Предприниматель | Информационно-аналитический журнал - Part 47

Obama asks U.S. business “to take part in the game”

February 7 (Bloomberg) – Barack Obama called on the leaders of U.S. markets “to participate in the game.” The words “join in a game,” the U.S. president was referring to support their country, by moving money out of the shadows into the economy.

“Now is the time to invest in America,” Obama said in his speech, being in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, he also announced that through its policies intended to achieve, to build a solid foundation for the development of any business, while he laid emphasis on shared responsibility, (approx. government and business) for economic growth.

In some parts of his speech, Obama repeated the remarks of President John F. Kennedy, during the “Cold War”, he urged Americans to “say what they can do for your country.”

“As we work towards a unified goal to make America a better place to do business, I also hope that you will know what to do for America,” Obama said. “Think about what needs to be done to hire as many American workers, that you can do to support the American economy and invest in this country.”

How much earns an average user Uanet?

The most common in the Ukrainian Internet user average income ranges from 1501 to 3000 UAH., As evidenced by data for the December 2010 study “gemiusAudience”, conducted by “Gemius Ukraine.”

It is worth noting that from 701 to 1501 UAH. receive 15% of users Uanet, another 17% did not receive a regular income, and the median income level of 5% and more than 8,000 USD. (see chart 1).

The Ukrainian Internet audience in terms of monthly income

The Ukrainian Internet audience in terms of monthly income

At the same time, the most common group, united in terms of “average family income” – a group “from 2501 to 4000 UAH,” and from “4001 to 6500 UAH.”

Recall, according to the same study, Ukrainian Internet in December 2010 increased by 29% compared with December 2009 and amounted to about 11.3 million users.

At the same time, Ukrainian online audience continues to be young: a group of 14-24 years is about 36% of the total audience, a group of 25-34 – 29%. Also, as the results of the study, most users access the Internet from a home PC (89.38%), less often – in an Internet cafe or at school / institute (12.55 and 7.26%).

Sell MySpace

Media Corporation Rupert Murdoch has officially confirmed the intention to sell the social networking site “MySpace”, which we recall, is unprofitable.

Reporting on financial results, which were presented by Chase Carey (Chase Carey), Chief Operating Officer, “News Corp.” said that now the best time to sell a social network.

According to the results of the financial report for the II quarter of 2011, net income, in relation to last year’s results the same period, the entire media corporations “News Corp.” rose 2.5-fold (from $ 254 to $ 642 million). However, the success of social networks in this, rather it is the main failure of the company over the past 5 years.

Media have repeatedly asserted that the “News Corp.” going to get rid of the social network, which has evolved from a promising and growing in unprofitable. The company’s management has repeatedly tried to revive the social network and cut losses.

In November last year was made a redesign “MySpace”, which was close to the main and more successful rival Facebook. And in January, management reduced the number of employees by almost half, have been laid off 500 of 1100 workers.

However, these steps are not saved “MySpace” – a social network profits continued to fall as well as her attendance. After that, “News Corp.” decided to sell the project to another owner. Given such a strong competitor like Facebook, there are a willing, ready to revive the social network? The issue date.

Uanet inhabit experts, tops and office staff

Ukrainian Internet inhabits mainly skilled workers, such a conclusion was made on the basis of the research gemiusAudience, conducted by “Gemius Ukraine.”

Relative quantitative indicator in the Ukrainian Internet “live” 25% of skilled workers. At least in Uanet are technical specialists – 5%. Simultaneous users over 50%, while the non-performing minority.

The composition of the audience Uanet specialties

The composition of the audience Uanet specialties

 

“Private” under pressure on land, on land and in water

And government organizations continue to methodically explain the group “Privat” who’s boss now. Since the beginning of January to the ferroalloy and chemical assets of collapsed energy problems, millions of fines and lawsuits. By this, whether as principal environmental and other businesses to gosinstantsii other PGP, you can see – in Ukraine is putting things in order, or “attack” on the disgraced business group.

The first of the problems encountered said “Zaporizhia Ferroalloy Plant.” On January 1, 2011 ZZF was transferred from I to II class power that has made production unprofitable and forced the plant to stop half the capacity.

