Russia Tech Growth
PC Market Stumbles on HDD Shortage While U.S.
Despite Strong CEE Performance, EMEA PC Shipments Decline by 6.5% in 4Q11, as Weakness in Western Europe Continues, Says IDC
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Russia has long been known as major resource exporter. Justifiably so, as the oil and natural gas sector contributes a lion’s share of the country’s exports and makes up a majority of its gross domestic product.
MOSCOW, April 2 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's largest home electronics retailer Eldorado's central office has been searched over charges of tax evasion, an Interior Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday. "We confirm that our officers are conducting searches in Eldorado's central office. The searches are part of a criminal case on tax evasion charges against the company," Anzhela Kastuyeva, press spokesperson for the ministry's department for the Central Federal District, said.
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The economy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was based on a system of state ownership of the means of production , collective farming , industrial manufacturing and centralized administrative planning . The economy was characterised by state control of investment, public ownership of industrial assets, and during the last 20 years of its existence, pervasive corruption and socioeconomic stagnation.
CEDC is one of the largest producers of Vodka in the world and the largest integrated spirit beverages business in Central and Eastern Europe when measured by volume.
MOSCOW — In the Soviet days, Russians asked their American friends to bring blue jeans, rock records and other Western goods into the country.
PC prices dropping quickly relative to average weekly incomes. For many people around the world, especially 2.5 billion people living in China, Latin America and Eastern Europe, computer prices are dropping quickly relative to average weekly incomes. The trend in wages and prices may mean new growth opportunities for computer manufacturers even amid the growth of tablets which are often priced beyond the reach of many consumers outside the U.S.
Chipmaker Intel has suffered from the notion that since it isn’t having much success in either the smartphone or tablet computing space, its growth prospects in the so-called post-PC era are limited. That, said Intel CEO Paul Otellini, is one of three myths he aimed to bust today in a speech at a Credit Suisse technology conference in Phoenix.
Despite a significant supply chain disruption in the PC business, Intel has managed once again to surprise everyone with its luck in selling chips to PC and server vendors. The company’s profit climbed by nearly 6 percent in the quarter, despite persistent worries that demand for personal computers is down generally in the face of worldwide economic uncertainty, the popularity of tablet devices like Apple’s iPad, and smartphones in which Intel’s chips are not a significant factor.
Protests in Russia last week have dominated international news, and talking heads have been eager to explain how this is evidence of an increasingly divided and unstable Russia. Although the political response has not been as graceful as it could have been, the restraint the government has shown in regards to the protesters is encouraging, especially compared to how similar protests were met in Syria, Libya, or Egypt.