Latest articles from Russia

CEE surfs a new wave of structured finance products

May 7, 2007

A surge of new offerings are coming out of central and eastern Europe, with Russia and Kazakhstan showing the new EU countries how it should be done. Michael Marray reports.

Russia bids for a slice of the outsourcing action

April 2, 2007

Of the BRIC countries, India and China have been the driving forces on the outsourcing front. Now Russia – with its smaller, highly qualified team model – is stepping into the fray. Dan Barnes reports.

Credit environment bodes well

February 5, 2007

Russia dominated the bonds and equities scenes last year but this year there are likely to be opportunities for small corporates and second-tier banks in other CEE countries to join the fray, writes Michael Marray.

The Champion bank that came from nowhere

January 8, 2007

A series of mergers have given UralSib a highly diversified profile and turned it into Russia’s largest privately owned commercial bank. Ben Aris reports from Moscow.

Hot pursuit of clients in Russia’s coldest outposts

January 8, 2007

Based in western Siberia, Sibacadembank has been expanding virtually unopposed, attracting international suitors and making plans to float. Chairman Igor Kim talks to Ben Aris.

Russian derivatives go legit

December 4, 2006

Russia’s futures trading went mainstream in June after the Duma passed laws to make it a bona fide business. Ben Aris reports on how banks are gearing up to play in this as yet plain vanilla market.

Kremlin nurtures venture capital

November 6, 2006

Moscow hopes venture capital will boost investment and kick-start a high-tech industry that is sadly lacking funding. Ben Aris reports from Moscow.

Continued growth

November 6, 2006

Russia’s seventh year of economic expansion has fired growth in the country’s banking sector.

Ak Bars hones its ambitions

October 2, 2006

Tatarstan’s Ak Bars Bank is well on its way to fulfilling its aim of making Russia’s Top 10. John McCarthy reports.

Room for visitors

September 4, 2006

Construction of theatres, hotels and office blocks are planned or under way in the city centre, as industry is moved in favour of tourism and services.

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