As reported by the National Commission for Electricity Regulation, in 2010, has not fulfilled ZZF norm for the average monthly consumption of electricity: for I class it is not less than 150 million kW / h. “In terms of restoring production to 70% of the plant for a long time working at a level no more than 30%”, – says the company. Volumes of consumption of electric power company in 2010 amounted to 136 million kW / h. per month.

I save energy class in 2011 ZZF would extend the contract for the rental of the substation “F2.” However, in the “Zaporozheoblenergo” reported that they see no possibility to extend the lease term.

Zaporizhia Ferroalloy Plant

Zaporizhia Ferroalloy Plant

The position of the power industry is hardly logical: ZZF is the energy-intensive industries and reducing them to Zaporozhye in production is not profitable, including the most “Zaporozheoblenergo.” According to ZZF, January 1, the plant shut down eight furnaces, and unused in the production of workers sent to repair and service work. If the issue with the lease substation will not be solved under the dismissal can get 500 people (20% of all state enterprises), will also address the issue of stopping of investment and social programs – reported in ZZF. Power to solve the problems the company may build its own substation, but this would require at least a year and about 80 mln.

earth and the air

Following Zaporozhye DF trouble overtook three “Privat” plant: the results of environmental audits initiated by the prosecutor of Dnipropetrovsk region, “Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant”, “Ordzhonikidze Mining” and “DneprAZOT”, were charged with breaking environmental and land legislation.

Claims against the NFP is based on the fact that in 2010 the company failed to comply with measures to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide on individual sources with 5 mg per thousand cubic meters. to 250 mg. in cubic meters. Such a requirement is spelled out in the permit for discharges of pollutants into the atmosphere, the plant issued in 2009, in turn, as we are assured by the company to meet this requirement in such a short period of technologically impossible. It was assumed that 2010 will be accepted technological standards of permissible emissions (whose development was entrusted to SSTC “Energostal”), which would resolve the situation, but the document to the Ministry of Environment has not yet been approved. Undertaken in 2010, attempts to convince the environmentalists NFP to postpone compliance also failed. As a result, since January 1 this year, working furnace NFP has been translated into a mode in which the emissions would not exceed the established 250 mg. in cubic meters. Support the work of units in this mode is extremely difficult. “This work is on the verge of a foul,” – recognize the representatives of the plant. The only way out of this situation on NFP is called a new permit to a later date the implementation of environmental activities.

However, the maneuver did not save the technological regimes of NFP. On January 12, at the request of the prosecutor’s office, the factory began unscheduled audit of the State Ecological Inspectorate in the Dnipropetrovsk region. Measurements confirmed that the excess emission standards no. However, for non-environmental measures (under the above resolution) the company has been assessed penalties of $ 3.37 million USD, and the prosecutor’s office sent claims to the Regional Economic Court, which asks to recover damages and to oblige the plant to perform actions to reduce emissions.

Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant - the main consumer of manganese ore in Ukraine

Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant - the main consumer of manganese ore in Ukraine

The results of testing on NFP consider unfounded and biased position of environmental inspection. In particular, as noted, the calculation of the claim to the NFP began even before the test itself, as evidenced by the letter of the regional environmental inspectorate. Also, the company pointed to the fact that an act of environmental inspection was transferred to the plant for review and signature before completing the test and, thus, did not contain any dates or numbers. As of today, as reported by the company, the effect of an act of environmental inspection suspended Nikopol Municipal Court. Also, NFP has sent its objections to the audit of the State Environmental Inspection of Ukraine.

A Ordzhonikidze Mining, the results of the January test, was charged with the unauthorized change of purpose 19.4 hectares of agricultural lands of state property and 41.2 ha of land owners of land shares. According to prosecutors, these lands were used plant in 2010 for mining. Losses due to changes in purpose of land and removal of the fertile lands of the ball are estimated at 1.070 mln. Given the evidence the prosecution of criminal charges under the Criminal Code, part 3 st.365 (abuse of power, which led to grave consequences) and is preparing a lawsuit to collect damages, – the head of the oversight of compliance with environmental law and land law prosecution region A. Bilenko. In fact OGOKe refused to comment, explaining that the charges were a surprise for the company and lawyers combine to today understand the situation.

