Alexander Abramov

Russia's new government starts saving small business

After the release of Russian President Vladimir Putin's new May decree, the government will restart the support of small and medium-sized businesses. Russia's Ministry of Economic Development has already prepared its measures. It has …

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Doesn't collapse of ruble bother Russians?

The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) has conducted a public opinion poll, according to its results, the increase in the dollar and euro exchange rates does not bother the majority of Russians (60%). Two-thirds of the …

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Russia to give $19 billion to "bad debts" bank

Russia’s Central Bank will provide Trust Bank with a combined 1.1 trillion rubles ($19.17 billion), Central Bank Deputy Governor Vasily Pozdyshev said. The banks’ problematic assets could be united under …

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Russia's Sberbank loses leadership

Sberbank has ceased to be the most reliable bank in Russia, according to Forbes ranking of the 100 most reliable Russian banks of the current year, based on their international ratings. It was bypassed by three credit organizations: Rosbank …

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Will Russia find replacement for SWIFT?

Russian banks are looking for a replacement for the SWIFT bank payment system, as cutting them off from the system is possible due to the US sanctions announced by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. US …

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Is it safe to keep money in Russian banks?

This year, approximately 35-50 banks can be deprived of licenses in Russia, according to the review of the January situation in the Russian banking sector prepared by the RIA Rating agency. In the period of January-February …

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Moody's upgrades outlook on Russia's sovereign rating

Moody's rating agency has changed the outlook on Russia's Ba1 long-term issuer and senior unsecured debt ratings to positive from stable. Moody's also affirmed Russia's long-term ratings at ‘Ba1’, the agency said in a …

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Russian banks 'lose' 140 billion rubles

Russian banks' profits declined by 15% to 790 billion rubles, according to the Russian Central Bank. "The number of profitable credit organizations prevails: 420 credit organizations had reported a profit of 1.6 trillion …

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Russia has external debt of $529 billion

Russia's external debt, as of the 1st of January 2018, amounted to $529.084 billion, according to the Bank of Russia's estimates.  In comparison with the beginning of the previous year it has increased by $15.0 …

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What does 2017 bring for Russian economy?

Transition from recession to modest growth was the main result of Russian economy this year, economists said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza, speaking about the most significant economic events of 2017. The advisor on …

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Bitcoin futures trading underway

The price of Bitcoin bounced back from a 4pc fall that followed the launch of a new set of futures in the cryptocurrency by the world’s largest exchange provider CME in Chicago. Its value on the Coinbase exchange fell from $19,375 …

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Russia's Central Bank cuts key rate to 7.75%

The board of directors of Russia’s Central Bank cut its key interest rate by 50 basis points to 7.75% from 8.25%. The central bank said it would also consider cutting the key rate next year because inflation had slipped below …

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 Will Sberbank be privatized?

The chairperson of the Central Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina said that it would be possible to discuss privatization of Sberbank after the restoration of the Russian banking market and the growth of confidence …

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Russia’s Central Bank reduces key rate by 3%

The board of directors of Russia’s Central Bank decided to cut the key rate by 25 basis points (which is 3% of the previous rate of 8.25% per annum) at the meeting on October 27. The board said that inflation holds close to 4%. …

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