“Gazprom” deployed to the east / / President ordered the monopoly markets to accelerate the development of Asia-Pacific

«Gazprom» is ready to spend 1.5 trillion rubles. for the development of promising gas markets in the Asia Pacific region. With this money in 2018 is going to lay a gas pipeline monopoly length of 3.2 thousand km of Chayanda field to Vladivostok, which also plans to build an LNG plant. Until now, the intention of monopoly against market entry ATP limited mainly to threats to the EU, relations with which are getting worse, and almost fruitless negotiations with potential customers.

Yesterday at a meeting with the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, President Vladimir Putin ordered the company in a short time to lay a gas pipeline from Chayanda field (Irkutsk region) to Vladivostok, to establish a base for exports to the Asia-Pacific Region (APR ). According to Alexey Miller, field development will cost 430 billion rubles., Pipeline length of 3.2 thousand km (capacity of 30 billion cubic meters. Meters per year) on the route of Yakutia-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok is estimated at 770 billion rubles. Pipeline “would be ready by the end of 2017,” assured Mr. Miller. Chayanda field with reserves of 1.3 trillion cubic meters. meters of gas (Yakutia stocks in general are estimated at 10.4 trillion cubic meters. meters of gas) will become a resource base for the LNG plant in Vladivostok, and then to supply piped gas to Asia-Pacific, told “Kommersant” presidential press secretary, Dmitry Peskov.
plant with capacity of at least 10 million tons of LNG per year, estimated at 220 billion rubles., to be built by 2018, informed Miller. The final justification of investment will be completed before the end of the year. Interest in the project has already taken Japan. A memorandum of cooperation Miller and head of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Ichiro Takahara signed on September 8 during the APEC summit. The project will attend a pool of Japanese companies, including Itochu Corp. and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. (JAPEX).
According to Alexey Miller, after arrangement Chayandy “Gazprom” will begin to develop the Kovykta field with reserves of 1.5 trillion cubic meters of gas. In this case, the plan must be implemented to create a minimum of two pipe systems. “The possibility of further supply of gas from Irkutsk gas production center to the west in the direction of Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk,” – said Mr. Miller.
«Gazprom» has long wanted to enter the markets of the Asia-Pacific region, positioning it as an alternative to Europe, which remains the main export destination monopoly. But still not great successes. LNG project “Sakhalin-2″ is available in Japan and South Korea. A number of promising contracts for LNG landed a subsidiary of the monopoly, Gazprom Marketing & Trading. A year ago, “Gazprom” signed a memorandum with Kogas build a gas pipeline to South Korea via North of Vladivostok in 2017. Its length of 1.1 thousand km, capacity – 10 billion cubic meters of gas a year. However, the further development of the project is not known. For many years, you can not “Gazprom” and enter into a contract with the prospective customer in the region – China. Miller assured yesterday that “there is a new dynamic in the negotiations.” This, according to him, is to supply 68 billion cubic meters of gas a year, but the contract will be concluded after 2018.
So far, the statement of “Gazprom” in relation to the expansion of the Asia-Pacific market is mainly limited to the declarations. Vladimir Putin’s demand to accelerate projects amid worsening relations “Gazprom” with the EU, which started against the company official antitrust investigation, can make her go to a real investment. In the meantime, Miller released to the EU yet another threat, noting that the volume of contracts to be discussed with the Pacific Rim countries, may reach or even exceed the amount of gas supplied to Europe.

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Asia-Pacific real estate market continues to grow amid global crisis


The Asia-Pacific real estate market continues to grow due to the world crisis
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Real Estate continues to this day considered the most reliable contribution to investment. These results are published in a report by Knight Frank for the 2nd quarter 2012. It should be noted that Hong Kong has the highest prices since the third quarter of 2009, writes portal HomesOverseas.ru. The uncertain economic situation still continues to influence the situation in the market.

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Russia must quickly determined with gas export projects to take its rightful place in the markets of Asia-Pacific region, experts say.

