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(From left to right) Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazabayev, Russia’s then-president Dmitry Medvedev and Belarus’s president Alexander Lukashenko

Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus open economic borders

July 2, 2012

Closer economic integration of countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States has been discussed for many years without practical progress. The launch of a Single Economic Space between Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus may be about to change that.

Issuers on the fringes of Europe's crisis

May 1, 2012

Although not directly affected by the squeeze facing eurozone peripheral sovereigns and banks, central and eastern Europe is affected by its economic ties with the EU and the prevalence of western European banks in its markets. Philip Alexander hears from a range of European issuers outside the eurozone, including sovereigns, agencies, banks and corporates, on how the crisis has affected them.

Mixed blessings of foreign ownership for Black Sea banks

May 1, 2012

Levels of foreign ownership vary widely among the banks of the eastern Black Sea countries. While foreign-owned banks went too far, too fast before the crisis, they may be more resilient than locally owned players in a downturn.

Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus dominate CIS banking landscape

May 4, 2011

In the past decade, foreign investment and natural resources wealth have transformed the banking landscape in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Banker's latest ranking for the region shows which countries have benefited the most from this change.

Getting Ukraine's finances back on track

August 30, 2010

The deputy prime minister of Ukraine, Sergei Tigipko, explains what measures his government is taking, with the help of the International Monetary Fund, to get the country's finances back on an even keel.

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Politics holds key to lending

March 3, 2010

There are no guarantees that a new president will usher in greater economic and political stability in Ukraine, which makes further consolidation likely in the country's under-pressure banking sector. Writer Philip Alexander

Naftogaz prises open financial pipeline

December 30, 2009

The successful debt restructuring by Ukraine's gas importer has eased short-term difficulties and offered hope for better government and corporate financial management in the future. However, the country's track record of disappointment in such matters still hangs heavy. Writer Philip Alexander

Yulia Tymoshenko

October 28, 2009

The past few years have been turbulent even by Ukraine's standards, but prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko insists the situation will settle after next year's presidential elections. Writer Courtney Fingar

Alexander Dubilet

July 7, 2009

The chairman of PrivatBank explains how the bank intends to ride out the downturn through its focus on increasing liquidity and improving the quality of its loan portfolio. Writer Brian Caplen

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