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  1. November 12, 2013

    Sberbank chief calls for reform as Russian GDP disappoints

    The head of Russia’s largest bank has called for a new round of decisive reforms to reinvigorate the country’s private...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 23, 2013

    Potash row: Belaruskali needs a lifeline

    Belaruskali, Belarus’s state-owned potash miner, has been badly hit by its nearly two-month-long dispute with Uralkali, its...

  1. May 31, 2013

    Sergei Guriev re-elected to Sberbank board

    Sergei Guriev, a liberal economist who fled Russia after being interrogated by police in April, was re-elected to the...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 5, 2013

    Sberbank spreads its wings with Boeing leasing deal

    Sberbank is moving from finance to operations in Russia’s booming air travel market. The bank has placed an order with US...

  3. beyondbrics

    February 26, 2013

    Sberbank's eurolira bond strengthens Turkish ties

    After buying a bank in Turkey last year it was a logical step for Sberbank to start borrowing in the Turkish currency. The...

  4. November 22, 2012

    Eurozone crisis pays off for Sberbank

    Few European bankers can claim to be winners from the eurozone crisis. But one of the biggest success stories to emerge from...

  5. September 18, 2012

    Sberbank in $5.2bn secondary offering

    Russia’s Sberbank has raised $5.2bn in a London-Moscow public offering, after strong demand helped the state lender price...

  6. August 29, 2012

    Sberbank results boost share sale bid

    Russia’s Sberbank may finally be ready to go ahead with a secondary public offering after first-half results showed both the...

  7. beyondbrics

    August 16, 2012

    Russia: Sberbank jobs for Olympic stars

    Russia’s 129 Olympic medallists are being showered with gifts. The most exciting is probably a luxury Audi, courtesy of a...

  8. June 10, 2012

    Sberbank chief hails Turkish deal

    According to those taking part, it is a deal that marks a big shift in the international banking sector. The deal in...

  9. March 27, 2012

    Shuvalov case raises cronyism questions

    When Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, declared that his wife had earned an income of $10.9m in 2008, he...

  10. beyondbrics

    March 15, 2012

    Sberbank is ready for the market, but is the market ready for Sberbank?

    embed1 With Russia’s presidential election now done and dusted, a fresh window is opening for Russian initial public...

  11. February 2, 2012

    Putin orders share buy-back

    Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian state lender VTB to buy back shares from small, local investors at twice their...

  12. beyondbrics

    January 30, 2012

    Sberbank Warsaw Stock Exchange

    Russia’s Sberbank has expressed interest in buying a Polish bank, but has so far made little progress; now it may be...

  13. October 28, 2011

    Dimon helps Moscow boost its global allure

    Senior western financiers including Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan’s chief executive, gathered in Moscow on Friday to advise Russia...

  14. July 15, 2011

    Sberbank to acquire Volksbanken International

    Sberbank has agreed to acquire Volksbanken International as it seeks to gain a foothold in eastern Europe, a new trend among...

  15. beyondbrics

    July 15, 2011

    Sberbank: what next after Austria?

    All in all, it’s been a pretty good 24 hours for Sberbank (SBER03:MCX).  On Thursday night in Vienna the Russian state...

  16. April 14, 2011

    Sberbank in talks for stake in Volksbanken

    Sberbank is in talks over purchasing a controlling stake in Volksbank International, in a deal that would make the...

  17. March 11, 2011

    Sberbank buys Troika Dialog in $1bn-plus deal

    Sberbank, the Russian state savings bank, has agreed to buy Troika Dialog, the privately owned investment bank, in a...

  18. December 27, 2010

    US attacks Khodorkovsky guilty verdict

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky stands in the court cage with a Russian guard before the reading of his sentence in Moscow A Russian...

  19. December 15, 2010

    Court verdict on Khodorkovsky delayed

    A Moscow court has delayed the start of the verdict in the politically charged case against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the jailed...

  20. December 14, 2010

    Sberbank chief hits at Russian tax-rise plans

    The chief executive of Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, has warned that the consequences of tax increases planned for next...

  21. December 1, 2010

    Sberbank hints at foreign listing

    In a move guaranteed to please foreign investors, Sberbank, the Russian state savings bank, said an international listing...

  22. June 7, 2010

    Russia bearish on infrastructure spending

    Going up: a ski lift in operation at Sochi, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics – an infrastructure project that has thus far...

  23. June 2, 2010

    Low rates to reignite bankruptcies

    Russia's low interest rates may trigger a second wave of bankruptcy for the country's companies and banks, German Gref, head...

  24. November 11, 2009

    GM chief promises cash for new-look Opel

    General Motors yesterday promised a more independent Opel and vowed to support its European unit with fresh money as the US...

  25. November 10, 2009

    GM chief promises cash for new-look Opel

    General Motors on Tuesday promised a more independent Opel and vowed to support its European unit with fresh money as the US...

  26. October 14, 2009

    Extolling virtues of a diversified economy

    German Gref has long been an advocate of diversifying Russia's economy via strategic tie-ups with foreign groups. Mr Gref is...

  27. October 14, 2009

    Moscow's risky Opel gambit

    In February, as General Motors veered towards bankruptcy and said it was seeking investors for its 80-year-old European...

  28. October 13, 2009

    Russia's bold Opel gambit

    In February, as General Motors veered towards bankruptcy and said it was seeking investors for its 80-year-old European Opel...

  29. October 13, 2009

    Opel takeover was complex two-year journey

    May 10, 2007 Gaz and Magna announce that Oleg Deripaska will pay about $1.54bn for 18 per cent of the Canadian company....

  30. October 6, 2009

    Renault willing to invest in troubled Avtovaz

    A top Russian official said Renault had expressed willingness to invest in Avtovaz although the French company said it had...

  31. October 3, 2009

    Renault given ultimatum over funding for Avtovaz

    Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin yesterday gave Renault an ultimatum either to help fund Avtovaz or see its 25 per...

  32. October 3, 2009

    Renault given ultimatum over Avtovaz funding

    Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin yesterday gave Renault an ultimatum to either help fund Avtovaz or see its 25 per...

  33. September 29, 2009

    VTB head confident despite the gloom

    VTB, Russia's second- biggest bank, is over the worst of the crisis and should see its balance sheet start to recover later...

  34. September 28, 2009

    VTB head confident in spite of the gloom

    VTB, Russia’s second-biggest bank, is over the worst of the crisis and should see its balance sheet start to recover later...

  35. FT Alphaville

    June 5, 2009

    Sberbank to sell on stake in Opel

    Russia’s Sberbank plans to sell its stake in Opel to another Russian investor, its chairman said on Thursday. German Gref...

  36. June 4, 2009

    Sberbank plans to sell on stake in Opel

    Russia’s Sberbank plans to sell its stake in Opel to another Russian investor, its chairman said on Thursday. German Gref...

  37. June 3, 2009

    Russia hopes to get behind the wheel

    When Barack Obama, US president, announced his decision to shepherd General Motors into bankruptcy on Monday, Vladimir...

  38. June 2, 2009

    Russia hopes to get behind the wheel

    When Barack Obama, US president, announced his decision to shepherd General Motors into bankruptcy on Monday, Vladimir...

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