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    1. April 29, 2016

      Chinese lend $12bn for gas plant in Russian Arctic

      Two Chinese state banks have agreed to lend more than $12bn to develop a liquefied natural gas plant in the Russian...

    2. March 17, 2016

      Raiffeisen: Moscow on the Danube

      Austrian banking. What does the phrase evoke? A lender focused on the Alpine state’s stout if unspectacular...

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    1. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      Sberbank profit jumps 48% in 4Q 2015

      Sberbank, the giant state-owned lender, posted better-than-expected results on Tuesday in a rare piece of good news for...

    2. Fast FT

      February 26, 2016

      Putin taps Sberbank executive to run troubled bank

      Russian president Vladimir Putin has tapped a senior executive at Sberbank, the giant state lender that has won...

    3. beyondbrics

      February 8, 2016

      A chance for Putin

      In the spring of 1987, I flew to Moscow with a team of several dozen US officials to negotiate what would become the...

    4. February 5, 2016

      Collateral call spurs Filaret Galchev to sell LafargeHolcim shares

      Filaret Galchev, the Russian businessman with extensive construction interests, has become the latest tycoon to suffer...

    5. January 31, 2016

      Herman Gref, Sberbank’s modernising sanctions survivor

      In December 2014, as Russia’s rouble plunged amid sliding oil prices and western sanctions over Ukraine, Sberbank, the...

    6. January 20, 2016

      Russia’s rouble falls to record low amid oil price plunge

      The rouble fell to a record low of more than 81 per US dollar on Wednesday, surpassing the level reached in December...

    7. January 3, 2016

      Sberbank chief hits out at ECB regulation

      The head of Russia’s biggest bank has criticised the European Central Bank for forcing its eurozone subsidiary to be...

    8. November 26, 2015

      Sberbank: grin and bear it

      One steppe forward, one back. Russian lender Sberbank’s third quarter was its best this year, yet its Rbs65.1bn net...

    9. September 7, 2015

      Rouble decline stokes fears of Russian credit crunch

      Global oil producers have breathed a sigh of relief following a partial rebound in the price of crude — and nowhere has...

    10. September 2, 2015

      ERG taps China for more than $2.5bn of new project financing

      Eurasian Resources Group, owner of ENRC, has secured more than $2.5bn in financing from Chinese banks for new projects...

    11. August 26, 2015

      Sberbank: one steppe at a time

      Russia bears look away. Sberbank, the country’s biggest lender by assets and market capitalisation, actually beat...

    12. August 16, 2015

      Russia recession poses financial dilemma for companies

      When Chris van Riet showed visitors around South Gate Industrial Park, south of Moscow, he used to lay out long-term...

    13. July 28, 2015

      Gas production at Gazprom set to hit post-Soviet low

      Gazprom’s gas production is on track to fall to a fresh post-Soviet low this year as the state-controlled energy group...

    14. June 19, 2015

      St Petersburg’s red carpet fails to hide year of economic bloodshed

      As the VIPs arrived this week at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia’s answer to Davos, it was...

    15. June 15, 2015

      Russian economy: An asset to the state

      Staring into the faces of Russia’s top state bankers last year, Igor Zyuzin was a man on a precipice. An eccentric...

    16. January 14, 2015

      Russia finance minister warns of budget pressure

      Russia’s finance minister has warned that the government will have to slash its budget by 10 per cent, excluding...

    17. January 4, 2015

      Ruben Vardanian, former Troika Dialog CEO: a grumbling optimist

      For a man once called the poster boy of Russian capitalism, Ruben Vardanian is remarkably relaxed about the crisis...

    18. December 16, 2014

      Central bank accused of doing too little to halt rouble crisis

      Only a few weeks ago Russian bankers, corporate executives and government officials described the country’s economic...

    19. December 16, 2014

      Rouble collapse prompts Moscow shopping spree

      Russians hurried to change their savings and pensions into dollars and euros while also stocking up on furniture and...

    20. FT Alphaville

      December 5, 2014

      Buy STAN*

      * Suggest Citi, kinda. Still, it’s AN argument (with our emphasis): After the debating – A favourite year-end...

    21. November 27, 2014

      Russia: pushing planes

      YouTube viewers were captivated this week by footage of Siberian oil workers getting out to push a plane along an...

    22. November 12, 2014

      Russian companies’ struggle to finance themselves will persist

      The beleaguered Russian rouble has started stabilising in recent days as the central bank moves towards a free float....

    23. November 4, 2014

      Consortium plans rescue bid for Petropavlovsk

      A consortium led by a former lieutenant of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has launched a rescue bid for...

    24. October 16, 2014

      FT-BC Index: US companies miss top slots

      A striking feature of the FT-Bowen Craggs Index is that the top performers are almost all European. The highest-ranked...

    25. October 15, 2014

      Sanctions noose begins to tighten on sanguine Russia

      For the Russian banking sector, these are the most nervous times since the global financial crisis six years ago. Half...

    26. July 29, 2014

      Russian state banks and corporate sector likely to suffer

      As the EU moves forward with sectoral sanctions targeting Russian state-controlled lenders, the results could be...

    27. June 29, 2014

      Russian bond issuance sparks optimism

      The successful launch of euro-denominated bonds by two Russian banks has fuelled hopes that an easing of tensions in...

    28. June 27, 2014

      Investment focus: Russia

      Moscow feels chill of sanctions threat It may have been a mild winter by Russian standards, but it has been a chilling...

    29. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Camp Alphaville reminder: Eight days to go (Details here) Markets: Japanese stocks dropped following indications the...

    30. June 23, 2014

      Sberbank in €1bn issuance as tensions ease

      Russia’s largest lender has returned to global bond markets for the first time since the country’s confrontation with...

    31. May 23, 2014

      Russia’s version of Davos serves up opulence and unease

      As they arrived at the Peterhof Palace on Thursday night, guests were greeted by the sounds of Handel’s Water Music and...

    32. April 22, 2014

      Russian bank launches post-Crimea bond

      A Russian bank in the oil-rich region of Tatarstan has become the country’s first lender to issue a dollar-denominated...

    33. March 27, 2014

      Sberbank subsidiary in fund-raising deal

      The Austrian subsidiary of Sberbank, the state-owned Russian bank, has shrugged off the escalation in global political...

    34. March 24, 2014

      Jean-Laurent Bonnafé brings scientific approach to BNP Paribas

      French banks love a good engineer. Their training in mathematics and science makes them well suited to the complexities...

    35. March 4, 2014

      Western banks count cost of Ukraine crisis

      Western banks are counting the cost of a worsening crisis in Ukraine and potential sanctions against Russia, countries...

    36. March 2, 2014

      Raiffeisen hopeful on Ukraine bank sale despite economic crisis

      It is hardly the best time to be selling a Ukrainian bank. But that is exactly what Raiffeisen Bank International is...

    37. beyondbrics

      February 14, 2014

      Credit Bank of Moscow looks to IPO in London

      By Ben Aris of bne in Moscow Unless you live in Moscow and are in the retail business, you probably haven’t heard of...

    38. December 31, 2013

      Oleg Korzhov to take over at Mechel following Mikhel resignation

      Mechel has replaced its chief executive as the heavily leveraged Russian steel and coking coal producer looks to tackle...

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