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Russia debate: Russia pushes on with financial markets developments

Moscow’s attempt to develop as an important financial centre is at the core of a series of capital markets-friendly legislative changes. Euromoney talks to investors, City of Moscow officials, exchange heads and regulators about progress so far and what is to come.

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Executive summary

• Moscow’s ambition to become an important international financial centre rests on the creation of a deep pool of liquidity

• The financial centre’s development requires a substantial legislative reform of the financial system that is already well under way

• Competition from other financial centres will not undercut Moscow’s offering

• A broadening and deepening of Russian capital markets is being achieved with new laws, culminating in a curb on insider trading and market manipulation

• A shortage of long-term bond issuance is being overcome

• Infrastructure developments should underpin Moscow’s financial centre plans

SR, Euromoney One of Moscow’s key objectives is to be a significant international financial centre.

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