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Trends in the global e-commerce market in 2015-2016

The market of electronic commerce both in the world and in a RuNet very actively develops, despite crises and other negative events. In the world in a year average rates of growth by data eMarketer make about 18-20 % a year, in Russia and Ukraine rates of growth reach 17-18 %. It approximately 3-4 % from the general retail in Russia (in Ukraine hardly it is less, the market is developed less and now deep crisis) and to 10-12 % in the USA and other developed countries. The average level in the world makes approximately 6 %. A unique exception, last year in Ukraine because of a deep economic crisis the market has not grown in a dollar equivalent, but for the local companies it is chance to overtake missed earlier. The most interesting that all of us still are in a stage of origin of the market. Under many forecasts the share of electronic commerce in the general retail will reach 20 % in the nearest some years. For the companies of the given sector ignoring of this market is equivalent today to death tomorrow.


Lessons (Half) Learned: Comparing the 1998 and 2014 Ruble Crises

>In December 2014, Russia experienced the most significant drop in the ruble’s value since the financial crisis of August 1998—an event that proved devastating to then-president Boris Yeltsin’s government and its “oligarch” financiers.


Economist Dmitry Gross: The collapse of the global financial system spread over several generations

The scientist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet economy, warns the current model of capitalist development also leads to an abyss.


Understand simple: the Russians are going bankrupt en masse and stop paying on loans

Authorities, banks and collection agencies hastily preparing for the collapse of the market of consumer loans. Russia covers a wave of social default: according to the banks and collection agencies, is currently in a period not served 20% of loans to individuals. 10% of loans specialists believe "hopeless."


UBS to Open Blockchain Research Lab in London

Swiss banking giant UBS opens a technical laboratory in London to explore the potential of technology "chain blocks" (blokcheyn) for subsequent use in the financial services industry.


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