Ministry of Finance is preparing a new blow to business
The Russian Ministry of Finance proposes to prescribe in the Tax Code the maximum allowable interest rates on corporate loans. Thus, the ministry expects to simplify tax accounting and avoid…

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Gold remains a reliable asset
The market of precious metals after the New Year surprises with its diversity. The search for fallback options for traders and investors leads to a natural increase in gold and…

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Gold remains a reliable asset
The market of precious metals after the New Year surprises with its diversity. The search for fallback options for traders and investors leads to a natural increase in gold and…

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Cash makes us even poorer

Do you want, as the grandfather of the heroine of one joke, “so that there are no poor”? Take away their money. In particular, cash – coins and pieces of paper. It is the despicable metal, which is in the hands of low-income citizens, and is their worst enemy. On the one hand, it is difficult to consider money as a problem if you can afford to heat a fireplace with them, for example.

Sometimes it seems that all we lack for complete happiness is a certain amount of multi-colored pieces of paper with watermarks. Saying yes to money, you say no to poverty – everything seems to be logical. A bundle of notes in a box with socks is seen only as a guarantee of a comfortable life and carefree old age.

The irony is that most people who love cash and get used to it, do not deny themselves the pleasure of using electronic money. Even those who are demented as credit cards are still buying magnetic cards to travel by public transport, use discount cards when shopping, have a bank account and try to pay for utility bills through terminals so as not to lose time in queues. Of course, it’s difficult to do without cash at all – you never know, you will need to leave a waiter for tea or buy a bottle of water in a stall. But, by and large, the better you feel financially, the less you need cash and the easier it is to avoid having to use it. Continue reading

Investments “from God” are the most sustainable

Investments “from God” are the most sustainable
You can work in the financial market with “God’s grace.” Religious denominations offer adherents investments that are guaranteed to please God and allow hierarchs to maintain godliness in the eyes of the nourished flock. Religious organizations have long ceased to exist through donations and have become diversified corporations.

Today, all large and even small churches control their own investment funds. They invest funds received from believers in securities and conduct other commercial activities. According to Newsweek magazine, one of the most famous Protestant sects, the Mormons (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), only officially owns a financial company with assets of $ 3 billion, and its general condition was estimated by the magazine in June 2011 at $ 30 billion.

At the same time, Mormons belong to the category of the most financially stable sects, in general, Protestant churches are objectively forced to turn into openly financial and service corporations, since the number of parishioners is sharply reduced. Continue reading

One wallet is good, but many are crowdfunding!

What unites the Eiffel Tower, modern Internet startups, the election campaign of Barack Obama and the feature film “Iron Sky” The energetic civilization of the Sun? The idea of ​​crowdfunding, or public co-financing, which was used to accumulate the necessary funds. This year, this new old way to attract finance is booming.

Crowdfunding comes from the English crowd funding, crowd – “crowd”, funding – “funding”. The idea is that anyone can chip in money for a particular project that aroused interest and a desire to participate in it financially with possible subsequent payment in the form of money, a share or a free unit of the product being produced.

Most organically, this idea is woven into the media business, whether it be music, cinema or other forms of mass cultural entertainment. And the maximum commercialization of this market, which makes it almost impossible for any creative character or product to go out into the world without the notorious connections and involvement in existing business configurations, has made the idea of ​​crowdfunding megapopular. Continue reading

LIBOR: time to change bets
The key LIBOR rate for credit markets is going to be modernized. City of London, New York Wall Street and regulators on both sides of the Atlantic are seeking a…

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Dummy for a million, or strange lots
“To sell something unnecessary, you need to buy something unnecessary,” the hero of the legendary Soviet cartoon used to say. Auctions on the Internet have become an excellent platform for…

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E-DINAR - anyone can earn
More recently, the payment system E-DINAR appeared on the market. Originally from a booming Asia, this electronic system has already proven to be very attractive and promising. She has the…

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Dummy for a million, or strange lots
“To sell something unnecessary, you need to buy something unnecessary,” the hero of the legendary Soviet cartoon used to say. Auctions on the Internet have become an excellent platform for…

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