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Global lenders prepare to exit Russia

May 3, 2022

International banks face numerous challenges in leaving Russia, even after they have made their exit.

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Russia faces banking crisis as sanctions bite

April 11, 2022

Following some of the harshest sanctions ever imposed on a country, Russia could face a banking crisis within a year as its economy braces for the worst contraction in nearly three decades.

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New Russian sanctions present tricky issues for borrowers and issuers

March 30, 2022

How borrowers and issuers can navigate the exposure risk to recently sanctioned creditors is a difficult question to answer.

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International banks feel the pain from Russian sanctions

March 25, 2022

How can banks learn from this experience to be better prepared for future geopolitical conflicts?

Italian and French banks most exposed to Russia

March 15, 2022

Italian and French banks carry the greatest risks to their financial prospects among foreign lenders operating in Russia, according to the latest statistics from BIS. 

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Russian corporate debt under pressure from sanctions

March 8, 2022

Large volumes of debt from Russian borrowers are at risk of being pushed into junk status. 

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Swift ban won't seriously impact Russian banks

March 1, 2022

Removal of Russian banks from Swift will not cause serious disruptions to the country’s lenders.

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Markets will need to rethink high valuations

February 15, 2022

The CEO of VTB Capital Investments talks to Burhan Khadbai about the macroeconomic landscape, the rise of retail investing in Russia and the asset manager’s ambitions to get involved in the growing cryptocurrency market.

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Russia’s banks embracing an ecosystem approach

February 3, 2022

The rapid pace of digitalisation is disrupting traditional banking operations in Russia, encouraging incumbents to look to new business models.

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Consumer lending boom lifts Russian banks

October 7, 2021

Russian banks almost doubled their profits in the first half of the year, but risks are increasing.

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