According to UkrFA, Stakhanov Ferroalloy Plant and Marganetsk mine, also controlled by the group “Privat”, focus on state structures themselves have not yet experienced.

Chemical Attack

But for the chemical group manifested an asset to the beginning of the year activity environmentalists nearly caused the shutdown – saved by the fact that, along with “DneprAZOT” would be stopped and the factory CHP provides heat about 10 thousand inhabitants Dneprodzerzhinsk.

The company has been accused of that in January 2011, without permission in spetsvodopolzovanie (date the previous permit expired on January 1, 2011) carried out a sampling of p. Dnipro 197.9 thousand cubic meters. m of water. The amount of damage to the state was estimated at 4.3 million USD.

According to prosecutors, the permission to spetsvodopolzovanie not been renewed due to failure in 2010 of measures to reduce water pollution. At the same time, the enterprise itself assure that environmental protection measures of the ten, nine were fully implemented, and the last – at 52%. “In fact, all plant activities have been implemented, but did not produce the desired effect” – offered his own version of what is happening in the State Administration for Environmental Protection in Dnipropetrovs’k region (which also grants permission for spetsvodopolzovanie). Once the inspectorate has counted “DneprAZOT” penalty for unauthorized use of water resources, and the prosecutor’s office filed a lawsuit, the permission to plant spetsvodopolzovanie yet been renewed. But only until February 15. During this time, “DneprAZOT” should develop additional conservation measures – reported in the regional state administration on environmental protection.

Synopsis: The world steel market over the period January 27 – February 3, 2011

East Asian market took a two-week break to celebrate the Chinese New Year calendar. However, in other regions of the active metals plants remains high. Producers continue to raise prices to offset rising costs for raw materials. At the same time, demand, at least in the U.S. and Europe is high enough to justify these increases. However, resistance from customers gradually increased, so the market is already close to the peak of expansion, followed by a downward correction.

Convenience

Activity in the Middle East market has fallen sharply blanks. Regional distributors, replenish semis in mid-January, stopped buying and are not ready to resume them because of the uncertain situation in the construction industry. Suppliers officially yet keep the old quote, but few transactions are carried out at lower prices. Thus, according to various sources, the cost of procurement of production of the CIS fell to $ 620-640 per ton FOB, Turkish companies are offering it at $ 650-660 per tonne FOB.

It is expected that in the coming weeks, prices continue to decline. Demand for stock in the Middle East will be restored not earlier than March, scrap prices have stabilized, and Asian companies temporarily left the market due to holidays. Turkish and Arab distributors willing to buy the Russian and Ukrainian billet at $ 610-615 per ton FOB, and Iranian companies have stopped the deal because of the decline in the domestic long products market.

In South-East Asia before the holidays quotes confidently walked up despite the lack of apparent demand. According to analysts, from mid-February around the region will rise in price due to reinforcement and wire rod recovery in the regional construction industry. Therefore, suppliers of semi-finished pre-set the stage for recovery. Cost of Taiwanese and Malaysian blanks, while noted in up to $ 700 per ton CFR, Russian products are offered at $ 680-690 per tonne CFR.

High growth rates were in late January, prices in the Asian market and slabs. Local distributors are faced with the strongest deficit semis. Brazilian and Australian products, apparently, does not appear in the region until April, and suppliers from the CIS successfully signed contracts with American and European buyers. As a result, the cost of the slabs in the Far East amounted to $ 700 per ton CFR, and new proposals after the holidays are expected to be at least $ 710-730 per tonne CFR.

Structural Steel

Depression in the Middle East long products market in late January-early February, has worsened. The Egyptian economy is paralyzed, banks stopped payments, does not operate Port of Alexandria, the local steelmakers stopped. Thus, the country, the former major buyer of accessories, for an indefinite period is out of the market. In this case, the riots in the near future may start in other Arab countries. According to experts, are at risk of Yemen, Syria and Algeria.

