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Russian financial crisis

Emerging markets - RUSSIA: The communist spectre 
January 1996

Last month, the Russian government invited Russian commercial banks to hold in trust large blocks of shares in leading oil and natural resource companies in return for loans to the government. No-one in Russia expects the government to repay these loans when they fall due this September. 

Corruption: The search for the smoking gun 

September 1996

"... According to Srinivasan, Muis' staff have targeted Russia "where doubts have been raised" about dealings between government officials and consulting firms"

From Russia with love

September 1997 

Emerging market governments may be keen to attract foreign equity investment, but, as foreign investors in Russia are learning, the lack of legal protection threatens to stop such investment in its tracks. 



Colossus on the road to market 

French row blocks Goldman's gas loan 

Muscovites learn to love Luzhkov-onomics 

Great expectations 

An end to easy money 

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