Latest articles from Central & Eastern Europe

Sovereign rating boost spurs Russia’s retail giant to issue $1bn Eurobond

November 3, 2003

Russia’s state-owned retail giant Sberbank issued its first Eurobond last month. The bank is the first to cash in on ratings agency Moody’s surprise decision to award a two-notch upgrade to the sovereign rating – taking Russia into investment grade territory.

Russian banks fight harder for consumer business

November 3, 2003

Competition is heating up among Russia’s banks and foreign players for a slice of the growing retail banking and mortgage lending markets that are catering for the new middle class. Anthony Robinson reports from Moscow.

Market booms

November 3, 2003

Foreign-owned bank expansion and strong economics are fuelling
the growth trend. Alice Brand reports.

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