Latest articles from Russia

Triumph during adversity

May 5, 2008

UralSib is among the lucky few to benefit from the credit crunch. Virtually unreliant on international financing, the bank has stood strong and is now winning custom from rivals that are struggling. Its CEO Andrei Donskikh talks to Ben Aris.

Public listing express gathers pace

February 4, 2008

The volume of public listing in Russia shows no signs of abating and commercial banks are likely to join the state banks in keeping the momentum going in 2008. Ben Aris reports.

The rise and rise of KIT

December 1, 2007

In just 18 months, Russian bank KIT Finance has become a major player, and it plans to get a lot bigger. By Ben Aris.

State underpins booming sector

November 5, 2007

Diversification by banks away from industry and into retail indicates Russia’s growing banking prowess.

Cars drive moves into Russian loan sector

October 1, 2007

Ben Aris reports from Moscow on the new trend of carmakers setting up shop with banking licences in Russia to take advantage of the accelerating growth in the auto loans market.

Vodka and banking, the perfect cocktail

October 1, 2007

Roustam Tariko, owner and founder of Russian Standard Bank (and Vodka), tells Karina Robinson of plans to tailor his banking model to current realities.

Russia’s urgent need for more red tape

September 3, 2007

Reg Rage often criticises regulation, but where Russia’s concerned, more is needed – and quickly. The country’s banking sector is undergoing regulatory reform, but too slowly, writes Michael Imeson.

CZARs chew over coming clean

September 3, 2007

While some eastern European mega companies are improving corporate governance and listing abroad, others are moving back closer to the state. Ben Aris explains.

Russia: slow progress

August 1, 2007

When it comes to big statements and declarations of intention, Russia might come across as more vocal in inviting the private sector into its infrastructure and strategic sectors, while still maintaining control of the most important assets.

The next stop for investment in public private partnerships

August 1, 2007

Bankers are looking at the BRIC countries to expand their business and to boost public private partnership portfolios. Which are the most appealing locations? Silvia Pavoni, John Rumsey, Ben Aris and Kala Rao report on the state of PPP development in Brazil, Russia, China and India .

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