In this situation, the Arab governments do not approve new construction projects, and distribution companies do not provide stock products. Current needs are met, mainly due to locally made products. In early February, the domestic prices for rebar grew slightly in the UAE and Qatar, but in other countries in the quotes are stable, and Iran continues to decline. On top of that, because of the holidays is not functioning and the Southeast Asian market, although in mid-February there are expected some increase in prices.

Turkish rebar producers have to focus on the domestic market as well as the United States, where due to a sharp rise in price of long products in December and January, traders exhibit considerable interest in imports. The prices in this case, dropped to $ 680-695 per tonne FOB and, according to analysts, could fall further in the near future. Exporters from the CIS in January installed rebar export quotations in the range of $ 680-700 per ton FOB, and the rod – an average of $ 10 per ton higher, but in February they will obviously have to omit them for $ 20-30 per ton

In Europe, buyers expect lower prices in February for long products due to price reduction of scrap and therefore stopped buying. Meanwhile, the concessions so far have gone only plants in Southern Europe, have reduced production costs by about 10 euros per ton for both domestic and foreign buyers. Quotes of the fixtures in Italy are 530-540 euros per tonne EXW or 530 euros ($ 731) per tonne FOB for export to Algeria, the only more or less serious buyer of European products. Meanwhile, Eastern European companies still offer fittings to 570-580 euros per ton EXW, a German exhibit prices in March and 600 euros per ton EXW. According to analysts, these prices are too high and in the near future is likely to fall slightly.

steel plate

Before leaving on a two-week vacation East Asian companies have announced price increases, which will take effect immediately after the resumption of normal business activity. The cost of flat-rolled products is assumed to raise to $ 20-30 per ton, in particular, Chinese companies expect to bring in mid-February, prices for hot rolled coils to $ 730-750 per ton FOB, and the cold – to more than $ 850 per tonne FOB. Japanese Nippon Steel and JFE Steel pledged to increase internal quotations and declared intention to bring the cost of hot rolled steel for customers in Southeast Asia up to $ 780-800 per tonne CFR for delivery in March. Joined the process and Indian producers, has added about $ 50-80 per ton price of new c / c rolls as a result should exceed the $ 860 mark per ton EXW.

In principle, the demand for flat-rolled products in the region after the holiday break, really, should go up. Consumers and distributors need to replenish stocks, and the region’s economy is forecast in the spring revival. True, the problem may be excess supply caused by the expansion of steel production in China, Korea and Japan. Especially tough competition between local companies there in the market of shipbuilding of the plate, the cost of which may never exceed $ 800-820 per tonne CFR Korea.

Prices for the products of Russian and Ukrainian companies are consolidated. The cost of g / k roll for February was established in the range of $ 720-750 per ton FOB, at this level and is quoted Ukrainian commercial steel plate for Middle Eastern buyers. At the same time, suppliers of steel products in the region expect to further increase. In particular, the Gulf countries have recently received offers to sell hot-rolled more than $ 800 per tonne CFR.

Prevent steelmakers may lower demand for flat products in Middle Eastern countries, making a further rise of prices problematic. For example, in Turkey’s internal quotations for c / c rolls in late January has stabilized at $ 820-850 per ton EXW, and, traders expect to make concessions. Export prices are between $ 820-840 per tonne FOB for shipments to Europe, where the situation so far is in favor of steelmakers.

European distributors have not yet completed the process of formation of reserves, moreover, in the spring and are projected to increase in consumption of steel products. Therefore, the demand for flat-rolled products remains high, and prices rise. Most metals plants have already sold the March production and reception of orders announced in April. In this case, the value of g / k roll is supposed to bring to 620-640 euros ($ 856-883) per ton EXW. Russian products in the European market is now small, but the Ukrainian is offered at $ 760-790 per tonne DAP border of Ukraine. Analysts say that European companies exaggerate their ability to raise prices. As reported by traders, consumers are increasingly opposed to hot-rolled steel price increase of more than 600 euros per ton EXW.