Russia must be determined quickly with its export-oriented gas projects to take its rightful place in the Asian markets. This opinion was at the conference “Gas Day in the” Skolkovo “” expressed Director Energy Center Business School “Skolkovo” Gregory Pasture.

So, according to the study “The external and internal challenges for Russian gas exports”, prepared by experts, “Skolkovo”, the base scenario of gas consumption in the Chinese market suggests that by the year 2030. gas demand will be 390 billion cubic meters. m, own production of unconventional gas will be 50 billion cubic meters. m, traditional – 150 billion cubic meters. m, while imports will be up to 190 billion cubic meters. m “China is fast CONTRACT its demand for gas by 2020. free niche missing”, – said Head of “Global Energy” Energy Business School “Skolkovo” Tatiana Mitrova. Thus, according to the presentation of “Skolkovo”, nezakontraktovannaya niche in China opens only with 2025. and is 26 billion cubic meters. m, in the long term to 2030. free (nezakontraktovannaya) niche is 66 billion cubic meters. m

This pipeline gas supplies from Central Asia and Myanmar can provide up to 80 billion cubic meters. m Chinese imports until 2030., that is, there is little niches.

In addition, according to a study in Japan in 2020. niche market will reach 54 billion cubic meters. m, but today it is actively contracting. “We need to quickly determine what the project and in what order we will implement” – believed in the power center of the Business School “Skolkovo”.

Experts “Skolkovo”, Russian gas supplies via the western route ( Project “Altai”) unpromising, and the main perspectives of Russian pipeline gas associated with the north-east of China and Korea. “This window, unless the window. If we have 5 years we will decide which way we go to China, they are fully zakontraktuyutsya until 2030.” – Said T.Mitrova.

G.Vygon in its all said that the expected rate of input East Siberia, which Russia sees as raw materials for gas exports to Asia-Pacific Region, “strongly optimistic.” More prepared for mine commissioning is Kovykta (license from Gazprom). “If in the next 5 years does not make decisions, then these trillliony cubic meters of gas will be in the ground,” – he said.

In addition, according to experts, is a feature of the East Siberia high helium content, and design levels of production of helium in Eastern Siberia over the needs of the world market. In the foreseeable future, according to G.Vygona, the world does not need as much helium. That is, the feasibility of development projects the East Siberian gas fields is dependent on the success of the technological and economic solutions for the storage of excess helium.

Resource and export potential of East Siberia and the Far East are very high, but the delay in decision-making and mining can lead to loss place in the market, the experts emphasized “Skolkovo”.

The World Bank has lowered the forecast for GDP growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

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The World Bank lowered its forecast for growth in gross domestic product (GDP) of the Asia-Pacific Region (APR), reports Reuters. Primarily, this is due to the revision of the risks in the Chinese economy as well as the reduction of its GDP may be stronger and last longer than previously expected.

“This year, we have recorded a significant slowdown in the Chinese economy, in addition, we have concerns that the negative process can only increase, “- says the World Bank report.

Under the new World Bank estimates, China’s economic growth this year is likely to remain below 7.7%. A similar forecast released in May this year, the rate was 8.2%. Forecast for 2013. also reduced from 8.6% to 8.1%. As for the Asia-Pacific region as a whole, the outlook for the current year revised from 7.6% to 7.2% and the forecast for 2013. reduced from 8.0% to 7,6%.

“On forecast for economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region also affects volatility and a wide range of risks arising from the situation in the global economy,” – commented the forecast of its drafters.

Territorial disputes overshadow Asia-Pacific summit

“Leaders of the Asia-Pacific region have taken steps to address the issues of trade and environment at the summit, held this weekend in Russia, but their progress was overshadowed by the ongoing diplomatic tensions in the region,” wrote The Wall Street Journal .

In particular, the APEC summit in Vladivostok was marked tension in territorial issues, disagreements over the direction of future trade initiatives and security in the Middle East, says Paul Mozur, Mitsuru Both Alexander and Kolyandr .

leaders of China and Japan, Hu and Yoshihiko Noda on Wednesday held an informal 15-minute discussion on the background of controversy regarding Japan’s plan to nationalize the islands in the East China Sea that are also claimed by China .

