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Economists praised the reduction in Central Bank key rate

The Bank of Russia on Friday to support the economy and stimulate demand, lowered the key rate by 1 percentage point and led her to a new historic low of 4.5%. After such a "generous" step, the regulator does not rule out the possibility that at the next meeting can take a break - everything will depend on the situation. Yet one thing is clear: such moves from the Central Bank while more should be expected, the regulator still prefers a neat solution.

"We will continue to assess the feasibility of additional mitigation measures our monetary policy to lower the rate. However, you know in General our approach: to move gradually, carefully, keeping track of all effects by analyzing all incoming information, so of course, we do not believe today's adopted step as a standard step," - said the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina.

Media: a third of companies plan to optimize staff

In the next six months, more than a third of companies expect to cut an average of 16% of their employees. This is stated in the study hh.ru prepared for "News".

So, 14% of companies said that their staff "just reduced" and 22% — "rather decrease". With 18% of firms expect to maintain current staff, a 35% increase.