Andrey Kostin

Russia not to ban dollar use

Russia’s government doesn't plan to restrict dollar usage in the country, but intends to approve a plan to reduce dollar usage, as the Kremlin steps up efforts to cut dependence on the U.S. currency amid fears of new U.S. sanctions. …

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"If US continues to use dollar as a weapon..."

Russia, just like other countries, may soon move away from trade in dollars, VTB chairman, Andrei Kostin, said in an interview with Bloomberg. This will happen if the US continues to use its currency as a weapon, he added. …

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VTB Bank CEO gives cbank’s key rate forecast

The key rate of Russia’s central bank may contract to 6–6.75% annually until the end of 2018, CEO of the VTB bank, Andrei Kostin, said on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. "If we …

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Kadyrov, Kostin discuss investments in Chechnya

VTB Bank President and Chairman of the Board Andrey Kostin visited Grozny and met with the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, Kadyrov wrote on his Instagram page. "During the friendly conversation, …

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 Russia’s average mortgage rate to decline to 10%

The average interest rate on Russian mortgage loans is expected to fall to 10% by the end of the year from around 11% currently, CEO of the country’s second biggest lender VTB Bank, Andrei Kostin, said at a meeting …

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 Azerbaijani President meets VTB Bank President

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has received the President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank Andrey Kostin. At the meeting they emphasized the excellent organization of the …

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 VTB CEO: Russia's key interest rate could be cut

VTB Bank Chief Executive Andrei Kostin said he thought there was scope for rate cuts in Russia and that the key rate, now at 10 percent, could be cut by 0.25-0.50 percentage points. Kostin was speaking to journalists on …

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Andrei Kostin: dollar to decline by six rubles

Until the end of 2017, the ruble exchange rate may strengthen by 10%, the head of VTB Andrey Kostin said. "We believe that the ruble had to strengthen, but it was before  the government announced the …

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Putin: privatization should be as transparent as possible

"The implementation of state property privatization should be economically justified and appropriate. It is necessary to take into account the market situation and market trends... There should be no sale of shares for a pittance and for knock-down prices. …

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