Russian and American delegations meanwhile, did not come to an agreement on the deepening crisis in Syria. Speaking at the forum fields, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Syria had discussed with representatives of Russia, but has made only limited progress.

new UN resolution aimed at ending the violence in Syria, will be useless if it appears “toothless” as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will ignore it, Clinton said. However, the Russian foreign minister said at a press briefing that “we do not support sanctions, because they do not give.”

also continues publication, Russia has made the summit a platform for criticism after the European Commission has recently launched anti-trust investigation into the “Gazprom”. In his speech on Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused European leaders of trying to use the “Gazprom” to solve the problems of Eastern European economies.


Russia will increase trade and economic cooperation with Asia-Pacific

Russia will increase its share of the Asia-Pacific region in the area of ​​foreign trade, President Vladimir Putin said at a press conference after the APEC summit on Sunday.

Putin noted that the increase in trade and economic cooperation with Asia-Pacific « is in fact”. In the volume of EU trade share is 51%, and Asia-Pacific region? 24%, he said.

« But as the economic growth potential of the Asia-Pacific region on the fact of the volume of Russian trade in this area will increase”? Putin said.

He added that Russia is expanding infrastructure opportunities for trade in this sector: increased capacity of Transsib and BAM, expanding and modernizing ports in the Far East, developing hydropower.

Creation of a transport corridor to Asia-Pacific countries will require modernization of the railway infrastructure

One of the key themes of the business of the APEC Summit 2012, which opened today in Vladivostok, will transport security. For Russia, this forum of the opportunity to develop a transport corridor for the region. Already, the annual volume of trade between Europe and Asia is estimated at $ 600 billion overwhelming volume of container traffic in these areas is transported by sea on the traditional route, which takes an average of 35-40 days, and it is very long, especially for high-tech goods.

If you create a new transport corridors, will be able to redirect part of a cargo of sea routes to the railways. In this case the delivery can be reduced to 8 days – it is for a period of time block container train can go from the port of East to the border with Finland. Then, according to experts, by 2020 the share of rail transport Europe – Asia will rise to 7.8% of the total traffic, and by 2030 will exceed 10%. At the level of investment in infrastructure corridor of 25-30 billion dollars, the APEC countries by 2020 would save $ 600 billion by reducing the delivery time of cargoes via Russia.

However, at present transport system is inadequate . Officially, there are more than 30 international routes, often poorly connected to each other or overlapping each other. Russian Railways is no exception. “Today, of the 85 thousand km of railways to carry 20 thousand repairs, some of them are in need of modernization” right now “, their margin of safety is fully developed, – said the representative of the IPEM. In this situation, the risk of systemic failure of the railway infrastructure. Individual polygons network will not be able to miss the additional freight traffic from reaching the limit of carrying and traffic capacity. Chances are that by 2020 the rail just take out a significant part for the carriage of goods, thus acting limiter in economic development “.

The government is trying to prevent negative consequences. About a month ago, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during his visit to the Siberian region announced the government’s decision: railway tariffs in the 2013 index by 7% instead of the previously scheduled to index level of 5.5%. According to Mr. Medvedev, tariffs must ensure breakeven Railways and contribute to the development of rail transport.

However, experts have repeatedly expressed concern that if in 2013-2015 the rate of indexation rate will be set at ” not higher inflation “(or 5.5%), it will lead to the degradation of the rail industry and a shortage of funds not only for investment purposes, but also for the maintenance of operational activities and ensure an adequate level of working capital. The government’s decision takes the edge off the threat, but the level of 7% did not provide the form of the investment component. In such a scenario, it is very important areas will be reduced or removed, noted in the Railways. For example, in the direction from China to expand the “bottlenecks”, it will not be implemented, as well as the development of Moscow and St. Petersburg transport hubs.

