от того, что было днем ранее. Все дело в том, что из него выкинули всех неудачников, портящих общую благостную картину, и поместили новые компании, демонстрирующие лучшие результаты. В итоге из индекса DowJones были выброшены алюминиевый гигант Alcoa, небезызвестный Hewlett-Packard, производящий электронику, и никто иной, как BankofAmerica. Вместо них в список вошли банк GoldmanSachs, платежная система Visa и производитель спортивной одежды Nike. Конечно, спортивная одежда оказывает гораздо большее влияние на мировую экономику чем производство какого-то там алюминия. Сейчас в списке DJIA присутствует десять числящихся «производственными» компаний, которые фактически ничего не производят, но ведь все, как известно, зависит от точки зрения. Это для обычного человека собрать из булки, куска сыра и котлеты какой-нибудь гамбургер – это не производство, а вот для биржи – это очень даже производство. Если дело пойдет так и дальше, то вскоре индекс, и так уже довольно сильно оторванный от экономической реальности, может вообще перестать означать хоть что-то вразумительное и окончательно превратится в некую абстракцию, на которую американские власти будут ссылаться, чтобы доказать, что американская экономика наконец-то «восстанавливается». В общем, вновь и очередной раз повторяется та же самая история, что и с сирийским зарином. И чем глубже будет развиваться кризис, тем больше откровенного и наглого вранья властей и их приближенных мы еще услышим. Ну, а индекс… да он поднялся выше 15 тысяч пунктов. И что? Да, кстати. Компания Apple по-прежнему остается одним из любимчиков Уолл-стрита. Да это и неудивительно. Только вчера она с большой помпой выпустила очередной новый продукт, вся ценность которого заключается во встроенном датчике, сканирующем отпечатки пальцев пользователей. Естественно исключительно для удобства пользователей.  Вероятно, эта инновация найдет своих последователей, но самую большую благодарность Apple наверняка скажут АНБ, ЦРУ, ФБР и прочие секретные службы, а также разнообразные правоохранительные органы. Ведь просто заставить сдать человека свои отпечатки пальцев может оказаться непросто, а тут пользователи не только сами и добровольно будут сдавать свои отпечатки, но еще и приплачивать за это. Право слово, решение более чем изящное. Ссылки на мои выступления по телевидению: http://xn--80ajoghfjyj0a.xn--p1ai/zameniteli-deneg-aleksandr-lezhava http://xn--80ajoghfjyj0a.xn--p1ai/kak-doyat-rossiyu-aleksandr-lezhava Мои книжки  «Крах «денег» или как защитить сбережения в условиях кризиса»,  «Золото. Гражданин или государство, свобода или демократия»,  «Занимательная экономика», «Деньги смутных времен. Древняя история»,  «Деньги смутных времен. Московия, Россия и ее соседи в XV – XVIIIвеках»  можно прочитать или скачать по адресу http://www.proza.ru/avtor/mitra396