Special steels

Asian stainless steel market was closed for the holidays, but in the last days before the New Year Taiwanese Tang Eng managed to make a statement about price increases – as long as only internal – about $ 100 per ton similar growth is expected in export quotations in the middle of February.

Prognosis for February looks optimistic. With the approach of spring should perk up demand, prices for stainless products increased, which will help producers offset higher prices of nickel next to a $ 27,500 per ton, however, to achieve sustained growth only when the producers will be able to continue a moderate policy, in Europe and the East Asian power in the output of stainless become redundant and are loaded with no more than 70-80%.

Metal

By early February, the activity in the world market fell to a minimum. Turkish companies, providing a raw material in February, stopped the transaction, and unclear situation in the Middle East market of long products has to be careful. Traders point to the price of HMS № 1 & 2 (80:20) at $ 485-500 per ton CFR, but these quotes are not supported by actual sales. However, the exporters themselves are not going to drop prices to below $ 480 per ton CFR, believing that by the end of February, they resume growth.

American companies have forecast that the domestic price of scrap in February to decrease by $ 10-15 per ton as compared to the previous month, however, as analysts note, the decline may be more significant – up to $ 30 per ton in the next two weeks, local consumers do not practical will have competition from exporters, and quotes on U.S. scrap market in the world just fell to $ 20-30 per tonne compared with peak values ​​in mid-January.

In Asia the market after the holidays, is expected to begin work with the same prices that were formed by the end of last month: about $ 460-480 per ton CFR in the supply HMS № 1 & 2 in containers up to $ 510 per tonne CFR for large parties. Indian companies, however, have reduced quote of $ 10-15 per ton, but it seems to be only temporary.

Gennadiy Bogolyubov increased its stake in Privatbank

Gennadiy Bogolyubov – the second major co-owner of Privat increased the proportion of share capital by 0.03 percent, to 49.027% of shares.

According to the press service of the largest bank in Ukraine.

“Based on information from the registrar the following changes in ownership of the company, which owns 10% or more of the voting shares. At the moment, Gennady Bogolyubov in the proper asset is 23773384 pcs. ordinary shares (49.027% of the share capital), “- says the site Privat.

Recall, the largest commercial bank “Privat” own Igor Kolomoisky (49.154%) and Gennady Bogolyubov (48.997%), and small packets have higher management of the bank. According to the NBU’s assets Privat up 104.4 billion UAH, loans issued by legal entities – 71.7 UAH billion, loans of individuals – 19.3 billion USD. Among the commitments PrivaiBanka, who incidentally reached 92.9 billion USD, there are tools in the population of 45.5 billion USD, funds of enterprises in the amount of UAH 18.2 billion.

The amount of bank’s equity capital is 11.5 billion USD.

Oleg Uvarov: Erysipelas more!

Beget as much as possible!

Beginner businessman Oleg Uvarov only a few months ago, arrived in Moscow and has already organized online shop selling strollers. Young businessman told of his crusade and called on women to bear as many children, well, our half-baked Santa Claus of course supported by his message of demographic expensive for Russians.

On Monday, the price may be called the privatization of “Ukrtelecom”

Today is the last period of work on the assessment of shares of Ukrtelecom, which planned to sell. “The contract we signed with the State Property Fund, today – the last day of the assessment of the property sold. On Monday, we will give all the information SPF, after which the fund will examine it and if it deems it necessary to make a some changes “, – says Alexey amphitheater.

However, when asked how much appreciated shares of state companies, refused to answer, citing a confidentiality agreement.

Experts still expected, how much can be assessed Ukrtelecom package, for example consulting firm, “The Island” appreciated the majority at or above the reserve price, which was proposed and approved by the ESU SPF, which incidentally is the only bidder state-owned operator. The company offered to pay 10 USD more than it has been suggested that MFI – 10.5 billion USD. The same opinion is shared by Denis Belov, a financial analyst at Astrum IM.

Oleg Tinkov: The world changed employers

Oleg Tinkov: The world has changed employers

Oleg Tinkoff, chairman of the bank “Tinkoff. Credit system. “Oleg reveals the meaning and the idea of ​​entrepreneurship, the benefits of entrepreneurial freedom and how to find it.