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Coronavirus pandemic, which the world has seen the collapse of oil prices, it may be useful for the diversification of the Russian economy in the future. About it in interview to “Lente.ru” said the chief editor of the site Carnegie.ru Moscow Carnegie center Alexander Baunov.
According to him, high oil prices to launch any major non-oil business would be unprofitable. “In raw materials is invested, who have money, and it is reasonable: in the same Bank give you 2% profit, another 10, and why do you need to go where two? But when you have a commodity unexpectedly also two, can be thought to invest in something else”, — explained the expert.
Therefore, cheap oil will help diversify the economy, therefore, such prices for energy is “to some extent good,” Baunov believes. “If our investors will begin to invest in new areas, it would be better for everyone,” he concluded.
Earlier in may, senior researcher of Institute of system analysis of RAS Alexander Kononov said that because of the restrictions imposed in the fight against coronavirus, many Russians realize that they can work remotely. According to him, as a result, people will spend less time traveling to the office and can more constructively to build your workflow.
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