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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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Russian banks should prepare for digital rouble disruption

September 2, 2021

As the country's central bank plans its central bank digital currency pilot, banks are concerned its introduction could cause funding costs to rise.

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The hidden cost of Russia’s Mir system

July 30, 2021

The homegrown payments system is good news for the state, but will have unfortunate consequences for the private sector.

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The exponential rise of Russia's Mir payment system

July 20, 2021

The unparalleled success of Russia’s Mir payments system has protected it against US sanctions, making other governments take notice.

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Russia's Tinkoff builds out its AI strategy

March 30, 2021

New breed of bank identifies as a tech firm with a banking licence, explains director of strategy.

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Top 50 Russian Banks ranking: resilience tested by the pandemic

February 1, 2021

Russia’s banks were growing in the run up to the Covid-19 crisis, but the economic fallout has taken its toll. 

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Has Russian banking moved beyond ‘boom and bust’ cycles?

January 12, 2021

Big bank failures because of Covid-19 look unlikely as a result of sweeping regulatory reforms.

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Covid-19 casts shadow over Russian bank reform push

July 15, 2020

Pandemic has slowed completion of reforms as regulators seek to prop up economy.

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VEB.RF deputy head looks to nurture a green future

May 7, 2020

The deputy chairman of Russian development institution VEB.RF describes its focus PPPs and how it backs green finance in the country.

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The Banker's Best-performing Banks ranking: BRICS countries

January 2, 2020

Which banks across Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have performed the best in The Banker’s newly introduced ranking that measures a lender's performance across various key criteria? 

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