According to Deputy Economic Development Minister Andrei Klepach, the indexation rate of 7% is not avoiding losses 38.6 billion rubles., not to mention the implementation of investment programs. According to Klepach, the need for additional financing amount, plus 30% of the approved investment program for 2012-2015. Recall that the size of the program in the course of discussions with the Government was substantially reduced (up to 341.2 billion rubles. In 2013 and to 367.6 billion rubles. In 2014).

Gears tariff funding could come under the state guarantees loans and bond issues. The state should guarantee foreign loans: in Russia do not provide a “long” money. As for bonds, their issuer receives funding through the issuance, and the object is constructed by him in his concession for a period. Bonds may be redeemed at the VEB means sovereign funds to reduce the “concession” period. Dmitry Medvedev has instructed to study the mechanism of redemption of bonds issued for more than 10-15 years, between 40% to 70% of the programs Railways. Ministry of Economic Development in general agreement with these tools.

According to the Head of the Laboratory of the Institute of Economic Forecasting of Yuri Shcherbanin, increased investment in rail infrastructure is particularly important due to the growing interest of the state and business in Siberia and the Far East. “These regions are the most promising economic and geopolitical terms. They launched major projects for the development of mineral deposits, which implies a more intensive development of infrastructure in these areas than in the whole of the railway network. If transport will be carried out, the Energy Strategy of Russia 2030, which was caused by the growth of the economy as a whole, by 2020 we can expect about 40-50% increase in turnover, the BAM he can grow more than 2.5 times. Additionally, Siberia and the Far East to help Russia’s integration into perspective Pan-Asian market, “said Yu.Scherbanin.

September 7, 2012


Putin has not ruled out a currency union Asia-Pacific

Asked businessmen at the APEC summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin does not rule out the creation of a monetary union countries in the region. This is a move in the right direction, he said. According to him, the union could encourage the dollar to more vigorous work and contribute to the stabilization of the world economy.

But such a decision should take into account not only the political and economic factors, but also moral and psychological. He recalled how difficult it was to the Germans to abandon the brand, the French? of the franc, and the British have not been able to abandon the national currency? people of the region should mature for such a decision. But « the first steps in this direction should be made” in the course of the APEC summit in Vladivostok, Putin assured.

Shuvalov: I want to trade with the Asia-Pacific region has surpassed the volume of trade with the EU

Russia must ensure that shift in focus and accelerate the integration and co-operation with the Asia-Pacific region, said at the APEC Business Summit First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov. His speech at the session held « Economic integration: the benefits and side effects». « I would like in the next five? Ten years this vector ( to interact with Asia Pacific) was so strong that in the statistics trading volume was more than Europe “? quoted officials « RIA Novosti”. Rejection of integration both on the European and on the Asian direction is for Russia « much greater risks than the risks that come with the formation of new integration processes “? Shuvalov said. Therefore, he said, the government and the President of Russia will « fully support the integration process, as in the multilateral <--- -> WTO and bilateral, and conduct negotiations on free trade. ” He noted that such negotiations have already begun with New Zealand and Vietnam.

Shuvalov said that by 2015, Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus will complete the process of creating a full-fledged economic integration of the Eurasian Economic Union, reports « Interfax “. Shuvalov sees this as a repetition of the experience of creating the EU in economic terms, but it is not politically.

« By 2015, we intend to sign a new document codifies that combine all the basic agreement, modify them slightly to January 1, 2015, we intend to create a full economic union on such a large territorial space that brings together the three countries? Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, “? said First Deputy Prime Minister.

Most Asia-Pacific stock index grows

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Key Asian stock markets Pacific Region (APR) on Thursday, showing a positive trend mainly on the background of strong statistical data from the U.S., the depreciation of the yen and rising oil prices, which led to the rise in price of the shares of exporting companies and corporations of the energy sector, according to the auction. It became known yesterday that the volume of industrial production in the U.S. in July rose by 0.6% compared with June, while analysts were expecting …

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